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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.

Catherine Michelle

Although Catherine Michelle is the name associated with my music, my friends know me as Cat. I lived in Irving for the first 18 years of my life and moved to Austin to pursue music and an advertising degree at UT, where I’ve been for the last two years. Growing up, I was always drawn to music. Read more>>

Sowmya Gadiraju

Before becoming a Makeup Artist, I use to help my friends with their makeup. They use to ask me for makeup lessons so as a hobby I started a blog on Facebook through which I started sharing makeup tutorials. Soon after that, people started calling me for help with their makeup for events. Read more>>

Barbara Johnson

I was born in the Philippines to a German mother and American father who was an international business man. I lived in Southeast Asia all my childhood and growing up years, in the Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia. After high school graduation I attended Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, where I studied economics and International Relations. Read more>>

Lexie Faucher

Three years ago I took a leap into a speciality that has always called to me!! I started working on my education and how to make my experience the best possible experience for clients! Read more>>

Machelle Burgin

I’m originally from Kansas City, MO. While trying to pursue a degree in Electrical Engineering I ran into some obstacles when trying to obtain an internship. Read more>>

Alison Morris

My name is Alison Morris. I am the wife of a retired Air Force Sergeant and we have two sons. I grew up and met my husband in San Antonio, Texas. Read more>>

Jessica Willis

I acted some in Middle/High School. I was the kid who would read Tolkien books or write at lunch rather than engage in the often gossip filled conversations that my peers where having. Read more>>

Michelle Ramirez and Joshua Echeverria

Josh and I are very much go-getters, so we’re always doing side projects apart from our full time job. We were actually working an event together and both mentioned how we’d like to start our own company that was fun, engaging, and of course, profitable! And funny enough, there was a traditional photo booth right across from us. Read more>>

Jude Russell

My name is Jude Russell. I grew up as the oldest boy of four children. I was the oldest grandchild on both sides. The oldest of all my cousins and the only young adult on the block in our small neighborhood that consisted of a bunch of adults, I never really learned what it meant to just be a kid. And I certainly never learned how to relate to other children. Read more>>

Cindy Portillo

I have always had an interest in photography, but these “big cameras” were always a bit intimidating- so many buttons and menus etc. So I went the “simple” route and shot with an old Nikon film camera that was always around the house… you pop in the film and shoot. Simple, Right? Read more>>

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