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Inspiring South Bay Stories

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 South Bay’s finest artists, creatives, entrepreneurs and rebel 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.


Music has been in my life since I was born. As a baby my dad had me in the studio with legends! From Berry Gordy to Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis to my Uncle Bobcat etc etc. Growing up I was always interested in entertainment I started off modeling with Macy’s which turned in to me acting working as an extra on Hannah Montana. Read more>>

Jade Simmons

If I had to sum up my story in a few words…I think I’d go with “an unexpected journey with quite a view.” I was born and raised in the South Bay (the LA one) to an extroverted, creative mother and an introverted, analytical father. I like to think I’m equal parts both. Read more>>

Jacinta Chen

I was born and raised in Melbourne, Australia and I moved to Los Angeles after marrying my best friend, Zu. I was so excited to be living this amazing life here with him that before moving to America, I had made all these plans to build my corporate career here in LA. Read more>>

Jocelyn Dannebaum

I grew up on the Central Coast of California. I was raised on my dad’s bluegrass bands and my mom’s love of old school funk. When I was little, I used to get out in front at my dad’s performances and grab a tambourine and just dance and play! Music. Read more>>

Ren D’Anelli

As a very young child, I would watch sci-fi and fantasy films in awe, finding myself especially drawn to understanding the work behind the scenes and how they could make something so amazing come to life. I have a very distinct memory of watching Steven Spielberg explain his process and thinking “I’m going to do that. Read more>>

Baldomero Fernandez

I began my career in Middle School in Miami, FL where a scheduling mistake put me in Photo Class. I fell in love with Photography immediately and I continued throughout High School and into College where I studied and graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology. Read more>>

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