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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.

Jorge and Maricela Leiva

We started this business with my wife Maricela in 2009, We always wanted to own our business, so we tried other things, photography keepsakes, bookkeeping office but we failed. Then we started Bee Maids a year after our second daughter was born. I was a teacher in the Houston area and my wife was working as an account executive for a food broker in the Houston area as well. Read more>>

Jeff White

I was thinking about getting into the swimming pool building business after watching one being built. I told my friend from church who worked in the wholesale landscaping and irrigation business and he told me about mosquito misting in 2003. I purchased one and saw that it was just a 55 gallon drum with a pump, motor and a timer on the lid. Read more>>

Mike Markiewicz

I began my financial career as an Accountant for an international Oil and Gas company in the Houston Galleria area where I was responsible for three subsidiaries in three different countries. From Accounting, I transferred into other financial roles as a Bank Reconciliation Analyst, and Financial Analyst for large international corporations. Read more>>

Dr. Ana Veronica Rodríguez

I was born and raised in El Salvador, where I lived with my parents until I was 26 years old. I’m very family oriented, coming from a family of 7 with 5 siblings. When the time came to decide what I wanted to do for a living the decision was easy, I always wanted to become a physician. Shortly after completing medical school I moved to the US in order to continue my medical education. Read more>>

Alexandria Park

After graduating from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, I practiced Interior Architecture for several years as a commercial architect I have worked for a few prestigious Chicago design firms designing retail shops and restaurants and participated in projects that have won awards. Read more>>

Chris Banuelos

My family and I since the turn of the century have been putting together home haunts in our neighborhood for the kids on Halloween. Every year it became bigger and bigger. In 2012, we decided to make the big leap into going pro! Of course it was not as easy as we first imagined. Read more>>

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