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Inspiration from Sandy Springs

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 rising stars from in and around Sandy Springs below.

Erica Dickerson

Erica Dickerson has been working in the Medical Aesthetics and Hair Care industry for two decades; during this time, she has gained expertise, knowledge and experience in treating varies of skin, nail and hair conditions as a Laser Practitioner and Medical Aesthetician at SkinMed Laser Center & Aesthetics treating caries of clients and building a stable clientele through educating the clients about their options and providing state -of -the art treatments and offering a variety of services under an affordable membership and regular rates. She quickly outgrew her small treatment room. During the year of 2014, she decided to branch out and expand SkinMed Laser Center & Aesthetics making SkinMed Laser Center the #1 Laser Center in the Sandy Springs Area. Read more>>

Kiara Wyche

I am the CEO and Founder of SKINSCIENCE CLINICAL SPA and SKINSCIENCE RX COSMECEUTICALS. My personal skincare journey started in my late 20’s after coming a mother. I started experiencing adult acne. Like many, I tried to fix my concerns on my own using DIYs, watching Youtube videos, and by every product in the stores. Eager to learn and correct my acne, I became a Licensed Esthetician. In 2018, I opened SKINSCIENCE CLINICAL SPA and eight months later, SKINSCIENCE RX COSMECEUTICALS was launched. Read more>>

Zeke Sayer

I was fortunate to get into music at a very early age, growing up in a venue that hosted bluegrass, gospel, and country music (Shoal Creek Music Park – Lavonia, GA) from age one. My father (Clem Sayer) was a guitar picker and acquired the music park where he and my mother (Janice, a church pianist) operated the venue year-round. After learning to play the drums, guitar, and piano, my fascination transitioned to recording. While hassling the in-house soundman at Shoal Creek, my dad gave me a little 4-track tape recorder (Fostex XR-5), and I’ve been recording and collecting gear ever since. I choose to continue with the “musical path” because it’s one thing in life I’ve been interested in practically since birth while virtually everything else around me has veered in someway and music/entertainment/audio engineering has so many different sides and sections if you start to get burnt out in other areas, conveniently. Read more>>

Dean Fusto

Son of restaurant owners in St. Augustine, my parents were entrepreneurs before the word became so fashionable/Ubiquitous. I had amazing mentors who pushed me and challenged me to be my best and seek out ways to lead and marry passion and purpose. I am the author of five books and the President of Atlanta’s only day and boarding school serving students in grades 6-12. I am the founder of the Center for Global Youth Leadership and Entrepreneurial Studies, a boot cap for teens from all over the world who have social entrepreneurial aspirations. I am also the founder of a global brand www.teachlearnlead.net that serves as an epicenter for professional and personal development for people of all walks of life. Read more>>

Supakorn (Jobi) Thanasongtrakul

Awut Pengpis, better known as Chef Woody, was the chef at Basil, the Bangkok Sheraton Grande’s award-winning restaurant. He focuses on the new style of Thai on top of tradition with intricate menu items that are innovative and elegant. Woody had run the kitchen since BUA Thai and Sushi’s debut nearly a decade earlier, and Supakorn (Jobi) was among his staff for the last six. The chef had hoped to hit the 10-year mark and then embark on his own restaurant venture. The closure of BUA was “perfect timing,” When BUA Thai and Sushi in Town Brookhaven shuttered in December 2020, the executive chef Woody and Jobi didn’t hit the pavement looking for employment. Instead, Chef Woody and Supakorn “Jobi” Thanasongtrakul decided to open a place of our own. We came directly from the shuttered BUA Thai and Sushi in Brookhaven, Georgia. Two experienced restaurant pros combined talent to open Banana Leaf Thai +Bar in the space vacated by Bogartz Fine Artz in City Walk Sandy Springs. Opening during COVID pandemic on January 13, 2021. Read more>>

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