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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.

Abbs Helmberger

I grew up on a farm with six sisters and one baby brother at the end, being girly wasn’t in my nature as a kid I loved being a tom boy but as time went on and I reached high school I discovered a new found love for makeup and all the ways you could paint your face. I taught myself everything I needed to know to become a freelance MUA and it’s become my therapy. Whether I’m doing a bridal party, a photoshoot. Read more>>

Jesus Meraz

Since a young age I have been creative and was always drawn to art. I was raised in Mexico by my grandparents; my grandfather was an artist and would work on painting and fixing up the aesthetics of cars and in his free time he would use whatever materials he could find to make pictures and pieces of art to sell. However, it was not until later in my life that I became much more serious with my art. Read more>>

Kim Bruce

Kim Bruce, founder and owner of Organizing Spaces by Kim, is a Creative Organizing Expert, Speaker and Collaborator who helps others take control of their spaces by creating organized solutions that better serve them. In April 2020, Kim has been recognized in OprahMag.com featuring “Pantry Organizing Ideas and Hacks” and launched her DIY and virtual organizing packages to provide a step-by-step guide on how to organize your space. Read more>>

Jane Sadek

Today, my husband Bill and I have a real estate photography business providing photography, videography and drone services, along with a variety of marketing support assistance for real estate agents and small business, ranging from websites to social media. My husband is a serial entrepreneur and I have followed a career devoted to marketing and sales. That’s the short version. Read more>>

Karissa Leicht

My name is Karissa Leicht, I am a filmmaker and cinematographer from Dallas, Texas. I have greatly enjoyed my experiences being behind the camera and what it has taught me. It all started when I was in high school (Bishop Lynch High School). My Junior year, I decided to stop playing basketball, I had a realization that, that route was not realistic and that I needed something that fulfilled me and I needed something that could be sustainable for my future. Read more>>

Shyona Boston

I am a Registered Nurse by trade and I had always put all of my time into my career in healthcare. I have always had a love for makeup but never really pursued it due to my current profession. I would see these beautiful makeup looks on red carpets, awards show or just in everyday life. I wanted to look like the people I encountered with these gorgeous looks. I started practicing/learning on myself and the more I learned, the more intrigued I became. It became a hobby of mine. Read More>>

Lumbie Mlambo

It started with my father, J.B. Dondolo who was gravely ill at the time and could not finish the work he had started at a clinic in Nyamandlovu, Zimbabwe. I traveled to Zimbabwe to see him. He later passed away. But he asked that his children continue his charitable work and finish what he had already started. He stressed that he had promised the people of Nyamandlovu a functional clinic with necessities. Read more>>

Amanda Ravetta

After college (at Auburn University in Alabama), I started a career in the auto finance industry in Mobile, AL. In the first full year there, I was the number one salesperson for the company. After a couple of years, I decided I wanted a career change which led me to the world of mortgages. I became an award-winning mortgage loan officer at a large nationwide company and was soon promoted to a branch manager in Dallas. Read More>>

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