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Hidden Gems: Far North 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 Far North Dallas’ gems below.

Rocio Loter

I always had a love for videography. I was constantly video recording my sister or friends growing up. I didn’t have much access to editing software back then but my pc used to have an app that I would edit my videos on. I started off doing slideshows or videos for middle/high school projects instead of a basic speech presentation. Read more>>

Nadine Allen

I’m originally from Detroit, MI. I moved to Dallas earlier this year and took the leap of faith to start my own cleaning company. I’ve always loved cleaning and organizing. It’s something I would happily do for my family and friends. Now, I get to help busy professionals. Read more>>

Monica Ocando

I’m from Venezuela. I have a Bachelor of Science in Communication Advertising & Public Relations. In my country, my professional experience was based in coordinating and organizing events such as weddings, social events and corporate events. Three years ago, I arrived to Dallas, Texas with a bag full of dreams but I was conscious that in order to achieve my dreams. Read more>>

Tony Hudson

It all started when I first heard The Roots back in 1995. The first track was called “what they do” It was a cultural depiction of what early 90’s rap life was like but told from a satire perspective. The sound engulfed me and made me a fan of all things hip hop. I then began learning about classic hip-hop artists. Read more>>

Lizeth Cuyan

I was in the corporate world for over four years, lost that job and at that point my pregnancy with my youngest son was high priority due to complications. I became a stay at home mom and found my self completely invest on only being a mother which I mean isn’t a bad thing but sometimes moms need a break too. Read more>>

Bethanne Stufflebean

My story starts in 2012 when I stumbled upon a short YouTube mini-workout called “Intro to the Essentrics Workout”, led by Sahra Esmonde-White. 10 minutes in and I was hooked. I had never done anything like it before. I couldn’t believe how great it made me feel. I felt energized and strong, yet my body felt relaxed. Read more>>

Kt White

After graduating from Ms college December 2015 with a bachelor’s in kinesiology, I decided to make a change and move to Dallas, Texas August 1st, 2016 but I didn’t move here to become a trainer or coach it kinda just happen. Got my first training job at 24-hour fitness but Kt worked there a month because I felt like I don’t know much so I decided to do an extern at MJp in McKinney TX. Read more>>

Gerald Brown

I was released from a Texas prison approximately six years ago and paroled back to my home state of Oklahoma. After being away for almost five years I returned home to little to no financial assistance. The only things that remained from my stint in prison was my 1983 Cutlass and my clothes. Read more>>

Timeya Nenasheva

I started my research into the benefits of microgreens when my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer about four years ago. The more I learned, the more convinced I became that It was worth working into mine and my mother’s daily diets. With time, it was evident that my whole family, including my mother. Read more>>

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