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Inspiring Stories from Sugar Land

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 Sugar Land and surrounding areas below.


I Always knew since I was a lil boy I felt like I Always carried myself kind of differently you know to stand out or whenever I was around you could feel my appearance from others I always felt like I was destined to do it differently from the average human being so that’ right there kind of help me get a positive start in believe in myself from the start. Read more>>

LaShonda Johnson, CFED

In August of 2002, I resigned from Corporate America and stepped into the world of entrepreneurship. After spending 16 years with a 1st and 15th paycheck, it was extremely frightening, but I was confident and up for the challenge. I chose to form my first company distributing capital medical equipment. For a few years, I had observed a few of my friend’s husbands, who had successfully entered the industry. Read more>>

Diseree Clay

Dez Bio Education| Transformation | Inspiration Low self-esteem, abortions, molestation, prostitution, homelessness, divorce and single parenting have given Diseree Clay a front row seat in the classroom of hopelessness. With the help of God, she refused to give in to her circumstances. Determined not to quit and to understand that surviving hard times breeds resilience, she graduated from Grambling State University with a B.S.. Read more>>

Andrea Martinez

I love sharing my story with people because it is a raw picture of what my life was like in May of 2019. It was the beginning of summer, the boredom kicked in, on top of the sulking over a past relationship, and still struggling with the year-long aftermath of my dad’s passing. I was so broke; all I could do that day was YouTube’ how to’ videos. I never really stumbled upon the idea of making my own makeup. Read more>>

Najah Marie

I started taking film and television acting classes in 2016. From there, I enrolled at Houston Community College, where I originally was going to major in Music Business. By the end of my second year, I decided to change my major to Theatre Arts because I became more passionate about acting than the music business. Once I switched majors, I starred in various plays and even worked behind the scenes for production at HCC’s Stafford campus. Read more>>

Brandi Woods

I’ve always had a love for creating. Whether it was writing or photography, I knew I was born to create. After I had my daughter, my creativity pushed into overdrive, and I wanted to start making all the things! I started with bows and bracelets because that was really what she was into at the time. However, as she got older, her love for large bows and beaded bracelets started to fade. Read more>>

Sam Thomas

“All our dreams can come true if we dare to pursue them,”; and that holds regardless of any barrier you can think of. As a kid, growing up in Pune, Maharashtra (India), I have always been fascinated by the huge billboards and the life of fashion and modeling that it entails, but never really thought I’d have the audacity to venture into it. A dream stayed a dream, yet, as an unquenched thirst within. Read more>>

Jamie Alexander

I grew up in a small Kansas town. As much as I value where I am from, I always loved traveling and experiencing new cities and states. Once I finished college, I knew I would move out of the Midwest to a larger city. I had a few cities on my list, but Houston was always at the top. Not only did I have family here, but I fell in love with the culture and variety of things to do, especially food. Read more>>

Mark Fallet

Our interests were never in children’s entertainment, but then our daughter was born. When moving to Houston, specifically Sugar Land, we saw there was a gap in the market for places to take children and use their imagination to play. We started thinking of the places we had been over the year with our daughter and what worked for us and what did not. Read more>>

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