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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.

Joseph Casciotti

My wife, Laura, and I began working for Never Grow Up Vacations about 2 years ago. We have always loved going to Disney and planning our own vacations, so we figured why not help others plan theirs. We reached out to Jill Kuritz, the owner of Never Grow Up Vacations, and she agreed to take us on board. Read more>>

Paul-David and Stephanie Powell

I started in this sign industry in 1989 when I moved to Houston, TX. My cousin knew of a job opening at a local sign company so I applied and was hired. Fast forward to 1999. I started working for a great company that gave me a lot of room to grow. Read more>>

Kim Kelly

For years I thought about starting a business. I grew up in my family owns a day spa, a used car dealership, and a beauty equipment manufacturing company. In my early years, I worked as a bookkeeper for small businesses. After discovering I enjoyed it, I earned an Accounting Degree at The University of Houston. Read more>>

Raul Shelton

Raul Shelton is the head instructor for the American Karate Do Rengo Kai (AKR) organization in Houston, Texas which was established in April 2017. He is a 7th-degree black belt with over 54 years of experience in Karate, including 42 years as a teacher. Raul holds several Karate certifications, including instructor certifications from both Cuba and Japan. Read more>>

Chandra D. Williams

I am a transplant from Detroit, Michigan. In the years prior to moving to Houston, I started and ran several Group Homes for mentally and developmentally disabled adults. I’ve always had a strong background in business. Read more>>

Ida Sunday

To provide a little context I think it will help to understand a deeper background… I was born and raised in Indonesia where I had never baked in my life. I had graduated college and had worked in a few industries when I landed in Oil & Gas in Jakarta. Read more>>

Selina Ponniah

With a love for antiques and decor, I helped develop the retail store Bungalow Antiques in 1995. Working with the American Society of Interior Designers, and having an exclusive clientele in the Houston Metropolis, I loved the thrill of finding unusual antiques, home furnishings from my native country, India. Read more>>

Charles Mazzini

As the CEO/President of Hyperlinks Media, Charles Mazzini has been honored by the Houston Business Journal by inclusion in their Book of Lists, in addition to serving as a Contributing Editor. A degree in microcomputer technology and further college courses in website design and programming have positioned him to lead a company that stands apart from here today, gone tomorrow SEO/web development companies. Read more>>

Antravian Carter

The ACA Brands’ story actually begins back in mid-2004 when I was in college. I started A. Carter designs where I would design flyers for parties and other events on campus. Then that evolved in A.Carter Productions which is when I started hosted events or secretly organizing projects, events, and activities for other organizations but only in the background since it was typically fraternities/sororities that I was not a part of. Read more>>

Alex and Jenn Slayton

Needing a change, a fresh new career, Jenn began looking into growing her skills in the tech industry. She enrolled in Designer Track course with Bloc focusing on UX/UI design. After completion and learning design principles, color theory, user habits and industry best practices, she began taking on clients as a freelancer. Read more>>

Jessica Lindsey

My entry into physical fitness started at the age of 3 when I was enrolled in dance and gymnastics. Exercise has always been a priority for me, whether it was my involvement with gymnastics, dance, high school drill team, group fitness, strength training, or even martial arts (Krav Maga). Read more>>

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