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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.

DaleLynn Bradshaw

Settle got married and a year later had her first child. On top of those major life changes, she started suffering from anxiety and depression. Within a few years, she had hit 302 lbs. I wasn’t really dealing with my emotions and what got me there in the first place, and so over time the weight just started to pile on,” the 32-year-old tells PEOPLE for 2019 Half Their Size issue. Read more>>

Kelli Rogers

Nature is the best place to draw design inspiration! You will notice that our large structure rentals are all named after National Parks. After graduating from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Horticulture and a minor in Business, I spent the next few years working in the industry… all the while continuing to dream of calling a studio “mine” one day. Read more>>

Nancy Sabino

We decided to focus on what we did best, what we enjoyed the most, and how we knew we would be of more help to clients. In this process, we let go of over 300 small businesses that we worked for under a “break/fix” model (ouch), but we kept those that were our top 20%. And we must be doing something right because in 2018 we secured a place in the Top 501 Managed Services in the world and also won MSP (Managed Service Provider) of the Year. Read more>>

LaToya Hurley

At that time I was young and really didn’t know what I wanted to do from a career perspective. But what I thought was a job eventually led me to discover my passion. When I started with the group I had no experience in the industry, I did a lot of data entry and follow up calls which helped me to learn a lot about the company. Read more>>

Jorge Pena

I see photography as a form of art. Since I was young, I was interested in editorial and nature photography. But could not afford a good camera that would get the type of photos that I would see in National Geographic magazine. Gave up on that dream when I got my first job and life with all of its bills happened. Read more>>

Amanda Green

When I graduated from college, my husband bought me my first DSLR and about a year later our first daughter was born. We were so broke that we couldn’t afford to pay someone to take her pictures, so I was determined to reteach myself how to use the camera good enough to be able to take her pictures for her 1st birthday! Friends of ours started asking me to take their kids pictures, and it just took off from there! Read more>>

Azalia Mathis

I have always loved helping people realize their dreams. In my group of friends, I am known as the motivator. I taught fourth and fifth-grade students, including special education and English Language Learners. Now, every day I get to help people reach a goal of homeownership, sell their previous home, or find the perfect tenant for their property. Read more>>

Vera Oyabure

Having gone through the rigorous clinical and hospital training during residency, I decided to become a hospitalist, attending to more complex and acute medical conditions in an active hospital environment. Over the years, I have gained significant and valuable experience as a hospitalist and enjoyed the bustle of not knowing what next to expect. Read more>>

Carolyn Gardner

For years, parents and orchestra directors in the Katy area talked about bringing a Youth Symphony to Katy. It was recognized that an opportunity to play in a youth symphony was out of reach for many children in our community either because of the distance of travel, cost, or both. With these challenges in mind, myself, along with a few other hard working, caring individuals, came together to form the Katy Youth Symphony. Read more>>

Brittani Owens

My life’s motto is to “Expect The Unexpected”! No matter if it’s a dinner party for 20 or a wedding celebration for 400, know that a flawless event is all in the details… and so is the stress, so why not call in the experts to be the burden bearer! I’m simply passionate about breathing life into my client’s event/wedding dreams and vision! Read more>>

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