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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.

Renitra James

Along with shoes, R. Denise offers accessories (from clutches to shades) that help to accessorize your whole outfit. Our mission is not only to offer affordable products but also to encourage confidence in women no matter what you’re wearing! Since launching, we’ve been working to build our brand & make R. Denise a household name. As we near our 2nd anniversary, we have so many great things planned for this year, including fun and flirty styles just in time for spring! Read more>>

Rickey Getwood Jr.

Present day is the happy median I established in the great city of Houston, TX. I am most noted for my positive attitude and optimistic view on life. Through past mental torments and nightmares challenged by adverse situations, I honed in on being aware of my motivators and the power of one’s choices that help make better decisions towards a truly happy existence. Read more>>

Nicole Jones

I was destined to work in New Construction. At the young age of eight years old, I knew all too well what the smell of lumber was; my father was what you would call “A Jack of All Trades.” We were always in a home improvement store during the time my dad was building my childhood home. Read more>>

Kimberly Nnamadim and Dr. Nancy Adossi

Nancy and I had always discussed opening an online boutique since as long as I can remember. We would spend hours on online clothing website, not shopping of course but just analyzing and say things like “I bet I could sell that.” But we were just joking We were in college when the idea had came about and this was the era when the birth of companies such as FashionNova and Boohoo started to uprise and rival Forever21. Read more>>


Unlike other photographers, my path to photography was kind of different. Most of the photographers that I read/heard about found out about photography in high school or college and always had a passion for it. For me, it wasn’t like that. For me, it happened two years ago, and it happened on accident kind of. Read more>>

Erin Cummings and Tiffany Geach

Erin Cummings and Tiffany Geach knew each other from a mommy-and-me world of fitness and played places, but started to become friends outside of their kids’ lives. Erin went into teacher training, and Tiffany went to support her in some of her classes. Tiffany got back into yoga and did her own teacher training. It seemed a natural progression of things and pretty soon they were both saying things like “If we had our own studio, we would….” Read more>>

Asmita Ali

I made my first decorated cake in 2010, while I was still studying business at the University of Houston— it was a one layer, vanilla cake with yellow flowers, and of course, the outer icing was accidentally speckled all over with crumbs! In 2011, I graduated from business school and decided that Pastry School would possibly help kick start my career into cakes. Read more>>

Mona Parikh

The beginning of her journey was enjoyable but also very difficult when it came to getting her feet wet in the business. She basically did a 360 degree in career change from HR to Real Estate. It was not easy cold calling strangers, lead generating on the phone and asking friends and family for referrals and business. This was very uncomfortable at first. It was six to seven months before she had her first closing. Read more>>

Emmanuel Akpan-Okop

My first real feel for camera work began in a broadcasting class I took in High school. After I graduated from High school, I got my first job, and saved up and got my first DSLR camera. The initial plan was to be a film director, but I didn’t know how to use the camera, so I decided to learn Photography in other to gain better knowledge on how to use the device. Read more>>

Dr. Toscha L. Dickerson

I founded non-profit organization S.T.R.E.S.S.O.U.T. which stands for Striving to Reveal, Encourage, Succeed, and Strengthen Others by Uniting Together. This organization helps to empower women and young girls while educating them in financial literacy, education, and child development. We also assist women who have been incarcerated with re-entry services. Read more>>

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