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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.

Theresa Baxter

I have always been a daydreamer, I have always been obsessive about design and pretty things, an artist, a maker, a project collector. My mom likes to call me whenever she sees a raven, because she says that’s who I am. Read more>>

Leah Zhang

I grew up with pretty poor posture and a habit of slouching. As a taller than average teenager I was used to people telling me to “stand up straight” because my posture made me look like I was collapsed and slumped. Unfortunately, when I tried to “stand up straight” I found that be to be exhausting and energy draining because it required a lot of physical muscular work. Read more>>

Warren Hersowitz

Our CEO and CTO were working in an executive suite in LA about ten years ago and saw that everything was so tedious. For example, to set up a Wi-Fi connection or to book a conference room required talking with the receptionist, being there during business hours and manual processes. Read more>>

Kevin Opos

My father has been licensed and certified in the fire prevention business for over 30 years and I used to go to work with him starting at 10 years old. Anytime there was a summer or winter break, I took the opportunity to make some spending money for myself and learned the ropes. It became a natural process of recognizing and identifying systems and processes across the board. Read more>>

Michael Terani

I was born in Stamford, Connecticut and moved to Santa Monica, California when I was 5 years old. Growing up, I witnessed my mother and father always helping their neighbors, friends and family in any way they could. When I was just 10 years old my oldest sister met her future husband, who was attending law school. Read more>>

Jenny Sherry

I began training in ballet at a young age of 5 in Kansas and continued pre-professional training at the Kansas City Ballet School. At the age of 16 I left home to continue professional ballet training at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts on scholarship as a ballet major in the high school program. Read more>>

Rosa Lowinger

I am a professionally trained sculpture conservator with a degree from New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts. I began working in private practice in the mid-1980s, first in Philadelphia, then I moved to Los Angeles with my family to be the NEA Fellow in Conservation at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Read more>>

Harriet Schock

Shortly after leaving the University of Texas with a BA in English, I came to Los Angeles to become a professional songwriter. I started performing my original material in the early seventies. Pretty much the only place singers could sing original material here then was at gay bars. Read more>>

Hannah Glenn

I’ve always been a writer. I moved to L.A. about five years ago with a film degree and an eye toward screenwriting. But I was open to whatever opportunities I came across, or ways to create the kind of autonomous life I was aspiring to. Read more>>

Dr. Omar Mora

Born and raised in Arecibo, Puerto Rico, Omar Mora first turned to a career in medicine, studying to become a doctor in his homeland as well as in Mexico. He then moved to New York City for his medical residency. It was after witnessing the tragedy of September 11th that he decided life was too short not to do everything he wanted, so he decided to pursue his dream of acting. Read more>>

Rebecca Slome

Once upon a time, I stood 4 feet tall in a room full of buttons which towered over my head in my parent’s store called Buttonham Palace. My parents spoke with a heavy Russian accent and their store was our second home. It is here I learned to speak to people from all walks of life by the age of 7. Read more>>

Robyn L. Coburn

My parents were both entertainers who traveled the world while I was young. It’s not surprising that I chose a career in theater. Over 30 years I have been a costume, scenic and lighting designer and worked in every kind of theater from community to educational to “Broadway” style, both in Australia and the US. Read more>>

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