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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.

Kassandra Cornejo

After years of procrastination, my journey began in 2016. I had always desired to be an entrepreneur and join the beauty industry but was very indecisive because becoming a stylist meant taking risks. Taking risks in a form that if you do not conquer the subject you will not have a guaranteed paycheck. Read more>>

Drew Rivera, Christina Rivera

I (Drew) started out in my 20’s as a freelance graphic designer and did that for a long time just to get a feel for the industry. As I got older and gained some experience I realized there was a gap between large businesses and small businesses that needed to be filled with affordable designs. Read more>>

Amy Zhang

I started out very simple, just a hungry girl with a huge appetite taking pictures of her food. Since I ate so much and loved trying new restaurants in the Dallas area, I decided to start posting some pictures on Instagram just for fun. I think the magic really happened when local foodies that already had large followings started commenting on my pictures and interacting with me. Read more>>

Savannah Kurka

Savvie Studio is a home goods + accessories brand based out of Denton, Texas. I primarily focus on home goods and gifts that celebrate life, nature, and the spaces that we share with those that we love. Savvie Studio started in 2013, shortly after The Dime Store opened. I had just taken a digital fabrication class at UNT (laser cutting, 3D printing, etc.) and was so inspired by everything happening within the creative community of Denton. Read more>>

Angela Webb

My background is hotel sales and hospitality. I love to make people’s day! At the hotel I was in charge of all events, like weddings, showers, and corporate events, so when I got engaged I thought, “I got this”. NO. Not at all!! I needed that person, that advocate, to go behind me and make sure everything was how I wanted it. Read more>>

Christian Green

My name is Christian Green, and I am the proud owner of GRNWRKS Media (pronounced “Green Works Media”). I was born and raised in Arlington, Texas, therefore I am very familiar with the Dallas/Fort Worth area. For as long as I can remember, I have always had a deep passion for photography and videography. Read more>>

Shelly Reed

I’m a native West Texan. I grew up in a small town, and moved to the Dallas area to attend Texas Women’s University. I graduated with a Bachelors of Social Work, and started working in this field right after I graduated. I found my passion for working with children while working for Big Brothers and Sisters. Read more>>

Amy K. Abney

Growing up I did not have dreams of becoming a photographer. In fact, I was taking pre-med classes in high school thinking I would go be a doctor someday. It all changed when I turned 18 and fell in love with classic movies/films. Read more>>

Marguritte Johnson

For as long as I can remember, I’ve always enjoyed listening, supporting and helping people. For these reasons, I’m ecstatic about my most recent achievement of becoming a credentialed mediator in the state of Texas. I sincerely believe effective communication (listening and speaking) from all parties can bring resolution to any conflict. Read more>>

Monica Sok

Writing has been something that has been a crucial part of my life since I was a second grader. It’s gotten me through the best and worst of times, and as I developed an interest in food and travel, I could not help but think, ‘why not share my passions through words?’ Thus began my blog several years ago. Read more>>

Jonathan Rivera

A few years ago, I was mountain biking far from home with Mojo, my dog and best friend. Mojo suddenly stepped on a broken glass bottle that left him bleeding severely, and left me with limited time, transportation or options to get him to a vet. So, in a spark of creativity fueled by my great love for Mojo, I pulled my shirt over my head to create a ‘cubby’ for Mojo and carried him that way while riding my bicycle to the closest pet clinic. Read more>>

Martina Birnbaum

My name is Martina Birnbaum, a very happy woman born and raised in Germany and moved to Texas 3 years ago due to the job of my husband. In Germany I’ve owned my own business for over 20 years and my main photographic focus there was product photography. Read more>>

DeeJay Whiting, BreAna Whiting

Music is something that we both were raised around. We both come from families who are musical to some extent. Over the years, we developed a passion for it…not just music but the effect music has on people. We both love the idea of being able to inspire others through music. Read more>>

Kevin Fides

I first started photography through my friends Saffa and Marwa who would just take photos for fun everytime we hung out. eventually, I joined them. I got hooked immediately and so for four years straight I would take pictures every day with my phone. Two years ago, got my first DSLR and it completely changed my outlook on photography. Read more>>

Laura Cole

I grew up in Dallas, and moved to Northern California for college. My studies focused on Earth Sciences and Film Production. However, I always came back to the topic of education. When hired to create a video to pair with a geology textbook for Addison Wesley, I had the pleasure of interviewing my Stanford professors to produce a piece to explain simple geologic concepts. Read more>>

April Pinto

As a young girl I saw such magic in nature! I felt closest to God in the trees and walking through the billowing golden stocks of hay at sunset in our back yard. My mind ran rampant with daydreams of explosive color and stories. I looked forward to Saturday mornings out with my grandmother at consignment stores and antique malls so that I could collect vintage clothing and costumes. Read more>>

David Snell

In June of 1991, I was in my second year at Louisiana Tech University in pursuit of my Bachelor of Science degree in Professional Aviation and was looking for ways to build flight time prior to obtaining my (CFI) Certified Flight Instructor rating. I grew up in Plano and came up with the idea to start a sight seeing business (much like a helicopter company would offer) using 4 passenger Cessna 172 airplanes. Read more>>

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