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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.

Valerie Sherwood

A week before my 45th birthday, I was approached by a friend to start my own business being an Independent Consultant for Paparazzi Accessories! I was reluctant because I had recently retired from being a dental assistant for 20 plus years! I jumped after giving it some thought and I have been a small business owner since 2017 and loving it. Read more>>

Corian Boyd

I was first introduced to acting at the age of seven in my home church. As a child, acting was just a fun activity that I enjoy doing, but over the years, acting grew from a pass time to a passion. At the age of ten, my life began to change for the worse. Read more>>

Drake Reed

Dropping songs such as “Revenue , Ruger and lately” As time passed I wasn’t feeling motivated anymore to continue rapping and stopped until my freshmen year of college at Texas Southern University. This is where our brand L.S.O was created.L.S.O consist of 5 members. Read more>>

kalee daily

My story starts in the heart of Kansas (Rock Chalk!!) where I decided to attend Z Hair Academy in Lawrence, Kansas. This was something I had always wanted to do. After cosmetology school I struggled to find a salon where I wanted to build my business and I had always dreamed of living in Texas so I decided to make the move. Read more>>

Wesley Williams

I am the youngest of two children. My father was an engineer for General Motors and my mother is an attorney. I grew-up on the West side of Detroit and was educated in Detroit Public Schools. I received my bachelor of arts in communication from Oakland University. Read more>>

Joseph Troskie

I always loved homes and floor plans as a kid, and I remember rearranging my mom’s living room around age 10. Although, she wasn’t too happy about the changes and made me put it back. I attended LaGuardia HS in Manhattan, the “Fame” school. Read more>>

Mario Herrera

The way I started my journey in the Media World was actually by accident. In High School, I always enjoyed taking pictures of things that were going on around me. I never thought it would turn into a career and launch me into different and exciting business opportunities. Read more>>

Marcus “Juice” Mosley

I graduated from Lincoln Humanities/Communication Magnet School, where my focus was on Radio and Television. After I graduated I attended Texas A&M University-Commerce in 2004 with a major in Radio and Television Broadcasting. While there I was given a job at the radio station named Late Night Hype. Read more>>

Jordan Hora

My start, believe it or not came via working at The White House during college. That game-changing experience helped me articulate how I wanted to “show up” in the world. Communicating for and on behalf of the world’s most powerful allowed me to understand the achievements brands. Read more>>

Michael Samaripa

Photography was initially a hobby, and I had no illusions of becoming a professional in this field. My aunt gave me my first serious DSLR, and I started photographing everything I could — and this was back in the days of film, where the cost of film and developing was a real barrier to the learning curve. Read more>>

Dreux Antoine

Dreux Antoine was born and raised in New Orleans, LA. He attended school in the historic French Quarters in New Orleans where he discovered his love for music, culinary arts and entertainment. He was a cast extra in his first motion picture movie “French Silk” starring Susan Lucci. Read more>>

Jo Placencio

I am a born and raised Texas Girl . I am a mom to my son Dante’ and our furbaby Spartacus. In my personal life, I’m career-focused and in an amazing relationship with my soulmate, Chris. I work in Pharmaceutical Research, I always knew that I wanted to do something in beauty, fashion, and fitness. Read more>>

DJ Active

The idea of forming a management group all started once I became a DJ 5 years ago. I always had an ear for music ever since I was younger. Providing the sound for an event or club is a big job. Your sole duty is to make sure everyone interacts and the music is keeping everyone interested in being there or “active.” For the past 5 years. Read more>>

Nicole Thomas

I started Nicole Thomas INC, which is a consulting firm that helps healthcare professionals to navigate their career paths via professional development, portfolio development, trainings, & workshops, was started out me searching for information on how to build my career as a nurse. Read more>>

Deon Price

Normany&weston Clothing is a Clothing Line that symbolizes the everyday life in the society trying to make it out the struggle to be successful. The everyday life we live the ups and downs the trails & tribulations the obstacles we go through trying to make it from the bottom. Read more>>

Ciara Ross

As Correspondent I’ve have interviewed some of the biggest names in the entertainment fashion industry Cathy Hughs , Kim fields, Kool& the Gang, Lunell, Ice T , Freddy Jackson, Master P , Tiny Harris, Romeo Miller, etc. I love Radio! Worked on shows including “The Quiet Storm. Read more>>

Brook Armstrong

Rebel, wild child, non-conformist. All words used to describe me…yet, also I am hardworking, self-made and dedicated to helping others grow and succeed in their lives. My fire comes from somewhere deep inside me that caused me much trauma and confusion growing up because there was just no stopping me once my mind was set (still isn’t!). Read more>>

Leah Collins

I have an accounting and audit background. For the past 13 years, I have worked for Fortune 500 companies helping them reduce their costs. In 2017, I made the decision to become debt-free. By January 2019, I had paid off $40,000 of debt, increased my credit score to over 800, and purchased a rental property. Read more>>

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