Vocal Spotlight aims to highlight standout creators who are changing the world one story at a time. We're getting to know the storytellers who inspire us the most, and we can't wait for you to meet them.
Andrew Sotomayor is an Emmy winning makeup artist with over 17 years of experience in beauty editorial, red carpet, fashion, film, television, and brand development. Andrew won his first Emmy for Saturday Night Live in 2017, was nominated for an Emmy for Jesus Christ Superstar Live in 2018, and was nominated again for Ryan Murphy's Pose in 2019.
Dave Weaver is a straight, speculative, and science fiction author from St. Albans, England; positioned about an hour north of London. The devoted husband and proud father has five paperback/digital novels published by Elsewhen Press in addition to two self-published novels and a few short story collections.
Jakayla Toney is a Horror Author, Creative Writing Mentor, and Photographer based out of New Jersey. The multifaceted creator is equally obsessed with the Horror genre as she is with helping writers of all skillsets sharpen their skills and write compelling content—no matter which genre inspires them to create.
Dan Pittman is a self-aware, philosophical creator with an incredible ability to demystify the human psyche. His stories offer new, uncommon perspectives on life—ones that both examine and challenge everyday thoughts and what it means to be human. Out of all of the soon-to-be Father's admirable traits, we especially appreciate how easy Dan makes it for his readers to find comfort in who they really are; or, become who they want to be. He's a great creator to look into if you're ever feeling trapped in a box, or that you're not meeting your full potential.
Gigi Robinson is a content creator, photographer, consultant, and influencer based out of Los Angeles. When she's not creating dynamite content, she's leading by example and giving back to the creative community with tips on how to succeed in the ever-changing digital world.
Kathryn Milewski is a memoirist, creative writer, actress, and filmmaker from New Jersey. With her newly-earned degree from Marymount Manhattan College, she finds herself positioned for success as an all-encompassing player in the world of entertainment and the arts. Within her varying skillsets and passions, Kathryn displays the true meaning of what it means to be a "creator".
Theresa Hull, or, as she's known on Vocal, Reese Marie, is a driven writer, entrepreneur, and appreciator of literature from Illinois. As a long time Vocal+ Creator, her growth in terms of cultivating an online presence and her abilities in writing and storytelling is evident—it's been a pleasure witnessing her develop!
Sophia Carey is a rising star in the world of photography and graphic design. Something unique about this UK-based visual arts maven is her eye for what makes a person themselves and her ability to suspend that persona in a still image. From personal projects to event photography, portrait photography, commercial photography, videography, and design, there's virtually nothing in the realm of visual arts that's out of her wheelhouse.