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Garland’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 rising stars from Garland and surrounding areas below.

R. Kelly Johnson

“There’s got to be a better way” “There has to be a better way” … are the words that Kelly Johnson kept thinking soon after arriving in Kenya. He and his family moved to Africa in late 1999 and during the first four years, served in the local church, assisted with orphanages and pre-schools, and helped many local church Pastors. Read more>>

Jessica Zuniga

It all started my sophomore year of college. I was trying to decide what to do with my life, and was fortunate to volunteer with the Special Olympics at the University of Kansas. After spending a day with these athletes, I knew that I wanted to work with kids with special needs. Read more>>

Devon Allen

When I was a child in the 70’s living in Oklahoma, my Nana would get scrap lumber from yards that was giving it away and give it to us for something to do. I recall making a dog house, however, it turned out to be a bird house. That’s when I discovered that I liked working with my hands. Read more>>

Jeani Alexander

When I left my last position as a Senior Buyer and Small Business Liaison Officer for Department of Defense, I started my own consulting firm. I compiled unique Small Business Program training materials based on personal experience and mandatory government legal clauses. Read more>>

Karri Shojaei-Scott

The Marigold Learning Academy ABA Therapy Center grew out of my deep desire to help children with Autism and related disabilities in a private school setting. We opened our doors in October 2012. The first location was in a small green house on N. Goliad, located in the Historical Downtown Rockwall area. Read more>>

Gregg Burnett

Dust Free® is a family owned and operated business headquartered in Royse City, TX, just 40 miles east of downtown Dallas. Dust Free® was established July 1st, 1982 as a manufacturing company specializing in air filtration equipment designed to benefit allergy patients who required a clean indoor environment. Read more>>

Cheryl Chambers

Cheryl spent many years in Corporate America, but always had a strong passion for Hair and fashion. Cheryl left the corporate world to do something she has always had a love and passion for and that’s Hair. Cheryl has been in the Hair industry for over ten years and also the CEO of the Healthy Hair Studio LLC located in Garland, TX. Read more>>

Keyur Sathe

Keyur Sathe started NiteHawk Pediatric Urgent Care in 2014 with the vision to build a world class network of after-hours pediatric focused urgent care centers. Our flagship facility was developed in the Dallas suburb of Wylie, Texas in 2015 (the first and only pediatric urgent care center in the city of Wylie) and just celebrated its second year anniversary there. Read more>>

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