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Inspiring Stories from North West 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 West Dallas below.

Sean Lopez

I remember when I was a child I had to be separated from other students in class because I would act out. This was in 3rd grade, and I had these intense reactions and moments of acting out, typically tantrums – but sometimes these behaviors would take an affect that I still come back and think about in my adulthood. I remember standing up in class and telling other students as well as my teacher “we don’t have to be doing this, we don’t have to be here. Read more>>

Keisha Mickles

I actually had a full career in Human Resources that began in 2007. I received my Bachelor’s Degree from Devry University in 2008 and my Masters in HR in 2012 and went on to have a pretty good career in Human Resources until I decided I had had enough of corporate life in 2018. I resigned after 13 years and took a few months off. One day I was visiting my wax studio and as usual I was chatting it up with the lady waxing me and I got to asking her a bunch of questions about what she was doing and if she liked it. Read more>>

Ashley Hart

My professional career began in 2006 as an Assistant Service Manager for Sewell Lexus on Lemmon Avenue. What started as a predictable sales career quickly blossomed into familiarity and friendship as a customer service advocate for my “regulars”. Little did I know how valuable these customers would become to me, and on such an intimate level. Read more>>

John Mainord

I started playing music in my early teens, mostly playing punk, grunge, and metal. Around 22, I discovered Neil Young, bought an acoustic, and started focusing on songwriting. I quickly turned to the sounds of my childhood, country music. Which lead me to folk and blues as well. Ever since then, I have been working to better my craft as a songwriter and a performer. Read more>>

Cynthia Gutiérrez Gardner

I am originally from Southern California. Both my parents migrated to the United States in search for a better life. My Dad raised me and my siblings for the most part. After my parent’s divorce, when I was about eight years old. I moved to Fort Worth, Texas when I was 18 years old. At that time, I had ended a 4 1/2 year relationship with the father of my son Johnny. Read more>>

Trey Hernandez

I’m a Dallas born and raised, I’m part of a mixed family–my mom eating sauerkraut and liverwurst and my dad lengua and menudo. Oldest of three, I ventured out on my own at Abilene Christian University, studying Digital Entertainment with aspirations to animate with Disney and PIXAR. I have friends that have gone that route and thought that was my dream job since being the video game junky I was in middle school. Read more>>

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