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Inspiring Stories from Palm Beach

The heart of our mission at VoyageMIA is to find the amazing souls that breathe life into our city. In the recent weeks, we’ve had the privilege to connect with some of the Miami’s finest artists, creatives, entrepreneurs and rabble rousers and we can’t begin to express how impressed we are with our city’s incredibly deep talent pool.  Check out inspiring stories from Palm Beach below.

Greg Ross-Munro

I moved to the US from South Africa in 2000. I started a software engineering business with some guys I met in college, had some minor success, and got a small exit out it. I didn’t know what I wanted to do after that. I lived in Japan for a year, I started a newspaper in Tampa, I built some software startups, and then I went to work at an investment bank. Read more>>

Nicole Galluccio

I started my college career as a Biochemistry major, which evolved into an interest in bio illustration and studies in Fine Art. Once I took a painting class, it was all over for me. It was something I had never tried and I felt a connection to it immediately. Read more>>

Geoffrey Sagrans

Localecopia was started back in 2007 as a way to connect the dots to like-minded people. From connecting local food consumption to overall sustainability, Localecopia was founded on the mission of being a conduit to help achieve various goals through group synergies. Read more>>

Bibi Syvi

I’m half Bahamian and Honduran and extremely proud to be an Afro Latina. I grew up with music constantly being played around me, as I come from a family of singers. In elementay school, my former principal (who is also my godmother) Candace Tamposi, saw my singing abilities right from the start! Read more>>

Michelle Lara

I was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. I studied Fashion Marketing & Merchandising and dove right into that career path after graduating college. I really never imagined living anywhere else but New York, but when I met and married my husband (who was in the military at the time) I had to re-locate out of state, first to North Carolina and then to Jacksonville, FL. Read more>>

Jonathan Breines

I’ve always had an entrepreneur spirit from as long as I could remember. That involved numerous side hustles from a very early age, which remains true to this day. I had and on and off relationship with Corporate America after graduating from UCF in 2010. My third and last gig was awesome. Read more>>

Nakishia Freeman

Jewelry owner and designer, Nakishia Freeman currently resides in sunny south Florida with her husband Clarence Freeman Jr. of 25 years and the mother of two gorgeous children, Champayne and Romeo. Nakishia followed her creative senses exploring many facets of the “World of Handcrafted Jewelry”. Read more>>

Angela Compton

I’ve been in the wedding and event industry since 2011. I owned one of the first vintage rental furniture companies in the tri-county area. It was my first time starting a business and I really enjoyed curating my collection and creating beautiful and unique spaces for weddings and events. Read more>>

Marco Baez Vergara

My name is Marco A. Baez Vergara and although I am originally form Queretaro, Mexico, at the age of 10 months my family moved to London, UK because my father got accepted to King’s College there to study Biochemistry. We spent around 5 years there and then moved back to Mexico eventually living in Nuevo Leon, Monterrey which is right below Texas. Read more>>

Brian Hetrich

I lived most of my life eating the Standard American Diet (SAD.) As a result of this lifestyle choice I developed many of the ailments of the typical American on a modern Western diet. 13 years ago in 2005 I was the shining example of fat sick and nearly dead. I had spent most of my life being fat and chronically fatigued. Read more>>

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