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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.

Kimberly Burleson

Photography was something I picked up when my kids were born. I am terrible at remembering things so photography was a way that I could easily recall some of my families most important memories. When I started my business finally I did everything from newborns to events! Read more>>

Valerie Hardy

In 2015 I went through a severe depression. I was in a place where I couldn’t be around anyone, I couldn’t play with my kids, and leaving the house was a no go for me. I went to Psychiatrist and Therapist and nothing worked. I changed medication 5 different times and each had there own side effects. Read more>>

Dior Burns

The idea to create my non-profit, Reach for Kids, came about in 2013 and was based on my son’s difficult health journey. When Cameron was just 7 months old he went from being a perfectly healthy baby one day to the next having 20 seizures a day. Read more>>

Adeola Mosanya

I have always loved fashion and clothes for as long as I can remember. In High School I took a sewing class. Not too long after, my mom got me a sewing machine and I began learning the basics of sewing. Through the years I developed my skills and it grew from there. Read more>>

John Martin

Hello my name is John D. Martin. I’m a dedicated, innovative, resourceful instructor whom strive to help students be life long learners at T. L. Pink Elementary. I also volunteer my services with a nonprofit community organization by the name of Friends of North Richmond located just across the street from the campus I teach. Read more>>

Alison Carlino

Carlino’s Photography is celebrating 15 years this summer! I left my 4th grade classroom position to stay at home with our first born and learned very quickly that I knew nothing about how to operate the camera, diagnose lighting, or composition. Read more>>

Tamika Phillips

Despite having a computer science degree from the University of Houston and working as a Learning and Development Manager my passion for the beauty led me to getting my Cosmetology license. To gain experience and a feel for the industry I worked several part time positions ranging from makeup advisor, hair stylist, and wax specialist. Read more>>

Kaysie Burnett, Phaedra Langham

In August of 2014, a friend invited me to a wreath making class. I invited my cousin Phaedra to attend the class with me. We learned how to made a basic burlap wreath with a bow and initial. We enjoyed the class and posted pictures of our handiwork on Facebook. Read more>>

Tina Sansone

My journey started on December 23, 2011 with the death of my 25 year old son. After a few years of intense grieving, counseling, and getting re-aquainted with God, we went on a trip to Roatan. After shopping at a non-profit selling jewelry made by the locals, I started having dreams of starting a jewelry making non-profit of my own. Read more>>

Darieus Freeman

DDH was founded in 2010 in Detroit MI. We briefly started to design for women. Due to my financial status and with still being a young college student. It was best that I finish my education and then come back and uplift DDH to the standers I know it can be and is today. Read more>>

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