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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.

Nathalie Wagner

I made my entrepreneurial start as a photographer. I loved capturing memories and moments for families, and loved learning and adding to my skill set. I did not love tax time. I’m a numbers person (I have an engineering background), but I had somehow gotten myself into a position where I was trying to get all my business finances together while doing my taxes. Read more>>

Alva Caliste Sims

Owning a transportation business was always an idea my husband & I had in the back of our minds. In Spring 2017 that idea turned reality for bothe of us. We purchased an old school bus and converted into what is now one of the most popular party bus in and around Houston. Read more>>

Shamaree Hall

2017 was the year that I started to pursue into my business. The first adventure I started to take on was me working in the fashion industry becoming a designer. I took classes at HCC and fell in love with it in the summer time. Although this was my love, I had to sit it to the side due to transportation. Read more>>

Ashley Christian, Laura Garcia

We met (Ashley and Laura) when we were twelve years old, and have been best friends ever since. I ( Ashley) participated in pageants when I was younger and loved everything pageantry. I had volunteered for the Special Olympics and am an advocate for equality. Read more>>

Andrea Bellard

My husband and I adopted our oldest daughter as an infant. We badly wanted to make her a big sister. Unfortunately, we struggled with infertility and endured many years of fertility treatments. We did 3 Clomid rounds, an inter-uterine surgery, and 7 rounds of IVF (4 fresh and 3 frozen) before we finally saw our first positive pregnancy test. Read more>>

Victor Madu

Throughout high school I was interested in streetwear fashion. However, as I aged, I began to see a decrease of favorable clothing items in local malls before going off to school in San Antonio. After completing my first year of college I decided that it would be the best time to create something of my own. Read more>>

Peter Bryant

I am a managing partner of business strategy firm Clareo, but I cut my teeth in the nascent software industry of the early 1980s, after moving from New Zealand to Australia(1980). I was an accounting graduate and did my three years with than Coopers & Lybrand (now PWC)to earn my chartered accountant certification. Read more>>

Danielle Wright

I have always been heavily involved in media. I had a youtube channel called Danoo’s Lyfe, I hosted my own podcast at one point called, The Danoo Show and I was radio host at my university. I can write, edit videos, market and design. My friends sometimes call me the, “Digital Mamí” because I love anything digital. Read more>>

Natasha Paradeshi

Twelve years ago, when I was a freshman at the University of Texas studying Business and Spanish, I went to a missions conference called Urbana. At the conference I learned about human trafficking for the first time. I was absolutely wrecked and knew that I had found my calling. Read more>>

Sherry Zarske

In 1993 I spearheaded the sales initiative for Houston Chronicle Interactive, now known as Chron.com. Needless to say I nailed computer proficiency and well Marketing Depot has been in business since 1999 which leaves me only to work on mi español. Read more>>

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