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South Broward’s Rising Stars

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 South Florida’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 South Broward below.

Elizabeth Sanjuan

Gallery 2014 celebrated its fourth year of bringing light and art to Harrison Street on March 29th. Hollywood native and life long resident, Elizabeth, knew that her passion for the arts would eventually benefit the Hollywood community. Over the years, she nurtured her passion for photography alongside her banker-turned-artist husband, Ken Brown. Read more>>

Juliana Ruiz

I’ve been an entrepreneur in training since my early childhood. Both my mother and father own their own successful businesses (as did my grandparents on both sides, aunts, uncles and many cousins). I was always exposed to the crazy hours, intense passion and the continuous roller coaster that is entrepreneurship, and I thrived on it. Read more>>

Daniel Manzano

I started in the business by pure coincidence and just by being in the right place at the right time. I migrated to the United States in 1999 running from the violent times that flooded Colombia at the time. Our entire family moved in search of a new horizon, but more importantly, peace. Read more>>

Rodolfo Artiles

I was born in Managua, Nicaragua but my family fled our country because of the 1979 Sandinista Revolution. I stayed behind thinking we could build a better country where everyone had the same opportunities for education, food, housing, health care, etc. Two years later, I realized it was all a farce and I had to leave as well. Read more>>

Dr. Bruce Mark

I started the practice in 2009, and then bought and merged with another practice in 2010, I then was joined by Dr. Simon in 2013 who is an orthopedic surgeon. My goal was to create a multi-discipline practice where we could treat all types and severity of injuries or disease in one place. Read more>>

Ashley Rutherford

I have been doing photography, web and graphic design since I was 12 years old and videography since I was 14. I’ve and always wanted a career in the field. As I got older, those dreams didn’t seem to stay because I always worked under someone. Read more>>

Luke Williams

I grew up in New England and began my musical career there. After studying arranging at Berklee College of Music in Boston, I taught guitar at the Hartford Conservatory. I resided in New York City for ten years, studying with noted operatic tenor, Carmine Gagliardi, and establishing the jump swing band Lew Willie & the Snapdragons. Read more>>

Jose Li

I’ve been in the shipping/logistics/e-commerce space for the last 20 years. Did logistics partnerships in Alibaba.com’s Silicon Valley office, then managed shipping/logistics for 450-store retailer Jamba Juice, then ran FedEx’s $1.5 billion dollar Retail & eCommerce practice. Read more>>

Andrea Nevins

I entered into adulthood pursuing a dream that wasn’t my own and boy did my star plummet like a glass chandelier thrown over a cliff. As an undergraduate I majored in something that didn’t feed my passion, but that I thought made sense. Read more>>

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