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.
Graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Dance, she continued to go forward and dance professionally. After dancing professionally for years & consistently struggling with injuries, she decided to prioritize her recovery/physical therapy, which ultimately led her into the fitness industry. Landing in Los Angeles three years ago, she dove right into hustling & creating lifelong connections through sweat & smiles. Fitness has become a life passion for Alexis, not only for the physical benefits but for the mental push it has given her in her every day life. The desire to allow others to feel the best version of themselves & create positive/impactful change on lives has become a forefront for her career & impact in this world. Read more>>
My journey is unique and in many ways unconventional. I was born and raised in Los Angeles, the only child of a single mother. I developed a strong interest in science and learning at a young age which led to a never-ending fascination of nature and also human physiology. I always excelled in science classes and also had a knack for language arts and humanities. It’s interesting because you hear that a person is either left-brained dominant or right-brained dominant, but I’m a solid mix of both. I grew up helping my mom take care of my great-grandmother, which in hindsight fostered my skill of caretaking and compassion for those who aren’t in the best health. It was clear that being of service to others was my calling and eventually, I accepted that I’d have a career in healthcare. Read more>>
Sherona Laskey an emerging creative director who has recently moved to The South Bay from Indian Head, Saskatchewan Canada. Sherona is a filmmaker, storyteller and a small business branding brain. Who has been head of creative branding and directing for the past 12 years. Every artist, business and brand she works with she takes very personal. Listening and researching the artist is the biggest thing she does and will only start creating treatments on what the artist has started creating and what they NEED. Read more>>
After graduating from USC in 2011 with a focus in Advertising, I was hired at famed LA ad agency, TBWA/Chiat Day (where I assumed I would have a fancy role managing accounts but instead I answered phones all day…I’m great at directing calls in case you were wondering). This front desk role ultimately gave me the freedom to learn about EVERY role within an ad agency, from creative directing to media planning, and gave me a front row seat to how an agency functions. From there, I took a role as a Media Strategist at OMD, working on CBS Television campaigns and eventually went on to work on other beloved brands like Patrón, Netflix, & Target. Read more>>
I moved to Los Angeles from Memphis, TN. I would often go to networking events to further my career. When I asked people to tell me about themselves, I found they would tell me about their occupations, children, and other responsibilities. I wanted to inspire each individual to identify the characteristics and stories that make him/her unique. After having a dream about making candles, I knew this was the way to inspire self-identity! Since then, I’ve been inspired by fragrances, oils, scriptures, and experiences, and I use these to name the candle fragrances with personalities and characteristics that people can relate to. The color options allow each person to think beyond the limits. That’s what In the Aura is all about! Read more>>