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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.

Hannah Whitlock

I have always been very athletic and I love to work out, but after having surgery in my late 20’s, it took a lot of intention to understand how to move again. I wanted to prevent injuries and not feel tight or pain after every workout. I was introduced to Pilates to help me learn how to move again. Read more>>

Deverone Gillespie

I was born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan as an only child and I as a result of that I spent a lot of time with myself creating short stories, songs, and poems. When I was only in the fourth grade, I entered a writing contest at my school and won a first place trip for a 4 day, 3 night trip to anywhere in America. Read more>>

Robert Mello

About 24 years ago I gave up an incredibly lucrative career as a dancer. Okay, it wasn’t really lucrative. I was pretty poor. Because of poor romantic decision – I had ended up in Chicago. Single. I am pretty sure the women who dumped me’s best friend felt bad for me. Read more>>

Joshua Leonard

I’m a military brat, born in Miami, FL. I have lived in Alaska, Maryland, Biloxi, MS, and now Atlanta. I grew up playing sports, and had dreams of being a professional athlete, but a knee injury stopped my mission. I’ve always been an artist as well, so I always had my ART to fallback on. Read more>>

Alexandra Clotfelter

I’ve been studying marketing and graphic design since high school. I got involved in DECA, which is a marketing association for students, that basically allows teenagers to compete in various aspects of marketing. Read more>>

Greg Dolezal

Renewed Vision began over a decade ago with a vision to enhance worship experiences through technology. At the time, churches were transitioning to screens and projectors from hymnals and the modern worship movement was making its way into mega-churches. Read more>>

Tracy Stephens

The start of my organization took place in 2015. When I started out I was making my own customized t-shirts with logos I designed. I originally named the company Dreams To Kings. A lot of people liked my designs, but were wondering why I didn’t have apparel for women. That gave me the idea to add Queens to my organization’s name, which resulted in Dreams To Kings and Queens. Read more>>

Crystal Jamason

My name is Crystal Jamason and I am a NASM Certified Personal Trainer and Group Personal Training Specialist. Other certifications include AFAA Practical Yoga, Pilates and Neuromuscular stretching. I also hold a certified Black Belt in Hapkido (self-defense training) and trained in other Martial Arts (HIYA!). Read more>>

Jacqueline Vergez

I only started to dance myself in 1998. I was watching the movie Salsa and fell in love with the music and dancing. I started taking classes in Salsa & Ballroom and later on West Coast Swing. I found dancing to be great exercise, and a great way to relieve stress while going through difficult times in my life. No matter what is going on, or if I am having a bad day, dancing is an escape and brings me so much joy. Read more>>

Susan Scarce

Camp Horizon of Georgia is 501c3 non-profit whose mission is to break the cycle of abuse and neglect in the lives of Atlanta’s foster youth. We provide children, teens and young adults with year-round programming that restores dignity and hope to their lives. For many, all they know is a life of abuse and neglect, and yet we are able to empower them to make good decisions and lead healthy, productive lives. Read more>>

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