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Inspiring Stories from Far North

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 from Far North below.

Deepa Koshaley

My early years were filled with amazement, watching architectural gems and landscapes in course of extensive travels across many parts of India owing to the transferable job of my dad. Since my childhood, I have been passionate about doing something creative. Read more>>

Melody McNulty

I started my love for hair about 10 yrs ago. I worked for and learned from my mother for most of my early career. I decided to start my own legacy and business in 2017. Best decision ever! My clients are my family and my family is my life! I love what I do and my business shows that! Read more>>

Heather Betancourt

Founded in 2014, Blue Hive Customs began as a posh baby boutique names Honey Bee Enterprises. Handcrafted baby bibs and burp cloths were the flag ship product. After an influx of personalization requests, embroidery was introduced to meet the demand. Read more>>

Rick Illes

Illes Seasonings & Flavors was founded in 1927 by Dr. A.E. Illes, an immigrant from Hungary. After WWII, A.E.’s two sons, George and Bob, joined the company and during this time, Illes specialized in importing and manufacturing flavors for local creameries, bakeries, candy, and soft drink manufacturers. Read more>>

Scot Duke

In 2004 I retired from SBC, now more commonly known as AT&T, after a long 32-year career in Yellow Pages Operations Management. I was offered the opportunity to retire young enough to allow for me to take a different direction professionally. I decided to venture out to become an entrepreneur. Read more>>

Carrie Crumbley

Resoycled began in 2012 as a project to turn my collection of vintage vessels into unique home goods. Resoycled organically grew into a small business, from initially filling found, storytelling pieces to currently using recycled glass containers. Read more>>

Lane Weitz

After basically 3 separate careers in small business, at the age of 49 and 2 kids in college I decided to do what I always wanted to do: start a financial planning practice and help small business owners and families visualize and create a successful financial future. Read more>>

Tammy Bell

My story starts with, I had always wanted to own my own flower shop! I had always been the creative mom doing homecoming mums, Cheer Bows, anything that needed to be made, everyone knew they could call me and I could make it!! Read more>>

Andrea Overturf

Loubies and Lulu came about as a creative outlet to share my passion for fitness, style, and healthy living. The name is a fun spin on the topics of fitness and style! When I started blogging in 2012, my son had just turned one, and my daughter was in elementary school. Fitness has always been a part of my lifestyle and especially so as a mom, for my health, energy, and stress relief! Read more>>

Caroline Berend

I was 25 and had absolutely no knowledge of the bridal industry. I was working at a local flower shop that did flowers for weddings. We had women walk in every week asking if we sold wedding gowns too… and we obviously didn’t so we had to send these women to Dallas. Read more>>

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