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Inspiring Stories from the Woodlands

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 the Woodlands and surrounding areas below.

Steven Hill

I grew up in the Spring area and started in the paint industry right out of high school when I was 18 years old. I spent the next sixteen years with various paint companies while getting my degree at the University of Houston. After taking some time off, my Dad and I decided to start our own business and partnered with Benjamin Moore. Read more>>

Carolyn Hall

My dream for starting an event planning company began when I was 16 working at a small event venue in Conroe handling planning and coordination. Little did I know that every moment there was preparing me for this amazing entrepreneurial adventure. Read more>>

Danielle Campbell

When I graduated college, the recession was in full swing. I was 22 and looking for work, I found it in the form of an events photography company that worked parties, sporting activities and business conferences, using greenscreen. Read more>>

Sonyia Graham

In 2006, I set out to do a Susan Komen Breast Cancer walk with a friend and I had no idea this day would be life-changing for me. A mere conversation after a few miles revealed that I was not the only one that was unsure of who they were at this time in my life or felt they had disappeared. Read more>>

Michael Gerthe

There was not some well thought out path to end up a SaaS vendor. Along the way there are a number of people who had an important influence on where the path turned. I started out with a degree in MIS from UT Austin. So naturally I came out of school and ended up as a programmer. Read more>>

Rabia Usman

Makeup was and will be my biggest passion forever. I started doing makeup professionally when I was in California. When I was a child (under 14 years) I was not allowed to do makeup, not even a lip gloss. I always adored those who had makeup on and wished to be able to do makeup on me one day. Read more>>

Trista Finch

I never actually realized I had a talent for any one particular niche but with time, practice and determination, I was able to make it happen.
My journey into paper flowers really started when my husband and I decided it was time for me to leave my employer of 10+ years to be home with my kids. Read more>>

Rebekah Reed

I moved here to Texas from Massachusetts, lived with my aunt and uncle and just loved it here. My aunt was a hairstylist and it was a dream of mine for as long as I can remember. I started In a salon where I stayed for 15 years untill I realized it was time to move on and do my own thing. Read more>>

Alyssa Henderson

This journey all started out well before I ever picked up a camera, and was the photographer behind it. I modeled for years, before I ever thought about picking up the camera and putting it to use. I have always loved taking pictures and finding the emotion to bring out from that moment forever frozen. Read more>>

Todd Kimball

In late 2001, I was working for Arthur Andersen, a Big 5 accounting firm in San Francisco, CA in mergers and acquisitions when the news of Enron’s fraud was discovered. Within a few short months, Arthur Andersen’s involvement as Enron’s auditor also became big news and the company was forced to shut down, so I was out of a job in February of 2002. Read more>>

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