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Arlington’s Rising Stars

The heart of our mission at VoyageDallas 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 Dallas-Fort Worth area’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 Arlington’s rising stars below.

Shed G

Meet Shedrick Garrett, as one of the hottest and blessed entertainers to hail from Denver, Colorado. Shedrick Garrett (Shed G) is a well-renowned comedian, actor and radio personality known for his clean faith-based comedy. Shed G brings a style of comedy that universally captivates audiences of all ages and races. Shed G gained momentum by taking his talents to Atlanta, Georgia where he earned his credits on the big screen and television. He worked with Tyler Perry in hit movies: Madea’s Family Reunion, A Madea’s Christmas, Meet the Browns, Madea’s Halloween, A Madea’s Funeral, & Latest Movie To Hit Netflix A’ Madea’s Homecoming. He now lives in Dallas. Read more>>

Angel Kacin

I was the child of addicts, I grew up with my mother and stepdad I had the childhood trauma that comes with that type of upbringing, at 17 I was kicked out of my stepdad’s house. I spent the seven years after a lost girl with no sense of purpose or worth, I had no survival skills, I dropped out of high school a few months before graduation to try and provide for myself, with really no understanding of how to take care of myself. I was 25 when I enrolled in beauty school, I was divorced with two children under the age of five one of them autistic. I took my ged test not having studied and passed first time, I did night school. My mother who was close to ten years homeless gave me the deposit to enroll. That still makes me tear up the 150 dollars to start was so much money to her and she in her poverty invested in me to provide for my children. Read more>>

Cristian Berumen

It all started in May 2020, it was my senior year of high school but due to COVID everything was online, which meant I was always at home and worked doing nothing. I would scroll through TikTok for hours and would see videos of people making custom clothing on their own, I looked more into the machine and decided to use almost all the money I had to buy the machine and supplies. In the beginning, I just thought about this as a “side thing”, some extra money for college, and something to entertain myself during the pandemic. By November, I was overwhelmed with orders, my job at boost mobile, and my college work. I would get home from work and work on orders for hours with little to no sleep, I made the risky decision to quit my job and focus on my business and school full time. I can honestly say that that was the best decision I’ve made, to this day, I break a record for sales each month which just goes to show how much my business is growing. Read more>>

Inna Ogbeide

My father was a huge influence on my interest in real estate. He was a first-generation immigrant and entrepreneur from Ekpon, Edo State, Nigeria. He received multiple degrees and awards for his research in Education. He is who I always aspired to be as a young child. I really thought he was invincible. One of his many entrepreneurial businesses outside of Education was in real estate. He was a Licensed Home Inspector and Appraiser. I used to ride around with him, admiring all the homes he would Inspect and Appraise. I would watch him network and market his business to the most corporate individuals; never compromising his integrity or who he was as a person. He always stayed true to his roots and culture. After completing my undergraduate degree from The University of Texas at Arlington, I opted into working in corporate America to gain stability for myself because I had always believed that was what you were supposed to do. It wasn’t until I was nearing my first year with the company that I realized how important those numbers meant to the company. I would settle over $1.1 million each quarter for the company and although I would receive a bonus each quarter, something in me desired more for myself. Read more>>

Leigh Ann Hindman

I had the idea to start my small business in January of 2021 but did not get started until March of 2021. I had purchased all my things but my mom passed away due to Covid and I had just lost my grandma on Christmas Eve which is also my daughter’s birthday. So I put things on hold and I almost didn’t go through with it but something in my head said no you need to do this. I stayed up many nights thinking of ways I could support my girls and not leave them with someone else. I didn’t have my mom anymore and I lost my dad in 2017; it’s been a rough road but I knew I had to pull myself out of it. I started with a Cricut and wanting to make flowers frames for special family occasions and other personalized things but as I kept looking around and nonstop thinking I stumbled upon freshies, I thought to myself why not let’s try. It was a success I love to make all the different colors, shapes and sizes just come to life! The smells are so full and just change your mood. I have also added more things to my shop. Read more>>

Kai Chan

I originally was going to school to become a teacher. It’s not until my fiancé and I opened up a Boba tea shop called Sharetea in Mansfield, TX that I realized I needed to focus on our business and make sure everything is running smoothly before I can go back to school. After a few years, our business is now running well on its own and this is when I decided that I wanted a career change and get into Real Estate! I’ve always had the love to help and give back to people because I wanted to change the world! It’s nice to know that because of me, my clients are excited and happy to be moving into their new homes! It is one of the best feelings in the world and I will forever treasure all those moments. My heart was set on working with Rogers Healy and Associates way before I even finished my classes. I have been following RHA for a while on social media and I really liked how motivational Rogers is to everyone. He pushes us all to do well and he really cares and loves what he does. Read more>>

Laura Abel

I was destined to be a movie star… this I was sure of as far back as I can remember…I didn’t need long-term friends, I was an odd kid; at best, chubby, terrible at sports in a small community in Oklahoma…to say I didn’t fit in would be an understatement. My father required that I know as much as a man; working on my own car, changing the oil, etc… BUT I had to also know the “girl jobs as well; you know housewife stuff… yes where I grew up was at least 20 years behind, but my father never let rely me on anyone else, he taught me how to do everything I needed to do on my own. He insisted that I be smarter and know more; that was the only way I was ever going to succeed, he would say… you are anti=management you need to learn how to get along, he would say… I got a real job as SOON as I could because the paltry allowance he gave me came with strings… where did you spend it? why do you need more? that got old fast. Read more>>

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