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Irving’s Rising Stars

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 rising stars from Irving and surrounding areas below.

Kristie Hanhart

I started Kristie’s Cleaning Service in 2008. As a mom of two young children and a college student, I need flexibility in my job. So, I started out by putting flyers on people’s doors near me. Soon, I started getting phone calls and my schedule started filling up. I graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2015 with my Bachelor’s Degree. Read more>>

Kadijah Essandjo

My journey wasn’t so perfect. It included lots of road bumps that truly made me who I am today, my pain introduced me to my purpose. It is because of everything that I endured, that I now carry a strong passion to serve God, others and to serve women who have gone through darkness, pain and turmoil. Read more>>

Karla Brown

I started this journey with a prayer, and a plan driven by purpose; accompanied by a passion for helping others. I had decided to take a break from my role as a stay at home mom with our two boys. Most of my professional experience centered around customer service and retail. Read more>>

Jeremy Davidson

In 2008 I received the devastating news that my mom had been diagnosed with diabetes. At that time, I didn’t know much about the disease, only the stigma associated with having it. I had always been under the impression that diabetes was something you had to be born with. Read more>>

Vanessa Posner

I moved to Dallas about eight years ago being 17 years old to study Fashion Design at the Art Institute of Dallas. while studying there I was lucky to get an opportunity to get an internship for Women’s day Magazine in NYC. Read more>>

Brittney Collins

I am able to share my gift with all of DFW. I truly love working with my clients to make their dream & vision a reality. And remember any basket, event, or party will be made with love and you in mind. Read more>>

Kimberly M. Toombs

My infatuation with fashion design started my sophomore year of high school when my home economics teacher took me under her wing and encouraged me to develop my creativity. Read more>>

John Carter

I was doing email support for iTunes and the youtube dance video craze had just started gaining tremendous momentum. I love to dance and get my “gig” on so I wanted to make dance videos on youtube but with a twist. Read more>>

Steven Xotivong

It all started with my parents. Especially my dad, the man always had a knack for the kitchen. With every traditional dish that was put on the table will have some sort of story from the motherland (Laos) to go with it. Read more>>

Christopher Jenkins

I’ve lost 200+ pounds. A year and 9 months ago I was weighing 456 pounds. Yea I know that’s a lot. It wasn’t easy at all. I was so overweight and had a very bad digestive system. I was always sick and feeling bad. Read more>>

Shannon Stinnett

I knew I wanted to be an entrepreneur in Jr. High School. I started by downloading music from LimeWire and FrostWire (lol) and burning mixed CD’s. I would sell them for $3 a pop. Yeah, I know it’s illegal but at the time I didn’t and I thought I was a legit business owner. Read more>>

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