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 South Loop’s rising stars below.
Britt Lais Williams
I like to believe that my love for beauty is based on exploring the depth of my mother’s makeup drawer and learning the perfect curl set at a young age. I mean does it tell you anything that “grounding” in my world at 17 meant “you can keep the car keys, but hand over the eyelash curler…”? Read more>>
Like so many other caregivers, I began my journey with a personal connection to Alzheimer’s disease. My mother was an only child, so she and I became caregivers to my grandmother, who lived with Alzheimer’s for fourteen years. Read more>>
Well my story actually starts when I was very young. I always new in some form or fashion I wanted to be involved in media, even from a very young age. But I think it really got serious when about a month or two after the attacks on the World Trade Center my brother suggestion we drive there and put together a documentary on the events that were going on at the time. Read more>>
My education path began when I attended Evan Edward Worthing High School in Houston, Texas. It was doing my high school years watching my instructors when I became inspired to become an educator. Read more>>
John Dominguez III
Formers International was founded in 1975 and since the beginning, it has always been about our former family. John Dominguez Jr was a founding partner in the company and has passed the torch to his son, John Dominguez III. At Former’s International every partnership starts with the quality of our product and ends with becoming a member of our Formers’ family. Read more>>
Rogelio Gutierrez, Melane Gutierrez
Rogelio aka “Browncoat, DJ Twinkle Toes, Ro”: Illustrator, Visual Artist, Graphic Designer, Photographer & Musician. His work is inspired by his passion for music, Latino culture and the fem-mystique. Read more>>
I started my journey by opening my own home health agency my last year at Temple University because the agency I worked for made me mad and was messing with my pay, that gave me the drive to become a entrepreneur. I LOVE working with individuals with intellectual disabilities, that’s where I started. Read more>>
Bobby Jucker, Janice Jucker
For five generations and almost 200 years, the Jucker family has baked products made from scratch with recipes passed down from generation to generation. Our family began baking around 1825, in a building that Napoleon once slept in. Read more>>
I started Aimee Fuller Photography in January 2010 after portfolio building for 2 years prior in 2008. I have always been a photographer, starting at the age of 8 when I received my first film camera from my grandfather as a birthday gift. I studied photography in private elementary school, middle school and high school, working on the yearbook staff as a photographer. Read more>>
Joseph A. Elmore Jr.
I got my start in music. I was a local rapper looking for a record deal. At the same time, I was attending school at Canisius College in Buffalo, Ny, where I worked as an assistant basketball coach under now Michigan Wolverines, head basketball coach, John Belien, while still holding down a full time job as a security officer and working at a waterbeds warehouse on the weekends. Read more>>