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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.

Alexandria Mattingly

I started attending comic conventions in 2012. I went to meet with friends and enjoy the subculture of the conventions. Then it evolved into meeting and networking with other cosplayers to learn the art of cosplay(costume play). My first cosplay gave me a feel for: finding articles of clothing that resembles the character’s costume as well as altering the clothing by sewing and de-stressing. Read more>>

Allison Cunningham

My husband, Peter, and I are both native Houstonians. I am a graduate of the UH Conrad N Hilton School of Hotel and Restaurant Management, and spent 18 years in various parts of the hospitality industry. Peter went to Texas A&M Galveston after serving five years as an airplane mechanic in the United States Navy, and further went on to work in the oil and gas industry. Read more>>

Alexander Canales

I started working in photography when I was 22 years old. I began by taking an old camera and taking as many pictures as I could. I would ask as many of friends as possible if they wanted their photos taken. I started with family members, acquaintances, anyone who had an event and eventually began to get clients that I had never met before. Read more>>

Shenese Colwell

The L.A.B. Work & Fitness stands for Life After Bariatric. Five years ago I had gastric bypass surgery, One thing I knew for sure, was that I didn’t want to look like a deflated version of myself. I also knew that there would be effort and work required on my part to help ensure that I looked as healthy and in the best shape that I possibly could after having weight loss surgery. Read more>>

Melanie Holt

I started with a dream about 5 years ago just something I wrote down in a note pad. Finally I decided in 2016 that I would step outside of my comfort zone and have faith. It’s always a struggle stepping outside of the normal day to day it’s all about how you adjust. Read more>>

Claudia Lucio

I had always been into beauty, I would do friends hair and makeup without even thinking of making it a career. No matter what I did beauty was always in the back of my mind. I guess that is what they call your calling, it will always come to you no matter how much you avoid it. Read more>>

Christina A. Huffman

Carl Cherry started Cherry House Moving in 1952. Keith Cherry started working for his dad at a very young age. Now he is Owner and President of the company. In 1998, my uncle Keith asked me if I could help him out for a few months because he was really busy, and the rest is history. Read more>>

Heidi Sears

In 2003 my daughter started cheering for the local city team. After experiencing how the program was ran and how many kids wanted to cheer but the director wouldn’t allow them to cheer without her being there. I thought thought that maybe getting a group together to cheer at local sporting events would be fun. Read more>>

Luana Ramcharran

My interest in product design started at an early age. I’m a first generation American, raised in Miami, FL. Growing up and learning the world around me, I observed my parents (who immigrated to the US from Guyana) adapting as well. They encountered many new products and technologies where the learning curve was large, especially when it came to western medical experiences. Read more>>

Ashley Grubbs

I was at a point in my life where I was having this battle in my head about where I wanted to go and what I wanted to do. I loved the company I worked for and what I did but I had this strong pull toward pursuing my passion of helping people live a simplified and more organized life. After 8 months of praying and organizing on the side, I took a huge leap of faith and left my full time job to focus on growing Mind Your Mess. Read more>>

Gabrielle Alvarado Mixon, Christine LaBita

Christine (Chris) and I both began our careers out of the University of Houston as teachers in Houston ISD at Lantrip Elementary. Over the course of our experience, we have worked together in three schools. In 2001, I returned to the University of Houston to complete my Master’s of Education Program to go into educational administration. Read more>>

Susan Farb Morris and Vikki Evans

Houston-based ReelAbilities Film and Arts Festival, a city-wide festival promoting inclusion and celebrating the lives and talents of people living with disabilities, returns for its sixth year Feb. 12-22, 2018. ReelAbilities is the largest festival in the country dedicated to promoting inclusion for people with disabilities through the arts. Read more>>

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  1. Talia

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