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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.

Lauri Hooper

Originally, I began my journey doing small events for friends. I planned small Christmas parties, and even put together a Meet and Greet for a friend of mine who owns a natural hair extension business, “Free Locs”. As time went on, I realized I really had a knack for bringing people together for good times and good vibes. Read more>>

Katie Sanders

Sanders Counseling story began with wanting to help people who are struggling with relationships. This evolved over the years and while in college, taking psychology classes, I found my path as a counselor. I was drawn to the research of psychology and people’s personalities and the pain we experience in life. Read more>>

Shannon Kouser

I was completing my undergraduate internship at a youth transition center when I realized I wanted to be a counselor. I’ve taught life skills classes and worked in a coaching role for youth aging out of foster care. I spent time in graduate school working in an eating disorder program. Read more>>

Dave Heimbuch

I am a 20-year marketing and sales startup veteran who has participated in several successful ad tech exits including Photobucket and Shazam. The majority of my career was spent in Chicago, but I moved to Dallas in 2013 to escape the brutal winters. Before putting our house for sale in Chicago. Read more>>

Ebony Moore-Bell

I’m originally from Jackson Mississippi, grew up with a loving and supportive family that gave me the impression there were a lot of options for me out there. My mother was a single parent but she made sure we had everything we needed. I’m the oldest of three and have a niece and two nephews. Read more>>

Zaquisha Barksdale

I’m the owner of Melanin Exposed beauty room where I cater to women of all ages, shapes, sizes, and nationalities. I’m a professional makeup artist and I also have a clothing boutique, since a young girl, I’ve known my passion has been with the beauty industry. Read more>>

Tracy Gonzales

Cooking is my passion. I learned from my Grandmother. She would set me up on the counter and not only talk to me about the meal she was preparing for us, but each dish had a story. Cooking, to me, isn’t just about the food. It’s about memories, comfort and love. Read more>>

Jennifer Kuncl

Holy Sews itself was founded in 2008 in Little Rock, Arkansas by my high school classmate and friend, Regina Binz. She lost her son Ryan in 2007 at 17 weeks gestation. Adding to the devastation of his loss, was the realization that there was nothing for him to wear. Read more>>

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