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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.

Nicolette Schwanz

After 12 years of being a licensed stylist and working in various salons in the DFW area, Nicki decided it was time to branch out and open her own business with the help of her husband Anthony. She wanted the salon to feel authentic and eclectic, and to fit the diverse style of East Dallas. Read more>>

Anna Triantafellou

I was born and raised in Russia. I came to America as so many do, to discover new vistas and to forge a fresh beginning. I had to close the door to the past left behind and try and forget the less than fortunate circumstances of my childhood. Read more>>

Lesli Marshall

I would say I’m pretty much self-taught when it comes to painting and creating. I took art classes in college but really loved trying all mediums and then mixing them together. When I graduated, I knew I wanted to do something creative. Read more>>

Milan, Ariel and Aaron

Built By Bender LLC is owned and operated by 3 brothers Ariel, Milan, and Aaron Bender. Born and raised Texans, with a passion for art & design. We grew up working in our parents bottled water company together. Our family was always big on reuse, doing it yourself, and learning new trades. Read more>>

Michaelle De La Torre

Growing up my when I was a child my parents would always take me to three spots. Chuck E. Cheese, the park or a recreational pool. Which for me, as long as I was out of the house I didn’t mind. But being a mother now, and seeing how much the city I grew up in has grown, I just feel like Chuck E. Read more>>

Omega Hawkins

I am 38 year veteran of the transportation industry. I was instrumental in bringing transportation to Kaufman County in 1980 when I, along with city/county officials recognized the need for elderly transportation to senior centers. I have worked hard to fill my long term vision for transportation in and around Kaufman County. Read more>>

Barry Brown

arvey B’s founder has operated restaurants since 1978. The Barry Brown/ Larry McGrane team formed about 1988, with Harvey B’s being the fourth restaurant joint involvement. Harvey B’s was a project born of the notion simply to try new ideas- “I’d like to try this, this and this. Read more>>

Michael Parkey

I did not discover my profession and my passion until my late twenties when I first heard of something called “landscape architecture”. I enrolled in the graduate program at the University of Texas at Arlington, and never looked back. Read more>>

Cap Pannell

I began my career in graphic design and illustration in 1971 after graduating from North Texas State University. In 1983, I established a partnership with copywriter Carol St. George. Carol and I were married in 1984. Read more>>

Luanne Field

Jazzercise has been a presence in the metroplex for many years! The Lake Highlands studio has been in the current location for 10 years and I have been the owner for 6. I have been teaching Jazzercise for 20 years and I still find it incredibly rewarding. Read more>>

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