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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.

Dr. Sarah Hill

I earned my Ph.D. in Psychology from UT – Austin in 2006, where I studied under Dr. David Buss. Much of my early career research focused on the psychology of attraction, partner preferences, and mate choice. I joined the department of psychology at TCU is 2008, where my research interests have expanded to include research questions addressing the connections between the mind and the body and how our physical states affect how we think, fee, and behave. This is what led to be to become interested in the effects of women’s sex hormones on women’s psychological experiences and, ultimately, what got me interested in looking at the psychological effects of the birth control pill.  Read more>>

Clayton Byrd

I started creating with glass in 2013 at a local glass art studio. Working with glass was something that really held my attention like nothing else. Flameworking, like many other things in life, requires a lot of time to build set skills. I buried myself in YouTube videos and spent time on the torch gaining experience. At first, a lot of my work left a lot to be desired, but soon things started coming together. After several years I felt comfortable bringing my art to the public. I have been able to vend some of my art through local venues and pop-up events. Read more>>

Patrick Graham

I would say I got into photography almost by accident. About 4 years ago during my senior year of high school, I was cleaning out a house and stumbled upon an old DSLR that previously belonged to a family member that had no further use for it, and I was able to breathe some life back into it with some spare batteries. For a while it just sat on my dresser collecting dust, and it wasn’t until I caught wind of a local car meet occurring that I felt I could try my hand at photography, and I found myself having more fun capturing different builds with it than I expected. Read more>>

Mike Serapio

When the world sees religion, most assume it’s all about prayers, spiritual formation, and Sunday services. While that assumption is correct, religion goes beyond what people would think it is. In fact, one of the most significant non-profit organizations are Catholics, who built schools, hospitals, care facilities, and other donor-based institutions to help those in need. My name is Mike, and I am a youth minister at Holy Family of Nazareth Catholic Church in Irving, Texas. As a Youth minister for five years now, I work with a team of volunteers to teach the faith to our Catholic teens and, more importantly, apply faith to their daily living. We form our teens to be good citizens, good students, good stewards of their talents, and good human beings. Read more>>

Cosom Clark

Well I’m from Oak Cliff,Tx (Dallas) area. My mom was my inspiration for everything that I have done from basketball, movies and even modeling. I have always had a interest in trying new things in life. It has not been smooth, you go through a lot emotions when you chasing your goals. Failed relationships, being distant or just feeling down on yourself for not accomplishing everything you set out to accomplish. Read more>>

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