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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.

Brian Sanders

We opened end of November 2018. We are a low overhead and flexible primary care practice and we were able to transition to virtual and in person care during the pandemic. We never had to close our office! We have built a thriving practice through nurturing relationships in our community. We are highly involved in our local Cobb Chamber of Commerce and BNI. These relationships have helped our business grow and get the word out in our community about what differentiates us. Read more>>

Jonathan Cunningham

I started my career in real estate as an agent helping individuals, families, and investors find, sell, and rent properties. As part of my job, I was responsible for marketing the properties and showcasing them in the best possible light. That’s when I realized how much I enjoyed photography, videography, and the art of visual storytelling. Around the same time, I started becoming interested in drones and the unique perspective they offered. I was fascinated by the idea of capturing cityscapes and landscapes from above and creating visuals with music that would otherwise be impossible to achieve. Read more>>

Morgan Young

I graduated from UGA in fashion merchandising in May of 2021. I wanted to be a fashion desinger but struggled to find a corporate job designing. After several months of searching with no luck, I decided to start my own brand, something I never thought I would do. I found my manufacturer and started sampling in August of 2021, launched pre-orders in October, and started shipping product in January 2022. I started with a collection of 7 original designs and have since doubled my collection of original designs and now offer boutique clothing and accessories as well. Read more>>

Vanessa Sachs

SWAKE started as a pain point in my own life. My family is located in Naples, Florida, and I grew up playing sports in Austin, Texas, so I was never NOT sweating. In 2021, I was visiting my parents in Naples over Christmas break and I was frustrated with the rush that I felt I was always in. Between the gym, the beach, and brunch, I had to change my outfits and makeup multiple times. As I was running out the door, I said I was “swaking” my makeup off. Huh! “swaking”–as in sweating + makeup. Read more>>

Esteban Selva-Castillo

Chasing Stars Media was created by me and my lovely girlfriend Dylan in the beginning of 2023. Growing up, we have always been involved in the creative world in some way. We met in 2022 and knew that we had found a forever thing together. We decided to open this business with the idea that we can do something we love to do and be able to put our magic spin on it! Esteban always took photos and videos of things he found interesting. He also paints and gravitates towards graffiti style artwork. Read more>>

Bethany Grace

We initially had a different business plan in mind, one that focused on providing pet-industry professionals individual space needed to run their businesses, where they focus on their expertise and we would do the rest. However, due to the pandemic we shifted our focus to staying local and supporting small businesses both in what we sell and also in our family-owned storefront. “Our sliding ladder in the store was made by a local craftsman, our artwork was made by Bryan White Photography + Art”, our space was all built by local contractors , etc. Read more>>

Willie Shannon Stewie Stash House

Over the last 20 years I have constantly been mistaken for Snoop Dogg, it got really intense when I grew my hair. I would play around with music free style one day my nephew a professional recording artist asked me to come in and lay down some tracks on his album. I had a great time and realized I had a flare and enjoyed performing. At that point, several career ideas came together, and I decided to put it out there on social media to see what the response would be. Read more>>

Kim MacPherson

I’ve been practicing yoga for years—first with Ashtanga, which I discovered back in the late ‘90’s. Then Bikram and, finally, I went to a traditional yoga studio (the original Lift Yoga, founded by Kim Saunders) and fell in love with vinyasa and yin and other styles. That was around ten years ago and I never knew then that I’d want to open my own studio one day. I’ve had many careers—I owned an online marketing agency for 12 years, I sold new homes, I was a senior marketer for a large consumer publisher, Read more>>

Stephanie Judd

My path has been circuitous, but also not all that unexpected in hindsight. I graduated with a Computer Science degree. At school, I was good at it, but it didn’t take long for me to figure out that being an engineer and a developer wasn’t a great fit for me in the job market. Then began a long journey of soul searching that took me to several countries on three continents across four different industries (I worked in public health, energy, micro-finance, and in the nonprofit world). Read more>>

Shanice Linton

I’m a British-born, Jamaican-raised immigrant who launched her first business, a Caribbean model agency when I was a teenager and that’s when I discovered my ultimate dream to become a full-time business owner for the rest of my life. After earning a scholarship to study film and video production at the Columbus College of Art and Design in Columbus Ohio, I moved to the United States to complete my BFA. Even though I always believed that my video production degree and background would lead to working in the film industry, Read more>>

McKinley Hodge

I have always had a love for photography. and as I yearned to capture precious moments of my babies growing, I fell even further into it. I started my photography business in the beautiful Evergreen State after realizing that I wanted to capture moments for other families like mine. I dove into my business just before COVID collapsed things around us, but I didn’t let it hold me back. I focused on honing my skills at home capturing creative photos of my children and our life at home. Read more>>

Heather Reinhardt

As a child, I spent my Hotlanta summer days alternating between the neighborhood pool and dance camp. This was pretty much how summers were for me from ages seven to seventeen. My youth was consumed with my love for dancing and performing. Marietta, Georgia has produced an incredible amount of talent and creative ambition throughout the years – we have had New York Times Best Sellers, Broadway stars, Rockettes, Miss America contestants, So You Think You Can Dance winners, recording artists…Read more>>

Richard Camp

I got into the army right after college. Then after a few different jobs, I started as a personal trainer in 2001. I worked my way up the personal training ranks until reaching area director for two different large corporate gyms. I found great success in making money for other gyms, so I’m 2007 I took the leap and resigned from my job. I put an add in savvy shopper about a gym coming soon. Although I didn’t have an exact location, I did have one lady who took me up on my advertised offer and she met me in the parking lot of a proposed location at 5am and I started training her in the parking lot under the street lights. Read more>>

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