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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.

Michelle Barton

In April 2007, my future husband and I moved from San Jose, California to find a more affordable and less stressful way of life. I began working at the ice cream distribution company that my parents had recently purchased, which was the reason they also moved from the Bay Area. Read more>>

Sadaf Afshan

I grew up in a town in northern India which is known for its leather industry. My family has been in the leather industry for three generations. My paternal grandfather who started the business hailed from a small village and was a man of humble means. Read more>>

Carlos Reyes

It started when I was in College in El Paso, University of Texas at El Paso. I had wanted to get away as far as possible I could and experience a new life on my own. In one of my graphic design classes, there was a project to create a poster for an upcoming event called Chalk the Block. Best posters would be screen printed and sold at the event. Read more>>

Love Reed

I was born and raised in California. I decided to move to Houston for a better life for my kids and I. I worked a couple of job like Walmart and a place where I sold men’s suits and a couple of waitresses jobs. The last job I had was at a telemarketing companying selling AT&T business phone lines. Read more>>

Diane Chambers

I’ve always loved to create, whether painting, crafting, designing or decorating. I love making pretty things and making things pretty. And I’ve always loved parties. I love hosting parties and I love attending parties. I get excited about weddings and I love every second of a bridal or baby shower. Read more>>

Tyler Mahilum

Mursethetics was started from a spark of inspiration and a sprinkle of motivation. Mursethetics, my current Instagram/ blog, was primarily focused on my journey throughout nursing school, with the intention of continuing it throughout my nursing career. Read more>>

Tyanna Davis

While working as a bartender for years, I noticed that many customers were in need of a personal bartender for events. So as a single mom working a full-time job and recovering from an abusive relationship, I decided it was time for me to grow and be my own boss. Read more>>

Angela Le

Cosplaying has always been a hobby for me. Growing up, I watched plenty of animes and played a lot of video games with my family. Kids always imagined they’re a character that they saw on TV such as kids believing they’re a fairy or a dinosaur. While those kids grew out of that fantasy. Read more>>

Epolle Masango

I initially started my business as a form of extra stability. Cushion to my main income. Working 6am-2pm shift in the medical field made it pretty easy to do hair both after work and on of days. One day I just woke up and said I didn’t want to go to work. I didn’t even call in. Read more>>

Janette Martin

I’ve gotten to this point in a rather odd way but perhaps not so odd because I come from a lineage of great cooks and bakers. I had been working in higher education for years and was truly passionate about it with a plan to obtain my Doctorate and become a full-time professor. Read more>>

Henry Jacobo

I have always known how to sew for as long as I can remember. This is because my mother and grandmother sewed. I knew the basics but didn’t care to pursue anything with sewing for the longest. I did however love fashion. I got to truly express my love for fashion when I got to high school. Read more>>

Daniel Nwachokor

A native of Fort Bend County, Dr. Daniel A. Nwachokor is proud to be practicing family medicine in the community where he grew up. His love of medicine began when he was a student at the Hightower High School Medical Science Academy in Fort Bend ISD. Read more>>

Ali Balouch

The best way I can recall my start in Dance & Music was being exposed and heavily influenced simultaneously by American Pop Music & Culture and being born of Pakistani (ethnically Balochi) descent my parents loved renting and watching Bollywood movies for family entertainment at Ameen Grocers off Bissonnet. Read more>>

Saima Haroon

I started out going to dental school at University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. After practicing dentistry for ten years, I decided to make a transition into a sales consultant role. I have worked for top Fortune 500 Medical Device companies where I have helped in women receive treatment. Read more>>

Cheryl McClamrock

I wear a coat of many colors and I do many things. I’ve been a minister and pastor for over 20 years volunteering in various churches with youth and marriage/family ministries, but though it is my passion, it usually doesn’t pay the bills. For many years I managed an affluent day spa in the Sugar Land. Read more>>

Anitria Stevenson

Most people don’t know this but my dream job as a child was to become a television news reporter. I chose a high school specifically focusing on communications for that very reason. However, a school visit by an actual news anchor sparked something within me. Read more>>

Tiana Watson

It hasn’t even been a year since Tending 2 U has been up and running. This company started because I was thinking about what the service industry was missing and how I and other people I knew working within it could make it better. I wondered how I could take my work ethic and share that with everyone. Read more>>

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