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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.

Thomas Ludwig

I began violin studies at the age of four and attended the Juilliard School Of Music in New York City. I was the youngest musical director of the New York City Symphony and conducted at 24 for Mikhail Baryshnikov in Swan Lake at the Metropolitan Opera House, American Ballet Theatre and recorded my first symphony with the London Symphony Orchestra at Abbey Road Studios in London. Read more>>

Kimberly Van Beuren

I was the little kid who rescued bullfrogs from snapping turtles and sewed them up with Mom’s sewing kit. My Mom kept saying, “If you show me you will take good care of them, you can have more pets.” So, when I got my first pair of mice in Kindergarten, it quickly ballooned to 42 mice. Animals have always been a blessing in my life and now I get to give back to them! Read more>>

Kimberly Scales

In 1993, Kimberly was working on her graduate degree while working in a long-term residential therapeutic program for teenagers. She began taking students in the program out to serve with her in the community. It was through those service opportunities that she realized that students changed when they served. In those moments that were able to take their minds off of themselves, they began to heal. Read more>>

Kadeejah Taylor

My entire life I have always been all over the place with what I wanted to do. The only thing that was really consistent was my love for working out, being an athlete and a coach. I was always involved in sports ever since I was a young girl. I played softball, volleyball, ran track (in season) and was a gymnast all year round. Read more>>

Tamie Wahle

I started my company about 10 years ago. I had been working in the Import industry for almost 20 years, and decided it was time to go out on my own. I started with nothing but a laptop and a desire to be successful. It has not been easy, and still isn’t, but I enjoy what I do. Read more>>

Hilary Phillips

Counseling is a second career for me. After spending many years in the corporate world – primarily in Marketing – I pursued a Master’s Degree in Professional Counseling. I longed for a career that allowed me to help others in a meaningful way. It was a labor of love as I continued to work full-time and attended grad school in the evenings and on weekends. Read more>>

Eloise Drane

It all started in 1998 when I was a kidney donor for my cousin. I didn’t know at the time what the future would hold, but this experience turned out to be a true catalyst for me to dedicate my life to serving others. This is why when I saw an advertisement in 1999 from an agency seeking egg donors, I took notice. Starting in 2000, I became an egg donor and assisted 5 families. Read more>>

Karen Cannon

Prior to real estate, I worked for a large technology firm managing the accounts of Fortune 500 companies such as Coke, Delta, UPS and others. I learned quickly how to communicate with executives and rise to the challenges of this fast-paced, evolving field, setting a standard of excellence for my clients and providing top value. Read more>>

Joseph Lamb

I went to school in Florida. Southeastern University in Lakeland FL started as a Bible school so most of my classmates were studying for ministry. I took a very specific path called Pre-Seminary, which prepared me for ministry or graduate school. I was married when I started at my undergraduate degree. Read more>>

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