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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.

Michael Riley

I’m the creative director at Shine, a design studio in Los Angeles, focusing on design and branding for film and television. Our mission is to create highly evocative visual experiences that push the boundaries of the imagination through engaging design, animation and live action. Read more>>

Machel Elizabeth Morgan

For 17 years, I was a successful licensed real estate broker. I could foresee in 2007 that eventually the market would crash because the banks made it way too easy for everyone to get their dream home. I decided to leave the industry because I felt like I was contributing to the economic downfall of the economy. Read more>>

Jacky Wasserman

I’m from Atlanta, GA and I graduated there from the Art Institute of Atlanta with a BFA in Graphic Design in 2005. In 2008, I entered a design contest for one of my favorite streetwear brands called Obey by Shepard Fairey who teamed up with a retail store (that’s no longer in business) called MetroPark. Read more>>

Esther Levy-Bremer

Early in my life, I was part of the international fencing team of Israel and, as a result of intensive daily training, by the time I was nineteen I suffered from extensive muscles and tendons injuries that debilitated my ability to move freely and to perform simple day-to-day tasks. Read more>>

Martinez Walter

As an Immigrant from El Salvador, I came here when I was only 14 years old. My mother, a single mother taught me the concept of always working hard and never giving up on anything you do in life. I had a rough childhood in El Salvador, my father was killed when I was 10 and my mother left my brother and me when I was 12 years old when she came to the United States. Read more>>

Bernard Hoyes

My Artistic concerns have been with spiritual testimony. Using Contemporary expressions has been the driving force to establishing a Visual Voice. Speaking, Calling to my inner spirit, beckoning into worlds and regions sacred and sanctified in search of the life force that will guide me. Read more>>

Andrea Barton

I’m a wife, mother, and talent agency owner in Los Angeles county. I actually started as a talent manager 5 years ago. I managed reality TV stars from various shows & booked artist for hosting & performances. I learned so from being a manger and I wanted to do more in this industry. Read more>>

Cheryl Murphy

Started out as a young dancer in Utah… always knew I wanted to be a professional dancer. Studying in New York City and access the US at conventions and other stage performances with a group called the Tuellerettes. My first professional job after years of hard work was with Donny & Marie Osmond on their show! Many TV specials with them as well. Read more>>

Tony Madril, LCSW, BCD

My doors are now opened to see veterans, and their families, in my private practice office in Hollywood. I took a leap of faith, and decided to follow my heart: Instead of finding another classical job that wouldn’t allow me to continue my passion for working with veterans, I opened my own private office and applied to be a Veteran’s Choice behavioral health provider. The Veteran’s Choice program was created to supplement the health and behavioral health care available through the Veteran’s Administration. Read more>>

Isabella Koretz

Isabella is a successful entrepreneur in the beauty and wellness industry. She knows the who, the where, and the what. Her passion for excellence and determination has granted her access to all things beauty and health. Prior to taking over Ciel Spa, Isabella founded Pearl Wellness Retreat and established it as the premier post-surgical aftercare facility. Read more>>

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