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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.

Bryn Siegelman

Formed by a love for creating, All Things by Bryn was dreamt up during the Spring of 2020. Like the rest of the world, I was stuck in quarantine looking for a creative outlet to pass the time. I wanted to create something that would bring light and love to my friends and family during a time when hugs were not permitted. I began by making a few custom sweatshirts for my girls and before you know it – I was stitching and dying garments left and right. What started as a quarantine activity (while re-watching the entire Glee series) has now turned into a full-on side hustle! I could not be more grateful or stoked to create these one-of-a-kind threads and have dreams of expanding my line into unisex styles for everyone, no matter gender or size. Read more>>

Adam Bader

I’m a Product Manager and Entrepreneur with over 15 years of experience building digital products on the internet. I was born and raised in Libya, North Africa. When I was 15, I started building websites around my passions and I monetized them with Google Ads, subscriptions, and sponsorships. The first website I ever built was called satmoz, a community forum for people interested in satellite TV and pay-per-view channels. I grew Satmoz to over 80,000 registered members and more than 2 million uniques. I sold it in 2008 to a company in the UK. Read more>>

Alethea Root

When I moved to LA, I was so committed to working in film I refused to take a part-time job and decide to work for free or cheap and live out of my car, which I did for six months. I knew I needed to learn how to make a film and I could not afford film school, so this was my path. I trusted that if I put in the time, it would pay off. I began working as a production designer, learning the ropes, building my team and making contacts. My first couple of jobs as a designer were for USC grad students, most notably “West Bank Story,” which won the Oscar for Best Live Action Short. As I continued to design, I was studying the directors I worked with. Read more>>

Gabby Trinh

I developed a huge interest in health and wellness while in college. University was a tough experience for me, and I was constantly trying to find ways to keep my sanity and my well-being in check. I started creating my own CBD products, focusing mostly on developing products that would help with anxiety and overall health. I eventually started my own brand and sold my products via e-commerce. After graduation, I moved onto a bigger project which would come to be my retail store, Seiva CBD located in the Bay Area/Silicon Valley! Read more>>

Shawntá Johns

I’m originally from Annapolis, MD. That’s where my journey in the hair industry began. I grew up loving to style hair and continue to be inspired by family members in the beauty industry. My father and brothers are self-taught barbers. I have a cousin in Atlanta and another in Maryland who are salon owners and a female barber cousin in LA, just to highlight a few. I feel I was born to be a Hair Stylist. I began attending cosmetology school in 1995 however five weeks prior to my completion the school filed bankruptcy and closed its doors. Shortly thereafter, I discovered I was pregnant with my son and decided to leave the industry to raise my child. While working as an Office Assistant at an Alternative school in Baltimore, company layoffs bought me back to my dream profession. Read more>>

Ron André Elvis Telford

I’m the Founder & CMO of Creative Titans Music, Inc. – Creative Titans is a hybrid music company that leads with artist management, music publishing worldwide and now record label services. I’ve had various roles across the music industry since 2008. Started as an intern under Alvon Miller at Shady Records then transitioned to running Black & Blue Signature MKTG and now Creative Titans Music. My team and I have put an emphasis on finding and procuring talent from the Caribbean, Africa, Latin America and territories outside of North America. Our goal has always been to develop, manage and advise talent from non-consequential areas to help them achieve commercial success in music. Read more>>

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