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Inspiring Stories from Marietta & Surrounding Areas

The heart of our mission at VoyageATL is to find the amazing souls that breathe life into our city.c 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 the rising stars from in and around Marietta and Cobb below.

Montel Johnson

I have a very big and bubbly personality I love people especially really supportive and genuine people. That’s why I decided to move here to ATL to pursue my dreams with my brand of many collections coming very soon as well as working on my very first Life Documentary which is called “Being Montel” that shows so much of me, where I came from. Read more>>

Mike Murray

Our photography journey began in Greece while celebrating our anniversary. We bought our first DSLR camera in anticipation of our trip, but with our lack of knowledge, we couldn’t do the country’s beauty any justice. When we returned to the states, we decided right then and there to invest in some classes and learn the in’s and out’s of our camera before the next trip. Read more>>

Tyinna Singleton

I started recording on my phone in Wendy’s drive through one day. I was just trying to get my thoughts out as a sort of therapy. I turned that recording into a podcast. I eventually turned my podcast into a lifestyle brand and called it Around-the-Lectual after my around the way girl demeanor & intellectual commentary. Read more>>

Silk The Prince

Silk The Prince is an artist from Greenville, South Carolina. After playing around, he started taking music seriously in 2016 while he was in college & has never looked back. With his smooth melodic voice & tunes gathering over 5 Million streams, Silk is taking strides towards the mainstream. He moved to Atlanta in September of 2017, & has since been networking & connecting with movers & shakers in the Atlanta hip hop scene. Read more>>

Alex Lewis

I first found my passion for videography during my middle school years which consisted of tons of skateboarding videos, star wars reenactments, and dangerous stunts with my neighborhood friends. I borrowed my first camcorder from my middle school teacher and ever since that moment I’ve been intrigued by visual storytelling. Read more>>

Komal Mathew

For as long as I can remember, I wanted to be a doctor. After completing my pre-med course work at Georgia Tech, I took an American Poetry class with poet Thomas Lux. During his office hours, we discussed a poem I wrote. After, he encouraged me to pursue writing. It was something I never thought of as a possibility. Read more>>

Nita Thompson

My parents have always taught me to push for what I want in life. Some doors won’t open for me and if they don’t, I can either move along or make my own door. I have been blessed to have the people that I have in my corner. People who genuinely want to see me succeed and to reach my full potential. Read more>>

Feel Jas

Through a mutual high school friend, Chenell, I met my musical partner Bri Feel. After working together on our very first song, we decided to form a group called F.E.E.L. We released our debut album entitled, “6:07” on June 7th, 2016. The album was well received and like many other groups, we decided to also work on solo projects. Read more>>

Sarah Brooks and Tami Ford

After completing a few projects for friends and family, we discovered this was our calling. We are honored and blessed to be invited into our clients’ homes; see the rooms and areas that others don’t normally get to see, and to work with them to find solutions for their organizing needs. We absolutely love to help people simplify all areas of their homes. We find it as rewarding and inspiring as they do. Read more>>

Jerome Hughes a.k.a. Jaycee

I was very involved in music. Choir, all the after school choirs, band, the school musicals, and theater. Fast forward a couple of years later, I moved to Georgia because my parents wanted to move wasn’t really keen on moving from the only place I’ve ever known, but I did. And it has its up and downs, but in the end, it worked out for me. Read more>>

Dr. Aaron Ozimek

I started the chiropractic program at Life University around the same time I found the doctor of traditional Chinese medicine who finally brought me back to health. It took six years of treatment with him to expel the Lyme and to address the damage caused by the combined assault from the high dose antibiotic treatments and the devastation of the disease itself. Read more>>

Bryan Keith

“I’ve always been fascinated with photography for as long as I remember!” While this sounds great, it’s not true for me. My story is different from most photographers because until recently, music production was my only outlet for artistic expression. When other photographers were scouting new locations, I was in the studio searching for the perfect snare sample. Photography just wasn’t my thing. At least, not yet! Read more>>

Katherine Gross

In my final years of high school, I was dead set on opening up my own coffee shop and nothing could stray me from that path. As I entered college at Kennesaw State with that goal in mind, I began taking legitimate business classes and very quickly realized that this was not what I wanted to do with the next 4+ years of my life. Read more>>

Arailia Dent

The inspiration for Posh Prom started when Arailia was President of the Becca’s Closet Club at McEachern High School. Becca’s Closet is a nonprofit that gives young ladies in need free Prom dresses and accessories. Seeing so many African American ladies in need & their tears of joy when receiving the gorgeous gowns, touched Arailia’s heart. Read more>>

Khristina Brucker

I started off in a little, backroad town in the mountains of North Carolina. Tiny town, where the biggest thing was my own dreams. A lot of people get stuck in places like that, but I will be the first to tell you; with hard work and a will that doesn’t quit, you can achieve anything or go anywhere. Read more>>

Taron Ragan

Fear Fitness, LLC. is a sports apparel company. We provide low-cost, stylish, and inspiring athletic apparel. When you think of us, we want our business to be a household name with the likes of Nike, Adidas, etc. I am proud to say that our message is one that can be carried with each individual who buys into it. It’s not just a fancy looking piece of clothing. It’s meant to inspire you. Read more>>

Javier and Alejandro Sedano

We started our brand, No Hearts No Love, a little over a year ago in February 2018. We started the clothing brand because we couldn’t really find clothes that we liked and fit our style. So, we decided to make our own clothes. When we first started out, we just had in mind to become a clothing brand. Read more>>

Jomar McCray

I started uploading concert videos back in 2013. It started out as an outlet to relive memories of my favorite concerts. People started noticing and watching my videos, so I started uploading more. By 2016, I had over 2000 videos from over 100 artists, local and traveling acts. Read more>>

Dr. Janelle Davison and Dr. Joya Lyons

It all started with a pact. Two sisters, Dr. Janelle Davison, OD and Dr. Joya Lyons, DDS, took an unofficial oath at an early age to pursue medicine when they grew up. “The Plan”, which they referred to said pact, was rooted in speaking positively, writing their goals down on a piece paper, and sticking it on their bedroom wall to make it plain; and their willingness to succeed at all cost. Read more>>

Tenisha Bibbs

Through this dynamic program, you will learn to push past the setbacks and past hurts that may have hindered you from moving on and walking in the purpose of God. In short, BU University is a powerful tool that will hold you responsible to level up and live your best life. This 4 module course is life changing and offers lifetime access. Read more>>

Jay “Artifice X” Thomas

I’ve been a creative as far back as I can remember. I must have been seven or eight the first time I picked up a video camera. My dad had an old RCA VHS camera that he’d use for home videos and special events. I used to perform whenever he’d put the camera on me. I could be telling a joke, dancing, or doing an impersonation of a cartoon character. Read more>>

Jennifer Jefferson

I’ve always had a love for photography. Growing up, I was always shy and never wanted to be in front of the camera. I was the one that wanted to take everyone else pictures. I fell more and more in love with the process and seeing what developed from the picture I took and I knew at that I wanted to keep taking pictures because people would always tell me I had an eye for taking pictures. Read more>>

Marianne Johnson

I’ve always been interested and involved in the arts as long as I can remember. From playing the recorder to marching band, I had to be part of it. Acting, in particular, has always been my number one dream. After graduating from Georgia State University with a degree in Social Work, I decided to pursue my acting journey. Read more>>

Brandon Bridges

It all started in high school, where I was taking a video productions class and slowly started to fall in love with it a couple of years later with a lot of road bumps and challenges, I was finally able to buy my own camera then that’s when the magic started happening. Read more>>

John-Michael d’Haviland

The need to be a musical artist easily eclipsed the ‘allure’ of being a doctor. I received both a Bachelors and Masters degree from George Mason University. My education and training would take me along a path where, for many years, I would serve as Director of Choral and Vocal Studies at Georgetown Day High School, as well as be a performer and music director in theatre around the Washington, DC area. Read more>>

Jennell Smith

Music was and always had been near and dear to my heart, so I still sang, I even picked up the guitar, but I sang more at church and family gatherings, with the occasional paid gigs based on word of mouth. Slowly, my solo career began without me actively pursuing it. Read more>>

Madi Nelson

With honors. With various teaching and performance jobs between graduation and now, I have created various dance concept videos with Riki Prosper Productions, performed with BABEL movement in NYC and choreographed and performed in Atlanta’s emerging choreographer showcase, Dance Canvas. Read more>>

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