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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.

Rikki Mitman

After decades of glass fusing and beadmaking, fabricating silver jewelry, hand-forming enameled earrings — and loving every minute of it — Rikki Mitman suddenly found herself done. Just done. Read more>>

Samantha (Sami) Collins

I don’t have much experience in the world of small business, yet. When I was growing up all I wanted to do was to draw and paint but my shyness would always keep me from advancing up the ladder. Even when I was working at various day jobs I would get myself into trouble for doodling and daydreaming. Read more>>

John Mims , Susie Mims

We have always loved the outdoors and viewing nature. When we traveled, we enjoyed long drives to see the scenery and to look for wildlife. Eventually, we purchased ten acres in northern Grimes County where we set up feeders to watch birds from our back sun room. Read more>>

Andrea Spirov

At the start of my thirties I faced very challenging health problems, including infertility and serious chronic fatigue. At the root of my issues were significant nutrient deficiencies and hormonal imbalance. A change to my diet and lifestyle choices helped me achieve a complete turnaround within 18 months. Read more>>

Kendra Epperson

I was a Dental Hygienist, married with 4 grown children. I have always had an interest in fashion. I decided to look into the business. After much research and prayer I decided to try something different on the weekends. I began doing Trunk shows (home shows) in friends homes. Read more>>

Tralynn Victorian

As a young girl I looked up to my mom who was a nurse. I knew that I enjoyed working with others, had a passion for helping others, and genuinely cared about the wellbeing of others. I decided to become a nurse, and earned my Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Nursing from Prairie View A&M University in 2010. Read more>>

Jennifer Davis

Having grown up watching my mom and grandma bake, I have always had a passion for the ‘sweeter things’ in life. Trying different recipes and having a spread of fresh baked goods was always something that made me smile. Having had a daughter of my own, I also wanted to share those moments and experiences with her as well. Read more>>

Arthur Patton

Code Red was brought to Houston Energy Woman’s Football Team in 2007 under the direction of Derric Whitfield. Not only do the CRD’s cheer on the team but they bring GREAT entertainment for the fans! The CRD’s started off as a small squad and has grown within the past couple of years. Read more>>

Ashley Washington

It all started with my grandmother Sylvia… My grandmother was the baker of the family and I just loved to be in the kitchen with her waiting for “the bowl”. I was always amazed at how beautiful the cakes were that she created. When she passed away, my passion for baking was awakened. Read more>>

Veronica Gonzalez

Back in 2011, my daughter, who was 12 at that time, wanted to take a cake decorating class. But since she was a minor, I accompanied her to the class. I learned a few basic things such as how to frost a cake and shape fondant flowers. Afterwards, I proceeded to make cakes for fun for my family. Read more>>

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