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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.

Maniga McClendon

The inspiration for my business came from watching YouTube videos during the summer of 2019. In my spare time, I like to watch tutorials on YouTube that will teach me how to do hair, makeup, nails and then eventually I came upon a video that taught me how to make my own lipgloss. After watching videos about what materials I needed, about how to package and ship products, and how to create my own website. Read more>>

Taylor Cooper

I was born and raised in Hartford, CT. However, I moved to ATL three years ago to pursue acting professionally. I’ve always had an affinity for the performing arts and developed a passion for dance, music and fashion early on. Beginning at age five and throughout high school – I excelled in cheerleading, drill team, concert band and marching band. Read more>>

Nelson Moody

I represented myself to the Supreme Court of The United States just to be a part of my son’s life. I’m an author of 4 books about fatherhood, a screenplay and documentary based on my first two books and a talkshow called “INTERNATIONALFATHERS MAGAZINE”. My TALKSHOW encourages and inspires fathers to be a part of their Children’s lives while saluting and honoring those who are in the lives of their children. Read more>>

Jennifer Padron

I remember being very young but old enough to pray and I used to beg my higher power to “please use me” (in service) such as a Knight, Warrior, Priest, Medicine Woman, Soldier for the Masses, as it were. Meaning to me is what drives me to work according to only my principles, ethics, and code. I believe in do no harm and I keep my side of the street clean. Concurrently with my desire to do goodwill, develop relationship and be of genuine community/tribe embeddedness, if that makes any sense at all. Read more>>

Rachel Manggrum

I started my holistic healing journey when I was 19 and decided to get my massage therapy certification. A year later, I went to school for Colon Hydrotherapy after being offered a position to manage a holistic cleansing center in the West End area where they provided colonics and massage services. It was a perfect fit for me because it was at a time in my life of self-healing and transformation. Read more>>

Richard Duncan

I started my tattooing career 11 years ago. After spending the last seven years on a popular reality TV show, I wanted to transition out of TV to get back to what I love- art and tattooing. Because of the politics of reality TV- my previous reputation from television was not a true reflection of who I was, so opening my own business was important to me. My shop Drip Tattoo Collective has grown to be a major success and art/tattoo staple in the South Atlanta community. Read more>>

Andrea Boykins

I’ve always had an infatuation and love of crystals and stones. As I started my spiritual journey, my love deepens and my knowledge grew tremendously. My inspiration for my business came from a dark place in my life. In May of 2019, I was hospitalized and diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. In my stay at the hospital, I found myself very close to death’s door. Read more>>

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