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Inspiring Stories from Outside the 610

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 outside the 610 below.

Aubrey Hoffman

Back in 2014 I stopped being able to eat more and more. I would always sit down to try, and sometimes I would force myself and then end up being really sick afterwards. It was not a good direction I was heading, nor was it a good lifestyle to be living. Read more>>

Jerry Flores

My story is crazy, I was always a fan of movies and film, how things were created, behind the scenes etc. So it was always in me but I really started when I purchased my first video camera and started recording everything, Family vacations, kids parties, everything and anything. Read more>>

Molly Barr

I became interested in photography by watching my dad. He’s been using a camera for most of his life. Watching him capture different places and people over the years inspired me to follow his path. Photography has been a hobby of mine for about 5 years now and it has quickly become a passion. Read more>>

Alexey Koyfman

My fascination with photography started when I was a child. I remember developing photographs in the dark room with my dad when I was five. The red lamp, the chemicals, and the appearance of the image were magical to me. Read more>>

Allan Hursig

To preface. I never envisioned myself where I am right now. The most baking I did growing up was tubes of cookie dough and chalky, plastic-y store bought icing on Christmas Eve. I was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico, played soccer (a lot), did pretty decent in school, had great friends. Read more>>

Amina Valley

I am a true believer in constant learning! I absolutely love learning and developing new skills. My professional growth and desire to help and empower others were discovered while attaining my terminal degree. Read more>>

Olumide Adeyemi

Dissatisfied with the lack of diasporic African cultural awareness in the media, fashion, and other applicable arts we decided to create a brand that not only will uphold the historic accomplishments and styles of our often imitated people, but further it. Read more>>

TYGR Porche

With assistance of my late Grandmother Frances E. Hallin 1999 she visited my house from my home state Louisiana, New Orleans. When I was preparing some gifts that consist of pecan praline candy. She asked was I dong with them. My reply was giving them away as gifts for the holiday season doing the 4th of July.  Read more>>

Tiffany Daniel

To explain how i ended up making sugar cookies…all throughout my 20’s I experienced major anxiety especially in my career positions (paralegal & Office Manager). I was told I needed to channel that anxiety by finding a hobby, so I picked up painting! I wasn’t good…at all! Read more>>

Valerie Koehler

This bookstore has been here since 1973 when the intersection was a 4 way stop and homes were springing up in the neighborhood. When Musabelle Naut decided to retire in October 1996, Greg and I bought the shop. We renamed it Blue Willow Bookshop. Read more>>

Kevnae “Santana” Clark

I started my clothing line in 2011 during my Senior Project class in high school. I really had not figured out what I was going to do with the rest of my life. My teacher suggested that I do my project on fashion – something that she could not have known would change my life forever. Read more>>

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