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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.

Odin Clack

Accidentally fell into the world of leather craft while driving around town trying to clear my head. I saw a store that sold leather, and decided to park my truck and take a walk inside to see what was there. After browsing around for a few minutes I was intrigued enough to buy some leather and a couple of tools. Read more>>

Esther Oppong

My earliest memory of baking is in my mother’s kitchen, watching her expertly roll loaves of bread dough on a floured surface and nestle them into shiny silver loaf pans slick with shortening. The aroma of fresh bread, hot and steaming from the oven, will always be the foundation and joy of my baking beginnings–but this is a story about cupcakes; specifically Queen Esther’s Cupcakes! Read more>>

Kimberly Neufeld

My story began on the tennis court enduring the hot Texas sun competing and coaching my favorite sport! One morning after grabbing a hot cup of coffee on my way out to the courts, the heat had no mercy that day. No amount of cold sugary sports beverages could reverse the dehydration. Read more>>

Meghna Saldhi

Born and raised in a north Indian extended family, Meghna Saldhi grew up learning that eating meals together is a binding factor amongst families. A truly satisfying meal is also a social and emotional experience. She moved to the states 18 years back and became a proud mother of three kids. Read more>>

David Rose

I am a serial entrepreneur and currently own a few other companies. William short the CEO and owner of Ameriflex reached out to me through a mutual friend and asked if I could assess his go to market strategy. I was enthralled with what a great company Ameriflex is after I concluded a six week analysis in-house and ended up taking an offer to become the Chief Revenue Officer. Read more>>

James Martinez

Helping Tales Publishers was formed to help inspire, entertain and teach kids about important issues, like volunteering, animal rescue, anti bullying and dementia. Our books help by giving a window into those worlds and teaches empathy, kindness and compassion to kids. Read more>>

Jeremie Piette

I was drafted to play Major League Soccer by FC Dallas and ended up playing pro soccer for 7 years, experiencing 17 countries. Now I own 3 business that are all growing nationwide. My oldest daughter who is now 9 years old is the reason I started my first company. Read more>>

Jamie Cato

Growing up, I had opportunities to interact and connect with children with disabilities. I also feel in love with sign language, as well as the field of communication. After finishing my degrees (undergrad at Baylor & graduate at UTD), I worked both in the public school setting and for UTD Callier Center. Read more>>

Eilene Carver

I grew up in South Texas. Climbing trees, hiking and making stuff all the time; forts, cardboard constructs, large murals and any craft kit you could find at the local dime store. I come from a family of creatives; my mom could design and sew anything just from a picture. Read more>>

Pamela Gail Johnson

I’m easily amused so you could say I’m happy most of the time. Not a Polyanna – I’m like most people, I get a little annoyed dealing with chronically cranky people or when my car is making a funny noise – but I get through most days with a smile. Read more>>

Katie Penfield

My love for flowers began as a small girl helping my Grandma in her garden. She has an incredible ability at growing gorgeous gardens and so I was always surrounded by lots of variety and beauty. I also grew up helping out in my Mimi’s boutique gift shop. Read more>>

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