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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.

Patti and Jose Davila

The renowned shipboard duo JOSE AND PATTI has been wowing audiences worldwide with their vibrant performances, garnering acclaim that’s transcended the trans-oceanic crowd and is now branching out to include national and local fundraising events, corporate industrials and gatherings, soundtrack and album releases. Read more>>

Joyce Bartels Daal

I am a change agent. My role in life is to create a social disruption for the better. I am here to help people grow and become happier with themselves. The roots of Excelherate started when my company worked with other companies to enrich staff, especially women. Read more>>

Wendy Weiner

When I was a doctoral student my professor asked us to determine a question we would like to devote 3-4 years of our lives addressing. While other students were coming up with inquiries such as ‘How to eliminated illiteracy’ or ‘Ways to motivate students to succeed’, I was preoccupied with wondering why as a child I had a hard time in a traditional classroom achieving high marks, while the student in the back of the classroom who was blowing spitballs out of straw always seemed to have earned an ‘A’ with little effort. Read more>>

Boaz Santiago, Minerva Santiago

We truly are truly like Picasso and Einstein, although that is not how the name of the company came about. Minerva, a special needs planning attorney (clearly Einstein) is very analytical; a planner. Whereas, Boaz, with a psychology background and love for technology, tends to be more “free-spirited” if you will; or Picasso-like. Read more>>

Habib Fadel

I didn’t get into furniture making and design until 2015 upon graduating from college. However, the process of imagining something and bringing it to life has always fascinated me. Music caught my attention at a very young age for that same reason. Read more>>

Amanda Patterson

In high school, I wanted to be a lawyer. When I got to college, I realized that being a lawyer wasn’t for me. My psychology classes were interesting and engaging so I decided to stick with that major. When I finished my bachelor’s, I took a year off to work and then decided to start the master’s program at Nova Southeastern University. Read more>>

Courtney Ortiz

Courtney Studios started in September 2007 and was known as Candids by Courtney. I started the studio when my son was 10 months old. I was a first grade teacher in my “past life” and always thought I would return to the classroom when my son was 1. Read more>>

Juan Isaias Rodriguez

Our story began in 1984 in Tijuana Mexico. I was 17 years old at the time and about to start college. At around the same time, an opportunity came up to open a small store at the local farmers market in Tijuana. With no business experience whatsoever but with all the willingness in the world and a lot of hope, I embarked on the adventure. Read more>>

Alain Lemaire

Chef Lemaire is an award winning chef and contestant of Food Network’s hit series Cutthroat Kitchen out of South Florida. He is the Co-owner and Executive Chef of Sensory Delights, LLC and Arome Catering, both full service catering companies based out of South Florida and Haiti respectively. Read more>>

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