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.
Shelsea Sanchez, Viviana Dean
We met when we had our own individual businesses. Viviana had her own salon suite doing hair and I had my own doing eyelash extensions. As soon as we met, we became instant besties. Viviana: I knew when I met her we would be best friends ….. even though she didn’t know it yet haha. Read more>>
I have had many interests and hobbies from a very young age. I loved to paint, crochet, sew, write poetry and bake just to name a few. The earliest time of artistic expression for me was at the age of 2. I created my first work of art on the walls of our home using black shoe polish. It was beautiful by the way. Read more>>
My journey into photography starts with the nostalgia of my dad’s manual, black and white, 35 mm film Canon. It was a decade and a half ago, so maybe the film camera was not so nostalgic, but digital cameras were already coming on the scene. Read more>>
I’ve always been interested in creating and performing music. I remember always singing along to whatever music my mom was playing. Fortunately for me she listened to such a wide variety of music. Read more>>
Jonathan & Jennifer Robert
I grew up in Oregon and started working with my dad at age six, going along to job sites and learning the ropes of the construction world and home building. I came from a long family line of builders and have been passionate for design and building my whole life. Read more>>
In late 2017, I was in a group text with my two closest friends (who also happen to be my cousins), Tammy Cooper and Amanda Reitz. We were creeping closer to the Thanksgiving Holiday and were all looking forward to a chance to spend time together and to decompress from our jobs. Read more>>
I used to work at a sign shop in my twenties. It was a run of the mill type shop, lots of real estate signs, banners, etc. There was no large format printing for small shops at that time, it was just die cut vinyl. Read more>>
James Fisher Jr.
James Fisher Jr is fitpreneur, personal trainer/bootcamp instructor, and one of the most influential faces and bodies in the Dallas/Fort Worth area who has solidified his authority in the fitness industry. He climbed the corporate ladder at and is leaving his mark on the hearts of many. Read more>>
It really began during my final months in Lawrence, Kansas. I had entered a period of heavy writing, mostly out of necessity for my mental health, and it was at that time that I finally began to see writing as a career for myself. Read more>>
Katherine Adams, Isabelle Adams, Trinity Adams
Paper For Water started November 3rd, 2011. Katherine and Isabelle hosted their first Origami Show at Starbucks at Mockingbird in Abrams. Their goal was to raise $500 towards a $9,200 deep water well in Ethiopia. Read more>>
Imani Collective began in 2013 and our original name was Imani Tumaini Upendo (faith, hope and love in Swahili). In 2009, I traveled to Kenya for the first time on a 2 week mission trip to work with a school in a remote village. Read more>>