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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.

Amber Tumminello

I was born and raised in Garland, TX to a family that taught us early on about natural living, ancient healing, and a connection with the earth. Being that I have always enjoyed serving others and was the congenial type, the hospitality industry seemed like a good fit for my personality. When our father was killed in 2004 my therapy quickly became work. As many hours of work as I could fit in a day, turned into a couple different service industry jobs in Addison, TX. Read more>>


As I grew older, I grew more and more fond of music. At birthday parties I would sing happy birthday for people in a low tenor voice like Andrea Bocelli, I was only six years old. At age seven my mother put me in piano lessons, and from there my musical journey took off. I joined a rock band in middle school called Navy DF. Not sure what the name meant, but it sounded cool. Read more>>

Eddie and Cristina Saenz

The idea of Kingdom Jiu-Jitsu started while on a mission trip in Barcelona, Spain in 2008. We saw how Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu could be utilized to quickly build relationships with strangers and share the love of Christ and our testimony of transformation. We returned from Spain and started a free jiu-jitsu program at a church in Garland. In 2009, we opened our first brick and mortar facility. Since that time. Read more>>

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