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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.

Shenell Dixon

About 3 years ago I begin to write a book entitled, The Healing Side of Hurt. I was recently divorced, single parent, and had expericened enough emotional trauma for a lifetime. This is when I was introduced to a way out of the slump I was in. 3 years later. Read more>>

Carolyn Carrington

Rebecca, my business partner and sister, will tell you she vividly remembers my love affair with fashion, clothing & vintage finds. She didn’t know until these past couple of years that I have a private collection tucked away that I continually add to. Read more>>

Diego Cortez

Ever since I can recall, I was very fond of exploring my creativity through drawing and coloring. As a child I was very inspired by beautifully illustrated children’s books. It was thrilling to me to read a book full of vivid, charming artwork. Read more>>

Jo Skillman

When I graduated with a communications design degree in 2009, finding a job was hard, so I did a lot of hunting around and simply meeting with people who weren’t hiring to get the experience showing my portfolio. There was one piece in the portfolio, this funky, weird music packaging experiment with slimy things drawn on it and no type whatsoever that EVERYONE hated. Read more>>

Ashley Williams, Terry Williams

Terry and I met and dated in college, but broke up when I moved to New York City to work on Wall Street while he stayed in Houston and began his fitness career. We didn’t know then, but during that time, we were both building the foundations of what would become The League. Read more>>

Judy Vong

Baking has always been a passion of mine. I took a leap of faith and quit my job. I needed to do some soul searching, I desperately needed change in my life. I traveled for a few months. When I returned I decided to start the cookie business full time. Read more>>

Hellene Hiner

I am an immigrant from the former USSR (Ukraine). When I was 33, I came in this country with $500 in my pocket and no English or business skills. Before arriving, I had never driven a car, and while was waiting on my work permit I volunteered at a daycare center to learn the language and the psychology of toddlers. Read more>>

Reda Hicks

I’m a mom, veteran’s spouse, attorney, and civic leader who has been in Houston, Texas for about 13 years. Personally and professionally, I wear a lot of hats. But they all boil down to one basic theme: connection. I love connecting the right people, and connecting people with the right resources. Read more>>

Lzette Hartman

I got started watching my older brother do makeup on his clients. He gave me the push I needed to start. I trained and followed him around assisting him. I then felt like it was time to expand my trades. I enrolled at Paul Mitchell the school Houston, I got my cosmetology license then went on to work at a chain salon so that was the end of that. Read more>>

Jenny Gonzalez

Jenny G Designs is a small Houston based company operated by my husband, Raul Gonzalez and I. We started Jenny G Designs in 2012 after years of DIY-ing our 1950’s home in Meyerland. Upon completion of a full remodel, we channeled those talents toward antique furniture restoration and design. Read more>>

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