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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.

James and Fiona Emley

Being a computer science educator, musician, and film composer, decided to set my sights on developing my next project in virtual reality. At the same time, my wife has just come off her hit web series “Doggone It,” was also ready to embark on something new that incorporated mindfulness and the healing arts. Read more>>

Andrés Montero

I was born in Bogotá, Colombia and I am a musician. I did all my studies in piano performance, composition, and orchestration at the Conservatory of Music in Bogotá. In 2012, I moved to Los Angeles to complete the film scoring program at UCLA. Read more>>

Nick Schilke

Moving to LA was the logical move. The music industry in Spain is a lot smaller than here, and at the time Madrid didn’t have a scene that I vibed with. In 2016, I landed an apprenticeship at The Lair Studio and had been there ever since. After a year of assisting, occasionally engineering and learning from my mentor and studio owner. Read more>>

Jillian Kogan

I began producing my own “flag art” back in 2006. It was a fun hobby encouraged by a friend who had written a film about a Dorian Gray type gallerist who never ages. I was making a series of flags for the film when the Los Angeles Times became interested in doing a story on the historic, Four Gables apartment building, where I was living in West Hollywood. Read more>>

Zach Avery

I was sitting in class and had a massive epiphany that I was not supposed to be in school for the next six years and I needed to follow my heart and pursue my passion for the arts rather than what I was being told was the “correct” path. Read more>>

Natasha Pearl Hansen

I’ve focused on curating my own comedy tours to infuse my loves of traveling and connecting with people all over with my love of performing. I have finally reached a point where my tours are on a whole new level, and I begin my first tour of Europe April 16th of this year with fellow comedian Rachael O’Brien, which we fully produced ourselves! Read more>>

Johann Helf

I was ultimately successful! My discovery of authentic shilajit culminated in my introducing this substance to the Western World, starting my business in Los Angeles and, most importantly, discovering my passion and purpose in life. Read more>>

Gabrielle Thomas

Before there was ever a truck, My Beauty was an empowerment workshop for girls. The idea was to teach girls life skills in a fun way they could relate to. For instance: skin care with an actual spa facial, etiquette with a three-course catered meal and finances related to their biggest dreams and how to make them come true. Read more>>

Steven Azizi

Starting my own law firm was tough. Often times, I felt like the little guy going up against Goliath as corporations have millions of dollars at their hands. But I knew what I lacked in resources I could make up for with preparation. You don’t need money (although it helps) to make a change in this world. Read more>>

Caroline Georges

I’ve been an exotic dancer on and off since I was 18. It’s been a blessing and a curse. It’s supported me through school and internships. It’s also a curse in a lot of ways. Living a double life out of fear of being judged. Strippers don’t tend to get taken seriously in a business setting where women in general struggle to be taken seriously. Read more>>

Chad Brittian

The company started from humble beginnings out of my house while the name was inspired off of a company name I used in my senior college campaigns class for a capstone advertising project with NVS being a double entendre for envious. I knew with a name such as this that it would have the power to captivate many with the hopes of growing into a full-service advertising agency one day. Read more>>

Jason Lloyd

My background and the first source of inspiration came from the theatre. As a kid, growing up in Orange County, I was always forced to play sports (since that’s what little boys do) and none of them ever clicked. I never felt like I belonged in that world but was just going through the motions. Read more>>

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