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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.

Kenya Nicole

This has been one hell of a journey for me. A single mother pursuing her education in order to break through the financial barriers I was faced with in 2010 on welfare, public housing assistance and filled with the relentlessness to do more, be more and have whatever I wanted in this life. Read more>>

Sonja Fulbright

Well, I’ve literally been doing it all my life. There were sketched floor plans on graph paper and hand-drawn stationary sets sold door to door before I was 8, not to mention countless works of art taped to the fridge. Read more>>

Mercedes Laney

I got pregnant at 15 with my oldest, i was by myself still a child trying to make it in the world. I always seen all of these mothers and their babies taking pictures, being young and saving all the money i had since i didnt know what to expect with a new baby, i simply couldnt afford having a session let alone several sessions. Read more>>

Christian Mukes

As a young girl, my family owned a barbecue restaurant providing catering, table setup, & event decorating. After many years of assisting with the creative side of things, I became very crafty. Years later, during my undergraduate years, I was responsible for planning events for residents who lived on campus. Read more>>

Jeff Gilmer

I started shooting for my high school yearbook and went on to college to study commercial photography. Prior to shooting weddings, I was shooting action sports and some fashion/commercial stuff. You see, I never wanted to shoot weddings. Read more>>

Juany Yasmin

To take it back to how I started sort of makes me emotional. for those of you that dont know me , I am a Makeup Artist, Youtube content creator, and officialy a business owner as well. Taking it back to how it all begin in a brief paragraph let me just say that somehow MAKEUP, YOUTUBE AND MY ONLINE BUSINESS all connect in a way that allows me to understand I’m in the right path. Read more>>

Dr. Lason Mackey-Hines, Kellie Brown

The Early Start Development concept had been a vision for many years. It became a planted seed that over time sprouted into reality. The foundational structure of the organization grew every day, month, and year. I believe the concept, or dream somehow is similar to the suggested words of Poet William Arthur Ward who stated; “Believe while others are doubting. Read more>>

Ashley Barber

I’ve always been a fan of keeping things organized — I just function better when the spaces around me make sense. A friend turned me on to Marie Kondo’s book, The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up and I was intrigued! My husband got me the book as a present, and I devoured it. Read more>>

Courtney Glaude

I was born and raised in the 5th ward, Trinity Garden area in Houston, Texas. Early in life my mom was struggling with an addiction and my dad was in jail. My mother went to jail as well and My grandmother was a huge help to my mother at this time. When my mom got out she was physically abusive so i was afraid of her. Read more>>

Luka Erceg

Drylet was founded in 2013, following a moment of serendipity that led one of our founders to stumble upon our innovative microbial-delivery platform. The food-manufacturing entrepreneur, who was experimenting with new food additives, ended up patenting instead a non-toxic, dry-to-the-touch product that resembles laundry detergent and remediates organic waste. Read more>>

Cobilyn Hill

Growing up playing basketball in Houston, TX, I played AAU basketball,High School, and college ball at The University of Houston, and was even blessed to play professionally overseas.Upon returning, i began to notice women’s basketball dwindling before my eyes. Read more>>

Brent Davis

I’ve always enjoyed exploring everything that Houston has to offer: museums, restaurants, public parks, concert halls – the works. This always leads to all kinds of interactions with other Houstonians, usually quizzing them about additional interesting places to check out. Read more>>

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