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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.

Joy Terrell

I studied entertainment/sports law and remained in that space for a while. Three years ago, I moved from Los Angeles to Atlanta to live closer to my husband. When I first moved to Atlanta, my nails looked like crap. I was a nail biter, gel had thinned them out and they were in horrible shape. Read more>>

Seth Harrington

BGF started back in 2010, when I organized a pick up game of ultimate for a group of my friends. None of us knew how to play, and yet we had the best time. It made me realize that there was a real hunger to play team sports amongst my LGBT+ friends. So I started making the games a regular monthly occurrence. Read more>>

Barbara Balik

My story is about turning a volunteer position into a lifelong professional career. 45 years ago, I began looking for a volunteer opportunity with a catastrophic children’s disease. Frankly, I had never heard of cystic fibrosis. I attended several meetings, but nothing felt like a good fit until one day, I ran into my neighbor at our local market. Read more>>

Adam Mefford

Adam Mefford studied Industrial Design at Art Center in Pasadena, beginning in 2003. Quickly he realized that entrepreneurship was both intellectually interesting as well as a means of bringing creative ideas to life. However, frequently designers are hired into specialist positions with little opportunity for leadership. Read more>>

Sam Russell

In 2011, I was leaving a client’s house in the Hollywood Hills. An actor that you may or may not have heard of; My profession of dressing talent for various TV, red carpet, advertising and editorial content brought me to Southern California in 1999. Read more>>

Cara Kleinhaut

I started AGENC in a room in my home in 2001, after 8 years in house at Sony Music in NYC. There I learned how to produce large scale events, from Grammy parties to world wide conferences, so while I had no idea about how to run a business, I knew my craft, and could produce some fantastic events. Read more>>

Erin Kanaley- Famularo

I’ve recently had the opportunity to join Michael Ray, Founder and CEO of BLOOM FARMS, a California-based cannabis company that manufactures and distributes high-quality, great-tasting cannabis oil. My entrepreneurial spirit motivated me to jump on board as Chief Marketing Officer. Read more>>

Richie Kulchar, Ben Boyd

Ben and I come from very different backgrounds within the same industry. For over a decade and a half, I’ve worked in NY, LA, Texas, Georgia, and many other states as a Production Manager before moving to the agency side and Producing content for accounts like the US Army at Ignited in El Segundo. Read more>>

Kyriakos Champi

When I first moved to California from Cyrpus my dream was to open a restaurant of my own. I spent 6 years working for a local family owned restaurant/chain. From busboy eventually to assistant manager, I worked and saved until I was able to make my dream a reality. Read more>>

Rawli Rodriguez

Rawli Creative (Rawli LLC) is a Los Angeles based video production agency. Rawli Creative provides: scripts, treatments, production & post production. In an effort to increase brand awareness & sales for our clients. We make certain that we are satisfying our client’s needs by providing the most innovative video materials that are strategically on target. Read more>>

Ingrid Hernandez-Morrison

After graduation from architecture school in Latin America, I moved to Los Angeles and soon landed a job at Modernica, I have been with the company for 7 years. It was important to me to work in a field closely related with design and interiors. My position at Modernica has allowed me to further explore this and so much more. Read more>>

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