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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.

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>>

Sarah Lane, Emily Stanfield

We are three sisters born and raised in Southwest Louisiana and transplanted to Texas, and if there’s one thing we were raised on, it’s good food, hospitality and throwing a party. We have always loved helping people create the celebrations they envisioned, and started designing and planning events on the side a few years ago. Read more>>

Caitlin Antkowski

My interest in film began back in 2014 when I went to one of UNT Short Film Clubs first meetings. There were only five of us: me and my friend, the two founders and a fifth I can’t remember. I had spent three years prior working towards a fashion design degree, and I hoped joining this club would open me to the possibilities of working as a costume designer and/or production designer. Read more>>

Sipho Gumbo

Growing up in rural Zimbabwe gave me a true understanding and knowledge of African flora and fauna. It was the lessons from childhood — river baths, sharing ancient beauty secrets and day to day lessons from my grandmother, aunts and community that helped me to develop the understanding of what it is to be a beautiful African woman. Read more>>

John and Rachel Cavanaugh

We began building furniture out of a small, $75/month storage unit in our apartment complex after our daughter was born premature at 29 weeks. As 2-months-worth of NICU bills began rolling in, Rachel was spending most of her time in the hospital, and our savings account was drained. Read more>>

Ritu Kumar

I am a self-trained artist, born and raised in India. I started painting as a child, started with color pencils & water colors. I think It was in 5th or 6th grade when my art teacher in school started noticing my work and started recommending my name to represent school for various art competitions. Few awards came my way, which encouraged me to improve and work harder. Read more>>

Kelly Byrne

I decided to go to Chiropractic school after having my own life changing experience with chiropractic. I was having headaches all day every day due to a car accident I was in. After getting chiropractic care my headaches went away. Read more>>

Chelsea White

Like many photographers, I was always the girl with the camera. I remember organizing “photo shoots” with friends in my back yard growing up. I had boxes and boxes of photos and film negatives (remember those?!) collecting in my closet. Read more>>

Angela Fleming

I like to say my career chose me. I have always had a love & passion for photography and all things art. No matter what path I chose, it kept coming back to photography. I’m also a hopeless romantic so pair those two things together and it’s the perfect storm for a wedding photographer! Read more>>

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