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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.

Jacob Niemeier

The idea of starting Vera Aqua Vera Vita began in 2011, while during my junior year at Purdue University in Indiana, I went on a student mission trip to Haiti one year after the devastating 2010 earthquake. At the time in school, I was in the Agricultural and Biological Engineering department working towards earning my BS in Environmental Engineering with a focus on Water Resources. Read more>>

D. Tall

I feel like Dallas is in a good place as far as the current music scene. I think more support of the DJ’s is definitely something that can afford to increase but overall the scene back on the comes up. As far as me personally, I’ve dropped 4 video’s already this year and I have my new single out called “Flex 101” featuring Kirko Bangz. I’m just working to make sure I position myself to hopefully be in a Grammy conversation myself one day. Read more>>

Sam Harvey

After developing my sound for a while, I met my producer Brandon Saiz. I posted a picture on Instagram that said “looking for producers” and a mutual friend of Brandon and I’s tagged him in it. He messaged me and I asked him what he was doing that night, so he invited me over and we created our first song together. After that, we both knew we had to keep creating. Read more>>

Rene Garcia

I fell in love with filmmaking when I was 13 years old. I remember borrowing my mother’s camcorder at the time and using it to record a fake news show with my cousins. From there on, I became obsessed with the idea of making videos and telling stories through that medium, (I originally wanted to draw comic books and tell my crazy stories there. Read more>>

Deepa Lal

Having an amazing consulting career afforded me the luxury of travel all over the world; something my family valued and did often. I found artistic inspiration in faraway places where languages, food, textiles, art, and architecture impacted how I see the world. When I was laid off (as most technology people deal with), I immediately joined an artists guild. Read more>>

Chanel Budd

The purpose of why I’m so grateful to inspire others came from residing in low-income environments, seeing the struggles of many some of which did not make it. Lead me on this journey to become a certified Life Coach with my own brand of fragrance and shoes called selfless love in which I’ve created to spread a message to love more
unselfishly. Read more>>

Dominique D. Wilson

I founded Rohini Wellness to turn my mission into a movement! I have facilitated over 40 workshops and specialize in communication, personal growth, holistic health, and online content creation. I am also a trauma-informed Naturopathic Reiki Master Teacher and the creator of Launch Already, a 5-week holistic business mentorship program. Read more>>

Chelsea Coyne

When people ask me, “What do you do for a living?,” I typically respond with, “I am an opera singer.” But my career has evolved in so many different ways, that, simply, “I am an opera singer,” doesn’t really cut it anymore. I suppose an easier answer now is, “I am a Cruise Director with Seabourn Cruises,” but that still doesn’t sum up who I am or what I do. I like to compare my life to a handheld fan. Read more>>

Whitney Nicole

I got where I am today because of my parents. They’ve supported me through any and everything I wanted to do in life. They have always inspired and motivated me to follow my dreams. They told me “Do what makes you happy” that’s exactly what I’ve been doing. Now, I’ve been published in a few magazines and traveling the world! Read more>>

Amira Vasquez

All the way from my adolescence years to my young adulthood now, I have always been intrigued by art. I naturally would sketch fashion Illustrations at the age of six and I taught myself how to sew at the age of eight. I wasn’t like the other kids, yes, I would go outside and play, but I would rather stay inside the house and create something with my hands. Read more>>

Martha Rincon

My love for photography sparked when I was 15 years old. At that time, I didn’t miss a show that was taking place in town and remember how fascinated I was by the photographers. I was able to feel the energy and emotions that the music photographers would capture in those given moments. It inspired me to capture my own kind of special moments through the lens of my phone. Read more>>

Nicole Solomon

Ms. Gee, introduced me to figurative language and I fell in love with it. I started studying prominent figures in literature and I came across people such as Toni Morrison, James Baldwin, Langston Hughes, and many others. I knew if I wanted to be a great writer, I would have to become a student of greatness. Read more>>

Nina Roché

I quickly fell into post-grad depression. I felt unsure of where my life was headed, what my purpose was, or how I was going to make something of myself. I felt like a failure and a disappointment to my family. I felt lost and hopeless until a good friend of mine suggested that I find what I’m passionate about and turn it into my paycheck. That simple, yet powerful advice led me to think about what that passion was. Read more>>

Ashley Guidry

I never felt the love and support I needed to feel confident about my business success in Houston, so I decided to move to Dallas and open shop! It has been so amazing, I have received so much support from strangers and my business is growing into what I always wanted it to be! Read more>>

Frank Polk

After graduating from high school, I was unable to do videography because I didn’t have any equipment like in high school. In my second semester at the University of North Texas, I got an expensive laptop for Christmas and started learning more Adobe Creative Cloud apps and graphic design. Then, I decided to take my skills to the next level and got a graphic design job for North Texas Television. Read more>>

Javia Wilkins

I started my “business” two days later, charging an extremely low price. Months passed by of me predicting all kinds of things for my clients & seeing them happen before I realized that I was a clairsentient psychic. Over time, I continued to grow my business by networking & my amazing clients coming back on a regular basis as well as sending their friends and family to me. Read more>>

Alex Gonzalez

I’ve always had a passion for writing. I started blogging when I was 21 years old, which landed me my first PR internship at Culture Hype. The following summer, I interned with Do214 and became more knowledgeable of Dallas’s art and nightlife scene. I graduated from the University of North Texas in May 0f 2017 with a degree in Marketing and Psychology. Read more>>

Elisa Beasley

It is because of these four lines that her passion to encourage is fierce. She knows what it is to live thru the darkness in some very private areas. Her passion is her faith. Regardless if it is thru her art, her speaking, her praying or her simple friendship she encourages those around her to “Believe Despite.” Read more>>

Patti Colbert

I’ve always loved creating “different” gifts. I started making a few items for my own home and then for friends for their homes. It’s fun for me to start with a simple piece of glass, resin or wood and turn it into a piece of art. All of my home essential pieces are unique, different in size, color tones, jewels, chains, etc. I love to create and design pieces based on my client’s taste. Read more>>

Markeye Bonner

I began my floral career in 2007, When an opportunity to work alongside my aunt at her flower shop, “Flowers By Andrea”, presented itself. During my time there, I learned the ins and outs of the floral business by observing my Aunt’s talents, learning different flower names and the way textures & design create new looks. Since I always had a design eye, it became one of my greatest passions in life. Read more>>

Summer Ne’Cole

I have been blessed with the opportunity to become a great partner with vendors who sell authentic raw extensions that last (1-2 years) depending on how well you take care of the hair. I was wasting so much money in 2013-2015 every 3-4 months on processed/high silicone based hair. I understand the processed hair is cheaper but I am here to educated ladies that it would be more beneficial. Read more>>

Rachel Zebrosky

Singing was always something I never took too seriously, but I’m training my voice daily to get better. It’s crazy, but I’m finally following my dreams and I never knew how in so many ways music would begin to heal me. It’s almost as if each song is a way for me to poetically let go of years of pain, and mend the broken parts of me in the hopes that I can one day. Read more>>

Sophiánna Smith

My love for acting continues to grow. I have rebranded myself because of my shift to the teen market, and am now represented by The Kim Dawson Agency, Dallas, TX. They are serving as my mother agent. I am taking ongoing classes with Cathryn Sullivan’s Acting for Film, and have completed Film 1, Film 2, Film 3, & Film 4, with my goals of becoming a Master acting student very soon. Read more>>

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