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Hidden Gems: Fort Worth

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 Fort Worth’s gems below.

DJ JayRed

I’ve been DJn for 13 years, nine years professionally in the DFW area. I started DJn house parties and raves in college at TCU which landed me a radio show at the college radio station FM 88.7 The Choice. My show Breaking The Format which infused Alternative Rock and Hip Hop/Rap. Read more>>

Debbie Byrd

To make a long story short, after getting a music business marketing degree from Belmont University in Nashville, I worked in marketing for several country music stars and comedians, then went on to tour as a songwriter and as a worship leader at several churches. Read more>>

Colleen Holland

I started painting about six years ago. I was going through a rough time and I started doing it as a way to cope with anxiety and depression. It was also a way to distract me from my day job at the time as a social worker at CPS. I started off painting in a corner of my bedroom. Read more>>

Laura Mauck

I grew up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana in a typical middle-class family where both of my parents worked full time and had limited time off. Our vacations mostly consisted of summers and holidays at the beach, mountains, or visiting the grandparents, all in the States. Read more>>

Lyndsy Foshion

As silly as it sounds, I knew I wanted to do hair when I was about ten years old. I practiced all sorts of cuts, and even tried to color my Barbie dolls’ hair with Clorox 2 and my washable markers. I loved the transformation that occurred, and the sense of pride I felt when I created something beautiful. Read more>>

Leticia Duenas

My first massage therapist job was in Guam. I was hired by a very well known Japanese Spa back in January of 2013. I’ll be honest I didn’t think I would last giving massages as I disliked giving Into my elders’ requests for massages. A couple of other girls and I were trained for three months on their deep tissue. Read more>>

Jenee’ Molacek

My story starts out as most new moms, such as being lonely, overly tired, overworked and underpaid. We had just moved to Laredo, Texas, and I had zero friends and zero social life. That’s when the dream of The Nest & Roost was born. I wanted to create a safe & loving place for parents & caregivers. Read more>>

Saeid Aryan

I moved to Dallas Fort Worth after finishing my training in Ohio back in 2014. I finished my training at Ohio University in neurological surgery. I founded Axis Brain and Back Institute Aug of 2014. In past few years, we have grown with four office locations in Southlake, Keller, Denton and Decatur. Read more>>

Lydia Guajardo Rickard

I was working in the corporate world and fell victim to a reorganization of the company fortune 100. When I came home that afternoon, my husband asked me what I was going to do. I literally wiped my tears away and said, “I am going to live out my dream – I am going to start my own marketing agency. Read more>>

Saeid Aryan

I moved to Dallas Fort Worth after finishing my training in Ohio back in 2014. I finished my training at Ohio University in neurological surgery. I founded Axis Brain and Back Institute Aug of 2014. In past few years, we have grown with four office locations in Southlake, Keller, Denton and Decatur. Read more>>

Dylan Wallis

I had a pretty unorthodox path to where I’m at now. When I was young I do recall making videos with my friends and always enjoyed film photos of my friends and me, but I wouldn’t say that’s where my photography journey began. A few years ago, three of my best friends. Read more>>

Quentin Crawford

Growing up in Texas, one thing I was taught to love at an early age was some good ol’ Texas chili and barbecue. As I grew older, I realized that the addictive taste of red meat was just a cover for some of the critical indispositions that stem from eating it. Read more>>

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