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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.

Nicole Tirocke

My love of food and nutrition began out of desperation and confusion. A cancer diagnosis in my family left me feeling like it was only a matter of time before I got sick too. I wanted to learn about any way I could decrease my chances of getting sick and live a healthier life. Read more>>

Shah Ali

To lose your best friend in front of you causes you to blur the lines of life and death. Especially when you only have one or two photos. I didn’t want anyone to have to go through the pain that I did, and not have photos of their loved ones that they loss. Read more>>

Hosea DeMarzino

I became a personal trainer in 2014 about six months after I graduated college. I already had known within that final year that I wanted to somehow be in the fitness industry. I was in my final years of finishing my Culinary Arts & Nutrition degree from Johnson & Wales University in Providence Rhode Island. Read more>>

Leigh Hooten

I graduated from Appalachian State University, where I played college soccer and majored in recreation management. Sports have always been a passion of mine and at a fairly early age, I knew I wanted to work in the sports industry. However, after graduation. Read more>>

Tristan Quinn

My nom de plum is Tristan Quinn. I am a wife and a mom to three beautiful, talented kids. They keep me very busy because they are all doing very well in the entertainment industry, and I am very proud of their success. What I wasn’t proud of, was mine. Read more>>

Kristina Webb

Born in Denver, Co and Raised in Stuttgart, Germany, I always seen myself as a basketball player and nothing else. Relocating to Atlanta, Ga, I began finding a new love for music and just creating. I use to sneak out the house and go to one of the biggest events in the city at ATLANTA LIVE but I could never get in. Read more>>

Sade’ Culliver

I’ve been passionate about art and fashion for as long as I can remember. I started taking it seriously when my college career began. My friends kept telling me I should find a way to make money off of my craft, so I started an Instagram page. Read more>>

Dominique Shepherd

I was born and raised in Detroit, MI and moved to Georgia on May 12th, 2017. I started acting a year before that. I got my first supporting role in a stage play a childhood friend of mine created. After moving to Georgia, I stopped acting because it began to not seem like something that wasn’t going to happen. Read more>>

Ralisha Hawkins

The mantra that I have accepted this year is Wife. Mom. Boss. I try to embody all three in how I carry myself each day. I am a working mother in corporate America with a side hustle and a non-profit passion. As a Corporate Training Specialist. Read more>>

Victoria Tarver

I fell in love with hair at a young age. My grandmother owned a shop (Ada’s Weaves and Beauty Shop) in Talbot County, Georgia. My mother and I lived in Columbus, Georgia. I remember us driving to the shop and my grandmother would do our hair along with my aunties and cousins. Read more>>

Skyler Houston

My grandma Hattie passed away on September 29, 2016. I will never forget that day and all she meant to me. For years, I wanted to do something to keep her legacy alive. I toggled back and forth with ideas. One morning as I was preparing for work, it hit me. Read more>>

Tremica Carter

Starting A Kid’s Dream was a calling for sure. I got very ill in 2012 and loss some of my ability to walk, see and coordinate due to being dx with MS. There came a moment where I realized that I had not made the impacts in the world or the lives of others that I desired. Read more>

Jeremiah Ndirangu

When I was younger, I knew I always knew I wanted to be around cars but I never knew in what aspect. Looking back now, I realize I’ve always been interested in automotive photography. I would always ask my dad to subscribe to MotorTrend and I rarely read any of the stories or reviews, I would just flip through the pictures. Read more>>

Kait Loggins

I have had a love for capturing moments for as long as I can remember. As young as seven years old, I remember being absolutely fascinated with the way cameras operated, and how it was possible to capture a moment in time and be able to admire it at a later time. As I got older and reached high school. Read more>>

Monae Allen

I have had a great passion for hair since the very young age of eight years old. It was then that I began really honing in on my craft, practicing on my sister my beauty school grade mannequin head and landed my first paying, repeat client- one of my good childhood friends. Read more>>

Jacob Swanson

Two things have been in my life since the age of sixteen; basketball and the barbershop. Since I was a sophomore in high school, my only goal was to play basketball for the rest of my life. I was drafted into the American Basketball Association(ABA) at the age of nineteen. Read more>>

Eric Jordan Campbell

I was born and raised in Jamaica Queens, New York. I’ve been creative all my life. I started early with painting, then modeling/acting, and finally found a passion for writing. My first piece to ever be published is in a book we will never talk about because I was 11 or 12 years old at the time. Read more>>

Tamarah Costen

I’ve always been an entrepreneur. I truly believe I was born an entrepreneur… a go getter! My Family is made up of entrepreneurs and we all have very good work ethic. My mom, Pecco Costen helped birth that drive in me and my dad. Read more>>

Jordan Williams

I developed a passion for entrepreneurship at a young age. When I was ten years old, my dad gave me Robert Kiyosaki’s book “Rich Dad Poor Dad” and it inspired me to start my first entrepreneurial endeavor with my good friend. Read more>>

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