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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.

Georgios Ziakas

Originating from Greece where attended and graduated medical school as valedictorian came to US for a research program in Baylor and decided to pursue specialty training in this country. Trained in general surgery in Philadelphia and Houston and completed it in 2006. Read more>>

Sarah Vieira

It was within two years of being a stay at home mom that I found myself longing to do something different. I was invited by a friend to an event hosted by an influencer/blogger. There it was a community of women together, sharing the same struggles and triumphs. Read more>>

Casey Castro

As you heard, I’m original from Africa. Coming to America to go to law school but I hand up been a chef and restaurant owner. Been from Africa, always I wanted to come to America for better opportunities and life. It was my dream to come here and when I got here. Read more>>

Tory Nguyen

Growing up, I am fortunate to have my mom and my aunties being really great cooks who can make all kinds of delicious Vietnamese dishes. I would hang around in the kitchen, watch them cook, and they would ask me to taste the food before they set it on the table. Read more>>

Jaylon Givan

Whenever I think back to how I started, I am always humbled and re-inspired like never before. As a little boy, I always freely expressed myself through various arts forms, dance just happened to be the exact medicine I needed to carry on. My mom intended to sign me up for her friend. Read more>>

Darian Marcelous

I’ve been working with my hands and using tools all my life, but about a decade ago is when I began working for a friend of mine’s dad. My first learning experience was demolition onto actually framing and being apart of homebuilding. After working with them for a short time. Read more>>

Klenny Mujica

We are from Venezuela, my husband, my two children and I arrived in this beautiful country three years ago, while my husband works outside I decided to start my own business from home, I love pastries, it is my passion! and I created a sweet world to offer you. Read more>>

Leah Egwuatu

Walking by faith is easier said than done and it has made me into the woman I am today. I’m still learning, still growing, still leaning on Him. I received my Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Houston; I met my husband of 12 years and counting during my time there as well.
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Seda Hulagu

My story started in Turkey. I have a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and master degree in Financial Markets and Investment Management. My career started in one of the biggest Asset Management companies as an Internal Controller and Auditor. Read more>>

Jaquetta D. Franklin

I’ve always been interested in all things Real Estate but I actually didn’t have the confidence to step out on faith and really pursue my passion for it until about 2016. At that time, I was unhappily employed as a Commercial Operations Specialist for a Retail Energy company. Read more>>

Alexis Randle

After being honorably discharged from the US Army in 2007, I wanted to use my GI Bill to attend massage therapy school in Savannah, GA. My boyfriend at the time said absolutely not so I dabbled in other areas of employment. Six years later, fresh off a job as a state corrections officer. Read more>>

Michelle Lockett

My love for baking started at age seven. I jumped out on faith in 2016. After surviving a brain aneurysm, yes I am a Brain Aneurysm survivor!! I dealt with depression during my recovery. I struggled with sleep and would wake in the night and bake. The baking would take me to a “zen place”. Read more>>

Paul and Tenesha Williams

Paul has always been into t-shirts and the quality of them. He is was raised in the Bay Area and wearing white t-shirts was a thing. Very simple clothing attire with a crisp white t-shirt. For years he has dreamed of having his own t-shirt company and sharing his love with t-shirts to masses. Read more>>

Sheila Segnalini

I am originally from Venezuela and as an immigrant away from family and friends, I had to learn to balance several projects at once, which allowed me to develop a very practical skill: time management. I started Organizing Concepts for two reasons: first, I wanted my business to reflect my strongest skills and core competencies. Read more>>

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