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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.

Ariana Peña- Cárdenas

I’ve always loved fashion and when I was 14 years old, I was watching “The Style Network.” At the time they actually posted fashion shows basically all day, and a tv host mentioned the school “Parsons School of Design. Read more>>

Lucy Briand

My passion for photography started at a young age. Growing up with three older sisters and a younger brother, our family was not considered “well off” but we always had what we needed. Read more>>

Nikki Edwards

The beginning of my story starts with my Father. My Father is a self-made business owner who was mentored by his father in-law when he first moved to Houston as a young man. Read more>>

Jada Campbell

While seeing, I dreamed, planned and manifested the beginning of where I am now. After my military contract was up, the remainder of the year waiting for my husband to finish his contract. Read more>>

Willard Franklin III

The FourwsfishingteamLLC promotes the Outdoors through Saltwater Fishing. We specialize in Diversity Inclusion Conservation and Careers in the multi Billion Outdoors Industry. Read more>>

Christian Bates

I started taking pictures in high school when I was 14. I was that person that always had a camera in my hand taking everyone’s pictures making short videos. I was the go to person to create you a flyer. Read more>>

Kaci Baker

In 2012, I suffered from horrible hormonal acne. My skin was inflamed, infected and I was insecure. Numerous failed attempts at clearing my skin caused me to take an all-natural approach. Read more>>

Terren Fontenot

I came from a small town called Mossville, Louisiana. Houston became my home in 2011. My full-time job is in the housing industry. I’m a single mother with a three years old daughter. Read more>>

Kellie Herrod

I loved what I did but the ladder work started taking its toll and I always looked for new outlets for my creative energy. Now, ironically, some of my cakes are so tall I have to use a ladder. Read more>>

Nadya Dhanani and Christi Blakkolb

We were immediately drawn to the brand and its commitment to being at the forefront of innovation and providing clients with an unparalleled experience. We truly felt that a niche existed in Houston for the type of services they offered and how they offered them. Read more>>

Pico Cardenas

I started personal training back in 2015 out of the garage of my house as a hobby. Before that, after I was done playing college baseball (2010), I began working just to make money and to make sure me and my wife were taken care of. Read more>>

Matt Zamarron

I am a middle school engineering teacher today. About seven years ago, I bought my first camera used from a coworker of mine after hearing him and another photographer talk about photography often, mostly landscape/travel/wildlife. Read more>>

Demetria Mark and Jalissa Myles

Simply Macramade was given birth from our love of modern fabric art. It has always been our desire to recreate a timeless beauty with a modern touch. We love how macrame is formed using various knotting techniques. Read more>>

Ann Garcia

A dream to live better and to help serve others through my profession. Today I am living my dream. Before I acquired Com For Care Assisted Living in September of 2018, I had worked in it as a registered nurse for about four years. Read more>>

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