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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 wiWhitney Springerth 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.

Lindsay Attaway

The passion for life that lives within me has always been a driving force however most of my inspiration comes from traveling. In 2004, I moved to Dallas and went to cosmetology school. With my love for fashion, this was right up my alley. After I graduated from Toni and Guy, I cut hair and managed salons for eight years. I loved working in this industry and with all of the stylist. Read more>>

Grizelda Garza

My career started eight years ago as an Inspiring Wardrobe stylist. I worked as an intern and assistant for many years before my career took off as a Key Wardrobe Stylist. Throughout my career, my work has been featured on numerous publications, Seen on E! Network channel for “Ice Loves Coco,” numerous Live TV segments, fashion shows, billboards, commercials, and more. Read more>>

Justo Blanco

After working for two years as an inorganic chemist, I found myself living in Austin, TX continuing my study of chemistry at The University of Texas main campus. Although I felt successful, it just didn’t fit the man I was becoming. In an effort to meet more women, I decided to learn how to cook. Somehow a light went off, and I tapped into creativity I had never known. Read more>>

Bill Brimer

I’ve been writing songs since I was a teenager and got my first guitar. I’ve always loved to play guitar, but it’s really been a tool for me to be creative. I wrote my first song right after learning to play my first song. Admittedly, I wrote a ton of really bad songs. But I needed to write. I’ve never been the kind of musician who wants to play other people’s songs. Read more>>

Niki Sims

I started this dream when I was in high school. My English teacher gave us an assignment, and he made us think long and hard about our dream occupation, and I chose to open my own spa. I’ve always loved massaging. I could never explain why I didn’t mind doing it, but after going through school, I know its the fact that I am helping someone. Read more>>

Angela Cathey

I am a behavioral scientist finishing up my doctorate. A few years ago, I realized that I would not be able to create change in the world through academia. I joined a National Science Foundation (NSF) program that trains scientists to build businesses and products from scientific innovation. This began a journey of turning what we know in behavioral science. Read more>>

Jeanedra Davis

Growing up in Dance/Drill team, I always had to make sure that my hair and makeup were polished for performances. I have always had an artistic personality and I’ve always loved creating and being creative. I fell in love with the art of Hairstyling at age 13, and I’ve been at it ever since. I knew from a young girl growing up in Dallas, TX that this was the career choice that id be pursuing. Read more>>

Bart Weiss

I have been teaching and making films for years. In the 80s, I was working as a VJ showing music videos in cubs in Dallas. I got asked by a friend to work n a show of video art at the Dallas Museum of Art called video as a creative medium, it went better than we expected, In a follow-up meeting my friend Joh Held JR said that was fun but I don’t want to do that anymore. Read more>>

Crystal Gearke

I started acting when I was eight years old. It all began when I enrolled in a summer theater camp. I ended up booking a lead supporting role in the production of Annie which as a 3rd grader I was one of the youngest cast since the camp went from 2nd to 6th grade. Read more>>

Melanie King

I began my business to provide customized and convenient hair and makeup services for my clients for any special occasions that they have. We provide on location services for their comfort and ease. I have been in the beauty industry for over ten years and have been trained by some of the best in the industry. Read more>>

Jessica Cooksy

I have always been fascinated by human behavior and how people come together. Relationships are my thing. All of my friends would come to me for advice about what their significant other was doing, “What does it mean when a guy tells you this…” and everything in between. I just loved sitting down with people and having open and honest dialogue about what makes relationships work. Read more>>

Jayme Lane

I realized living in an apartment was not going to accommodate me using an air hammer chisel and pounding rocks. I paired up with another artist Nicole Chamberlain of Urbane Cole, and until currently sold under this company fashion purses I made and designed. Now that I got a good taste of Dallas I am venturing on to my own under Golden Silver Fox Fashion and Spiritual Boutique. Read more>>

Laniq Adams

We began with a simple philosophy: if an animal needs help, and we CAN help – we help. Sometimes it just is simply directing a person in need to the right organization. Sometimes it is transporting an animal or holding on to one for a few days. We also consider ourselves a more laid back group of people (maybe a little eccentric!) who work together under a big umbrella. Read more>>

Taylor Rand

I graduated from college with my bachelor’s degree in 2016. From there, I worked for a temp agency for about five months, and I knew then that an office job was not what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. I took a leap of faith and stopped working for the corporate world, not having a backup plan or another job to go to. Read more>>

Merrimac Dillon

Ten years ago, my husband had emergency back surgery, and I was thrown into the world of Chiropractors and Neurosurgeons. In fact, the Neurosurgeon prepared me by saying, “I will do my best to keep him walking”… I was terrified. But after nine hours of surgery, the talented doctor emerged and said, “He will walk, but you will have to do everything in your power to help him stay healthy and fit. Read more>>

Ilona Serchenko

With the birth of our baby boy Luka on May 26th, 2018 it was like another eye-opening message, maybe it is a great idea if I’ll be taking photos of other families and their loved ones in their most natural and authentic way – Lifestyle Photography! So I had a mirrorless camera before, and in August I decided to take it to another level and investing in DSLR Camera to start building my own portfolio for the website. Read more>>

High Vis

I got where I am today with both of my brands by staying consistent and always pushing my content to be better and better everyday. I try to only compare myself to my best last work, and it helps me continue to focus on what matters most rather than all the noise out there in the creative and social media worlds. I love what I do rather than love the idea of what I could do, which was what I was doing at my 9-5. I took the plunge no matter how scary it was going to be. Read more>>

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