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Inspiring Stories from Fort Worth

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 Fort Worth’s rising stars below.

Yvonne A. Jones

My background is Banking, Administration, and Human Resources. After migrating from Jamaica to the United States in 1989, I worked in Corporate America as well as in small businesses but always had the entrepreneurial spirit, and my vision was always to be my own boss. Read more>>

Kelly Stark

I actually started as a chemical engineer at Texas Instruments in 1995 and was one of the few female semiconductor process engineers at Micron and Texas Instruments. I went to SMU Cox School of Business for my MBA and fell in love with marketing. Read more>>

Suzette Munson Tina Lytch

In 2018 my then 1 year old son, 3 year old daughter, husband and I went on an around the world trip with out last stop being Rwanda, Africa. To make a very long story short. At the time I was designing all the womens line and home line at www.saddlebackleather.com which is co-owned by my husband and I. Read more>>

Darrell Jarrell, Tomi Jarrell

\Hi there, we are Darrell and Tomi Jarrell, married for 26 years and six children, we are entrepreneurs at heart and love everything that has to do with marriage, family, small business and fun!! Our vision from the very beginning of our journey was to love each other, love God and do family well. Read more>>

Mandy Hancock

I knew I wanted to do hair since I was 8 years old. My mom cut my brother, sister and my hair for us when we were kids (not super well, i might add)… In third grade I met a friend whose mom was a hairstylist. “A hairstylist?“ I thought… I didn’t know there was such a thing! Read more>>

Imelda Estrada

I have always been driven and from a young age I was determined to do something meaningful with my life. I didn’t have a very conventional childhood, for the first few years of my life I was raised by a single immigrant parent. Read more>>

Christa Russell-Franks

I’m from Fort Worth, so being a part of the music/entertainment is something I’ve always done. As a musician, I’ve worked for years peddling songs and stories and experiences through my voice and spoken word at all the usual spots. Read more>>

Sandie Nathan

I started Elixir Kitchen Space almost 10 years ago as a way to help people get started with their own food based businesses. I am a baker and could not legally bake out of my house, but did not want the expense and overhead of a traditional bakery. Read more>>

Isabella Breedlove

I was a theatre kid for sure. I love all things Broadway! There is something about live theater that warms my heart and makes me want to sing. I can remember seeing “Hamilton” and that opening scene had me in tears as we heard the lines, “My name is Alexander Hamilton/And there’s a million things I haven’t done/Just you wait, just you wait.” Read more>>

Sunny Mays

Maybe you could say it was serendipity or a happy accident, I’m still not sure which, but you could say I just fell into photography. I was a handbag designer. The line had been growing much faster than I ever could have imagined, and the work and travel involved began to demand more of my home and family time than I had anticipated. Read more>>

Kimberly Fain

I bought my first “really nice camera” back in 2012 with no intentions of doing anything with it. I wanted to take all the pictures I could of my sweet grandkids. I had a Regional Sales position for a company out of Houston calling on doctors, and then on the weekends, I you-tubed videos trying to figure out this camera thing!! Read more>>

June Barker

When I was a young girl I was bullied because of my looks. I was never the tiny girl. I never fit in clothes at limited too or any places like that and was called fat alot on the playground, but I had a loving family and a mom who encouraged me in the truth that we are all made beautiful in our own skin. Read more>>

Jeffery Jordan

I started this journey in 2001, young and eager to explore the world of Beauty and Fashion. I quickly moved to the big city of Dallas and began my career as a Hairstylist. After working in Dallas for 4 years, I started to miss my Ft. Worth roots! Read more>>

Charice Cooper

I was born and raised in a very musical and artistic family where creativity was encouraged and well nurtured. While I enjoyed dance and music, animals and art were what I loved most and I spent countless hours devoted to both. Read more>>

David Lown

I grew up in the town of Harrisonburg in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. After experiencing some success with the saxophone in band during Middle School and High School, I decided to attend the University of North Texas to pursue a Jazz Performance degree there. Read more>>

Casey Sanders

I was born and raised in north Fort Worth. I am a second generation Chiropractor, so I grew up in a Chiropractic household under the care of my father. Helping others experience a fully functioning body has always been a passion for me. Read more>>

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