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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.

Ana Torres

It all started the moment I grabbed my first disposable camera. The moment I knew I wanted to photograph people and their most awkward moments. At first, my dream was just be a paparazzi and move to Hollywood. The more I spend photographing people at my church or the schools social events. Read more>>

Carl Wesley

Growing up on the North side of Houston, Ive always had a driven spirit within. Starting my own clothing line, 6 Figgaz Clothing, while attending Prairie View A&M University, I experienced what life could transpire into if he continued on his entrepreneurial path. Read more>>

Dr. Tarina Desai

As a young girl, I was always intrigued by cosmetics and skincare- putting on my mother’s makeup, using her face masks, I even got my own full Mary Kay skincare set in middle school! But cosmetics and skincare was always a passion for me, not my end goal. Read more>>

Simon Lee

After my first mission trip to East Asia, God prompted my heart to dedicate at least one time a year to an overseas mission trip. I believe God really wanted me to go outside of the comforts of the United States and experience what real suffering was like. Read more>>

Beaux Hodges

After leaving the Army in 2006, I thought the logical transition was to go into law enforcement. I worked as a jailer in Sulphur, LA for almost a year before moving back to Houston where I was born. I worked a few jobs until I got on with Harris County Sheriff’s Office as a Detention Officer in 2008. Read more>>

Catherine Colangelo

I’ve always liked making things, starting when I was a little kid. I took classes at Glassell as a child and had several influential art teachers at Kinkaid, especially Michelle Barnes, who is the founder of the Community Artists’ Collective here in Houston, and Pat Foley, who was a sculptor who worked mainly in bronze. Read more>>

Paige Walker

On September 19th last year i checked myself into the emergency room because my body felt very week… after a few tests i was told i have type 2 diabetes and my blood sugar was so high i should have been dead and DKA was present in my blood stream as well. Read more>>

Dalinha Chou

From a very young age, I realized that I enjoyed makeup and hair. My first step into the field was to earn my cosmetology license and see if it was something that could bring me fulfillment. I always have believed that everyone has a special gift and it is their duty in life to find out what that is and share it with the world. Read more>>

Faustino Deblas

My career really started as a driver for a Legendary Promoter name “MC Wickett Crickett” (RIP) I would drive him around to music shows and I would meet music artists and network with them. During that time one of my friends who is a rapper by the name of C.W The Fatmack had several music videos and I had the honor of being in the videos which I was very thrilled. Read more>>

Angel Fultz

I guess I’ve always been committed to helping others achieve their dreams. I get a lot of satisfaction from helping to educate, inform, and assist people from all walks of life, which is what led me to serve overseas in the Peace Corps and what I love about working in real estate today. I get to help people learn how to find their dream home, negotiate a fair price, and ensure that they are set up to enjoy their new house for many years to come. Read more>>

Jamika Wester

I came to Houston by way of Hurricane Katrina in 2005. I quickly settled in and became a middle school teacher. During one summer, I studied for the LSAT in an attempt to get into Law School. I submitted only 3 applications to the schools in Houston as I knew I could not move. I was accepted into South Texas College of Law. Read more>>

Tay Mayberry

Tay Mayberry is a designer in Houston, Texas whom specializes in custom handmade accessories for men and women. Repping team “Virgo” with her sense humor, forward thinking, determination, and creative vision. Read more>>

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