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Inspiring Stories from Far West

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 West below.

Colleen Coppenger

I was a dental hygienist for 34 years. In April 2009, I was visiting my sister in my hometown of New Orleans and she suggested we paint at a new business called Corks and Canvas. I overheard the employees talking about how the owners were going to franchise. On my drive home, I called one of the founders, Cathy Deano to find out more information and by the time I got home I had figured out how I was going to open a franchise. Read more>>

De’Maria Walker

When the idea of O’Shalas Formula struck my mind, I knew it would be something heartfelt, something meaningful, something that would make an impact. I have battled with Atopic Dermatitis Eczema my entire life. I knew I wanted to make a change for myself. Once I made that change, I knew I had to share it with others to create something beautiful. Throughout my path of life, I have suffered with insecurities because of my skin. Still, to this day I get a little insecure, but I remind myself, I’m not alone, and I am truly blessed because it could be a lot worse. I am so thankful to be able to share my testimony with people who are going through the same storm. Read more>>

Misty Gilbert

Unlike some people who always dream of being an Entrepreneur, for me, it just started. In 2004, through mutual connections, I was put in contact with a Physician who was frustrated with the revenue cycle of his Family Practice, exasperated with the state and federal laws, inundated with the administrative demands that running a business takes and knew that I wanted to do more to help Entrepreneurs have the thriving businesses they desired. Read more>>

Ruthie Schulz

Truthfully, I was so very excited to learn this new skill but I had no idea how much it would change my life. I can never thank my friends enough for what I’m sure they felt was just a kind gesture but really ended up putting my life on a completely new track. Read more>>

Robert Scroggs

I am a craft beer activist. I write about beer. I participate in podcast and YouTube shows about beer. I brew beer. I judge beer. I teach about beer. I am an officer in the Cap and Hare Homebrew Club, and I am on the leadership team for Best Little Brew Fest in Texas. I grew up around beer. Read more>>

Amaya Mignault Rojas

My biggest Joy in life is my family. I feel very blessed! I am married to my best friend and my son is my miracle! I only have one son; he is 21 and has already authored 3 books and owns his own company. I am very proud of my husband and my son for all there wonderful accomplishments! Read more>>

Trina Titus Lozano and Devi Titus

My mom, Devi Titus asked me to co-write new THE HOME EXPERIENCE book which was originally written in 2002 and re-released last year in 2018. My mom has been in full time ministry for 54 years but I have been working along side her since 2016. I’m an empty nester and now have time to fully devote to The Home Experience. We host monthly Intensives teaching women how to make their home a place of Love and Peace. Read more>>

Jeannetta Collier

Growing up as a little girl, I often wondered “How high can a balloon float in the air?” and “Will there be something in the universe to stop it or force it down?” My parents taught us to dream big and that there was nothing that we could not achieve in life. Read more>>

Danielle Jones

I own Snapshots of a Memory by Danielle, I started my company 10 years ago, I have always worked retail my whole adult life, to provide for my kids, which I have 4 3 boys and a girl, having a daughter meant the world to me after my 3 little boys, so like most moms I entered her into beauty pageants, etc. Read more>>

Ashlee Garcia

I’d like to say flowers found me. 2013 was the year I officially launched my company. I was a DIY bride that discovered my true passion preparing for my very own wedding .Before I knew it, friends and family were asking me to do their events. Read more>>

Steve Ellinger

I am an agency testing photographer, doing work for fashion agencies in Texas and New York. I am also a practicing architect. There is a huge overlap between architecture and fashion, and the photography thereof. Scale, texture, symmetry, color, design, proportion etc. apply to both. Read more>>

ChloeBeth Soileau

When I was a senior in high school in Pineville, Louisiana, I had to complete a senior project in which I was required to shadow someone in my field of interest. I chose to shadow a local event planner, Debbie Ahrens. One of her events that I shadowed and helped set up for was a calligraphy workshop. Read more>>

Jessica Rambo

When I photographed my first paid session almost ten years ago, I had no idea where I was headed with my art, the career I was going to make out of it or even the people I would meet along the way. At the time,I was starting out I didn’t even know how to form a business much less create quality work. Fortunately I met two selfless ladies who saw a fearlessness and drive in me. Read more>>

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