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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.

Roxanna Ventura and Jazmin Salinas Miranda

One night we were on the couch (during Covid) eating and munching our competitors candy, yes really! It was really good, but we thought, “man, its good, but it needs more of this and more of that” then we spent the whole weekend in the kitchen perfecting our recipe, seven days later Sarape treats came to life. Our friends and family have really help push us and promote us. We worked through the summer holidays to get our name and treats out there. Then one day we were asked if we would be willing to wholesale our treats and that just opened up a totally new door for us. We have six distributors across Texas and Oklahoma. The journey has just begun for us! Read more>>

Theresa Sue

I started college from the age of sixteen, so finding a job without requiring my parent permission led me to start designing logos for income. As time went on, I found a passion in technology as it progressed into website designing. By my senior year of college, I went looking for an internship, and my thought process was “Go Big, or Go Home”, so I decided to apply for an internship with the Dallas. Cowboys. After thousands of applicants, I was selected and my path of pursuing technology forged on. Read more>>

Taren Allen

Where I am right now is a far contrast to where I thought I’d be. I totally thought I’d be a Nurse Practitioner. I remember doing a career folder in middle school where you research all the information about what you wanted to be. It’s funny looking back on it. As much as I wanted to be an NP, life was shaping my course around me. Growing up, I saw my family involved in child welfare situations, substance abuse issues, mental health issues and criminal/legal issues. I never realized how much it impacted because I also saw people close to me genuinely care, give, and help people. Fast forward to college and I determined that being an NP wasn’t really my thing but I did have a passion for being of service to others, especially families and individuals in the social service field. Read more>>

Tiki Davis

From the flats to the mountains and still climbing, Tiki Davis is a testament to the possibilities of faith, commitment and perseverance. The man behind the ever-expanding Tiki Factor, Davis overcame a tumultuous, even life-threatened childhood, including transient life on the streets and eventually jail time and lengthy probation for a crime he did not commit. Taking advantage of opportunities life offered, he left the oppressive “Flats” of Odessa, TX to complete two degrees at Sul Ross State University, located in the mountains of West Texas. Read more>>

John “Shuug PillowTalk” Johnson

From early on in my life, I have always be the “go-to” person that would be that friend to listen and provide sound advice. I didn’t quite understand the reason why. However, as I got older, I started to realize that it was something within me much more greater than myself. I began to cultivate that gift through my personal spiritual walk with my higher power. Although being a very shy person, really an introvert, most people wouldn’t allow me to be in my shell so I was forced to be “the life of the party per se.” Fast-forward I was on my sister’s podcast, Spice of Lyfe Grown Woman Talk, and then I was sold. I knew that I could use my voice to encourage the multitude without having to be in their face or direct presence. Read more>>

Alicia Forbes

I grew up in Guyana, South America, where education was encouraged but having a relationship with God was not. Nevertheless, I was exposed to some religion while growing up but I did not attend church as often as I should. While living in the United States during my teen, adulthood, and married life, I still did not attend church often. I went every now and then. However, during my married life and with child I realized I needed more. There was something missing, and it was God. I got water baptized and started attending church, but again it was very sporadic. Here and there, whenever I can. I did not take my Christian walk seriously per say. I did not read my Bible daily and I only prayed when I needed something from God. Read more>>

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