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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.

Essence Pugh

I started planning events about 15 years ago. It all started with small family events like birthday parties, dinners, and trips, you name it – I was the one! 10 years ago, I had the opportunity to plan one of the most special events in the world, the day I married my best friend! Read more>>

Sabrina Joseph

Roya started 3 years ago during a time of transition in my life. I had recently stepped out of a job that I loved sensing that there was something more for my next season. A lot of great opportunities came my way during that time, but for some reason, none of them felt right. Read more>>

Wesley Owens

I started Bison 7 years ago because I’ve always had a strong entrepreneurial spirit. Passion, Freedom, and the desire to create a legacy are the driving forces that motivated me to follow my dream and start a business. I believe that passion is the fuel that drives every entrepreneur. Read more>>

Katie Crenshaw

After a couple of failed marriages (yes, a couple) and a stint in single motherhood, I finally settled down with the love of my life and decided to expand our family. First, we had a daughter: Charlie. When she was born, I decided to stay home and leave the work force. Read more>>

Gary Wheeler

I started in 2005, as a HR consultant. I worked as a contractor facilitating diversity training and doing individual HR consulting projects. I purchased three franchises during the same year. A business coaching franchise, a tutoring franchise and an ATM machine. I held on to those for a couple of years and eventually had to move on. Read more>>

Sophia Muhihu

My journey started with my mother, a painter. I was born in Kenya, and as a young child my home was decorated with my mothers paintings, as well as my grandparents home and other close family. Drawing and creating was something I did as soon as I could write. Read more>>

Aubrey Ghent Jr.

I believe my evolving story is captured nicely here: Welcome To The World Of Ghent [J-ent]
AJ Ghent [j-ent] and His Singing Guitar construct a musical sound that can be heard howling from the church to the streets to the clubs. His style can be defined as fresh, nostalgic, electrifying and roots rock, — fusing blues, funk, rock, and pop, mashing it into a genre he likes to call, NEO BLUES. Read more>>

Robert Jeffrey II

When I graduated from Georgia State University in 2005, I immediately started freelance writing. I eventually started working with publications like the Atlanta Voice Newspaper, where I covered everything from entertainment to local news stories. Read more>>

Caroline Smith

My business partner, Pamela Larde, was writing a book and had hired someone to help her edit. I was the senior editor with a publishing and print company in Alpharetta at the time and she was interested in some of our print services. Read more>>

Shemoni Parekh

My mom is the founder and director of our dance academy. She has degrees in Microbiology and in Indian Classical dance from MS University Vadodara, India. Read more>>

Miriam Hoffmann

Art has always been a passion of mine. I received my first camera as a Christmas present about 10 years ago and instantly fell in love. Read more>>

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