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Inspiring Stories from South East 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 South East Dallas and surrounding areas below.

Mysti ‘MOCHA’ Cozart and Brad Smith

Mysti has been in the music and entertainment industry for more than two decades. She began her songwriting and singing career in the early ’90s. Mysti was part of a duo back in her Nashville days, where she learned a lot about being an artist and writer. Mysti had a passion for performing and writing that led her down the streets of Broadway, where music was alive, and boots were kickin’. Along with many other talents, Mysti became a regular on Prime Time Country, CMT Most Wanted Live, and with her sister, were picked for a new DUO by the creators of American Idol for the country version of ‘Can You Duet.’ Mysti has shared the stage with artists such as Miranda Lambert, John Rich of Big and Rich and many more. Read more>>

Chase Martin

I have had a love for arts and graphic design for as long as I can remember. Growing up, I always tinkered with computers, even building my first PC with my uncle, Marshall Allen, at the age of ten. In school, I took lots of computer geared courses for coding and general IT education. In High School, School of Business at Townview, my classes focused on IT. I then went on to graduate from Prairie View A&M University with bachelors in Management Information Systems. I am a true techie at heart. However, art was still a major part of who I was. As I got older, my love for art and IT merged together and I started playing around with creating digital graphics and web sites. Read more>>

Latrice Smith

What leads me to being a trainer was mainly me. Myself-hate towards myself and health issues lead me to want to be better all the way around. I didn’t like what I saw in the mirror. Me having Epilepsy made me have to change my life and fight hard not to let it change me. Which leads me to why do I consider myself the ideal trainer for you? The best answer I can give you is, I was once YOU! I took my body through trial and error, almost the entire process. I can relate to you because I’ve had a child before so I am oh so familiar about the stomach page that seems to go nowhere. Read more>>

Stephanie Burleson

Pageants have always been a part of my life from a young age. My mother, Cynthia, put me into my first baby pageant and since then, I have competed in pageants as a teen and even now as an adult. The appeal of making new friendships, getting all dolled up and having the platform to share your talents and help those in need, made me feel like this was where I belonged. I think every girl wants to belong to something that brings out the best in them and makes them feel like they matter in this big world. So as I got older, I decided to start my own system where I can guarantee the fairness and quality of the pageant system. Read more>>

Maurice “Mo” Engrum

I started making my own seasoning because I couldn’t find the type of seasonings in Texas that I used to get back home in Louisiana. I started grinding peppers such as ghost peppers and mixing it with other spices to come up with unique spice blends. I would keep it in my lunch bag and sprinkle it on my food. One day a couple of people asked to try the seasoning on their food while at work and they liked it so much they asked if I would sell them some. After the word got around that I was selling seasoning. Others were asking to buy some. Read more>>

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