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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.

Theresa Braddy

I have worked in the area of diversity while employed at The University of North Texas in the Division of Institutional Equity and Diversity, as their Senior Diversity Specialist. In this position, she facilitated sensitivity training and programs related to multicultural issues. I focused on six domains including race/ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, veterans, and generational management. Read more>>

Bill Tait

A little over three years ago, I came home and told my wife that I was no longer happy going to work. I had been working for the same company for 20 years. I wanted to stay in the same industry but wanted to have the freedom to make my own decisions. Read more>>

Gabrielle Beasley

It was a blessing in disguise. I look at that time in my life as on the job training for my purpose. Life truly has a way of throwing curve balls, Learning when and how to swing at them is a part of the process and growth. Now, when obstacles come my way with my own production company. I step back, take a deep breath, and assess the situation. Read more>>

Keocca Bagley

Photography gives you the opportunity to really preserve those moments. I’m so honored to be able to provide my clients with the gift of their most precious moments/milestones. I’m in the process of rebranding from family photography to focus on branding/lifestyle/influencer. I feel this will really tie my two passions together (Fashion + Photography) From Chasing Shots Photography to Keocca Bagley Photography + Media. Read more>>

Azalea Solis

Attending cosmetology school while working full-time was tough but didn’t seem impossible. My time in the program prolonged due to circumstances and life-changing events that happen throughout the course of time. However, I can proudly say I finished the program at Tint School of Makeup and Cosmetology and received my Texas license as a cosmetologist. From there, I worked free-lance until I got the news that Gold Glam Bar was hiring. Read more>>

Shahil Patel

I taught myself how to dance, one Bollywood step at a time and started to build a lot of confidence. Four years later, I had dropped way out of pre-med and led the first-ever Bollywood dance team to the Semi-finals of America’s Got Talent! Fast forward another four years and I dropped out of my business school program at MIT to launch BollyX. Read more>>

Sarah Kay

I came to my senses and started to work towards my ambition. I sat down and thought about exactly what I wanted to do, and how I would go about it. As a Muslim American, it gets hard to find modest clothing sometimes, especially that fit my style and personality. I decided, that creating modest clothing, not specifically directed towards Muslims would be the best route for me. Read more>>

Ty Sanford

Within the healing process because the image can be everything. We desire to help by providing beautiful illusions to the approved children: so they can psychologically feel better. We want children focusing on fighting Cancer and alopecia and not worrying about their hair and self-image. Read more>>

Danielle Nicole Jenkins

I focus on giving women a Luxury Portrait Experience that delivers heirloom matted prints, Italian made folio boxes and beautiful wall art for their home. In such a digital age, I believe in the power of a printed portrait and want to deliver quality heirloom products that will outlive a USB stick. Read more>>

Olivia Davila

Well, it all started about a year ago when I spoke with my adviser at the school I am currently in. I was in the process of transferring from community college to university. Prior to my transfer, I had switched majors three times. Growing up, I always had a passion in caring for others and it gradually grew when I got to high school. Read more>>

Mark Wilcox

Spreading positivity and uplifting messages are something I’ve become accustomed to. I removed people from my life that were not beneficial to me or my family. If you aren’t helping me grow or pushing me to become better, what are you really doing for me? For us? I had to let go of all the toxic relationships that weren’t allowing me to grow as a man. Read more>>

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