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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.

Patrick Donlin

At the end of 2009 I was fired from my previous job in Tampa Florida and moved to Dallas Texas early 2010. After interviewing for a new position and coming up empty handed, I started Heartland IT Consulting. At that time, it was only a phone and started to prospect for customers. In the next 7 years, we continued to grow and fulfilled a need in the marketplace providing specialized talent on an a la carte basis. We built the organization through culture, team work, and a desire to learn from each action and improve every day. Read more>>

Raphael Parry

I came to Dallas in 1982 on my way to New York City to be an actor. I stopped off in Dallas to stay with an old college roommate and to work in some of the local theaters before heading to NYC. I produced my first show in late 1982, an adaptation of Lysistrata, an ancient Greek Comedy that had been updated. I was Co-Producer and we had a vision to make a lot of money in commercial theater, we borrowed $7,500 and lost it all on a 4 week run. So I stayed in town to help pay the loan back. In the process of paying off the loan, I realized Dallas was a great place to start a theater company. Read more>>

Derrin Williams and Brad Mall

Brad and Derrin began as home brewers individually and then began to brew together about 9 years ago. After entering numerous contests and winning awards, we saw the wave of breweries opening in the DFW market and believed that we could and wanted to do the same. After writing a business plan, raising capital, finding a facility, and construction, we opened the doors on July 16, 2015. Currently, we offer six year around beers, five seasonal beers, and five barrel aged beers. We are nearing our second fermenter expansion to keep up with demand. Read more>>

Rebecca King

As a little girl I always loved to create, more-so than did most of my friends. In fact, the director at a private school that I attended – for a relatively short period of time when I was about eight years old – pulled my mother aside on my last day to ask her to always keep me involved in art. And that’s exactly what she did. As it turns out, there’s a pretty decent list of career options for creatives. But I didn’t realize just how long that list actually is until I first entered the job market as a graphic designer. Read more>>

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