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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.

Maria Shaffer

I’ve been living in the United States for 27 years, I moved here from Buenos Aires, Argentina and met my husband in Pennsylvania. We lived in Alexandria, VA for over ten years, eventually moving to Texas in 2008. The Rug Fair started as an idea between my sister Mercedes and I. Read more>>

Nita Gunn

Supporting families as they prepare to welcome a baby has been something I’ve been passionate about for a long time. I have a Master’s Degree in Nursing, specializing as a Family Nurse Practitioner, so advocating for holistic care for women, babies, and families has always been part of my work. Read more>>

Kristi Hopper

I worked my way up in a Fortune 100 company and spent ten successful years in management when I became pregnant with my daughter and was laid off during a corporate restructure. I began interviewing elsewhere, knowing my expertise and personal skills would be a strong asset. Read more>>

David Jemison

I spent time watching my single mother make food that soothed the soul. She had a passion for taste and she always fed everybody! Fast forward to seven years ago when lying in bed, I told my wife I heard God tell me to buy a smoker. She laughed at first, but when she saw I was serious, she said. Read more>>

Brandon Solis

I’ve always been a huge fan of video games and animation. The stories they told, and the characters living in these imagined worlds. Thinking about these characters sparked a question in my mind; who is breathing life into these characters? I was fascinated by the people behind my favorite characters in games and cartoons. Read more>>

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