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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.

Robert Baldwin and Paul Echart

Our interest in pottery really started while we were living in Asia. Places like Kyoto, Japan have very long traditions in pottery. We met a lot of potters and of course, began collecting pottery. Robert has always felt that there is something special about using his hands to create something and quickly fell in love with the idea of that creation being pottery. Read more>>

Marie Gray

I try to capture a moment or memory to tell a story and I am always challenging myself and trying to learn new ways of improving my work. I believe what sets me apart is my attention to detail and my desire to capture the soul of the subject in the eyes of the subject. Read more>>

Michael Lark

Realistically, everything is a challenge, each in every day. When I first got into sports media back in 2016, I was more of a writer, by shortly after I began to realize my passion lied in sports photography. I essentially had to re-invent my identity and skills on the fly while entering a new field. Read more>>

Celina Lesa

As an Army Veteran, I have exceptional attention to detail and I am passionate about helping others. While serving, the best part about my job was grooming and mentoring Soldiers for higher levels of responsibility and promoting career advancement. My passion for teaching has not changed; the content has. Read more>>

Roy Vann

Zenu App has been an extreme struggle to launch and grow, but I would not trade the experience for the world. From December 2016 through June 2017 I worked 6-8 hour nights communicating the app’s functionality and design elements to our development team in Mumbai, India. Read more>>

Sam Unruh

When my wife was pregnant with our first, she talked me into quitting my real job in order to make furniture for a living. I had been handcrafting pieces in my little detached garage on the weekends and she knew it could work. It was a bold move, but we haven’t regretted it for a second. Read more>>

Natasha Vega

I became inspired to do the same and started renting out one of the studio spaces in that compound off Peak Street. My purpose and goals aligned that fast! I had an incredible will and excitement which carried me through the trials of getting the space together. Read more>>

Courtney Crave

I moved to Dallas in my 20’s, never having lived in America before. I got my degree in Psychology and spent a decade working in the medical field all while leading a secret double life: medical professional by day, burlesque performer/model by night. Six years ago I discovered aerial fitness, going from student to teacher, and my life changed forever. Read more>>

Brandyn Harris

Our business is a travel agency. While many people might say or comment that a travel agency? I thought all of those disappeared in the 90’s. While that sentiment is true in the fact that storefront agencies have all but disappeared, agencies do exist and they’ve actually been growing in numbers but exist more on a home-based business model which is exactly what we are. Read more>>

Jonathan Rodriguez

First and foremost, we are a family owned business. My aunt Yaqueline Rodriguez and I wanted to have a business that we could eventually pass on to our generations (children, grandchildren,etc.). One of those days, when the opportunity to purchase our first party bus came in August of 2017 we didn’t think about it twice. Read more>>

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