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Inspiring Stories from Katy

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 rising stars from Katy and surrounding areas below.

Latiese Smith

When I first graduated from college, I started working in the Pearland School District as a teacher’s aid in special education. This was my first real interest in the special needs community. I, then, transitioned to an ABA center that worked mostly with individuals on the autism spectrum. Read more>>

Gloria Prince

Predominantly, I am a singer, dancer, songwriter, and actress. I’m originally from Prairie View, Texas and currently a graduating senior at Prairie View A&M University; majoring in Accounting. More importantly, singing has been a part of my family for as long as I can remember. Interestingly, my mother is an opera singer and went to school for music. Read more>>

Adebola Alabi

One of my passion is to truly see everyone live a happy and prosperous life because I genuinely believe that God created us to be on this earth to thrive and have fun. That’s paraphrasing Genesis Chapter 28 – the story of creation. Anyway, the reality that we all see today is that there is an immense struggle all around us. People live without purpose. Read more>>

Dennis Butterworth

We started out as a competition BBQ team in 2009. I had a sauce sponsor that would eventually go out of business and leave us looking for something that would give us a competitive edge. I decided it was time to make my own sauce, to formulate something with the color, consistency, and flavor I was looking for. Read more>>

Rhonda Adams

Fate would later bring me to working in management at a Bridal and Tuxedo store where customers picked my brain on a regular basis for wedding planning ideas, and ways in which to organize the wedding planning process. I had been providing this information for many years before I realized that people get paid to do this! Read more>>

Chef Mark McBride Jr.

My passion for the world of culinary arts started 20 years ago when I began cooking alongside my dad, who ran his own catering company. Watching him put a smile on the face of each of his clients through a promise of excellent service, I knew this was something I wanted to do. Read more>>

Gloria Prince

Singing/performing always came naturally for me and you could always find me in front of a TV learning all the moves from the B2k music videos and movie! My influences include Stacie Orrico, Brandy, Janet Jacksons, Jojo, and Beyonce. My mom didn’t allow BET or MTV in the house. Read more>>

Aniuska V. Marin

We are very grateful to the Katy/Houston families that have believed in our Program, the reason for our tremendous growth. As a result, we are proud to announce that we will be opening a 2nd preschool, also in Katy, in late Spring. We tend to continue helping more families to raise bilingual children in a safe and loving environment. Read more>>

Alan Pugach Barker

Music, art, and so on. Naturally, I’ve always had an ear for music. When I was little, I would listen to music on the radio and imagine a better version of the song, with instruments I would add to, or instruments I would take out, or a better artist in mind for the song than the artist featured on that song. I was A&Ring before I knew that job existed. Read more>>

Christy Tejuoso

Having done business-related degrees in Economics and a masters in business administration, and having an entrepreneurial foundation from my mother, the most likely path for me leaned towards business. I wanted to be able to be there for my young children, while at the same time, create a career for myself that offer me flexibility and entrepreneurship offer me that flexibility and time to do both. Read more>>

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