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Inspiring Stories from East 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 East Dallas below.

Mike Timmons

I, Mike “Mr. Tiny” Timmons am a resident of Rockwall and have been successful in sales at various companies for the majority of my career. With my given sales records and past experience a good friend wanted to bring me into their Real Estate agency. However, I saw the potential of the tiny home market with the continued rise of traditional housing prices as well as the growing interest in financial freedom and decided to pursue this alternative. These two points paired with the extremely high quality of housing that my company (Recreational Resort Cottages) provides, I knew the growth would be tremendous. With this, I took on the role as the Sales and Marketing Manager for the company and with the growing influence of social media over the past years, we chose to begin a YouTube channel to showcase the possibilities for living big while going tiny. Read more>>

Shelsea Sanchez

I’ve always been driven by a passion for inspiring & empowering others and have been in the beauty & wellness industry over 15 years. I was a former IFBB Bikini Pro Athlete, personal trainer, and eyelash extension salon owner, Peachy Keen Studio, for over a decade. I’ve always had a passion for both industries, fitness and beauty, and during the last few years at Peachy Keen Studio, I merged my love for both by throwing community events like makeup classes to fitness and even meditation events. I learned so much through trial and error while on my entrepreneurial journey and felt very alone at the beginning and found myself wishing I had a mentor. I never went to business school or took any classes on branding so I struggled with Imposter Syndrome at times, but expanding the salon from a “solopreneur” to a full-fledged salon with a team of employees allowed me to grow through real-life lived in experiences and gave me so much more confidence.  Read more>>

Chill Will Da Don

My story started when I first wrote 2pacs lyrics down and memorized them to rap along with the song. At age 11, I started jotting down lyrics of my own but didn’t know how to create a song yet. It wasn’t until I reached high school(age 14) that I started recording in studios. Then I went away to college and recorded in Dorm rooms after football practice. It was there I built lifelong music relationships some still to this day and got into the flow of recording a lot of songs. Then I’m 2005, I moved to Dallas with my father and got two songs on k104 within the first few years living there. Ever since I’ve been locked in recording music non-stop as an independent artist. Read more>>

Robbie Prater and Amy Wheeler

I remember during the late 1990’s, friends and I used to go to thrift stores after school to hunt down bell bottoms and ironic ringer tees. The 70’s were huge then, especially bell bottoms, and they were going for big money. I think that was my first taste of reselling clothes. I started buying and selling thrifted items again in 2016, then switched to 100% vintage by 2018. But the story doesn’t really begin until October 2020 when I met Amy. I was mostly doing small events and selling on eBay at the time, making a little money, but not much. Putting myself out there and marketing isn’t really my strongest trait. My background is in retail management, operations, and analytics. I spent fifteen years as a retail manager, and that experience definitely helped. I can say I know a ton about pop culture from the mid 1990’s to present. Building a brand was a challenge before Amy came into my life. Read more>>

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