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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.

Alfredo Catedral-Webb

I’m originally from Guadalajara Mexico, lived in Canada and Spain but landed in Los Angeles in 2003. I’ve been doing graphic design for over 16 years and I’m fascinated with anything related to design, architecture and art. I originally wanted to be a painter. Read more>>

Rex Weiner

I’ve been a journalist, author, editor and publisher all my life, first in New York City, then in Los Angeles since 1981.. Working with the written word as a daily adventure has taken me all over the world. A ten-year interlude as a screenwriter for movies and TV delivered a measure of financial success. Read more>>

Erika Elizondo

I was a sickly child and have vivid memories of sleeping with roasted tomatoes plastered on my lymph nodes and held in place with a bandana. I remember being a teenager with some strange parasite making abstract shapes on my knees and elbows and having them massacred with garlic poultices as per my gramma’s instructions. Read more>>

Jenny Koesling

When starting my candle business, I was living in Laguna Beach and was stepping into my intuitive gifts. I developed deep-listening skills and clairvoyance that came on pretty strong in my healing sea-side bungalow.
Shortly after I went online with my candles. Read more>>

Maryn Silverberg

I always say that I was born in Cleveland and raised in my mom’s kitchen. Baking was instilled in me as a form of bonding and a way of communicating – the aromas of dense, espresso-laden brownies and light, lemony, graham cracker crusted cheesecakes was rich with love, comfort and confidence. Read more>>

Jessica Steinman

Throughout my twenties, I had a few different passions in my career including spa management, event planning and PR and marketing. While in a relationship, that had some struggles, I realized I wanted to go into a field where I could help couples like the relationship I was in. Read more>>

Jonathan David

I grew up in Southern California and moved to a small town in Southern Oregon when I was sixteen years old. I couldn’t wait to get out into the ‘business world’ so I moved back down to Los Angeles at eighteen. Within a year I had borrowed enough money to open a retail cell phone business on Main Street in Santa Monica. Read more>>

Sheila Marmon

I grew up in South Central Los Angeles – before it had been rebranded as South LA. As a young girl, I would walk home from school and look at the boarded up buildings, the littered streets, and the rundown storefronts and wonder why our neighborhood was this way. Read more>>

Jarad Reed

So first and foremost I’d like to say hello!! So I can honestly say I am a third generation hairstylist, both maternal and paternal grandmothers where hairstylist, my mother was an hairstylist and as well of a host of aunts great aunts and cousins and uncles are all in the industry. Read more>>

Natalia Benson

I’ve lived in Los Angeles for nearly 10 years. When I moved here at the age of 21 I had very little connection to Astrology, Spirituality, Yoga or the Esoteric. I originally moved here with the intention of becoming a successful jewelry designer and little did I know all of those long hours producing jewelry by myself would birth the next evolution of my career as a Modern Mystic, Astrologer & Women’s Empowerment Coach. Read more>>

Kimberly Clapp

After volunteering as a Peer Counselor in high school I knew I wanted to study psychology. I attended Emmanuel College in Boston receiving a B.S. in Psychology. I went on to receive my M.S. degree in Psychology Rehabilitation Counseling from Cal State Los Angeles. Read more>>

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