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North Loop’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 North Loop’s rising stars below.

Audee Jarvis

Music has always been a passion of mine. I decided To take my craft seriously in 2015, Throughout the years I’ve learned & also gained experiences with performing, recording, & other important aspects of an developing artist. I’d like to consider my music a box of crayons filled with different emotions & prospectives of life. I plan to be not only just an artist but an great example of understanding the power of a dream, & truly standing in what you believe in unapologetically. Read more>>

China Watts

The reason behind The Peach Cobbler Queen (TPCQ) came as an unexpected surprise. I went over a family friend home for a gathering and made a peach cobbler, the cobbler was gone within minutes with request to make personal pans for their family. Through prayer and the encouragement from a neighbor baker, I created TPCQ. TPCQ paid for graduate school while working as an RN part-time and created a new business endeavor for me for all of the Houston community. Read more>>

Maria Meunier

I started doing affirmations and manifesting in Peru almost 20 years ago. I was in an abusive relationship for 12 years with the father of my girls and I felt like there was no way out but it was time to do something about it, I went to see a spiritual therapist friend who was also my student who knew my situation and invited me to a workshop she was hosting, she told me I needed to work on my self esteem first, so she gave me the book “ el poder esta dentro de ti “ by Louise Hay..  Read more>>

Jaela Amos

God. Being brought up in prayer, I let God lead me into understanding my talents and gifts. I come from a long line of businesswomen and beauty professionals. It felt quite inevitable for me to find joy in doing hair and operating my own business. While growing up, I watched my family (specifically my mom and great-grandmother) do hair. They are the stepping stones to my passion and I will always be ever so grateful. Read more>>

Diana Sanchez

We started this business from nothing we used all our little of our savings to purchase the equipment we needed to start working in backyard events or anything we could get our hands on while my husband and my self working our full time jobs. Our first employees were our 9 year old daughter and our 12 year old daughter and renting out kitchens go in back and fort on every event we have in the past five years. We were thankful and grateful when we got our first venue and good reviews from our clients that open more doors so we were able to serve at different venues. Read more>>

Erik Isu

I started cutting hair 3 years ago, learning off YouTube and practicing on my dad. I got comfortable pretty quickly and started telling all my friends to let me practice on them. Little by little, the word got out that I was good at cutting hair and with only about a year of experience my schedule started to get booked a week or two in advance and I was raising my prices. As my popularity as a barber grew, celebrities such as Yungeen Ace, Armon & Trey, Nyheim Hines and many others started to recognize my talent and call me consistently for haircuts. Read more>>

Lauren Lewis

Lash Out Bar is basically “A Dream Come True.” Although the company/business has more evolving to do; just being able to actually get it started is a dream come true, or should I say, a goal that I’ve accomplished. The idea of being my own boss and having my own eyelash line formed in 2017. I was working for a Spa in Katy Texas, where my love for the beauty industry began to really peak my interest. I found myself always looking up information in my spare time and asking my fellow co-workers questions.  Read more>>

David Pino

I’m David Pino, my wife is Arnely Cazorla. we’ve been married for 12 years. I’m a graphic designer, photographer and videographer. My wife has a degree in Human Resources. We came to this country in November 2015, with one suitcase, and a pregnant wife and a $1000 in our pocket, to start from scratch. We are from Venezuela, but due to the hard time our country is going through, we decided to leave the country looking for a better life for our future family. In 2014 We moved to Ecuador, we lived there for over a year, but things didn’t work there, lack of opportunities, insecurity, and we didn’t see a clear future for us there. Basically, we lost all our savings there, trying to build a company and a life, we were living barely month a month, to pay expenses and no opportunities to grow, but don’t get me wrong, I’m grateful for our time there, we learned, we gain experience, it was a time to grow as a person. But one day, we saw an opportunity to come to Houston, a good friend of ours invited us to stay with him for a few weeks, until we establish ourselves financially, so we took that chance, and we risk it all. We sold all our stuff in Ecuador, bought flight tickets, and we said: all in. Read more>>

Cindy Duran

I’ve been doing photography since 2014 but it has always been for fun. I began shooting the beautiful scenery in Alaska while my husband was stationed there. Not only did it help to keep my sanity while he was away for weeks at a time, but it also served as a way to meet and interact with other people. I graduated with my Bachelors in Criminal Justice so I was pursuing something in legal. Once we moved back from Alaska to Texas, I decided to focus on going back to school, working a full time job, and starting a family. Between then and now, I have worked in corporate positions but none have been emotionally satisfying. After having my second son during the pandemic and going back to work full time, my anxiety was at an all time high. My youngest son kept getting sick in daycare and it didn’t help that COVID cases were rising and so much uncertainty. Three months after going back to work full time, my husband and I decided that the best thing to do is to focus on my kiddos. Read more>>

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