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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.

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>>

Garry Lee

I started watching video podcasts in my late 20s/early 30s and noticed that there were not many people of African American decent that had platforms to discuss their interests and ideas. In comparison, I saw countless stories on the news every week regarding African Americans and some type of illegal/unlawful activity or negative stereotype. Read more>>

Davo Eda

“Kura Revolving Sushi Bar,” is a Japanese revolving sushi restaurant chain. We have been continuously expanding our business in various regions in a short period of time since our first launch in 2009. We currently have a total of 15 locations in California, Texas, and Georgia. 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>>

Lauren Bazunu

I realized that my passion and happy place always dealt with entertaining guests and hostessing. What started as a dream and creative outlet back in 2011 has blossomed into a full fledge event styling company. I’ve added many facets of the business including lifestyle content creation, intriguing social events and the annual Toast & Twirl Workshop, a #crafternoon for those who love all things party, crafty and creative. Read more>>

Natasha McMurray

I’ve always been fascinated by the “Golden Era” (1930-1950s) since I was a little girl. Loving everything about the fashion, the music and the overall entertainment, I desired to be one of the glamourous women I saw in the old movies. Read more>>

Chef DeeDee Coleman

I started catering in my hometown and managed a BBQ Soul Food Restaurant. Once I moved to Houston in 2001 I had my first catering event 2 years later. Once I got married and joined my church I was able to get the support I needed to successfully start my catering business part time while working in corporate america. Read more>>

Lemuel Mascarinas

Building is not an alien language for me. Coming from a mechanical engineering background, I was trained to build things in my mind, on paper, then actually turning it into reality. Creating something out of nothing really excited me so I became good with what I did. Read more>>

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