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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.

Jackie Monroe Robinson

My consulting and coaching journey began long before I every considering doing either professionally, I have always been that person that friends and family would come to for personal and/or professional advise. I can recall these “advising” sessions going all the way back to junior high school. Read more>>

Kayla Begley

I have always been really into health and wellness and was a nursing major for a while before discovering employee and community wellness as a career. I worked in various doctor’s offices and as a wellness contact for companies running their wellness programs for their employees. Read more>>

Mikon Haaksman

I’m from the Netherlands originally and I moved to the US with my parents at a young age. I was always fascinated with motion pictures and whenever I saw a tv special about the making of a movie, I knew I wanted to be part of that world. Read more>>

Shanta Jackson, Tammarra Letbetter

I didn’t always know exactly what I wanted to do, but I knew I wanted to be a helper. I had and continue to have a passion for seeing others be their best selves! It wasn’t until undergrad when I took a Psychology elective that I fell in love with this field! Read more>>

Kate Preston

We started our business, my husband and I, in 2005 from a passion that he had burning in him to take photos. At the time I was in Personal Banking and was driven to move up the ladder of corporate america. Weekdays we would go to our 9-5 jobs and then work on photos at night, like many other weekend warrior photographers do, and then photograph weddings, families, high school seniors, and any other type of session we could to get experience. Read more>>

Erycka Hunter

I have always had an affinity for aesthetics, particularly beauty, skincare and grooming. I learned how to arch (shape) eyebrows in high school and used my friends and family as models until college. When I got to college, I would do brows and makeup for my dorm mates for special occasions or just because. Read more>>

Jason Kramer, Shea Kramer

Jason – Wanted to be a history teacher. Felt that was a great way to influence others and help make difference (the history part is just because he’s a geek and loves to learn about history). He went to a Chiropractor while attending his undergraduate (Western Washington University) after being in a car accident. Read more>>

Rose Bermejo

Rose Bermejo bought a 20 years old national franchise, OLP has been 18 years in Dallas, I bought it a year an a half ago, I want to bring clients visions to life with our design, premium fixtures and professional installations. Make their Outdoor Lighting spaces safe, with curb appeal and unique beauty. Read more>>

Martin Morgan

I started piano lessons around the age of 6 or 7, but music was not a main priority until sophomore year of high school. I played sports growing up, but I knew that was’t going to pay the bills. For whatever reason, I thought music was a more realistic profession. Read more>>

Darla McMullen

I have been in the food business for over 25 years! We decided to open up On Top Of It Catering because of our passion for cooking and entertaining! After owning a catering company in another town, the process of opening was pretty simple! The most difficult thing has been letting everyone taste our food to see how good it is and getting our name out!! Read more>>

Robert Johnson

I grew up in the small town of Fairfield Texas. In the 80’s it was town of approximately 3500 people. When I was in the 8th grade I started working at the Exxon station right off I45. If I remember correctly I was hired in June of my 8th grade summer, by June of the following year I was fired and rehired from there like, I dunno.. 4 or 5 times. Read more>>

Anthony Laurienti

In the last years at The University of Texas at Dallas, I joined the college’s television station UTD TV. Before this, I had only taken a single photogrpahy class but I thought, “hey, why not.” I entered as a guest on a talk show and left as the production supervisor doing everything from Hosting Japanese game shows host to directing short films. Read more>>

Tim Hoang

I’ve been in the creative industry as a freelance content creator since 2015. I am blessed to say that I experienced rapid growth fairly recently, but I do have to say for the first few years – it was very, VERY difficult. Read more>>

Jasmine Green

As a little kid I always had a camera. Of course I started of with a disposable until I could prove to my parents I was able handle an actual digital camera. I would take pictures of almost anything. My favorite at the time were my surrounding. I loved looking a unique buildings, flowers, roads, clouds, you name it. Read more>>

Bryce Butler

I started playing drums when I was about 3 years old because I saw The Eagles play “Get Over It” on PBS. I heard the beat, dragged over a stool and some wooden spoons, and started playing along. I was always tapping and banging on stuff even as a little baby. I think that’s mainly because my dad played guitar, and my mom was a multi-instrumentalist, so music ran in the family. Read more>>

Elizabeth de Moraes

I have been an entrepreneur and a coach/teacher for decades, but two years ago I shifted to what I currently do. Having trained professional performers for years on how to engage with their audience and develop that “it-factor”, I have transferred the knowledge and expertise to coaching entrepreneurs to shine on camera for their social media videos, so that they too can gain higher engagement, thus grow their business exponentially through the internet. Read more>>

Nida Rehman

I started my journey in a small town called Wagga Wagga (yes it’s a real place… down under in Australia) where I got my Bachelors degree in Graphic Design. I have always had a strong interest in Creative Arts and Photography so my degree was a natural fit. Read more>>

Jonathan Hoeflinger, Marlon Henderson”

I was born in Michigan – raised in California. I grew up on a farm that harvested peaches, nectarines and olive oil. During the summer, my cousins given acres of land to farm corn and would go through the entire process from seed to store – learning the business of farming. Read more>>

Richard Lentz

After graduating from college I went to work for a mechanical and electrical engineering firm in Dallas. I went through an extensive training program starting in the field learning the electrical, plumbing and HVAC trades. I then continued the training in the warehouse operation learning the prefabrication process that supplied the trades in the field. Read more>>

Amanda Sweet

I’ve always been a creative person. I grew up drawing, writing stories, and performing on stage; but I truly started my creative journey after leaving my second abusive relationship. This pivotal point in my life, to find and build a relationship of love with myself catapulted me into my creative life. Read more>>

Scott Samford

I came late to the fitness game; I was about 32 when I started my career. The family business was closing and it was time for me to decide what to do next. It was one of those moments when you reflect on the conversations you have with your friends about “if I knew then what I knew now.” Read more>>

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