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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.

Nikishia Price

In 2013, couponing became an unspoken gift for me. I found myself laid off from my job but with a huge inventory from what at this point was a hobby to me. Then it hit me! I could turn my gift that I secretly admired into a business. Read more>>

Christy Soto

I’ve had the desire to pursue a career in the beauty industry since I was a teenager but after getting married and starting a family at 18, I decided to put my dreams on hold. Six years ago, I decided to leave my customer service job to become a stay at home mom. Read more>>

Annah Nicole Smith

I became fascinated with learning these tips and tricks from just ordinary people. Then I began thinking what if I put my voice out there and share my tips and tricks. Out of fear I stopped myself from stepping out and sharing my voice. Then one day years and years later. Read more>>

Jazzmin Reynolds and Skylar Ford

We started the business because of our love of baking and we quickly escalated our brand from there. In the beginning, we started by giving away products of cookies, cupcakes, and brownies to family, friends and co-workers. Read more>>

Travarius Brown

God put it in my heart to love and care for others, so with that came the love and joy of being around people. Don’t get me wrong I wasn’t friendly but my personality allowed me to meet some incredible people, and of course playing sports all my school years up until college. Read more>>

Michael K. Joseph

It was in fifth grade when his father went to jail for being involved in a drug transaction with an undercover police officer. As an outlet to express his feelings of hurt, Michael discovered his love for drawing and realized the gift of being an artist. Read more>>

Ere Gonzalez

Our adventure into this business began with my long-time friend Aida Flores. I remember one day while we catched up on life we talked about being in business together. I knew she would always be the right person to do business with for her honesty and dedicated time to work. Read more>>

Kalvin Kosha

My family tells me these stories of when I was born how everyone would say, “He’s gonna be the one. He’ll be a star one day.” Well, I began performing, leading choirs in pre-school through elementary. Read more>>

Tarethia Osborne

I love food and love to eat lol. As a kid, my grandmother on my mom’s side cooked six days a week and enjoyed it. So naturally I picked up on the habit of cooking. By high school, I discovered the love of braiding and styling hair but didn’t quite keep up with it. Read more>>

Kristina Barnes

My story began when I became a single mom at the age of 15, to a beautiful baby girl. She is now 22 years old and I wouldn’t be where I am today. If she wasn’t in my life. I strived daily to provide for her. She has always been my inspiration to be better. Read more>>

Keisha Ash

I’m the owner of Agapé Candle Company in Houston, TX. From early childhood years, I have always had a selfish fetish for candles. It was so hard for me to go into a store and not visit the candle isle (that still holds true today). In my adult years. Read more>>

Gina Parchment

I always loved fashion growing up, so years later I decided to try knitting a dress since I did not know how to sew or even knit I challenge myself and finished the dress. In no time. I was so very happy about that. Read more>>

Tatyana Henderson

I was a sophomore in college when I actually started to look more into starting a business. I told my mom and she told me, “honey go after your dreams”! I began to look at sunglasses because who doesn’t need sunglasses in Texas! I did good for a couple of weeks selling sunglasses here and there but then I stopped. Read more>>

Ronnita Huff

I started doing hair at the age of 13. Years later, I became a professional breeder in California for a few years. I later moved back home to Cleveland Ohio and became a licensed cosmetologist in 2009. I was a salon owner for seven years before my move to Houston Three years ago. Read more>>

Shan Taylor

My aunt Sonja who had a big hand in raising me noticed that the contest had sparked my interest in art, and so she began to feed my love for painting and drawing by frequently taking me on trips to the Texas Art Supply. All throughout grade school art was just to me, simply something I was good at doing or a hobby. Read more>>

Chester Williams

I have worked in Bush Intercontinental Airport for over eight years and it seems like a never ending story of the amount of people who need help on what to do, where to go or wondering if this and that is allowed on a plane or through security. Read more>>

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