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Inspiring Stories from Pasadena

The heart of our mission at VoyageLA 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 LA’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 Pasadena’s rising stars below.

Oscar Galvan

I have always been psychic with the gift to perceive unseen spiritual forces beyond the physical realm since I was a little kid. It took me a while to be able to accept personally and publicly that this part of myself was indeed a gift, and even more surprisingly, my purpose here in this world. Read more>>

Angela Chvarak Jung

I’ve always loved art as a child and knew I’d be an artist one day. Being surrounded by Korean art around my home growing up helped fuel my passion for creating. The beautiful textures and colors in the textiles and objects around our home definitely kept my interest and imagination lively. Read more>>

Erika Dixon and Breonna McGowen

We are a mother-daughter team. I have always had a passion for events. I owned and operated a boutique-style birthday party event space for kids while my children were growing up and Breonna worked in the family business. When the store closed, I went on to coordinate nonprofit events for several organizations. Read more>>

Christina Brophy

I became an established non-profit organization one year after hosting 2 Women’s Empowerment Expos bringing together women from all walks of life totaling over 1600 women. Over a year ago, I left an abusive and controlling relationship had nothing of my own and ended up homeless staying in a hotel and was embarrassed to ask for help. Read more>>

Eduardo Rivas Servello

When I was a teenager, I sat on our couch in front of a VHS connected to a television with my father sitting next to me. The spark was immediate when I asked myself, how they did they do that in the movies. Later, I started playing in a punk band where I started to make videos that were projected on stage as an visual experiment with my father’s V8 Handicam. Read more>>

Jaimee Dormer

Expressing myself through clothing is in my DNA, and my love for vintage had been brewing since high school – starting a vintage shop that would also allow me to travel seemed too good to be true. This is when the idea for Coast to Coast Vintage started a fire in my gut, and I started saving for my dream! Read more>>

Crystal Leonard

With weekly trips to downtown LA and the fashion district, I became more and more fascinated by the stark resemblance of the fashion district to my rummaging days. I started paying close attention to fashion affairs all while writing research papers on infidelity amongst African American married couples. Read more>>

Joey Serricchio

After graduating high school I went straight into a Film program at a Hollywood art school. This taught me so much about visual language and storytelling that started to influence the way I looked at the world. After two years my interest drifted away from film and I decided to leave the school. Read more>>

Jamie Woolner

Pizza of Venice or POV, as the locals call it is not your average strip mall pizza. With house cured and smoked meat toppings, homemade sauces, and farmer’s market-sourced produce, POV is pizza with a point of view. Started by Jamie Woolner and Sean St. John, POV channels their adolescent memories of Venice beach, unpretentious artistry and inclusivity. Read more>>

Reina Prado

Healing Queen was established two years later. As a wellness practitioner, I studied the modalities of cranial sacral unwinding and polarity therapy. The energy of this work crosses-over to the baking, as I do it with mindfulness and love. My studio is Pasadena at Kosha Wellness Center. Read more>>

Mariah Lawson

I believe as a model and any platform that is very public, it’s important to be relatable to your followers and the people watching you. To be as authentic as you can. Thats me. I try to be very transparent through my social media, whenever on set, and the runway. What I love about my career is that it allows me to meet so many different people, and travel all over! Read more>>

Allycin Powell-Hicks

One lesson I’ve held very close to is there is really no such thing as starting over. You are never in the same spot as you were before so you are always coming from a better position with more information, connections, and experience. This comes from the fact that my current consulting business is by no means my first foray into entrepreneurship. Read more>>

Sky Fu

At the age of 14, I was interested in being a Creative Artist using Hair as a medium. I started my career in Taiwan, studied extensively in Kyoto Japan, then came to L.A. My master was a major influence helping me become a creative artist using hair. I have over 20 years of experience in the industry, most of the first three years I studied with my Master in Japan. Read more>>

Heather Avis

My degree and my background are in Education. I was a special education teacher for five years then we adopted our first child and I become a full-time stay at home mom. My plan was to adopt a couple more kids and when I was done growing my family and all my kids were in school, I would go back to teaching. But my plans changed drastically. Read more>>

Blake Silva

I pride myself on my passion to be better, hone in on my crafts daily. I refuse to pick one thing and run. I took AP Studio Art for two years in high school, started my own photography business when I was 17 doing mostly portraits, and decided I wanted to go to school to be a graphic designer. Read more>>

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