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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.

Matt Baade

Consilium was founded by six leaders in the healthcare staffing industry, who—until a chance meeting between two of them while filling their gas tanks one day—were all headed in different directions. Four of the six had left the staffing industry altogether: one running his own consultancy, another practicing law, and two more running an investment office. Another was still in the industry but looking to make a career change, and the last member of the group was still toiling away but searching for a greater purpose. Read more>>

Perry Brulotte

In 2011, while still living in Boston MA, I found that there was a lack of IT service providers that delivered value. Having had 25+ years in-field IT experience, I felt that I could apply that experience to deliver a value-based solution. XPERTEK IT was born. We hit the road running with a half-dozen small clients, and as we grew over that first year we found that the Boston market had a great need, but unfortunately the economics of the region were in a slump and the confiscatory taxes and poor economy made me look for other markets. Read more>>

Ike Brown

NFI has always been a part of my family since its founding by my grandfather in 1932 as a transportation provider. The company has now grown into offering a full suite of supply chain solutions. My responsibilities today as President & Vice Chairman include continuing to oversee the company’s intermodal division and expanding NFI’s footprint in numerous service offerings. I joined the company in 1977 as sales person shortly after graduating with my Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Boston University. Read more>>

Michael Webb and A. D. Jenkins

The B.D.Y.O, is a Certified 501(c)(3) Organization. Founded in 2001 by A.D. Jenkins, upon the principals of community and youth involvement, the BDYO reaches children ages 6-18 years of age. The BDYO operates with specific programs that cater to the respective ages and needs of each participant. With a goal to not only invest in young lives, but to provide them the tools and resources necessary to become positive contributors in their communities, the BDYO emphasizes education as the fundamental building block needed to achieve successful futures. Read more>>

Shawn Hill

Our company was created by Ted and Camille Hill over 40 years ago. This was a culmination of Ted’s experience in the entertainment, movie and production industry and Camille’s profession of scenic design. The duo was a perfect match for the event industry. Ted got his start in photography in California. Ted owned a top commercial photography studio in Hollywood, servicing all of the major studios as an independent still photographer. Ted worked on such films such as “Bonnie and Clyde”, “Waterhole Three”, and “Pocket Money”. Read more>>

Cayla Newkirk

Graduated from Texas Woman’s University in December 2012. I went on to pursue my master’s degree in Adaptive Physical Activity (APA). Graduated from Slippery Rock University in 2014. 2011-2013- worked with two different quadriplegic rugby teams. (RISE & Pittsburgh Steelwheelers) Completed an internship with the Adaptive Sports Foundation in Windham New York. The internship turned in to a full-time program manager position. I worked with people who had cognitive and physical disabilities. Our programs consisted of skiing, snowboarding, hiking, kayaking, and various other outdoor activities. Read more>>

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