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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.

LaToya Robinson

I’m LaToya Robinson. I’m a licensed esthetician who was born and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. I decided to move to Houston, Texas to start my business because I have always wanted to move to Houston to raise my family! I started my business right after esthetics school, but it was tough. I was bootstrapping to get everything I needed for my business. And yes, with doing so, I ran into a few roadblocks. I launched originally in July 2019 but was a force to close when the pandemic started. It took a little more time to get to where I am because I was doing everything alone in a new city where I didn’t know anyone and seeing the fellow estheticians that started out with me excel in the industry was a little discouraging. I felt like I was failing and became very frustrated with my situation! But I knew deep down I had a passion for skin, and I wanted to share my talent with everyone, especially those who may benefit from my knowledge of skin! So I kept my head up and kept pushing myself no matter how hard it got. Read more>>

Cleveratta Gordon Bertrand-Waldroup

Devoted Beauty Cosmetics is literally my dream come true! I have always been the girl/woman that wanted to LOOK the way that I FEEL from the inside out! I hated the way that my face felt every time I would put on other cosmetic brands. They were either too heavy, would make my face dry, add to the complexities of the oil of my skin or break me out! So I bought several different brands, did my research on skin properties, and worked with the different chemical breakdowns that make up most of our favorite brands! What I didn’t like is most of the things that composed some of the brands that I loved was NOT good at all for my skin. So I made an entire cosmetic line that not only LOOKS good but also helps treat, moisturize and take care of your skin while you wear it! Also, what makes my cosmetics brand stand out from above the rest is that my make up is not only formulated for women, but it is also formulated for the skin of men as well! We just launched our exclusive MEN’s collection!!!! A Cosmetics Line Made For EVERYONE That is the Vision After becoming a wife and a mother. Read more>>

Keisha Le’Obia Rondeno

My career started two weeks after I graduated from The University of Louisiana of Lafayette with a degree in Accounting. I worked as a Cost Accountant and later a Revenue Accountant at Coca Cola Enterprises in New Orleans, LA. being right out of college, both of these positions helped me understand two very important numbers on the Financial Statement, which is Revenue and Cost of Goods Sold. I didn’t realize it at the time, but working in these areas provided me valuable knowledge I would use later in my career. It was at Coca Cola that I obtained my CPA certification. After working with Coca Cola for five years, I accepted a position with the Department of Defense (DOD) as an auditor. After one year of working with the DOD in New Orleans, my family and I was forced to relocate to Houston, TX, due to Hurricane Katrina, where I continued to work as an auditor. Although I had done several internal audit tasks at Coca Cola, being an auditor for the DOD was different. Read more>>

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