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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.

Claudia Slaughter

I started decorating cakes as a hobby for my kid’s birthdays and special family occasions. When my husband was laid off in 2008, I started to have friends request cakes. I started taking orders and then decided this is what I wanted to do as a source of income. Read more>>

Myrna Barber

I have enjoyed baking since I was twelve years old. Often, as the years have passed, I have bake breads, cookies, muffins, or cupcakes as gifts for family and friends. Baking is a part of my life; I not only enjoy it, it is one of my “happy places”. Read more>>

Naomi Leday

Makeup has always been a big thing for me but lipstick and lip gloss puts the icing on the cake when I was a little girl I would run to the bathroom if I knew my mom was going to put on makeup just so that I can watch and learn the basics it then led me to try mascara, eyeliner, lip gloss etc. Read more>>

Adamariz Alamos

I started writing songs when I was in 7th grade. I was told by the few I’d show the lyrics to that “I had bars”. It wasn’t until about my 10th grade year that I started recording. It wasn’t professional at all. No studio at all, I’d record off my phone and they were decent songs. Read more>>

Elizabeth Buehring Slack

Originally from Texas and graduating with my degree in Photography from Sam Houston, I took a detour to Las Vegas for over a decade and got into shooting weddings and portraits there. However I fell into the food and editorial photography scene by shooting for local magazines and absolutely loved it. Read more>>

Carlos Paz

In 1995 I graduated in Venezuela, with a bachelor in IT and have always being passionate about working with computers and the ability to create with them. Many years later I decided to learn about Web Design and the possibility to reach customers, by 2011 I started creating websites. Read more>>

Valerie Jaimes

I have always been an avid art lover – I first picked up a paintbrush and began painting with oils and acrylics at 8 years old. The idea for my business began with my painting class at James E. Taylor High School, in 2015. Read more>>

Cristina Szabo

I fell in love with the beauty industry as a teenager while I was assisting with hair and make up on a commercial set. I decided to pursue that dream and attended Paul Mitchell the school in Austin. I worked for a few different salons and managed one before opening my own. Read more>>

Lymaris Bernal

I always loved “playing” with hair. I stared playing with my doll’s hair and later on styling and cutting family’s hair and even my own. I always had so much interest on different types of art like painting and photography. But, it wasn’t until I was 18 that I discover the art of hairstyling. Read more>>

Jermon Hamilton

The career path I have embarked on is one that I would have never imagined for myself. Yet it has become rewarding beyond any means. My life has always been centered around sports. The plan of having my college paid for and going to work in the corporate world was all in arms reach when I had multiple scholarship offers to play college football going into my junior year of high school. Read more>>

Kayla Ramirez

I began my yoga journey back in 2013. I started with the purpose of stretching. Just releasing tightness and tension in my body. It was nothing serious. I moved to Austin in 2015, that’s where my experience began to deepen. My roommate introduced me to Kundalini Yoga and I fell in love with it. Practicing every day turned my practice into something more spiritual and mental. Read more>>

Fabiola Llaguno, Sara Montgomery

We’ve always told our clients the universe truly makes no mistakes and in our particular case – it’s been no different. We crossed each other’s paths a little over 4 years ago now as Fabiola was integrating into the Real Estate Office that Sara had been a part of for awhile. Both of us had a burning passion to become beacons of light to clients and to create a new service standard in an ever-evolving industry. Read more>>

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