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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.

Jeffrey Bernstein

Founded by Bernstein in 2008, The Pasadena Master Chorale is an auditioned community chorus presenting affordable high-quality choral concerts and educational offerings to the greater Pasadena Community. In 2017, the Pasadena Master Chorale was awarded second place in the American Prize in Choral Performance. Read more>>

Shelby Sheffer

I started Photography on my Sophomore year of High School which was in 2007/2008. I fell in love with it after my first year and decided to continue my passion for it after high school at Pasadena City College. Read more>>

Robert Crouch

I moved to the LA area in 1995 to pursue my MFA in studio art at CalArts. As amazing as the program was, I found myself feeling somewhat alienated from the others in my class. In my second year, I ended up deejaying at most of the student openings, and this became the primary way for me to participate socially. Read more>>

Lee Moats and Lyndon Johnson

The founders of A-List Moving and Storage have over 20 years of experience in the moving industry. They have moved everything from studio apartments, mansions, and office buildings. A-List clients include everyone from college students to Hollywood celebrities: Harrison Ford, Warren Beatty and Annette Bening, Luc Besson, Alfred Molina and many more! Read more>>

Mic Waugh

I got started at a young age. My Dad bought me a Hi-8 video camera. I shot all sorts of movies, mostly stop motion with Star Wars toys of course. When I got into High School a few classmates and I approached our Art teacher with ideas of starting a video / film program. We replaced the morning PA announcements with a morning news broadcast. Read more>>

Dao Lu

Since 2000, my family – my wife and my two children immigrated to Philadelphia, PA from Vietnam. As a new immigrant, I was facing new life challenges to support family daily activities. Since my children have to go to school and my wife has to take care of the kids, I found myself finding a good source of income to cover my family’s life in new circumstances the biggest challenge of my life. Read more>>

Mohammad “Kimo” Kamal

I use Kimo as my artist name. I am a pathologist and an artist. Pathologists are medical doctors who specialize in the diagnostic side of medicine. I received my medical education in Cairo University and completed my pathology training and subspecialty fellowship gastrointestinal pathology at UCLA. Read more>>

Christina Rizzo

I discovered jewelry-making 25 years ago when I was in junior high school. I wanted to make a friendship bracelet with beads, so I went to a local bead shop and got some pointers, and that was it – I was hooked. Read more>>

Mary Lane

I was born and raised in the San Gabriel Valley. My family was always on the go so we didn’t do a lot of cooking in the home, but when we did for special occasions I was enthralled. Watching my mother and aunts prepare traditional Mexican dishes from scratch is definitely where my passion began. Read more>>

Betty Hernandez-Tupta

Born and raised in North East Los Angeles (Boyle Heights to be exact), I was grateful to be able to take over an existing practice in 2010. I loved the name- Back Benders, and I loved the neighborhood- just 10 minutes away from my home and I soon fell in love with all my patients and the hard work involved in running a business. Read more>>

Brenda Salamone

I have been creating art as long as I can remember. I don’t know if I ever came to a realization that I wanted to become an artist, I just was an artist. I started drawing portraits and horses when I was around 10. I would draw the family pet for friends, and by high school, my portraits were good enough that parents were commissioning my work. Read more>>

Harry Lee

Our agency was formed in 2005 with just two employees, and our founding vision was to make it easy for businesses to have impactful websites. Naturally, when the iPhone and other smartphones came to prominence around 2007/2008, that really caught our attention. Read more>>

John Morrison

After a long career as an IT manager and executive, I decided about 6 years ago I wanted to do something completely different that would be more satisfying and would help people. I attended a training on mediation and realized quickly that mediation was what I was looking for. Read more>>

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