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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.

Devonta Hall

Hello, I started my journey in the party rental business at the age of 22. I was completely drained and tired of waking up working for other people and not doing something that I loved or was passionate about. I knew when deciding to start a business I wanted to do something that involved kids so after doing a little research the party rental business is what I decided was best for me. Read more>>

Laura Paiz

It all started by mistake actually. I was at work one day, browsing the internet when I came across some pretty amazing decorated sugar cookies. After reading the article from the original baker, I began to YouTube and research how to make them. Read more>>

Tyra Allen

My father and grandfather are both professional photographers. It was only natural that I picked up the camera at such a young age (4). I was a member of the Fort Bend ISD Digital Media Academy at Hightower High School. Read more>>

Stephanie Trevino, Hassan Davis

I found health and fitness through my own transformation. I was never an athlete and at the age of 20 I found myself overweight and very unhappy. I started working out and never looked back. Once people started to notice changes on me they started asking for help. Read more>>

Phillip Griffin, Tracey Griffin

In 2007 I had back surgery for a herniated disc. At the time I was working as a personal trainer for Lifetime Fitness. During my recovery a co-worker, who was teaching pilates classes, suggested I take one of his classes. Not knowing a lot about pilates, and thinking it was mostly for women, I reluctantly tried it. Read more>>

Monica Wood, Joseph Wood

We started out as a solo company at first, meaning me (Monica). I have three boys of my own and I was being a mom. Taking photos of them at every sport event and birthday. It became a little thing that grew on me and I began to love it. Read more>>

Meg Ruffing

In the fall of 2012 I was a stay-at-home Mom with two young girls. I was in the thick of it. I was having a rare night out with some other moms who were in the same season of life – stay at home Moms of young children. Someone brought up the topic of dream jobs. Read more>>

Lindsy Bivens

I realized a need for new authors when I completed my first book in 2012. I struggled for years trying the balance a full time career in corporate America and growing my family (mom of 4) while setting a foundation for The Author’s Pen. Read more>>

Beena Yusuf

Beena’s dream started in Dubai, while she was employed with the U.S. Department of State at the U.S. Consulate-General of Dubai; Beena knew she was destined to bring her creativity onto the runway and be a force to empower others to create movements with a purpose. Read more>>

Sasha Chada

Can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today? Like a lot of helping professionals, my career started early at the volunteering level with experiences that put me in contact with other students. Read more>>

Dr. Chi Mba

I am Dr. Chi Mba, I pride myself as a compassionate dentist located in Missouri City (very close to Sugar Land). I am a Christian, wife and a mother of 5 children. I am committed to treating people the same way I want to be treated. Read more>>

Tia Norman

Joy to the Table started at my family’s kitchen table as a New Year’s resolution. I noticed that much of the adult conversation at our table focused on what went wrong in our day (complaints about traffic, things that went wrong at the office, etc.) which left little room for the kids to contribute. Read more>>

Lottie Spears

I decided to dabble into photography simply because at any and all times I somehow managed to find myself with a camera in my hands. Whether it was taking pictures using a cellphone or a point and shoot camera; I noticed that I would be the one documenting moments through photographs. Read more>>

Giset King

My whole life I struggled with self- esteem and obesity issues. During my College years, I was diagnosed with depression and started to experience Bulimia and emotional eating. I lost some weight but there was never a mental change. Read more>>

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