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Inspiring Stories from Richmond

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 Richmond and surrounding areas below.

Aimee Frederick

Natives of South Louisiana, my husband and I met while working for a popular restaurant concept in Baton Rouge. We were given the opportunity to grow the brand and open our own location in Sugar Land in 2007. In the years following our move to Fort Bend, we got married, started a family, and began exploring the Western US in our free time. Read more>>

Karen Galeano – Valencia

I’m originally from Nicaragua and became to the states when i was 14 years old, my dream was to pursuit a career in the medical field but ended up falling in love with the insurance industry. I’ve been an insurance agent for nearly 10 years, my passion for this industry began only as a part time job while pursuing my medical career. Read more>>

John Tankersley

Started as a player in 1993 and loved paintball so much it turned into a business in 1998. Since 1998 I have built and grown to be one of the premier fields by drawing players from all over TX. My mission is to open paintball up to everyone that wants to try the game. I love what I do and look forward to each day. Read more>>

Cynthia Viton

ISKAY’s story started after Cynthia became a mom. She decided to leave the corporate world and dedicate herself to a more important role: being Sophia’s full time mom. She decided to dedicate her time exclusively to Sophia because she was a total miracle. Read more>>

Hicham Nafaa

Layal Team created a one of it’ s kind Mediterranean culinary experience in the heart of Houston Texas. We surrounded ourselves with the best culinary artists of the industry to save you a trip to the Mediterraneans and created a get away right here in Houston. Read more>>

Shannon Bloesch

I was introduced to parks youth ranch through chairing a fundraising event with Fort bend Junior Service League. I took over as Executive Director in 2012 and have been extremely busy for the past 5 years. I’m Very passionate about our mission of providing emergency shelter, counseling and life changing services to abused and neglected youth! Read more>>

Jasmeeta Singh

I am a graduate of University of Texas Allied Health Sciences and own certifications in Indian Classical Kathak dance and Indian classical vocal music. I love playing percussions harmonium and Tabla. After working in the medical field as a medical technologist and then raising three beautiful children I pursued my passion by promoting the value of creativity in today’s entertainment world. Read more>>

Athena Elliott

My passion for the nail industry is strong. Basically…all roads lead to nails. I still work in my salon, SPAthena- Aesthetics For Diabetics. I keep very busy seeing referrals from foot and ankle surgeons, dermatologists and MD Anderson. The people who seek my advanced education are also seeking the highest level of infection control. Read more>>

Lacy Magee

My name is Lacy and Im the owner, operator and dog walker for The Katy Dog Walkers. Im engaged to a wonderful man named Marko who sometimes helps out with visits. We have 3 things in common, pets, travel and food. He is from Croatia and I am born and raised in Texas. Read more>>

Rose Mueller, Lornie Mueller

Lornie and Rose were born in the mountains of western Montana. Growing up with stories of gold, sapphires and fossils, the natural progression was to jewelry and gems. With a geological background and a pioneer spirit, prospecting for the Montana sapphire began a hobby that would eventually evolve into the opening of their store, Lithos Jewelry. Read more>>

Harry Nieto

Sweet Tea Patio Co. was developed from a need. A need that presented itself from our own love of outdoor living spaces. We took great care in the design and development of our patio and the results were amazing. We found more and more that our family and friends loved it too, everyone wanted to use our outdoor living area for birthdays, holidays, and to watch sporting events. Read more>>

Sharon Taor

I have always had animals growing and 10 years ago my husband gave me my dog Alli for my wedding gift! Alli has been a huge part of our lives and has traveled the world with us…we have lived in three different countries so far. Read more>>

Julien Marion and Mallorie Lewis

After Mallorie help starts someone else studio and helps run it for 2 years. We started thinking of starting a studio but thought, we would never be able to open one. Because of the cost. Eventually, we found the right place in April 2013 and at 26 y/o, we opened MDF in Aug 2013 with 2 students and 2 toddlers of our own. Read more>>

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