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Buckhead’s Rising Stars

The heart of our mission at VoyageATL 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 the Atlanta’s 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 Buckhead’s rising stars below.

Steven Lash

My culinary journey started in high school when I got a job as a dishwasher at Steak n Ale. One night I was putting some dishes away near the line and the cook (who was working solo that night) asked me to help him out on the garnish station. I had no idea what I was doing but he talked me through it and I was immediately hooked! I worked my way up through the ranks at various restaurants over the course of the next 15 years.  Read more>>

Riverknight Everett

Growing up when I was 7 years old I used to steal my older sisters MP3 player and I just enjoyed listening and learning all the rap songs I heard also my older brother was a musician so when it comes to music that’s always been a passion of mine having a first name like “Riverknight” you are kind of destined for greatness I used to hear my brother play the guitar and the drums etc when I was like 11 and I would try to freestyle to the sounds of the instruments but it wasn’t until 2013 I recorded my first single with one of my friends Kenny he had a studio this whole time and I didn’t know and vice versa he didn’t know I wrote lyrics so Kenny is definitely a major part in where I am today. Read more>>

Evan Jones

I was introduced to the Tax Service industry in 2013 and was offered an opportunity to work part time as a Tax Preparer under a small Financial Services Company. Over the next 3-4 years I was able to significantly grow my clientele base and improve my business. In 2017 I chose to step out of my comfort zone in Atlanta, GA and take a leap of faith by moving to Los Angeles, CA and started my own Tax company Supreme Financial Group.  Read more>>

Victoria Todd

Victoria Todd, also know as Viva Vikkidior, started doing makeup in high school. At the time it was something she did during free class periods. The she met this young lady, she was looked down upon because of her appearance. Victoria asked to do her hair and light makeup. Once she finished, the young lady smiled from ear to ear, then started crying and they talked about her story. In that moment, Victoria realized how much it touched and empowered her.  Read more>>

Naija Wade

Hi, everyone my name is N-A-I-J-A. I am 19 years old. Since I was young I knew I would always be special. In some type of way. I have faced many struggles and challenges that made me who I am today. I originally started my brand name Naija Monet whenI was 17 years old. I started doing hair and enjoyed it I also had a passion for lashes as well. When I was in high school I would always do my own lashes. Until one day I figured “I should do lashes”.  Read more>>

Wilson Lee

I’m from a very small town called Hardeeville, SC. There’s not a huge scene for music but I’ve had a love for producing and engineering since middle school. I started on FL studio 5 and I would stay on the computer for hours teaching myself how
to make beats. Producing was definitely my first love. After I learned how to make beats, I got into engineering and I would
record people in my room or at their house. Later, I moved to Atlanta right out of high school in 2011 to go to the Atlanta
Institute of Music. When I graduated college in 2014, I did a couple of internships until I decided I wanted to open my own studio. Read more>>

Jabbar Williams

In 2018, I started out as a real estate investor where I flipped homes in Atlanta and I was doing really well. Then the start of the pandemic hit and I began looking to expand my business portfolio to include a business that I could start that was bit more recession proof and that required me to make money passively. In Jan 2021, I started my journey into logistics. I had a mutual friend that introduced me to Amazon Relay program and how to get to get started. In that month, I started operating a logistics company using 1 rental truck. Within the next 6 months, I was able to quickly scale to 3 rental trucks working exclusively with Amazon Relay grossing over $300,000. 18 months later, I’ve been able to bring in over $950,000 gross exclusively running my operations with Amazon Relay. Read more>>

Alisha Danielle

I have always been an entrepreneur at heart. I started at 8 years old with a lemonade stand, then knocking on people’s doors to take out trash for a dollar. I didn’t feel like college was right for me, but the military offered business incentives that interested me. I joined the United States Army in 2004 and was honorable discharged in 2012. After the military, I took a federal job that I didn’t feel allowed me to thrive, so I ventured out to open my 1st business. My first brick and mortar was Fancy Banglez in Fayetteville, NC. I soon realized that I wanted to do more of a service-based business. Read more>>

Kenneth Blasco

Honestly I started photography as a hobby in 2018 or 2019. Unfortunately my camera was stolen at some point when I was traveling & I was completely heartbroken. Through loads of support from family and friends I was able to buy my dream camera. Then I got this new founded inspiration to take it more seriously because I didn’t want to let anyone down… or I just thought it was a sign. So a month in having my dream camera I was playing around with it… doing a lot of nature, wildlife, macro photography which I love! Then on January 2nd 2021 I shot Lil Boosie & was booked nearly every day after that and the rest is history. Read more>>

Jeffri Martin

Once I learned how to write which was at the age of three, I knew that it would be something that I would carry with me as I got older. I recently published my first dating/self help books titled “The Love That You Deserve,” which is about helping couples rekindle their relationships, leading singles to finding a healthy partner, learning self love and keeping God the head of any relationship.  Now at the age of 28, I have written other meaningful and passionate books that will reconstruct one’s mental, physical, spiritual and emotional wellbeing. Also, you can find “The Love That You Deserve at any bookstore, Amazon, ITunes, Google Play and Barnes & Noble. Read more>>

Ebony Mathews

I started writing during a hard time in my life when I was battling depression as a single mom . I use to always write in my diary/journal , until one day I decided that my purpose was bigger . I started converting my words from my diary/journal to my online site to help others that could be battling through depression or any thing that’s making them feel bad, that’s where the name “NotSoSecretDiary” comes from. After blogging and writing for 4 years I’ve decided to become an independent author and start publishing my diary on amazon . The point of NotSoSecretDiary is to help promote Healthy mental stability and induce positive outcomes . Read more>>

Gabrielle Johnson

My journey started very early in real estate. During my junior year of undergrad (university of Memphis) I had made a decision to move to Atlanta after graduation to pursue a career in real estate. I didn’t know how and I didn’t know to what aspect but I knew I had grew an interest and was willing to take a chance on life. 1 month after graduation I was on the road headed to Atlanta. 6 months after being in Atlanta I met a Realtor that honestly changed my life. Read more>>

Mya Alysia

Wheww! Where do I start?! My journey as a Journalist, Media Personality, On-Air Personality, and/or Media Host, started when I was young. I had an eye for the media and entertainment industry while growing up listening to Ryan Cameron and Elle Duncan and Frank Ski & Wanda on The People’s Station V-103, Atlanta’s hottest radio station, as well as many other media personalities. I was so interested and entertained, and would look forward to listening to radio shows every day as I went to school. I’m like this is something I can see myself doing, I’m already a people person, a talker, and a natural born personable girl, so what would better suit me then to pursue a career in Journalism and Mass Communications. Read more>>

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