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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.

Stephanie Rackley

I originally began The Healthy Chew nutrition blog during my undergraduate career. This platform began as an outlet for me to help inspire and educate people about healthier living with good nutrition choices. After I graduated with a degree in Nutritional Science, I went on to complete my Dietetic Internship and certification as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. Read more>>

Laura Ernst, Amanda Ernst

We started Sunshine Tienda after years of traveling and shopping markets. We both have a background in the fashion and retail world and decided to do our own spin on things and try our hand at an online business. We always wanted create something special together and even though we’re identical twins and a lot alike we have different skill sets and are able to divide and conquer and create something we’re very proud of. Read more>>

Indu Sanka

I grew up in India. I am an electrical engineer. I have done coding during the early years of my career. I have done IT consulting for multinational companies. I have lived in Boston for 6 years. I am the valedictorian of my MBA class at SMU. I do business analytics consulting for Southwest Airlines. I am certified in Six Sigma and Lean way of running business operations. Read more>>

Kimberly Lewis, Shakina Higgs

I was born in Lake Village, Arkansas and lived in Dermott, Arkansas until third grade. When I was in third grade, my family moved to Sherman, Texas where I spent the remainder of my pre-adult years. While growing up I always took pride in education. I wanted to know EVERYTHING. Read more>>

Twila Henderson

I was introduced to chiropractic at the age of 3. I had club feet so I had braces on my legs to help turn my feet out when my dad met a new chiropractor. He started treating me and in a few months my feet were straight and that changed my life. Read more>>

Dick Patrick

Every year or two I produce an in-depth project that we use to market our studio. The goals of the project reach further than just trying to generate business. We need something with a conceptual thread that has depth and challenges us creatively. It also has to have an emotional appeal that makes us want to work on it and others want to see it. Read more>>

Jeffrey McWhorter

I am a Dallas native, went to Trinity Christian Academy in Addison and have loved photography since I was 13 years old. I graduated in 2009 from UT-Austin with degrees in Plan II Honors and photojournalism. Inspired by my time spent in East Austin working on a documentary project and volunteering with a local ministry, I started out working part-time for an after-school program at Kealing Middle School and part-time for the ministry I’d volunteered with in that same community. Read more>>

Jason Call

After working at Albertsons as a Grocery Manager for 14 years and 7 months, I left to pursue my passion with art. I have always loved the art of tattoos. While I was getting tattooed, the artist, knowing that I could draw, asked if I had ever considered becoming a Tattooer. He told me that I’d never know if I could do it if I never tried. Read more>>

Cindy Ross

I am a psychic medium and used to work out of a little metaphysical bookstore that was located in Old Town Lewisville, Texas on Main st. I started Gateway Ghost Tours 4 years ago on a whim, when a friend and I were having dinner. She was telling me about a local ghost tour that she visited and how very disappointing it was. Read more>>

Elyssa Washburn

I have made contributions to the field of Audiology through qualitative research and by volunteering my services at several community and special population outreach programs, including church hearing screenings, community and senior health fairs, the Arkansas Special Olympics, and the NBRPA 2017 health & wellness conference. Read more>>

Callie Corless

After the birth of my 1st child, there was a spark of a thought that someday I’d like to become a doula. I was in awe of all things birth – I couldn’t get enough of hearing birth stories, reading evidence-based books on birth, and generally any birth-related media and literature. Read more>>

Missy Mayo

Growing up, I have always had a camera around my neck. When I was thirteen,I learned photography through trial and error and in experimenting with black and white film processing. Later when I became a mother, my passion for images was reignited and I worked hard at learning the digital photography world. Read more>>

Dr. Tranise Goodlow, Preston Goodlow

The idea for Best Drinks Ever came in fall 2015; Preston would create drinks for gatherings we held at our home for friends. Upon receiving lots of praise for his creativity and quality of cocktails we decided to open a cocktail catering business. After becoming a corporation, remodeling our office space, and earning approval from the Texas Alcohol and Beverage Commission (TABC) and the City of Dallas, we officially opened in August 2017. Read more>>

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