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Hidden Gems: Central Dallas

Every day we have a choice. We can support an up and coming podcaster, try a new family-run restaurant, join a boutique gym started by a local fitness champ or we could keep giving away our money to the handful of giants who already control so much of our commerce. Our daily decisions impact the kind world we live in; if we want a world where small businesses are growing and artists and creatives are thriving then we should support them with our time, money and attention. We’re proud to highlight inspiring creatives and entrepreneurs each week in Hidden Gems series.  Check out some of Central Dallas’ gems below.

Marshall Nichol

Sports medicine was always something I saw myself getting into. I was always an athlete, and I always depended on a strong sports med team. In 2011, I started high school, and that’s when I was introduced to chiropractic and soft tissue therapy by Dr. Roy Clements D.C. Read more>>

Joyce Harri

My fitness journey started due to health reasons which my doctor suggested that I start working out more. so I did my research on exercises and nutrition started going to the gym consistently. One day after I’d been going to the gym for a few weeks, two older women approached me saying they have been watching me. Read more>>

Brittany Peterson and Kerri Parr

We are a family of violinists who are all classically trained. Our mother is a violinist and she taught us all how to play using the Suzuki Method of Teaching. We all love to teach and perform to this day! We live all across the country and music is still what brings us together! We love to express beauty through our playing. Read more>>

Katrina Rainier

I grew up in southern Louisiana, the land of incredible food and flavor. For as long as I can remember, I’d “help” my parents and grandparents in the kitchen, always offering to taste test or stir whatever they were making. Anything to get in on the action and soak up as much knowledge as I could. Read more>>

Colin Korsmo

Growing up, I never exercised and was very anti-social. I tried to be friends with people and do more outgoing things but I always wanted to stay home and play video games. By the time I got to college, I was nearing 300 pounds with a massive series of health problems. Read more>>

ZuriYvette Seale

About eight years ago, I began working for a top producing agent as an assistant and transaction coordinator. I knew I wanted a career where I could utilize my strengths such as attention to detail, organization, and paperwork (crazy, I know, but I love it!). I also wanted a challenge. Read more>>

Eliger “Yaki Damingo” Crenshaw

As a teenager I was always a little different, it’s funny as much as I talk and entertain people now, I was the dude on the school bus that didn’t say a word, no seriously like not one word for about two or three years… and yes I’m talking about in high school. A lot of people thought I couldn’t talk…I’ve always been a little strange. Read more>>

Carol Holmes

Secretly I’ve always wanted to be a real estate professional. But, it wasn’t until I began managing my husband’s inspection company in 2004 that I developed a love and affection for real estate. He’d take me to several real estate trade organization meetings to expose me to the training and other like-minded licensees so that I could learn the business. Read more>>

Ty Burgess

As a young man, Ty Burgess suffered from an array of debilitating conditions, including autoimmune disease, chronic pain and opioid dependence. He juggled at one time up to 15 prescriptions daily, with physicians telling him to accept poor health as his new normal. Read more>>

Macy Chiasson

Before I started actively competing in MMA, my journey in martial arts started at a self-defense gym where I instantly fell in love with the concept of fighting. As a 19 years old college student, training was just a hobby until my athletic instincts took over. Read more>>

Robyn Square

I am a proud Air Force Veteran and I worked in the insurance industry for seven years. I have always loved serving communities and families, especially mothers. I decided to take a chance and received the proper licensing to pursue my passion for helping moms feel beautiful and giving them the break they deserve. Read more>>

Monica Gonzalez and Miguel Camarillo

Born and raised in Monterrey, MX I moved to the US to attend college at SMU. I decided to major in Marketing and that’s where my story begins. I co-owned two businesses prior to launching my own creative and digital marketing agency, Blu Creative. Read more>>

Pamela Lozano

I am an immigrant from Venezuela. I got graduated from Law School back in Venezuela, but me and family were forced to immigrate due to the bad situation Venezuela has been going through. I moved to Dallas four years ago. I’ve done a lot of things here, I started as a waitress, car sales, tax preparer, photographer, Uber, deliver.. among others. Read more>>

Sofia Davalos

I’m originally from Ecuador. I moved to Dallas five years ago. I studied law in Ecuador, I when I came to United States, I was looking for new challenges and new opportunities and I found them in this beautiful city. I started to work as TV talent in some commercials in the Metroplex until I got invite to work for AZTECA Dallas as reporter. Read more>>

Linze Green

Maid N Dallas was born in 2014 in graduate school. I always knew I wanted to be own a business and provide opportunities for others. It started when a friend of mine who is a traveling DJ needed his closet reorganized. He was gone most of the time and he was in need of someone who could keep his home in order while gone for work. Read more>>

David Rose

Back in 2003, I moved from a small town in Ohio to Dallas to attend college. I was excited to embark on a new journey and had high hopes on what the future had in entail for me. Little did I know that two months into my freshman year of college my life would turn upside down. Read more>>

Christian Johnson

I got my start in the mortgage industry 20 years ago. I worked for a company housed out of a one-bedroom apartment and learned the business by “failing forward.” I was terrible at the job but every day after work I would get in the car, turn off the radio and think about what I did wrong that day. Read more>>

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