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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.

Vincent Hirth

We organized a farmers market in 2009 at the Firewheel Town Center in Garland, TX. Over 65 vendors were brought together every Saturday in order to create what became one of the largest farmers market in North Texas. Since then, we have organized over 40 public and private Markets. Recognizing a deviation from traditional brick and mortar entrepreneurship and a growing appetite for local, small-batched goods, we set out to identify the best quality artisanal products and connect buyers and sellers. Read more>>

Cori Warner

Several years ago, I started a little hobby-business restoring and repurposing old furniture and found items. I started reselling in a local shop, then eventually at the many vintage shows and trunk shows in the area. It makes my heart happy to save some of those amazing old pieces from the landfill and give them a new life. And its very gratifying when things get snatched up as fast I as could bring them to the shows. It was a lot of fun! Junkin’ around to look for pieces to relove, meeting other vendors, doing the shows and making a little bit of money in the process. Read more>>

Hope Hill

Everyone always loved the gifts so much that they’d ask me to make gifts for their friends and family and apparel for their businesses and teams. About five years later we started Everyday Image, and have been growing since. Read more>>

Alexandria Ford

I always dreamed of owning my own business, even as a child, and this desire only increased as my passion for holistic health and wellness grew. Read more>>

Miranda Longoria

Miranda has been taking pictures for as long as she can remember. She comes from a family that is truly obsessed with capturing each family event with photographs. She still loves going through her mother’s old albums with her sisters and hearing about the history of their family and seeing resemblances in the faces of the generation before her. She learned much of what she knows about photography as a Journalism major at Sam Houston State University (graduating in 1997 with a BA in Journalism/Public Relations with a double minor in Mass Communications and Spanish. Read more>>

David Wolske

My first encounter with letterpress printing was in 2001 at an exhibition of monoprints and concert posters by Hatch Show Print. The dynamic typography, riotous color, and hand craftsmanship made a profound impression. I felt in my soul that I had discovered my purpose in life. I researched opportunities to learn how to be a letterpress printer, and found out there was a letterpress shop at Indiana University Bloomington. Read more>>

Libby Huffines

I’ve always loved organizing. At a young age, whenever I would visit my dad at work, I’d start straightening up all the papers on his desk and asking him, “Do you need this?” and if not, encouraging him to throw it away. I quickly discovered the rest of my family was also prone to clutter, so I developed a passion for organization early on and gained lots of practice through the years. Read more>>

Manu Shahi

My journey started 12 years back when I entered the education industry. I opened up a franchise for teaching kids Math and Reading, called Kumon. With ten years as an instructor, coached kids on how to study and approach math and reading, I realized that the struggle was not with the subject but the fact on how to learn. Read more>>

McKenzie Amy

I’ve always loved drawing and painting, but my Dad wouldn’t pay for me to major in art at The University of Texas. Thankfully, the Interior Design major had an art route and I took several studio classes. Upon graduation, I painted for my personal home and friends started asking me to paint for them! Read more>>

Beverly Fells Jones

Today I have consciously created an amazing life designed for me. I manifested the perfect home for my lifestyle. I travel around the country with my Travel Trailer when the urge hits me or go to exotic places that I choose. I get to visit with friends and coach people to be the best they can be. Read more>>

Elizabeth Osondu

As a former student-athlete, natural leader, and follower of Christ, I had been blessed with multiple opportunities in life. I naturally had a grit and edge in life due to my competitive drive, but also a creative hunch and hustler mindset towards “having it all” and paving a path” for others. Read more>>

Morri Leland

After a wonderful career as a Navy Pilot flying jets from aircraft carriers around the world, I transitioned to into the Aerospace & Defense business. I held various leadership positions in areas of business development and large program management while living in Florida, Texas and overseas in England. Read more>>

Journii Walker, Jackie Robinson

Journii Walker: About eight years ago I developed a severe case of acid reflux and I was experiencing complications from being overweight ( 260+ pounds) and the doctors were trying to get me to take a lot of over the counter drugs and I decided to research and find a way to shed the pounds and acid reflux naturally. Read more>>

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