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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.

Donald Tandy

After receiving my Masters Degree in mechanical engineering from The Ohio State University in 1986, I went to work for Ford Motor Company in Dearborn, Michigan. I then married my college sweetheart one year later nearly to the day (I had to wait to acquire five days of vacation for my honeymoon). Read more>>

Diane M. Prokop

I was a music education major and started writing songs in college after picking up a guitar in order to learn campfire-type songs for my summer job as a camp counselor. I decided I preferred music as a hobby instead of an occupation and kept writing songs off and on. Read more>>

Dr. Lorelle Rich

As a child I was surrounded with great inspiration from my mom and dad. Both my parents were athletes and I was blessed to grow up in my OWN dance studio which was named after me. My mom was a dancer also so she started her own studio and I was hands on in the vision as a little girl. Read more>>

Tayler Gyug

Throughout the years I have been a yoga instructor, there is one question that always seems to come up: why yoga? I’d like to say that there is a typical reason for people to begin yoga and I am some exceptional case, but that would simply be untrue. Read more>>

Felix Angel

When I was four years old a teacher at kindergarten asked what I wanted to be when grown up. I answered her “and architect and an artist”. I became both.
Sin early age I understood that I had received from life the gift of creativity, and it was up to me to fulfill my destiny. Read more>>

Melissa Polomsky

I’ve been working towards my goal of being a professional artist since at least kindergarten! I’ve always enjoyed bright colors and creating from the very beginning. I remember looking forward to carefully selecting the brightest and most colorful Lisa Frank school supplies and the biggest box of Crayolas possible at the start of every new school year in elementary school. Read more>>

Steve Chapman

I have worked my entire career with the fire department for 22 years spending a majority of the time working in the Fire Marshal’s Office. While working there, I gained years of experience and training enforcing fire codes and investigating fires. Read more>>

TJ Johnson

It all started when I got my first 33mm camera a long time ago. I just started taking pictures of everything and every body. I did a lot of travel back then, so I took my camera everywhere. My friends started asked me to take photos for their weddings, sports, portraits. I didn’t do it for money, just for fun. Read more>>

Roger Janik

After working in the corporate world as a professional web designer and a multi-media specialist, I began my own business. I wanted a company based on solid principles, good work ethics, and superior customer service. So, in January 2005, Fair Marketing, Inc. was officially launched as primarily a web and print design company. Read more>>

Trevor Brown

I started home brewing in college in 1993. This turned into a hobby for me. In 2007 my sister and I (Heather Niederhofer) decided to open a brewery. I turned my garage into a small scale commercial brewery, producing 20 gallons at a time. Read more>>

Moe Hosaini

Before I moved to Houston, I lived in NY, NJ, and West LA and I have never seen anyone drink and drive as much as people in Houston. I literally saw someone holding a beer and driving on my first day here. When I looked up transportation companies in The Woodlands, I noticed there are not many options. Read more>>

Joslyn Curley

I grew up in North Houston attending Spring ISD schools. Upon graduation with my BBA in Management from the University of Houston, I taught middle school math in various public school districts. During my teaching career, I wanted to become a School Counselor. Read more>>

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