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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.

Eric Brown

I was told that with what I have accomplished in the previous four years, that I should apply. I thought that it would be a great idea. While I loved the classroom and loved my students, I felt that I could have a bigger impact on students if I were in a position to train and develop new teachers. I interviewed and was offered the position. Fast forward five years, I have come full circle. Read more>>

Misty and Jarrod Dawsey

Opening a childcare center was not just a good fit for us, it was a passion. We are both educators and have been our whole lives.  Read more>>


Houston, as large and economically prosperous a city it is, has pockets of extremely poor neighborhoods. It is easier to find a bottle of vodka in Neighborhoods such as Sunnyside then it is to find a fresh green bellpepper. I have lived in Houston for many years and thought how could this be? Read more>>

Lorraine Grubbs

I started my career in General Aviation, owning my own charter company called Aviation Charter. I then went to work with Southwest Airlines for the next 15 years in marketing, training and finally as Director of Employment. Read more>>

Yoshika Garner

After working as a Speech-language pathologist in several settings such as school, outpatient clinic and home health, I decided I had gained enough experience to venture out on my own and that’s exactly what I did! I started my speech therapy business in April 2009. Read more>>

Sherry Smith and Kevin Christ

We learned how to grow our vegetables and herbs hydroponically by trial and error, but in the back of our minds, we began to get an idea. Read more>>

Rhonda Bean

The Offshore Energy Center (OEC) founded in Houston, TX in 1989 as a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization dedicated to expanding the awareness of the vast energy resources available beneath the world’s oceans, and to chronicle the unique heritage and technological accomplishments of the industry that discovers, produces, and delivers these resources to mankind in a safe and environmentally responsible way. Read more>>

Michelle Jou

My husband Yadi, started his company over 17 years ago (Advision). My husband is a mural artist and worked all over the world painting and decided to open a design/sign company. Read more>>

Miranda Knerr

In 2010 Jonathan, Elissa and Randall started Deep South Barrels with a very small investment and a big dream. They rented a small warehouse connected with a storage unit and found our first cooper and began placing an order. Read more>>

Annie Willow

Originally, I was a general business manager and CPA in the corporate world in Dallas where I fast tracked myself to a career that while being financially successful drained my spirit leaving me feeling depleted and unfulfilled. In my early thirties, my inner artist broke free and I took the bold blind leap of faith into my desire to live the creative life I had always dreamed of having. Read more>>

Cathy Dorchuck

Four years ago, I found myself by learning to train dogs… While I was training dogs behind the glass in a big pet store, I kept being asked about service dogs and there wasn’t a resource in the Clear Lake area. “A Pawsitive Approach Dog Training” was created to be the provider of medical alert service dogs. Read more>>

Monique Hamil

I started in the beauty industry as a receptionist at a hair salon almost 20 years ago. Totally fell into it by chance while I was getting my Bachelor’s in Business. Read more>>

Cynthia Hart

Cynthia went through a tough time in life battling a strong addiction that is all too common. Cynthia was given the opportunity to fight this deadly battle, and she took it. Cynthia completed treatment and returned to work better than ever. I have never seen anyone that wanted to be so involved in every aspect of the community. Cynthia noticed that there were not a lot of shelters for women after they completed stays in treatment. This issue concerned her quite a bit, and she decided to take action. Read more>>

1 Comment

  1. Talia

    May 10, 2017 at 7:12 pm

    Lady B.G. is the hottest karaoke dj in the city!!! Book her for the greatest karaoke experience!!!

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