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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.

Candice Sampedro Johnson

When I was a little girl, I just loved snooping around my Grandparent’s house and searching for photos. I would spend hours looking through all of them. It was like traveling to another era. It was fascinating to me. I was the kid on field trips that had a camera attached to my hand, taking pictures of friends and all of the random things in my surroundings. Read more>>

Chuck Hatcher

My interest in cinematography started when I was in college at Stephen F. Austin State University. I was majoring in photography when I noticed a class called “Introduction to Cinema.” I decided to take the class and discovered how much fun it was to shoot a film. From that point on, I was hooked. The next semester, I transferred to UNT (NTSU) because they had an RTF program. Read more>>

Devon Estes

My life has been a series of small and large leaps of faith. I’ve endured many seasons of disappointment, doubt, and feelings of defeat. And if we are going to be completely transparent here, this also included periods of depression and anxiety. I’ve been unemployed, broke as a joke, been in toxic relationships with both lovers and friends, and even been on the brink of homelessness. Read more>>

Sherry Shirah

Starting my own business was a second life career. After more than 15 years of a career in the fast-paced technology industry focusing on building and marketing software products, I took a leap of faith to follow my passion for design. I had always loved making the spaces around me beautiful, not just my own but my friend’s and family too. Read more>>

Sherry Bronson

It was a giant leap of blind faith. I had less than $100, no job, and a dream in her heart to live a life of success. I was blessed with a day job within 30 days of my arrival. For six months, I slept on the floor of my 600 square studio apartment in North Dallas. On a new journey, I carried in my heart “A Word of Promise from the Lord.” God did not fail her. As it is said, the rest is history. Read more>>

James Coffman

It started when I first attended the Vans Warped Tour in 2009. I have always loved music and the Warped Tour was my one day in the summer to let it encompass me. I had been going each year since then, and one year, I was standing at the front of the barricade waiting for Asking Alexandria to perform when I saw a photographer hanging out before the set. I asked him how he got the chance to do photo and I will never forget what he said – “Get really good at one thing, and it will open more doors for other opportunities.” Read more>>

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