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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.

Chrissy Mathews

The earliest memory I have of wanting to become a hairstylist was when I was thirteen years old. I had always enjoyed visiting my hairstylist. She was self-employed and we followed her anytime she would move locations. I loved the relationship that grew between us and she stayed my hairstylist all through high school. Read more>>

Caroline Arnold

Most young girls’ first experience with professional ballet is a trip to see the holiday classic The Nutcracker, however, my journey began at the age of eight when my mom took me to see my first ballet, Miami City Ballet’s Romeo and Juliet. I left the Kravis Performing Arts Center. Read more>>

Ashley Hill

I grew up in a family full of talented and artistically inclined individuals – painters, singers, dancers, fashionistas and culinary artists. Oh, the list goes on and on but basically, I’ve been exposed to Visual and Performing arts all of my life! My roots are not only here in the DFW. Read more>>

Craig Martin

I’m the classic story of the kid standing in a chair at the stove, helping mom with dinner starting from around age four or five. Like any cook worth their salt, I had to prove my worth washing dishes before I graduated to actually learning how to cook. I got no breaks despite not even being able to reach the faucet. Read more>>

Alexandra Mantas

I have always had a passion for inspiring children to be their best selves. I was an interning youth pastor for a year, a child care director and teacher for six years, and then after I became a mother myself, it hit me even more how important our role as mothers are. Read more>>

Melanie Rosenburg

I decided to just go for it! Sounds simplistic, but believe me it wasn’t. I did a lot of praying, talking with my husband, asking friends, and then… just did it. One of the scariest things I’ve done actually, but life is short and it came down to the thought that I’d rather have the regret of failing than the regret of not even trying. Read more>>

Gregory Buchheit

Coming from a small Texas town and humble beginnings, I was achieving my dreams, and then I wasn’t. The elite performance had become the norm for me, and suddenly, it was stripped away. My career began with military service and having always been a thrill-seeker. Read more>>

Coco Fontao

I’ve been in this wonderful Country for over 20 years. My dad passed away when I was eight years old and my mom came to the states to try to make a better life for us. I grew up watching my mother working her heart out to bring home what we needed to survive. Read more>>

Julia Kate Snow

I was born and raised about 45 minutes south of Dallas in a small town called Ovilla. In the first 12 years of my life, I lived on a 50-acre farm with my four older sisters and two older brothers. Music was a large part of our upbringing, my parents both sang and my mom played piano and my dad played guitar. Read more>>

Cameron Curry

I am a Spiritual Teacher and Healer. I began my business by way of what some would call the dark night of the soul. It marked a point in my existence that included me healing by way of integrating with my shadow, inner child work, and balancing my masculine and feminine energies. Read more>>

Sharla Kershen

I’ve always loved horses, but my love for people with special needs came later in life. After a career in Information Technology, I was looking for a way to give back. My mother had a long battle with Ovarian Cancer, and riding horses helped give me something that completely took me away from the stress and anxiety that surrounds caregivers. Read more>>

Damien Davis

I’ve always been obsessed with our universe, stars, constellations and who we are as humans. I started drawing various shapes and simple portraits in grade school. I wasn’t in love with the process and would compare myself to other artists. Which in return, I slowed down a lot and then completely stopped. Read more>>

Emily Poste

I started Photography on such a whim. I was a banker in Canada for ten years and always had this urge to be creative and to do more than what I was doing. I also always wanted to be my own boss. My husband was finally the one who pushed me towards Photography. Read more>>

Forrest Jones

Well because of my faith, I want to first give credit to the reason I personally feel I have had success. My faith in Jesus Christ has allowed so much favor to happen in my life. I didn’t plan on doing YouTube mainly because I never thought I had the capability to so. Read more>>

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