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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.

Severiano and Luis Covarrubias

My father came to the US on his own at the age of 14. Like so many others, he came to the US seeking greater opportunities and a better life. Even as a young man, my dad had an entrepreneurial spirit. He always told himself that he would open a store someday. Read more>>

J Miguel Hernandez

I realized I had a passion for photography when I picked up a camera for the first time to take pictures of my friend’s wedding. I started working on my Masters in Photography while working for pennies and starting a business. I received my Master of Photography from Professional Photographers of America in 1993. Read more>>

Taylor Longo

Born and raised in Atlanta, GA, but groomed a Northerner! I grew up with a love for the arts, crafts and office supplies, getting my hands dirty with imagination, and being in the spotlight. Read more>>

Taylor Owings

Sally Chasteen and Taylor Owings, the owners behind Sally’s Gluten Free Bakery, are gearing up to open their second location this fall on Kimball Bridge Road in Alpharetta. After spending three years establishing Sally’s as one of Atlanta’s favorite spots for gluten free baked goods, Chasteen and Owings are excited to bring their fresh baked goods to the Alpharetta neighborhood. Read more>>

Doug Marranci

Doug has been in the restaurant industry for 35-years. As a child he worked in his family’s food service business, and his passion for the industry followed him into adulthood. He has owned and operated seven restaurants in the Carolinas, and was involved in the conceptualization of numerous restaurant ventures, which ran the gamut from coffee houses to upscale Mediterranean dining. Read more>>

Vanessa Reilly

Domo Realty was created after I moved into a special mid-century modern neighborhood called Northcrest in 2008. I had been struggling to find a home that that checked all the boxes. For years I had moved from house to house all over the city but had never really found the ‘one.’ Read more>>

Tonya Robinson

As a child my mother was diagnosed with diabetes. I watched how it altered her life and at the point she began to teach me healthy living. Through the years, I incorporated my Christian experience and my education to create God’s Total Wellness. Read more>>

Dr. Charmaine Herman

I am a transplanted northerner born on the island of Jamaica and immigrated with my parents to New York at the age of three with my younger sister. My parents worked hard to secure a good life for us and they went from apartment dwellers, to home and property owners. Read more>>

Kristy Dickerson

I am a mom of three boys, CEO of STARTplanner, and I have the privilege of traveling and teaching people productivity, business strategies, and how to make things happen in their own lives!  This past September I published my first book, Start Balancing ( Read more>>

Moya Minns

I have always enjoyed drawing and sketching when I was younger. My mom purchased a calligraphy set as a gift for me, and I could not put the pen down – I wrote with it every chance I got. I moved from the Bahamas (where I was born and raised) to the DC area for college, and later joined the calligraphy guild there. Read more>>

Christine Vogt-Tamisin

In 2011, I was living here in Atlanta and was in the design business. I was also an artist and exhibited my work in the city. My sister Wendy lived in Cozumel for nearly 18 years and had left her job and wanted to relocate to the Atlanta area. We decided that we wanted to open a shop, supporting local artists here in the Alpharetta area. Read more>>

Tulsi S

From the age of 7, I started practicing Yoga & Meditation. Throughout my life, I was a spiritually active soul and firmly believed in helping and healing others… Having a Software Engineering background (M.S. Computer Sciences) I was always looked at things from analytical lens. Read more>>

Suzanne Cypert

I started with the fitness industry back when a group exercise class was called “aerobics.” And in fact, I started as an aerobics instructor in Dallas, Texas…… home state. I loved the business so much that I decided I wanted to make it my career. Read more>>

Liezel Lane, Toseima Jiles, and Sanet Halck

I was born in South Africa in 1971. From 3 years of age my mother had me in dance classes all the time. As an adult I now understand that dance was basically my daycare to help my mom cope with being a single mother and having to do multiple jobs to keep me and brother going. Read more>>

Malcolm Aga

After a successful career in sales and management with companies such as Hewlett-Packard and Eclipsys, as well as business development experience in health care information technology start-ups, Malcolm decided it was time to stop being a road warrior and spend more time with his family. Read more>>

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