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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.

Courtney and Chasitie Lindsay

Courtney Lindsay: Houston Sauce Co. started out of excess. A buddy of mine had some extra peppers in his garden and called me over to do something with the peppers because of my culinary background. I wasn’t sure what to do until it hit me, make hot sauce! Read more>>

Erick Calderon

I started La Nova Tile Importers in 2004 after not really finding a job I liked out of college. I came home to Houston and started working with my dad, who had previously shut down a semi-hobby tile import company, to see how I could help around the office. Read more>>

Jacqueline Bostic-McElroy

Empowering people to live the life they desire and helping them accomplish their life goals is Jacqueline Bostic McElroy’s mission. The native Houstonian is an attorney who has dedicated her time and efforts to ensuring her clients, and the people she serves through her volunteer efforts are able to take advantage of the freedoms, rights and privileges afforded to all U.S. citizens. Read more>>

Lauren Sevilla, Ashleigh Boyd

At first, Sphynx Teahouse was just a joke between Ashleigh & I. We laughed about maybe we’ll turn into cat ladies, except we’d be super dope and run some sort of hip hop cat cafe. But after a few months of tough times in our personal lives and especially after Ashleigh lost her home Hurricane Harvey, I thought again about this hypothetical hip hop cafe. Read more>>

Chasitie Lindsay

I’ve always been a DJ at heart, since I was a little girl. I remember gathering my tapes, and Girl Talk radio player to be sure the right music would be playing in the background of family gatherings, Holidays and other special events over the years. Read more>>

Kai Lewis

Kai Lewis had an early fascination with movement, mental focus and the connection of mind-body at an early age. Kai’s sports background began playing golf as a child, taught to him by his dad who was a Golf Pro, later playing in the Junior PGA and eventually teaching kids at golf camps. Read more>>

Lucy Salinas

The beauty industry has been my passion and all I’ve known after working at well known salons in Houston and MAC Cosmetics I decided to go on my own and started freelancing.Alot of people dont realize that’s how my business LS Studio got started thru makeup,weddings and private group lessons. Read more>>

Anamechia Joseph

The way that I started Grow With Mech is an interesting story! It is the story of a girl who was trying to find her place in the world. First I will explain what Grow With Mech is, then I will proceed to tell the story of my baby’s birth! Read more>>

Shelby Tsika

I had so many people pour into my life and business at such a young age – I was very blessed. I began my business at the age of 18! I knew I wanted to be a photographer of some sort since I was 16 and I took a photo journalism class in high school and then was on my yearbook staff. Read more>>

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