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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.

Catherine Cartie

I’ve always had a creative spark inside me, but had never really acted on it until my first son was born. As a newly stay at home mom, I had the freedom and the desire to find a creative outlet, and I took my very first calligraphy class from Lizzie Smith in Dallas in 2015 and a new love was born. Read more>>

Lauren Bogle

My end game was to be the next Olympian volleyball player but after playing on bum foot, I lost my scholarship tryout opportunities. It was the best thing that happened for me. I dove head first into the college of agricultural sciences and natural resources. Read more>>

Veronica Cochran

My story begins with living on the corner of 6th street in New Kensington, Pennsylvania, a stone’s throw away from both a hospital and a church. I had no idea the impact both institutions and their respective interactions would ultimately have on me. Read more>>

Avinash Kharat

It started in my college days when I was going to the gym; one of the gym goers did calligraphy when he took a break during his workout. I asked him about this and then he started teaching me the basic things about calligraphy. After I was accepted for my Master’s degree, I moved on to another city where I met someone who believed in my lettering style. Read more>>

Carlo Capua

Ten years ago my 63 year-old mother sat me down and told me it was time to pursue her passion. I was shocked to find out that my mom had always dreamed of cooking for people as a career. She was known among our friends for her incredible skill in the kitchen…so we started a home-based catering business. Read more>>

Deondra Taylor

My journey into modeling began when I was 17. I was working at an Arby’s in Keller, next to a Toni & Guy Hair school, the students came in for lunch, and when they were leaving they asked if I would like to model in their annual hair show. Of course I said yes! Who doesn’t want to be a model? Read more>>

Kari Ann Shuler

I have always found makeup fascinating. The endless possibilities of temporary transformation interested me at an early age, but it wasn’t until I took a stage makeup class at Texas Christian University while I was studying Radio/TV/Film that I realized how truly amazing makeup is. Read more>>

Mattheiu Brooks

As a young man coming out of high school I wanted to be a sound engineer as a career. A natural choice for a kid who was a guitar player and singer in a couple of different bands. After discovering that the universities did not offer classes in sound design, engineering, recording, etc. Read more>>

Matthew Rojas

I graduated from The Art Institute of Dallas in 2012 from the video production program, and since then worked for various non-profits and churches in the Metroplex as a video director including Gateway Church. Recently, made the jump to go to freelance as a director, producer, and cinematographer. Read more>>

Sarah Owens

My journey through photography began at the young age of twelve. I was a strong-willed, curious, and entrepreneurial-minded kid, who took a liking to light and wanted to do everything I could to capture it. Hence, the camera came into play; however, I had no idea that a hobby would turn into a full-blown career, or that this small business would become such a visible reminder of God’s grace in my life. Read more>>

Maya DeBruce

I want to give some insight about how I got started in real estate at the age of 19. Summer 2017, I returned home from Garden City Kansas after losing my cheerleading scholarship. Returning home with no idea what was next wasn’t an easy transition. Read more>>

Ashley Marsh

The idea of starting a photography business first came to me in 2011 during our family session. I loved the feeling that the person behind the camera was taking time away from her family to help my family create memories. The next two years I went through plenty of notebook spirals, you tube videos, and articles teaching myself about photography. Read more>>

Chris Magallanes and Ernest Morales

It was a slow start. We knew starting a food truck in January would be tough, but we were determined to stick it out and ride through until warmer weather. We specialize in central Texas style BBQ. We are known for our slow smoked meats as well as twists on traditional BBQ. Read more>>

Nick Lovin

I got started by noticing that my ex-girlfriend had an underwear drawer full of multiple panties that I never seen her wear more than once. I asked her why she had so many and her reply was “I don’t want to do laundry”. Fast forward to me meeting my fiancée, years later. I noticed that she to have an abundant amount of panties as well. Read more>>

Jessica Scott

I have always been a planner since the time I was a little girl- from religiously setting out every last piece of my outfit down to the socks I would wear the next morning. Over the years I grew a deep passion for event planning in general before I discovered my true passion for being in the wedding world. Read more>>

Misty Sikes

I have always had the love for photography. When I had my daughter 15 years ago I would set her up with props and take pictures of her. In 2013 my wonderful husband suggested that I just go for it and do what I have always loved doing. Read more>>

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