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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.

Matt Brundige

It all started in 8th grade at Vivian Field middle school. We had a class project built around the book Animal Farm. The class was set up to create a Cow vs. Goat campaign and I was put on the newspaper staff. I’m not a fan of writing and was looking for an easy A. Read more>>

Ronny Junkins

I was a manager for Stop’n’Go convenience store for 10 years, The corporation was going through bankruptcy and as a result it changed hands a couple of times. As part of downsizing I was let go. I have a BA from UT Arlington in Soviet & East European Studies which was not the most sought after field at the time. Read more>>

Joshua Willingham

I spent 20 years of my career in the banking industry. The majority of this time was spent in management, most recently as an Executive Director managing a few hundred employees in numerous locations. It was early in my career in banking that I caught the entrepreneurial bug and knew that one day I would own my own business. Read more>>

Brandi Salerno

I graduated from Little Elm High School in 2005. I then went to Texas State University and graduated in 2009 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography. I started my career as a portrait photographer thinking I would never move toward the wedding business. It was extremely intimidating at the time. Read more>>

Toria Frederick

The Step Stool Chef® is dedicated to building kid leadership through cooking.  We develop products and digital solutions that facilitate independence and learning using a “kids teaching kids” approach to cooking.  We make learning to cook fun and approachable for kids and easier for parents. Read more>>

Michelle Kennemer

I am a Board Certified Music Therapist currently in my 20th year of practice. I have been working in special education, with students who have special needs, for 18 years. Before coming to my current job, I was a music therapist in a nursing home. By definition, music therapy is the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship by a credentialed professional who has completed an approved music therapy program (American Music Therapy Association, 2005). Read more>>

Paige Davidson

I graduated with my BFA in Studio Art from the University of Texas at Austin in 2000 knowing that I wanted to paint full-time. My rent in Austin wasn’t allowing me to stay there and focus on painting, so I regrouped and moved into an old warehouse in my hometown of Gainesville to paint and put together a game plan. Read more>>

Hale Baskin

My dad was a musician and music was a big part of my upbringing. I was fortunate to have mind-blowingly supportive parents who helped to cultivate my love of music and wouldn’t let me quit. I would get in my own way often, and to some degree I still struggle with that. Read more>>

Lyle and Nena Wise

The Vision of Waterstone was placed upon me over 28 years ago.. It wasn’t until we hosted a wedding for our nieces oldest daughter 8 years ago that my wife suggested Waterstone be built on our own homestead. I could never find the right place to locate it and all the while it was right under my nose. Read more>>

Annjeanette Martin

I was the person who always decorated for parties & brought the desserts. Several years ago, my husband started working in the offshore oil business, which keeps him out of the country for months at a time. Because of this dynamic, we felt it was best for our family for me to leave my full-time job & become a stay-at-home mom. Read more>>

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