HigherDreams, formally known as “Higher Dreams Productions,” was founded in 2005 by a group of college students and one teacher in Boston, Massachusetts that believed that they were meant to do something great. Zanibel Melo, Zulhay Garcia, and Leonard Caplan were the main founders that led a group of 12 students to develop a magazine show called Luz, Camara, Accion for el Super Canal Caribe, an international network in Dominican Republic.
Our story officially begins in May of 2006 in Revere, Massachussets, with the birth of Higher Dreams Productions and Luz, Camara, Accion! HigherDreams produced the Luz, Camara, Accion show for one season and it was broadcasted internationally.
In 2007, recession struck and HigherDreams was forced to close their doors in Revere, Massachusetts and move to Saint Petersburg, Florida. Zulhay Garcia and Leonard Caplan resigned. However, Zanibel Melo saw this opportunity to make a fresh start and pursue a Master Degree in Business and Marketing which gave her the opportunity to teach at Full Sail University in Orlando, Fl for 4 years while working on various projects in conjunction with VPE Public Relations and McDonalds.
In 2013, Zanibel Melo resigned from Full Sail University to handle the demands of HigherDreams’ growth.
In 2015, HigherDreams won the NAWBO Business Plan competition on strategy, creativity, and innovation.