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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.

Maureen Owiti

I started Sugar Land Music School in July of 2002. I began with 23 students and have grown the business to over 300 students. I have a passion for music and studied music in college. As soon as I graduated, I worked as Music teacher in HISD and at the British School of Houston before opening my business. Read more>>

Jocelyn Roth

My career as a skin care professional began in Johannesburg, South Africa where I got my esthetician license. I always loved helping others and this was the ideal way, given I had 3 small children at home. In 1977, with political turmoil taking root in South Africa, we immigrated to America. Read more>>

Theo Deaver

My love for sneakers brought me to a place where I wanted to fill a need that was not being met in the sneaker community. I wanted to host a snaeker convention that the entire family could attend. Over time, I gathered resources & hosted my first show at Minute Maid Park during an Astros game. Read more>>

Montha Amin

I have always been into make up. When I was a little girl I use to play with my moms lipsticks and blushes. I am very passionate about makeup. I love dolling up clients and doing crazy dramatic makeup. Its not easy being in this field. There is so much competition, but you just got to keep pushing and try to achieve the goals you have set. Read more>>

LaKitia Woodard

My journey to purpose began growing up in Chicago Heights, IL which is 30 minutes outside of Chicago. I was born and raised in a drug infested ghetto overrun by gangs to a single teenage mom on welfare. If that wasn’t bad enough I had an abusive, drug addicted, pedophile as a father figure. Let’s just say I seen, experienced, and witnessed a whole LOT by the time I was 18 years old. Read more>>

Jason Johnson

Musically, I’ve been playing the drums since I was age 6. I graduated from the Katy High School Band program, and I majored in music education at Blinn College in Brenham. I’ve been playing and teaching drums and percussion ever since. Read more>>

Joshua Andrews

Well like the late great rapper Biggie said “It was all a dream”. It was thoughts, it was ideas that captivated me at a very young age. As a kid I use to beat box all the time and nod my head. I then started making beats with whatever was in my hand, rather pen, pencil or marker. In grade school I thrived in english class, countless teachers enjoyed reading my essays as I loved to write creatively. Read more>>

Jasminne Mendez

I started taking my writing and writing life seriously about eleven years ago when I was in the middle of my college studies. While I have always written poetry and memoir, I never considered myself a serious writer until I started going out and participating in slam poetry events, open mics and getting gigs to perform and read at local colleges and universities like UH Central, Downtown, Clear Lake and at various HCC campuses. Read more>>

Daphine Jack

I begin my book journey when I realized that my story could inspire the world. I went through the criminal system justice with my husband who was wrongfully accused while working in the criminal justice system as a law enforcement officer. Read more>>

Jarnell Garland

I started Baking It Pretty in 2015. Durning this time I was in college finishing up my second degree. I’ve always had a passion for baking for as long as I can remember. When I was younger I’d spend all day making treats on my Easy-Bake oven since I was too young to use the real stove. Read more>>

Gerald Warner

After 22 years in Government Contracting came time for what I thought was going to be retirement. I was tired of a life of constant travel and being away from my family, With numerous stents through the past 20 years in the restaurant industry, it seemed natural to follow that passion. Read more>>

Raechelle Kay

4 years ago my sister and I lost our mom to pancreatic cancer during her battle she had aspired to open a really nice place for seniors to reside and have excellent care. She started the process but never got to open the place. We decided to open it in her memory and name it after her. Read more>>

Geraldine Morgan

I started in Graphic Arts in 1985 before the computer era, I attended Central Texas College and went to work at Met Printing soon after as a bindery supervisor. I soon realized I wanted more, so I went back to college in 1991 and studied to become a Computer Information Center Specialist, finished that in 1993, from there I became the General Manager at Image Copies, a copy and photo development company, I later turned it into a printing shop for the owner. Read more>>

1 Comment

  1. Timothy Cour-Palais

    February 23, 2018 at 1:58 am

    You should definitely check out Twisted Catfish. They are a food truck that has succeeded and expanding. Best Catfish in Houston

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