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Inspiring Stories from the OC

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 Orange County’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 the Orange County’s rising stars below.

Davis Koh

My physical therapy journey began on the recommendation of a counselor at UCLA. Since then, my journey has led me to love all things about physical therapy. My career has encompassed PT experiences in the cardiac and neuro rehabilitation settings, pediatric and geriatric depts, burn units, psych wards, home health, skilled nursing facilities, Olympic teams, concert tours for people like Beyonce and Carrie Underwood, pro circuits like the AVP Pro Beach Tour, ASP Pro Surfing Tour and the Mountain Dew Tour. Read more>>

Ericica James

When I was a kid, I always wanted to be a teacher. I went o school and became a preschool teacher, later became and director and decided I wanted to open my own school. Well, the economy wasn’t doing well and I realized that business wouldn’t last if this had happened again. I started working as a teacher’s assistant and need extra money. Read more>>

Amanda Forest

I have always been aware that I am different. When I was a kid, I was enchanted by all things magical and unseen. I was a devout seeker of fairies, mermaids, and Santa Claus on Christmas Eve. I drew and painted every day with effortless joy. My bedroom overflowed with books about magic and art, and I had an endless curiosity about the workings of an ambiguous force called “energy”.  Read more>>

Joseline Mejia

I was born and raised in Guatemala City up to the age of 15. Since 6th grade, I knew I wanted to be helping people with their mental and emotional health because I could see how some friends were confiding their struggles to me and also because I experienced teen depression and that disconnection myself when I came to this country. Having to reconnect with people, learn the language and learn different cultures was difficult. Read more>>

Anne Kupillas

I’m a watercolor artist living in Long Beach. I was born in Puerto Rico and grew up on Long Island, NY in a family of hardworking creative types – my mom was a singer who worked as a pharmacy tech, and her parents were creative as well, both working in sales. I have beautiful memories of my mom singing in choral groups and embroidering my clothing with bees and butterflies, and doing crafts together. Read more>>

Maegan Lujan

I’m living proof you can come from all walks of life, feel comfortable in your own skin, do things you’re passionate about, and succeed. No matter where you came from. Or what the data says about you as a child on paper. I wasn’t born on the path to success. It just wasn’t in the cards for me. But when I stopped associating myself with the labels given to me by society, I started to experience success. Read more>>

Walter Shedd

As a multi-sport athlete (Basketball, Football, and Baseball), I developed early on a passion for Physical Fitness. While my original degree was in Sports Medicine from the University of San Francisco, I left my passion to pursue what was initially a more lucrative opportunity in business. Many years later through my own life journey, I had a spiritual awakening that led me back to my roots…and my innate to be a man for others. Read more>>

Cayce Howe

I got started meditating in the late 80s during high school. I was in a comparative religion class at my Catholic high school and they had us read Siddhartha by Herman Hesse. Something about that book and how it pointing towards enlightenment ignited something within me. I became an insatiable reader and began to practice meditation of my own. In my late 20s, I began living and working at meditation retreat centers around California and Colorado. Read more>> 

Anissa Ramirez

I’m 22 years old, I have been a licensed cosmetologist going on four years. Shortly after getting my license, I started applying for receptionist jobs at every salon possible, I just wanted to get my foot in the door. I get a call back from a salon but it wasn’t a hair salon it was a lash studio! I had accidentally applied to a lash studio but I still took the interview because why not. In my interview. Read more>>

2 Comments

  1. Samantha Sands

    June 7, 2019 at 16:45

    Hi,

    I have an inspiring story of a woman winning highest honors within her organization after facing trials and tribulations. Where can I submit this story for review?

    Thanks!

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    September 17, 2019 at 07:30

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