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Neartown’s Rising Stars

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 Neartowns’s rising stars below.

Dr. Crystal Collier

As my knowledge base grew, I created an educational series to teach other kids how risky behavior affects neurodevelopment that won a national award! Today, I devote my life and career to educating and offering therapeutic services to those who might believe they are “not as” just as I once did. Read more>>

Michael Cantu

Solitude Endeavor has evolved in terms of talent and style. All while striving for growth and success, the band has been able to create a unique sound that can be appreciated by casual and hardcore fans of musical styles such as Alternative, Progressive, Metal, Classic and Hard Rock. Read more>>

Cameron Reed

I’m 18 years old and I am an upcoming photographer. I have been doing photography for about a year now and it has been life changing. At first, a played sports. Football to be more specific, and it was my whole life, you couldn’t tell me I wasn’t going pro. However, after my junior year, I started to lose interest in it, and I eventually left. Read more>>

Barrett White

I’m a writer and advocate here in Houston. Much of the work I do here is focused on LGBTQ rights. As a queer man myself, I had a troubled and rough coming out that dragged on for several years and put me into an unfortunate mental state at the time. I think that’s what pushed me to work so closely with this community now. Read more>>

Allyson Lack

Before forming Principle in 2005, Ally ran her own one-woman studio where she made a name for herself with exceptional work for museums, educational and cultural institutions. With meaningful stints at Houston’s Rigsby Design and later Rutka Weadock in Baltimore as lead designer. Read more>>

Julia Noriega

My passion for makeup developed from curiosity at a young age. My mother sold Avon as a side hustle. In her study, there would be boxes full of small samples that I would occasionally rummage through. As the next batch of items came in, she would give my older sister and me all the unused samples to use for our dress up game. Read more>>

Kristina McDaniel

After researching the Egoscue Method, I fell in love with the Method and three years later after completing my certifications opened a The Egoscue Clinic of Houston. We have been open since 2011 and most of our clients coming from the referrals of other clients. We currently have two therapist working full time at the clinic. The Egoscue Method is a franchise, and there are now 28 clinics and growing open in the U.S. Read more>>

Chris Higham

I have been involved in the Houston art scene, for about ten years, as a collector, curator, and advocate! Last year, it dawned on me that there was not a web site that promoted Contemporary Houston Artists, exclusively, so decided to develop one. So far, the response has been nothing but great! Read more>>

Suzanne Coppola

I moved from Houston to London, England as a newlywed and while living overseas had the opportunity to travel throughout Europe as well as to Africa and Asia. During these travels, I fell in love with the outdoor markets, antique shops, and “marche aux puces” of these distinctly different areas and parts of the world. Read more>>

Reina Olivas

I was the first person in my entire family to graduate with a four-year degree, therefore the process to even get accepted to college was not an easy one because it was all so new to me. During my time in college at UT Austin, I studied Communications and was able to work in different areas that I was passionate about. Read more>>

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