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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.

Vincenzo Barone

I started working out when I was about 11 years old. My dad was the biggest influence in starting my fitness journey. I was working out consistently do to playing football through my freshman year of college. When I was younger and doing jobs, not in the fitness industry, people would always ask me a fitness-related question or want to work out with me. Read more>>

Hudson Phillips

The second screenplay I ever wrote sold to Lions Gate Films and it all went downhill from there. There’s a danger in finding early success in that a lot of times you just aren’t ready for it. I knew in middle school that writing was what I was put on earth to do. After the loss of my father at a young age, I disappeared in movies and comic books as a way to cope with the pain. Read more>>

Maxwell Bentley

Ever since I could remember, I’ve had a fascination with storytelling, so I would film everything. Make-believe news shows at age 8, short films at age 13, and commercials by age 20. At a young age, I would always spot mistakes in movies and TV shows. I remember grabbing the TiVo remote and rewinding to show my parents everything from animation mistakes in cartoons to editing mistakes in Hollywood feature films. Read more>>

Khalil Hayes

My skills as a dancer were just getting started, but it felt amazing being able to put a smile on peoples faces. After showing off for my school and my family as a little kid, I put dancing to the side until I was put into public school for the first time. Lucky for me, the school had a dance room and I remember meeting this kid named, Rashad and Joninx (yes that’s his real name), and they had just started a dance crew. Read more>>

Chivon Butler

My name is CHIVON BUTLER, I like to go by the name GRACE. Grace is my god-given name. I am a WIFE, I’ve been married to my wonderful husband for 11 years. I am a MOTHER, I have 4 beautiful, highly intelligent, well-mannered, well-rounded children. I am a FAMILY MEMBER, and that’s important to me because I love and value my family and extended family very much. They are a part of my identity. Read more>>

Andrea Russo

I have always believed in the power of ‘yes’ when opportunities arise, which is something I’ve taught my clients along the way. I am a first generation college graduate in my family and throughout school I actively participated in work studies and internships that were out of my comfort zone. In order to find my niche, I believed it was important to say “yes” to whatever presented itself to me. Read more>>

Teliah Legrand

My name is Teliah Legrand and I was born on June 8,1994. I was born in Florence, SC but grew up in a small town called Kingstree (Its funny that when people ask me where I’m from 9/10 they don’t know where it is). I grew up in a single parent household with my sister, brother and mother who made the impossible, possible. I guess that’s where I get it from. Read more>>

Adrianne Murchison

I have always been a spiritual person and a seeker when it comes to God. As a result, I believe its essential to follow my passion. Years ago, I was living in New York City working as an assistant at an investment firm and I knew I wanted to do something more. I’ve had the heart of a writer for as long as I can remember, and back then a book was percolating inside me. Read more>>

Corey Knott

Studying theatre, Knott’s love for storytelling ran deeper and began writing his first series in 2013 which would be the Flagship of HD Productions Network. In the course of 5 years, Knott has created and Produced 6 Series. With over 23 Million YouTube Channel Views, Knott continues to produce films of color. . Knott swears by the company’s motto. “We Do Films That You Can Feel” . As of July 2019. Read more>>

Dena Totaro

I’ve always had a passion for health and helping others but early in my life, I wasn’t sure how to achieve that objective, so I chose the traditional route of college and received my undergraduate degree in psychology. Before completing the path of becoming a clinical psychologist, life took over. It was nearly a decade after college that my real journey began. Read more>>

Royal Smith

Moving from place to place, my dad leaving the family while I was only three years old, watching my mom work multiple jobs up until the point that she found out that she was disabled, All of these situations had an affect on my life. I felt like money was the solution to it all. Money was what fueled me, so I started working at the young age of 12. I started off just sweeping hair up in the barber shop. Read more>>

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