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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.

Michael Cardoza

Pacific Glass Concepts ( PGC ) we are a glass company specialize in Frameless Showers and Glass Railings. Most proud of the way we have grown and challenged ourselves with some of these projects that we would have never dreamed of having the opportunity to work on. Read more>>

Danny Blue

Man works corporate job. Achieves great amount of financial success but is left unfulfilled. Leaves the safety and security of said corporate job for pursuit of purpose and fulfillment. Spends the next seven years flailing and contemplating every decision he’s ever made in a state of existential crisis. Read more>>

Kayla Perlstein

Goldenbird Marketing provides Social Media Marketing, Business Strategy Consulting, and Brand Identity Management. We specialize in organic social media marketing. This means we don’t use bots or silly tactics or apps to grow your account. We help tell your story to build a real community of followers for your brand or business. Read more>>

Christa Westaway

My interest in mysticism and spirituality started when I was very small. I grew up with many kinds of abuse in the home. But humor, loyalty, creativity and deep love also existed there, making “home” and “safety” a confusing concept for me. I look back at the way I healed myself as a little one, and I’m amazed and so grateful that healing came intuitively to me. Read more>>

Sherry Farrahi

My closet organization and wardrobe consulting business was derived from encounters at Nordstrom. My clients would buy a great blouse or pair of pants from me but struggle with creating head-to-toe looks. After seeing this common theme reoccur, I started offering my closet assessment and wardrobe consulting services. I would shop their closets for pieces to create fully styled looks. Read more>>

Tom DuRoss

It took me a while to find my footing as a lawyer. Law school itself was no picnic, and when I graduated in 2011, I entered the worst legal job market in over thirty years thanks to the Great Recession. I had a hard time landing interviews. I took jobs where I was mistreated, overworked, and underpaid. Read more>>

Rebecca Bergin

My career started (not so glamorously) working the drive-thru window at Burger King. I grew up in Minneapolis and always had a desire to “go west.” I attended North Dakota State University and majored in Economics. After graduation, I worked as a financial advisor and at a giant bank before I found the perfect position at a commercial real estate finance company. Read more>>

Gerren and Shanti Hoffman

Hoffman Transportation was formed in 2016 by Gerren and Shanti Hoffman. The Hoffman’s launched their business by purchasing their first truck and trailer, a Dodge Ram 3500 and Gooseneck trailer. This method of trucking is called Hot Shotting, it is efficient and provided exceptional service to residential and construction customers on the West Coast. Read more>>

Anthony Murphy

6xentertainment is an entertainment company that develops promotes and establish inspiring actors, entertainers, and athletes. I am very proud of our ability to work collectively as a unit. What sets 6xentertainment apart is a question that should be directed to one of our clients lol. In my opinion, what sets us apart is our team in itself. Read more>>

Aubrey Laine Ferguson

I have always loved makeup since I was a little girl. My mom and I would frequent the local makeup counters in the mall, and I would watch all the artists at work. It always fascinated me. I went through high school, playing with makeup, and I fell in love with the art of it all. When it came time to graduate, I decided to major in liberal studies. Read more>>

Kari Dirksen

In 2016, I was able to dive full time into my business and it’s been growing steadily every year since. I plan about 20-25 weddings a year and take on other events as well with nonprofits or helping to plan private events for clients. I also do some lifestyle photography work and this year I am launching a lifestyle podcast called The Local Table. Read more>>

Evan Chambers

I am a “jerk of all trades” – writer, musician, artist, screen-printer, zine maker, and general miscreant – born and bred in Bakersfield, CA. I wasn’t talented enough to join the 27 club, so after getting my fill of the Central Valley, I relocated to Long Beach in the summer of 2012. Read more>>

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