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Mid-Wilshire Inspiration

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 Mid-Wilshire’s (and K-Town, WeHo, Mid-City) 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 area’s rising stars below.

Nathalie Cabrera

From an early age I always knew I wanted to work in medicine. In college, I traveled to India with the red cross to volunteer and provide safe sex education to HIV positive teenagers living in remote villages throughout northern India. Read More>>

Talia Wagner

People’s journeys and stories have always fascinated me. I find that I was in this role long before I gained the education and skillset to be a Marriage and Family Therapist. Read More>>

Maria Lopez

40 years ago, Armando Lopez began the 1st Regional Mexican Night Club in L.A. “Leonardo’s” was the city’s “spot” to enjoy live entertainment of this kind. Sure, this was a unique business concept through the 80’s but the truth was the area and the neighbors of Miracle Mile have all changed and gentrification made keeping the concept up very difficult. Read More>>

Michelle Staver

My now husband and I have always loved photography, especially portraits and beautiful lighting. When a friend who worked for Lululemon was in charge of creating a fun experience for the LA Marathon expo in 2012 and needed a photo booth set up, we decided to put in a bid. Read More>>

Leolani Gallardo

I am an L.A. native. I started teaching open-drop in Tahitian Dance classes in 2010 after I graduated from UCLA. During that time, I also posted many videos of myself or my students dancing on YouTube, and over the next 6 years I was able to build a career as a traveling artist teaching and performing overseas. Read More>>

Ron Mathews

Yumi Lee Mathews and I were renting space in a private training gym and training our celebs there and in their homes. We were looking at opening a studio space when we discovered Crossfit. Read More>>

Thomas Bui

Thomas Bui Lifestyle was started in 2000, I’ve been producing weddings and events for over 17 years. Before starting my company, I was in the pharmaceutical industry and earned an MBA. Read More>>

Lara Sims Prawat

I’ve been obsessed with designing clothes since I earned a fashion design badge with my Girl Scout troop in middle school. I pursued a fashion design degree at the Savannah College of Art and Design. Read More>>

Calley Williams

I did my undergrad in math, as I was always fascinated by astronomy and the universe. After I was done with my studies I knew it was not my career path, and after a fortuitous meeting with a new friend, became fascinated with Chinese medicine. Read More>>

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