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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.

Stephen Spurlock Jr.

After graduating with a degree of the Bachelor of Arts in Information Technology in May of 2018, I felt that I had accomplished all of the goals my parents had wanted me to obtain. It was then when I insisted on following my passion for modeling full fledge. Since then, I have continued to connect and network with others in the industry, in addition to building my portfolio. Read more>>

Anna Brandon

Soren Kierkegaard said something like “Life can only be understood backward; the trouble is we have to live it forwards.” I would never have been able to predict the many twists and turns along the way. Academics was difficult because I went to graduate school in mid-life, so I wasn’t like the majority of other graduate students. Read more>>

Seth Magana

All that outside school filmmaking led to my first feature which is now opening itself to our next large production coming soon which I’m incredibly grateful for. My one person production company Almost Sue Productions expanded into a jointly run company Defiant Motion Pictures that’s home to large crews and productions. Read more>>

Aaron Cartwright

I finally realized that I needed to open my shop so I could have the comfort of being able devote myself to a single pursuit. I also realized with my own practice I would be able to pick up skills that were useful and valuable to me and immediately put them into use to serve my clients. Read more>>

Regina Thompson

My life today is incredibly blessed. I get to live by life design. I’m growing, I have foundation and security. As a financial wellness educator, I’ve been able to save a nest egg that has become the foundation of creating generational wealth. I’ve acquired property, created a dividend stock portfolio, and other streams of passive income. Read more>>

Kodi Zene and Lozen Fükem

Doing things differently, for ourselves, true Indie style. Use what you have, use what you know in our great city. We started with shooting a concept teaser and promoting at DFW area comic cons. We developed a teaser comic book using local talent contributing their art and styles to the comic. And now today we have finished our origin feature film that prologues the upcoming trilogy. Read more>>

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>>

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