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Inspiring Stories from Stafford

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 Stafford and surrounding areas below.

LaKayla Walker

I started my journey into entrepreneurship right after my divorce in 2018. I was worried about providing for my daughters alone, so I took a lash extension course to provide lash extensions as a service to women as a side hustle to feel secure in providing for us. Took the course, developed a side business and learned the art of the hustle and then I began to see what it took to run other businesses, so I started others at the start of the pandemic and the rest is history. Read more>>

Temilade Omideyi

I have always loved looking great. Always loved putting things together especially outfits. I remember I used to put out my outfit for the next day on my chair in uni. I don’t have a background in fashion neither does my partner. My background is in Biochemistry and Nursing while hers (Adesewa) is in computer sciences. Anyways, as soon as we finished uni and I had friends getting married I just sort of enjoyed helping people figure out what they were going to wear. We always sort of did that as friends. When I moved to the United states I realized I wanted to do something I enjoyed part time. I started taking online classes in styling and reading more about body types and practicing my sketches. My partner, Adesewa was already helping out her cousin who lived in the states who happens to be an event planner figure out outfits for her brides. So my friend (Adesewa) and I decided to team up and that’s how we have The PerfectBride Styling. Read more>>

Morgan Jackson

Ever since I was younger, I loved doing hair. I started doing me and my little sister’s hair in 3rd grade when my parents got divorced. We stayed with my dad every other weekend and he didn’t know how to do hair so I caught on by watching my mom do my sister’s hair. I also use to do my cousin’s and sister’s hair all the time for fun, just never looked at doing hair as a career. It was more of a side hobby whenever someone would ask me to do their hair. In summer 2019, I started doing braids & from there, I blew up and had clients every single day. Fall of 2019 is when I became a full-time hairstylist. I went from working in my moms living room, to setting up my moms dinning room into a hair studio, to getting my first apartment and working from there for about seven months. In January 2021, I got my own suite in a salon! I’m currently at gallery of salons fountains and I love it. I’ve came so far in less than two years and I’m so blessed. Read more>>

Infinitee Customs

In 2016, I started out in Detroit doing custom clothing and sportswear for Detroit Up Company. Once I moved to Houston in 2017, I wanted to go into business for myself but I needed to transition into a more universal brand and business since I was no longer in Detroit. So I brainstormed for a while and started Infinitee Customs in 2019. I felt like with this universal symbol and name that I could gain more marketability and be able to fit in any setting. Read more>>

Mark Tucker

I have over 20 years of marketing experience across multiple industries and corporate environments. I have a BA in Communication from Trinity University (1999), an MA in Critical Studies from USC Cinema (2001), and an MBA from Louisiana State University Shreveport (2020). My career started at The Walt Disney Studios working on National Promotions for feature films. I was blessed to work on marketing for Monsters, Inc., Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, Cars, Pirates of the Caribbean (I and II), Chicken Little, and many more. I then moved to DreamWorks Animation where I co-managed the McDonald’s and Kellogg’s corporate alliances on films like Shrek the Third and Kung Fu Panda. After moving back home to Houston in 2007, I worked briefly at The Alley Theatre in Corporate Development before moving to Six Foot, a Digital Engagement Agency, where I worked for five years as a Project Manager, Operations Manager, and National Account Sales. From there, I moved to ITW Global Brands, home of auto aftermarket brands like Rain-X, Fix-a-Flat, Gumout, Black Magic, Permatex, and Slime, where I worked in marketing communications, national account sales, and brand management. Read more>>

Trevon Davis

I was born in Prince Georges County, Maryland but moved down to Texas in my sophomore year of high school. The reason I started photography is a funny story. When I first moved to Texas, I had to choose classes and pick an elective. At this time, I had to decide between an Intro Photography Course and Cooking class. I weighed the options and talked to some people around the school but one person’s advice stuck with me. The person told me if I take the photography class, I would be able to get into football games on Friday for free and even get to be on the field. Well at my age, that was a deal I couldn’t refuse. That was my introduction to photography but the players would look at the pictures I took and asked to get specific shots of themselves. That is when it clicked in my mind that this could be the start of a business. As time went on, I improved rapidly from that 1st football game to the end of the year. Eventually, people were contacting me for their prom pictures and even senior pictures. I even took prom pictures before my senior prom and still made it to the venue at a reasonable time. Read more>>

Breanna Brown

When I was a little girl, I grew up spending my weekends sitting in a beauty shop and I loved the environment that I was in. Since then, I knew I wanted to do hair when I got older. After graduating high school, I went straight to San Jacinto College for cosmetology in August of 2017 and then graduated in December of 2018. After graduating college, I then took the required tests to become a licensed cosmetologist. After becoming licensed, I took a couple of months off to figure out exactly what I wanted to do in this industry. I then came to the conclusion that I wanted to be a full-time braider, which I have been since November 28, 2019. I first started out of my house and I am proud to say I worked hard enough to get my own suite in September of 2020, where I proudly service my clients located in Sugar Land, TX. Read more>>

Jasmine LeDay

I started Nevindi’s House a few years after completing my undergrad at Southern University A&M College in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. I remember graduating and feeling unfulfilled and just lost about what I wanted to do. I job hopped for a while before finding something in my field. I knew I desperately wanted to create financial freedom and independence for myself and my family for the future and of course doing something that I love. I still currently work full time and I am also a full-time mom to a very vibrant and energetic two year old all while running my ecommerce store. I somehow talked myself into taking on the role of an entrepreneur and decided to go for it, and out launched Nevindi’s House. I knew that I wanted a brand that was inclusive of curvaceous women. It can often be difficult to find trendy boutique clothing in sizes greater than a large and department store clothing does not always cut it. We work tirelessly to try and source out quality vendors for women of all sizes that offer the same contemporary, chic, and sexy looks for both sides of the spectrum. Read more>>

Ilea Green

Premium Vibrations is an extension of my heart and my genuine passion for helping others see their potential, align themselves to their vision, and do the work to make things happen… I began this business just before COVID 19 shut the world down, and as the pandemic arrived, I was forced to shift my plans, pivot a bit and decide how I wanted to continue building my brand. I chose all the things that make any business succeed in this highly digital world. Premium Vibrations offers business coaching, digital branding and marketing, social media management, content and website development as a means to assist new and current businesses in ways that nurture their plans, helps them meet their goals and more importantly, solidify avenues of income that allows them to build businesses and lives that exceed their wildest dreams. Read more>>

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