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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.

Basil Schaban-Maurer

My early training in Architecture began at The University of Texas at Arlington’s school of Architecture and environmental design, now known as CAPPA, where I was influenced by the humanist work of my mentor, the late professor Andrej Pinno. His design philosophy was distinguished by its emphasis on the users of Architecture and how they engaged their buildings. Read more>>

George and Travis Baker

Started All Star Corrugated with 2 partners in 1983. We began by making boxes for a few customers and quickly realized that we needed to continue to look for customers in the DFW market. We found a part of the metroplex that was under-served in their need for custom boxes. Read more>>

Kerry Kelley

Kerry Kelley grew up with family in the metal business, his parents owned a heat treating shop in Fort Worth. With metallurgists and other science based skill sets in his family, he learned a lot about how different metals and processes affect outcomes, and he studied how to use the right materials and procedures to get the results he wanted. Read more>>

Ed Markwardt

In 2009, I was working in an insurance office looking for work on the weekends. I came across an ad for a DJ company and because I was in the A/V field for several years I thought it was a good fit. I joined the DJ company and received the Rookie of the Year award. I left the company in 2011 and planned to leave the industry. Read more>>

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