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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.

Erica Christman

I consider myself a woman of many hats. Visual artist, video editor, rotoscope animator, videographer, set designer – my “role” requires a lot of creative direction. Starting out, I began as a portrait artist. I reveled in the challenge that came with drawing a popular face – anybody who knew that face could pick your work apart! I was very good at free-handing what I saw in front of me, but one day someone hit me with “I was expecting more. You’re great, but you’d be better if you went to art school.” Read more>>

Lola Ajayi-Ogundipe

Candle making was supposed to be a therapeutic hobby. I was feeling a lot of stress around 2013/2014 and I wanted…needed to do something creative. I was watching an episode of The Profit in which Marcus Lemonis was consulting with a candle company. It wasn’t until then that I realized that candles could be made at home. I thought to myself, “that seems cool and I love candles. I’ll give it a try.” Read more>>

Sheena Razmi

I started doing makeup at the Estée Lauder counter when I was 18, it was in the Macy’s at the Atlanta famous, Lenox Mall. It was a job I held during my freshman year of college, I was attending to major in Fashion Design & Marketing. Read more>>

Marquita Johnson

I’ve been a therapist for a decade helping individuals work through mental health issues like anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and other concerns. I grew up in Southwest Atlanta as a curious kid with an interest in people. I studied psychology and sociology at Georgia State Univeisy before pursuing a Master of Divinity degree and Master if of Science in Community Counseling at Mercer University. Read more>>

Nicholas Cousar

I have been fascinated with the arts since early childhood. By the time I was five, I was showing my parents my extraordinary talents like mimicking legends such as Earth, Wind and Fire and Michael Jackson. Read more>>

Jonothon Mitchell

You know those people who grow up in towns so small they have to lie and say they’re from a bigger town that’s actually like thirty minutes away from their hometown simply for the sake of conversation? Well, I’m one of those people. Read more>>

Amy Bryant

I loved playing with the kids I babysat during my middle and high school years, and parents were always astounded by how cooperative their kids were with me when it came to getting ready for bed, going to sleep, or doing whatever needed to be done. Read more>>

Joey Harris

I am born and raised in Atlanta and graduated from UGA in 2002. I started getting into software development when I was 19 in college. I seemed to have a knack for looking at the code and just understanding what needed to be done. Read more>>

Maceo Heard

Wanted a change from coaching high school football but wanted to stay connected to sports, partnered up with my old college teammate Emmanuel Glaze and we started The Crush Sports Talk. Read more>>

Dana Neacsu,MD

I have been practicing as a conventional medicine doctor for many years and couple of years ago I got interested in functional or integrative medicine in an effort to help my patients discover the root of their illness and help them heal. Read more>>

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