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Inspiring Stories from Downtown

The heart of our mission at VoyageHouston 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 Houston’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 Downtown’s rising stars below.

David Trinh, Denisse Trinh

We all have these defining moments in our lives that really help change who we are. That moment came for me when I photographed my first wedding. From that point on I couldn’t get enough of this life. I love everything about weddings and the emotions that it brings. Read more>>

Edgar Medina

Edgar Medina was born into a family of five in the small town of Cd. Mante Tamaulipas, Mexico. From birth, Edgar was diagnosed with a serious lung condition, which forced him to spend much of his childhood bound to hospital care. Read more>>

Heather Gordy

As a child I primarily worked in pencil, drawing animals I loved and portraits of people that I admired. That eventually evolved into creating illustrated characters and cartoons, leading to the desire to become an animator and book illustrator. Read more>>

Eileen Figueroa

In 2015 I decided it was time to pursue one of my passions which it is painting. Having a regular 8+ hours job, I asked myself how I am going to pursue art while working on a regular job? “I started researching the Houston art community. Read more>>

Daria Conlan, Jamie Conlan

Kaleidoscope Design build is an award winning full service design-build firm offering total project implementation from site design and preparation to engineering, design, and construction. Kaleidoscope was started in 2012 by husband and wife team Jamie and Daria Conlan. Read more>>

Mieasha Edmonds

I grew up in a single parent household. I experienced various childhood traumas. I dreamed of being a teacher as a child, partially because I had some very influential teachers and mostly because school was an escape from my reality. Read more>>

Kiera Quinney

I’ve always had a love for design and the need to decorate, so with renowned faith and passion I began to design spaces for my family and friends; until I realized the importance of following my dreams. Prior to my epiphany I attained a Bachelor’s degree in Biology with a minor in Health and Chemistry. Read more>>

Nick Hernandez

I come from a family of healthcare workers (doctors, pharmacists, nurses) but I took a different route. I’m a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and a former Marine Corps officer. Afterwards, I obtained my MBA from Wake Forest University and began my healthcare career as an administrator for a private practice oncology group. Read more>>

L. Lamont

I realized I had a story to tell, just from imagining having a winning lottery ticket. At first, upon the completion of my manuscript, I sent query letters to publishers and literary agents, for representation. But it hit me, ‘publish yourself, idiot!’ Read more>>

Jules Palton

I started off as an actor and a model where it all started for me as a kid. I got my first major print ads with Weiner’s and Foley’s as well as being the face of the billboard for a First Colony neighborhood in Sugarland, TX. My first TV gig was on Barney and began shooting commercials for Academy Sports & Outdoors, ABC 13, Nextel, and so forth. Read more>>

Keith Mitchell, Lawrence Mitchell, Susan Taylor, Mary Osbourne, Sharon Lewis, Dr Brown

NFL All-Pro Athlete Keith Mitchell #59, a former linebacker for the New Orleans Saints, Houston Texans and Jacksonville Jaguars, found himself respected on the field for making record-setting defensive tackles and quarterback sacks. He was a modern day warrior, hero-worshipped by adoring fans and experiencing an elite earning bracket very few people in the world ever achieve. Read more>>

Jessica St. John, Scott Weaver

When we relocated to Houston from Denver, Colorado (nearly a decade ago!) we were lost as to how to find a rental and where to live in this sprawling city. We found a realtor who assisted us and although it was helpful, we thought there could be a better way to introduce people to the great city of Houston. Read more>>

Lesa Wilson

I started my career when I was in high school. At that time, there was a partnership between all the local high schools and a trade school that allowed us to dive into a trade before we graduated. I chose Radio and Television broadcasting. Read more>>

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