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South 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 South Loop’s rising stars below.

Ryan Dugal

Texas Elite Swim Team was founded by Ryan Dugal, Adam Milecz, and Jesse Newsom. We worked together at one of the largest teams in Houston for several years and at various other teams before that. As former collegiate competitors, we love the sport of swimming. Read more>>

Reynaldo Marfil

Since I was a kid always wanted to have my own business, I have tried many times and for different reasons all have failed, but that doesn’t stop me to keep trying, One day talking with my wife it came to my mind to go back and look for the businesses ideas that I keep on my computer and there was a Mini Golf business. Read more>>

Kimberly Lams and Ibrahim Bozdag

When we started our business, we were based in Florida, and we wanted to create a unique jewelry collection that would really stand out from the crowd. I, (Kimberly), come from a design background with strong drawing and illustration skills, and my fiance/partner Ibrahim comes from a silversmith background. Read more>>

Kate Wills

I obtained my BA in Psychology in December 1997. Less than a month later my mother passed away. Too grief-stricken to continue with school I started a “temporary” job working at a group home in my hometown in northwest PA. One day I was working with a lady diagnosed with downs syndrome and mental health. Read more>>

Penny Warner

When my daughters were 4 and 6 (this was 2004), they contracted head lice. Even though I’m a nurse, I knew very little about head lice. It was a nightmare. I tried every OTC product, every home remedy, and a prescription medication. Nothing worked. We battled it for 8 long months. Read more>>

Michelle Puckett

I have a nonprofit, Blooming Butterflies since 2010. My son, Charles Puckett and I formed this nonprofit after Charles was hit by a drunk driver while he was driving home from work, March 15, 2003, and they left him to die in the road, breaking his motorcycle into two pieces. Read more>>

Gwendolyn Davis

It all started after my divorce. I was a 50-year-old woman having to start over. I’d worked in the medical industry for over 25 years, and was tired of the corporate politics of who do we keep, who do we let go. So one morning I just decided I needed a change. Read more>>

Tracy M. Richardson

Everyone’s journey began the moment we were placed in our mother’s womb whether the lives we were given are a few minutes or a couple of decades. As a teen and young adult, I began to pick up some poor choices that would lead me to guilt, shame, and broken-hearted. Read more>>

Aaron “Aro PerFit” West

If I had to name my story I would probably call it, “The boy that decided to dream”. It all kind of started on accident. It was summer 2104 and was a recent graduate with my bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from the great University of Houston. Read more>>

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