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Inspiring Stories from Norcross

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 Norcross below.

Ashley Albertson

I was fresh out of college and believed that I would go straight into the non-profit world. My degrees were in Psychology and Religious Studies, and I have always had a heart for counseling, so before getting my masters, non-profits were the plan. Read more>>

Maria Ferrer Riggert, Nicole Brunz Hunt

We are Maria Ferrer Riggert and Nicole Brunz Hunt, owners and founders of RUUT Salon. We met in 2005 while working as Junior Hair Stylists for a local Aveda pioneer salon here in Atlanta. We both relocated here from out of state, at age 19, seeking to grow our dreams and careers. Read more>>

Dustin Devereaux

I learned about photography during my training for crime scene processing when I was police officer. I enjoyed photography so much that I even purchased my own digital camera to take better crime scene photos (at the time the agency I was working for only issued instant Polaroid cameras for crime scene documentation). Read more>>

Steven King

During the summer between 9th and 10th grade I got a summer job working in pest control. It paid $10 dollars an hour and I enjoyed finally having my own money to spend on whatever I wanted. During the work day my older coworkers would listen to news talk radio. There was one particular show (Clarke Howard) that came on every afternoon that was an hour of financial advice for everyday life. Read more>>

Christopher Eadevito

I began to gain interest in photography when I was a teenager. My Stepfather had always been into photography and my high school offered a class as an elective subject. after high school, I lost interest for a while, but picked up photography again shortly after my first son was born in 1996. Read more>>

Andy Brophy

After spending a summer in Germany with a little point and shoot camera, it was evident through the encouragement of others that I might have a knack at this photography thing. So, for about 4 years, I shot as much as possible and learned as much as I could. Read more>>

Kamaree Odom

Well this journey definitely was unexpected! I always loved to do event planning and had done so for years for close family and friends. During a girls trip to Miami, i decided to purchase my first professional camera to take pictures at the events that I was planning throughout the year. Read more>>

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