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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.

Angela Talamantes and Sebastian Garcia

The Prelim was started in 2018 by me, a girl with a love for vintage and a sucker for funky prints. Vintage garments slowly started swallowing my bedroom and at that time, selling online was already a huge thing, so I thought it was a cool way to pass the clothes. Read more>>

Sam Hughes

I am originally from the UK and moved to LA a year ago to start up business in digital marketing. I have had a photography passion as a branch for over ten years before I decided to take it very seriously, Photoshooting models and actors in props. Recently been featured in the Bossmann magazine. Read more>>

Joy Lee

I was obsessed with tv animation since I could walk. I remember I used to sit by the TV with my little 2$ sketchbook, pause the tv, and draw the characters I saw. But pursuing art as a career never crossed my mind as an option especially coming from a Korean family. Read more>>

Thomas Caravalho

Ever since I was a lil’ boy, I was living in my own world. Which I imagine is common at a young age, but I never really got a firm grasp on reality. When I was five years old, I met a couple of little dudes named Parker Graffham and Andrew Villanueva, and to this day they are two of the most creative people I’ve ever had. Read more>>

Ellen Lee

Growing up, I’ve always had an affinity for three things: animals, storytelling, and animation. I loved making up stories with my brothers and playing them out or filming ourselves and making short hilarious clips. I was your typical kid who loved reading books. Read more>>

Francis Cassol

I always loved music, even though I do not come from a musical background. As a kid, I was always listening to the radio and recording my favorite songs on cassette tapes. The first artist that really inspired me was Michael Jackson in the late 80’s. Read more>>

John-Mark Reyes

Coming from the entertainment industry, I needed to find a way to make money on the side. I didn’t want to become a starving artist! Through experience and learning from people who ran their own businesses, I ended up in the food industry because customer service has always fulfilled me. Read more>>

Dawn Airhart Witte

Though I am involved in many projects, I am most proud of my role as a mom to two daughters. Nurturing their hearts and spirits drives a deep desire to do the same for children everywhere. And my mission is to do exactly that through Desire to Inspire. Read more>>

Lindsay Lucas-Bartlett

I grew up in England and knew from an early age that I wanted to be a performer, my dad took me to drama classes at The Palace Theatre in Westcliff and I later went to drama school at The Central School of Speech and Drama in London. After leaving drama school, I was asked to go to LA for eight weeks with a friend. Read more>>

Karen Ko

My background has been working in the Fashion Industry as a Dress designer in the missy world. I have been doing that for over ten years, it was something that I always wanted to do since I was a child. I loved it when I first started but the industry has changed so much and it’s no longer what it use to be. Read more>>

Larry Koonse

I grew up in a musical family. My father was a jazz guitarist that worked with quite a few well-known artists ….. George Shearing, Chico Hamilton, and Harry James to name a few. At the age of seven, he took me to hear the legendary Spanish guitarist Andres Segovia. Read more>>

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