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Inspiring Stories from Central Dallas

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 the rising stars of Central Dallas below.

Javier Esquerre a.k.a. DJ Chamo

When I was 19 years old, the digital music download became popular. I used to download music (mostly EDM and some Latin) and burn it to CDs to give it to club bouncers as an exchange for free passes to the clubs, and the bouncers used to give those CDs to the DJs for them to play it. Read more>>

Kalterra Court

Kalterra Capital is proud to introduce Kalterra Court, a property grounded in the eclectic history and lifestyle of Oak Lawn. Located between Highland Park and Uptown, this luxury development celebrates the quintessential Dallas lifestyle. Designed and constructed to luxury single-family home-caliber standards. Read more>>

Willie Johnson

I always had a passion for cars and a passion for creating my own path in life. I never wanted to do what everyone else was doing… I wanted more for myself. I always knew I wanted to be successful. I just didn’t know how, and that’s where YouTube came in. Read more>>

André Natera

I started cooking 25 years ago. I went to culinary school in Portland, Oregon when I was 17 years young, and I did not necessarily want to cook per se. My real passion was fighting and I wanted to become a professional fighter. I was getting into some trouble as a teenager and running with a rough crowd. Read more>>

Paris Aryanna

I got my start in music at a very young age. I grew up in a musical home and my mom was my first musical influence. I remember she would play with a live band around town and record R&B music. I began studying piano in 4th grade and fell in love with classical. Read more>>

Alicia Kemp

Everything that we are, have accomplished and are impacting is due to God. He is at the center of who we are and what we do. We have to give him the glory for everything that we have done, are doing and will do! Now that I’ve given due credit. Read more>>

Nash Mancino

Two years ago, a friend gave me a set of camera gear as a gift. I knew nothing about photography but was eager to learn. I became fascinated with the beauty of simplicity & the art of making something from nothing. I went out and took photos of the things I liked as often as I could, often spending money out of my pocket. Read more>>

Joylynn Ross

Before I got into the business of publishing, I was a writer. Before I was a writer, I was a reader. I read for fun, I read for peace, I read for enjoyment, I read to escape the real world into one some literary artists had painted on the pages of a book, and I read because my teachers made me. Read more>>

Crystal Hadnott

I always say: “Behind every dope woman is one hell of a story” and mine also had multiple layers. In my early twenties, I experienced colon fail and was near death. At that moment, I decided to start educating myself about the body’s functions and its ability to heal — and just heal but thrive. Read more>>

Courtney Austin

My journey started with trial and error as with most people. I was a full-time college student as well as a full-time employee and a mother but I always had aspirations of doing something greater than corporate America. As I graduated from college and gained employment with very prestigious companies. Read more>>

Quia Querisma

Before I got into cosmetology, I spent ten years in corporate America. I graduated from SMU and began working in digital media which eventually gave way to online marketing. Even though marketing was my bread and butter, I always kept some kind of creative outlet on the side. For many years, it was freelance writing. Read more>>

Andrea Geyer

I grew up loving sports! I participated in basketball, softball, track, gymnastics, and cheering. Becoming a mom, I was challenged more than ever to keep my body in its best possible shape. I began creating workouts, many to music, and that I could do at home. Fitness empowered me in other aspects of my life. Read more>>

Charlie Givens

I have spent much of my life going to Aspen, CO and always been inspired by the heath, wellness and social culture of the iconic mountain town. It is literally the perfect balance of fun and fitness. People who live in Aspen and or visit Aspen mostly have unique backgrounds and or inspiring stories, which inspired me to start PowderHeart. Read more>>

John Michael

I am fascinated by numbers and the stories they tell; math is the universal language. There are numerous unsolved problems from the Yang-Mills existence and mass gap to local Dallas billionaire Andy Beal’s Beal conjecture. Although I’m nowhere near that, I decided to try and tackle another unsolved problem. Read more>>

Kynard

I’ve always been involved in music. In Toledo Oh, as a young kid, I was involved in the church and choir. As I got older, I would go on to learn how to engineer and record records for others as well as myself as an artist while living in Detroit. My journey finds over the course of time even with breaks always finding my way back and involving myself in music. Read more>>

Ren The Third

My whole life, I’ve been around music. As a kid, I always enjoyed listening to it. While I was growing up, my family showed me all kinds of music which opened my mind and introduced me to different genres and styles. At first, I was really into classic rock. When I was eight years old, I would be jamming out to Metallica. Read more>>

Camryn Stafford

I have never considered the question: “Is it because I am Black?” because it often sounds like a convenient way to redirect a personal shortcoming to someone else; however, I couldn’t help but wonder as I stood in the dance studio, at the ballet barre, surrounded by all of those assigned to my beginners-level ballet class. Read more>>

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