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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.

Michael Holder

When I was 6 years old, my mother took me to a small town barbershop complete with all those things you think of in a barbershop. The three barbers would let me hang out, help sweep up and they always treated me like ‘one of the guys’. Read more>>

Georgiana Anwuzia

Sip N Button was created out of two things. The first being my passion for writing scripts and wanting to use writing to inspire people, but in a setting that allows people to get involved. The second was the new hobby I picked up. Covered button earrings. Read more>>

Pam Swendig

My short business career followed graduating with a BBA from Stephen F. Austin State University, getting married, and moving to Dallas. I worked in the business sector for several years and while doing so, volunteered to accompany the church choir and substitute as organist of a Dallas church. While ‘business’ was my training, music was my talent. Read more>>

Angela Oliver

My photography journey began a year after I had my first baby. Like many new mothers, I obsessively documented all of his milestones, but I was doing so mostly on my phone. I wanted to learn how to take better photos but I never once thought this new journey would lead me to opening a photography business and turn into a dream job! Read more>>

Peter Huggler

I have over 15 years of construction experience. I first found out about tiny houses in June of 2017. Once I started looking at them and how cool you could make the design and features, I just became totally obsessed with the idea. I love how much customization you can put into them and since it’s such a small space you can do high end finish outs and still have the home be reasonably affordable. Read more>>

Taylor Wallace

I’ve always been intrigued with the nail industry. I remember when I was younger my dad always fussed about nail polish, so I wore clear nail polish until I was in middle school. I anxiously waited until High School. My freshman year for my mom allowed me to do nail enhancements for my band banquet. Read more>>

Michael Baker

Today I call myself a filmmaker. I’ve had lots of titles over the last 50 years, but I’ve always done creative things. I come from a family of entrepreneurs. My father owned his own restaurant as did his parents. My mother’s parents owned an insurance brokerage, and my aunts and uncles all owned their own businesses. Read more>>

Keith Dorn

I was living in Missouri in the late 80’s when I saw an ad in the newspaper offering good hourly pay, per diem and a hotel room in Irving, Texas for anyone who wanted to get licensed to remove asbestos. I had no way of knowing it then, but that one opportunity grew into a career spanning the last 3 decades. Read more>>

Jonathan Jones

After graduating high school truly by the grace of God. I went to college because college was what happens next, with my Father being an attorney and my mother being an accountant, I knew I had to go. Read more>>

Mary DeMuth

I’ve been a writer since as long as I can remember. I spent the decade of the 90s writing miles and miles of unpublished words, doing what Malcolm Gladwell talks about in his book OUTLIERS: I logged 10,000 hours of applied practice. Read more>>

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