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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.

Shayla Bell

I stepped into the world of entrepreneurship in 2011 when I joined the financial services industry as an independent agent for part-time income. Prior to this experience I’d been in the medical field all of my adult life and had never gone to work for myself. Read more>>

Sean Grant

I started writing and performing when I joined a ministry named Destinations, a spoken word/ hip hop ministry, at 19. At the time I was studying to be an electrical engineer at Georgia Tech and I never in my life thought I would be standing on stages in front of thousands of people talking about God. Read more>>

Karin R Banks, Gerald Freeman, Christopher Mosley

For years, I have the idea at the back of my mind to found a chamber group that involved not only classical music, but jazz, world as other arts discipline. One day, I finally decided to pull the trigger. We started with one concert in the spring of 2016. Read more>>

Sherri Daye Scott

I’ve been a content producer before there was such a term. It was called just “writing” and “editing” when I first started. My first job after SMU was acting as an associate editor at D Magazine, Dallas’s city magazine. But I had a bug to be involved in film/tv. Read more>>

Tiffany Dawson

My photography journey started in the basement of my childhood home. My mother was also a professional photographer and she had her studio down there. I would often be her assistant or model and would help her with setting up her lights and backgrounds, holding the light meter or reflector, I loading film, etc. Read more>>

James Camp-Woods

My story Begins when joining my school’s modeling organization. I joined ModelsandBusiness which is a modeling organization at the University of West Georgia and this organization promotes modeling and encourage confidence. Read more>>

John Wood

I started writing poetry at the age of 16 but I’ve been speaking on stages for as long as I can remember. I attended my church’s small private school from elementary through middle and there were always programs and events that required a welcome or a prayer or a speaking part. Read more>>

Tricia Hersey

I am a poet, teacher, performance artist and activist. Poetry is at the center of how I began my work in social justice, community art and activism. I started as a teaching artist with youth all over Chicago almost 20 years ago. Read more>>

David and Heather Collings

I (David) was a scholarship baseball player at Andrew College, and at the University of West Georgia. When my playing career was cut short due to an injury, I found myself spending my summers working baseball camps, as I had done throughout my college career. Read more>>

Krissy Lewis

I’ve always wanted to be a writer. I received my BA from Lehman College back in NY and have moved on to contribute to publications such as VIBE Magazine, The Royal Obsession // Natasha Morgan Eyewear, and more. During that time I also ran an underground music and arts blog where I’d write biographies and articles on local artist. Read more>>

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