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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.

Eric Ortiz

New Lion Music is currently working with musicians of all walks of life, talented individuals in different genres. Our specialty is music, of course, we enjoy mixing it up, with my ideas and the other musicians’ ideas. I’m most proud that we are what you can call “grassroots”, small and focused with detail to attention on every project that comes our way. Read more>>

Jacob Norman

To be able to bounce ideas off one another is so important to us creatives. I am also a member of Team Overcomer, which has allowed me the opportunity to travel and bless others. I am very thankful to have had such a smooth road-especially since I’ve only been doing this for two years. Read more>>

Anita Hawkins

I relocated to Texas in December 2000. I was a stay at home mom for quite some time as I am a wife of MLB Pitcher and mother of two. In 2004, I decided to try building my dream home and hired a builder who I thought carried all facets that that catered to my needs only finding out later that he wasn’t a good businessman. Read more>>

Tamika and Josh Noffsinger

The thing that I am most proud of is how quickly my husband and I have learned and grown the business. We have gained a reputation for providing some amazing decor that will enhance your event! You will not be disappointed when you choose us as your balloon decor vendor. Read more>>

Deborah Flynn

Now that many years have passed and the laws have changed, my cookie business has become a reality thanks to my dad. Since the beginning of my journey, he believed in me and wanted to see me achieve something I had always wanted to do instead of just talking about it. My dad was the perfect cookie and sweets tester so after I completed some refresher classes. Read more>>

Darren “TekForce”

I would LOVE to tell you that it’s been a smooth road, but then, I would be lying to you, lol. There’s been a lot of up and downs, with balancing raising a family, people you’ve worked with that don’t work out, making time for music, just a lot. There’s a lot of self-analysis when it comes to this music. You REALLY have to decide if you are going to dedicate your time to your craft. Read more>>

Ginger Sisco-Cook

While many younger artists struggle with the business aspects of the fine art industry, I have been able to apply the skills I learned writing grants and coordinating with nonprofits and government entities. When I realized how perfectly my previous experience as a small business owner prepared me to become a working artist, I knew the path to being a fine art photographer was within my grasp. Read more>>

Kionta Washington

I didn’t start this business with skincare, I started by selling hair extensions and that business is still doing well but Skin Care is where my heart is. SIMPLI Skin Care started in my kitchen. I was in dying need of a product to even my skin tone. I created a mask and creams and became obsessed. Read more>>

Emily Rogers

Being a single mother of boys, I did face many setbacks and struggles along the way! But I prayed daily and worked sun up to sun down to build my clientele and get my name out there! It’s always hard moving to another town but I feel like I’m finally at a place where I’m comfortable! Read more>>

Quesha Williams

Once I built a strong clientele, I decided to go full time because I always knew I didn’t want to work for anyone but myself. I ended up quitting my full-time job and dedicated my time to my business. I am now one year into running my business, it’s definitely not easy but it’s worth it every single day. I have a 6-year-old daughter who admires me and looks up to and I want to show her that she can do anything if she puts her mind to it. Read more>>

Don Longo

I love to work with acrylics and textures. I have always loved the tactile sense of paint and various mediums that build up textures in paint. I don’t just like to paint how a texture would look but to include some build up of textures to feel like it’s right there for you to touch. Read more>>

Brandon Church

Looking for a support group for men considering testosterone replacement therapy and found nothing. So, I started a Facebook group. It grew slowly at first and I can remember how exciting it was with every new member. After three years, I think we had around 1,500 members. By the end of 2017, we were up to 3,000 and that’s when I realized we could do some really good. Read more>>

Christian Hancock

After becoming a licensed and certified speech-language pathologist, I continued my learning in the home health setting. I was honored to serve hundreds of rural families in their homes, many of whom were Spanish-speaking. I recognized supporting families through caregiver coaching and sustainable practices is extremely important, especially in treating medically complex disorders and culturally diverse populations. Read more>>

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