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College Park’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 College Park’s rising stars below.

Elaine & Marcus Mayfield

Marcus and I got married March 7, 2020. We have a beautifully blended family with All boys and two fur babies. We Got the idea of opening an event venue while searching for a wedding venue for our own wedding. We literally said “we can do this too” and within 3-4 months we had the keys to our first venue. Although this makes the process sound easy, their were a few hurtles we had to cross but with pretty much all of our savings on the line, we didn’t have a choice but to make it work. We have now opened up a second venue and now we’re showing others how to open their own venue. Read more>>

Caleb Harmon-Marshall

My social media career started by accident. I worked security at Hartsfield Jackson International Airport, the busiest airport in the world. So many people travel through daily, and you have to repeat the same advisements over and over again. On this particular day, I was over it! So on my break, I went on TikTok and ranted about what you can and can’t bring through the airport. I thought nothing much of it after I posted it because I was getting practically no views on TikTok. Read more>>

Tasha Jones

Well, honestly this has been in me all my life, but I just never recognized it as my God-given gift. My family and friends would always say how much I encourage them and inspire them. Hey, I thought I was just being a good friend, and that’s what everyone did. It’s funny because when I told my friends this was what I was going to do they said, “We knew it all along!” Early 2019 God gave me the name “This Word’s For You.” God said This Word’s For You will be for every man, woman, boy and girl, but in this season I will use you to bring women together by encouraging, motivating, empowering and inspiring them. Read more>>

Rachael Hill

As I was finishing high school, I wanted to go to culinary school and become a pastry chef. My mom was afraid that I’d change my mind and have nothing to fall back on. She signed me up for a cake decorating class at Michaels so I could dip my toes into some kind of pastry work. I fell in love. I made a cake every chance that I got. Culinary school was too expensive, so I went to Kennesaw State University and got a business degree. While there, I continued making cakes during my nights and weekends. Rach Makes Cakes was officially born in 2004. Read more>>

Terie Boles

TERIE BOLES/ATLANTA GEORGIA Traditional/Community Midwife BS Bachelors of Science First Assist Surgical Technician
Birth Advocate ICREATE HOLISITIC PREGNANCY SERVICE, LLC HOLISTIC HOMEBIRTH SERVICES WWW.THEGODDESSMIDWIFE.COM; WWW.MAMATOCHILDBIRTHALLIANCE.ORG Terie Boles lives in the greater Atlanta area. I’ve been a Traditional Midwife for over 20yrs, delivering over 200 babies including one being her own Granddaughter in 2012. I am a graduate of a Community- based Doula Program GCAPP in Atlanta Ga A graduate of The House of La Matrona in Asheville, NC. for Traditional Midwifery Studies. Read more>>

Diamond Williams

I started out by making treats/party favors in 2012 after I had my daughter. I used to make suckers, pretzels, Oreos and Rice Krispies using chocolate and sprinkles. I began making favors for family members as well. It was a hobby until 2020 when the pandemic hit. During the pandemic, when the world was shut down, a family friend reached out to me about making treats for a wedding. After making a whole table spread, I got calls for more events. This is when I decided to order supplies, watch tutorials and invest in myself by taking classes on Facebook. I would practice new techniques and recipes in my spare time. This is how I got to where I am today! Read more>>

Queyanni Coleman

As far as the person I am today, Prayer has always been my lifeline and connection to God. I pretty much grew up in a loving home with a grandmother who loved God and a family who showered me with love. Even though my environment was healthy, when I grew up and moved out of my home I still was looking for love in all the wrong places. This led me to living a Street life that really could have cost me my life. I had a run-in with the law and over the cost of some years made bad love and relationship decisions.  Read more>>

Terika Barr

My husband and I started a couples group on Facebook about 3 years ago! The year 2021 he said to me “we should do an Adult Prom, do you know how many people I know that didn’t get to go! I said that’s an awesome idea being that we’ve already made a group! So we then put our heads together and it was a success! We registered the name THE ADULT PROM and decided that this will be an annual event. Read more>>

Nykeria Albritton

So, I Just want to say all the the things I’m perfecting now started as a kid. Growing up I Craved success so much that it was no way around it and I had plans already set out for my career fields. I’ve been doing YouTube since I was in 9th grade and honestly, I look at it as fun and not just for the money. I always loved editing I’ve been editing since my elementary years just playing around with photos. It was something that stuck with me and made me want to go deeper with other things. Such as, my photography business you all may know as ” SlaughterShots/ SShots . Which all plays a field in one. Read more>>

Jaleishia Walton

Like a lot of adults, I found out about Juneteenth later in life. This wasn’t a holiday or even a topic of discussion in school. I found myself pondering every June 19th of what ways I could celebrate this day as much as I celebrate other holidays. I sat on the idea of a Juneteenth Pageant for two years before I decided to act on it last year because of fear. I feared that the pageant would not do well, I feared I would not have the participation that I needed. January 2021 I started accepting girls to enter the first Miss Juneteenth pageants in Georgia. I had amazing feedback. We had 20 contestants and gave away a $500 scholarship. Read more>>

MALIK SALEEM

Myself, Ali Muhammad and Rahim Shaheed started this business in 2012 in the West End of Atlanta. Ali is the point man on this project because his brother was a Chemist. We started out by buying 5000 gallons of True Detergent from Ali brother Lonzell Graham and we sold it around the Atlanta area. Everyone like the products and we start selling it online, first on Amazon and then on our website thetrueproducts.com and Webuyblack.com. Now we are selling it to all 50 states including Puerto Rico and St Thomas. We have 25 distributors around the country and we have distributors in Dubai, Canada, Bermuda and Bahamas. We see our growth in the next 5 years to be in most majors retail stores. Read more>>

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