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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.

Pat Allen

I’ve been self employed as an Interior designer since graduating from Parson’s school of design in New York. I’ve worked for architectural firms, Interior design firms,Event design companies,movies sets,theatre stage and with private clients on both residential and commercial projects. Read more>>

Mark Wagemaker

I worked in aerospace for nearly 40 years. I started as an enlisted man in the Navy, advancing to Chief Petty Officer on active duty and retiring from the Navy Reserve as a Master Chief Petty Officer. I worked on Navy weapons systems in the Navy (gun and missle systems and computers). Read more>>

Brian Louis, Dia Louis

Brian- My professional background stems from what I like to say is a family gift of service. My entire family in some shape, form or fashion has background in hospitality; from doormen to banquet director, catering and even sales. Amongst all of us, we’re talking 50+ years of service in luxury brand hotels and fine dining establishments. Read more>>

Floyd Hall

Floyd Hall is a cultural producer, storyteller, writer and documentarian from Atlanta, Georgia. His professional work often relates to the intersection of media and technology as platforms to bring cultures together and make the world a more fulfilling place. Read more>>

Jonathan Dockery

The City Menus began originally as The Carrollton Menu in 2011. It was a simple website that focused on Retail and Food Openings & Closings within the Carrollton, GA area. For those who are not familiar with Carrollton, GA, our population is around 30,000 and we have one of the largest University’s in the state of Georgia, University of West Georgia (around 15,000 Students). Our city is small business minded. Read more>>

Timiya Abrams

Having my very own cosmetic line came about from a marketing project my freshmen year in college. We were assigned to create a business plan and present the business proposal to the class for our final grade. The business had to be something you could see yourself doing in the future; I personally didn’t know what I should do the project on. Read more>>

Carolyn Horne Robins

My journey of Sisters of Strength the Sisterhood, begin in June 2010 when my son and I were selected to attend the Steve & Marjorie Harvey Foundation’s mentoring camp in Dallas, Texas. After such a life changing experience it was my desire to keep the women empowered and educated in their roles as single Moms. Read more>>

Sophie Brunett

My name is Sophie, I am a 22 year old visual artist. I specialize in oil painting & digital art. I am new to Atlanta. I just moved here in September 2017 and I love it here! There are so many opportunities for young artists, creatives and entrepreneurs. I find inspiration through music and pop/urban culture. Read more>>

Jessica Merelus

My journey as an entrepreneur started in 2008 when I received a photoshop disk from my younger brother. From then I started my graphic design business, in 2012 I started my magazine company with my wife ‘ Women and Shoes Magazine’ and in 2016 I added on my branding business, ‘The Haitian Mogul’. Read more>>

Dr. LaShawn Smith

My story as an educator began when I was living in South Florida working in the business world. I accepted an invitation from one of my clients to be principal for a day. The opportunity to shadow this gentlemen for the day was very eye opening to the impact this principal made in the lives of young people. Read more>>

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