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Inspiring Stories from North Dallas

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 of North Dallas below.

Nikki Scott

I started wearing makeup in high school Mary Kay to be exact. My aunt was a sales rep and I purchased from her so that I could have makeup to play in and wear to school. I always loved makeup but my passion grew when I went to college and began competing in pageants, a lot of contestants loved my makeup and I began servicing clients after I won the title of Miss Black Tulsa County 2009. Read more>>

Jordan Frescher

If you’re looking for a new age feel deeply rooted in the inspiration of some of hip hop’s greatest, you’ll find yourself feeling right at home when you hear Jordan Frescher’s new single “Ball on You.” Jordan is not your typical artist though – he brings a fresh vibe to the hip hop movement that truly sets him apart. With catchy beats and melodical verses, his bars resonate with people from coast to coast. Read more>>

Candice Duvall

In school I’d doodle on everything. When others liked it, they’d ask for it so they could add them in their binder and tape it to their locker or book protectors. I was gifted but not nurtured and had a rough child hood so I graduated early at 16 I moved out on my own. Read more>>

Katy Alaniz

When I was quite young, I saw the flaws in mine and my friends’ families. Don’t get me wrong; I love the hell out my family. No way I would’ve ended up where I am without them propping me up constantly. However, I remember distinctly thinking after sleepovers with friends thinking “adults seem so unhappy, and they don’t talk to each other the right way. I don’t get why anyone gets married, because that seems miserable”. Read more>>

Arianna Castillo

My husband, dog, and I are from a town in Mexico near the border with Texas called H. Matamoros, Tamaulipas. I have always admired the art of my country, and I truly believe we have very talented artisans. Read More>>

Michael Hyder

I got started as a counselor thinking I was wanting to help people when I was probably really needing to help myself. I was struggling to find meaning after college and felt drawn to find that meaning helping others. Through a lot of self-reflection, my own therapy, and suffering brought upon by my own stubbornness, I learned enough to begin to step out of my own “stuff” and be able to help others. Read more>>

Gina Farmer

Gina has a diverse background. She had her start in professional modeling at a young age, but quickly decided she had a knack for business. She has spent time in advertising as an intern, spent seven years as a paralegal and is a Commercial jet pilot. After graduating Magna Cum Laude from Southern Methodist University in 2001, she started a new enterprise. At the age of 24, she sold her first business, Diamond Affairs, a luxury stationery boutique. Read more>>

Gene Southwick

Well, I grew up in Durango CO. My dad was (and still is) an amazing woodworker. We didn’t have a lot of money growing up, I have a younger brother who’s deaf and has Cerebral palsy, so extra money went towards his various therapies and what not. Because of this, my dad made a lot of what we had. He made amazing bunk beds for us, toy boxes, art tables, kitchen tables, and so much more. Read more>>

Jaqueline Joseph

There are two things I’m passionate about dancing and weddings. My dance obsession started when I was a little girl and my aunts would teach me Bollywood dances to perform at any and every family party. I would jump at the opportunity to perform anywhere I could. In college, I joined Texas Bhangra at UT Austin. I fell in love with the energy and excitement of bhangra and just felt like a natural when performing. Read more>>

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