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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.

Dominick Host

Long ago, someone told me, “If you want to live a life worth living, be the hero of your own story.” This being said, just like any good story, there are struggles that shape someone into a better version of themselves. It just so happens that in this story, I am the one being shaped. Read more>>

Manuel Lopez Jr., Martha Sophia Lopez

I (Manny) started my leather work when I bought a motorcycle; I needed straps to hold a bag on it. They were pricey all around so I venture out to a leather store and picked up some supplies and made them myself. My wife, Sophia, was impressed and asked for a wallet, then a tote. Read more>>

Tikisha Walwyn

My Father’s side of my family is from the Caribbean and the Caribbean Carnival is central to our culture. I started Island Printed because I wanted to show up representing where I’m from wear something that represented come from and comfortably wear my country’s flag at the same time. And that’s how the leggings were born! Read more>>

Ashley Rogers-Williams

I have always loved DIY projects, decorating, designing, and creating new ideas. I would do it for fun here and there. Making things for my home, decorating for birthdays parties and other events. I fell in love with it. I’ve always wanted my own business of course. Read more>>

Junior Gordon

I have played music for many years, always being someone’s front man, singer and have been in many bands! In 2008 I was in a cover band as someone’s front man and the guitar player, who was a good friend, told me I needed to write a song and submit it to The Texas Music scene! I knew nothing at all about writing! Read more>>

Mo Jamison

I have been repairing credit for about 10 years. It started when I, myself had challenged credit at the age of 24, but I wanted to purchase a home. Like most of the African Americans in my community I was not really educated on the importance of having good credit, until it was time for me to make a large purchase like a home. Read more>>

Douglas Johnson, Jameka Griffin

Beside being the Co-Founder of Legends Do Live the non profit you previously interviewed my partner Jarren Small about I am also into the business of Real Estate with my soon to be wife. We founded our company Griffin Locations (Powered by RE/MAX) in 2017 after realizing our shared passion for owning our living. Read more>>

Courtney Wilkerson

As a young child, I would write my own music, sing, and dance at church, school, or simply for family entertainment. By the age of 12, I knew I was going to be a boss and be a force in the entertainment industry. I had a natural gift for identifying talent and bringing people together. Read more>>

Robin Jones

It all begin when I was younger I always knew that wanted to cook. I’m sure everyone has had an easy bake oven, those were definitely my favorite. Over the course of years my main focus has been culinary arts cooking. I attended the Art Institute of Charlotte where I obtained my culinary degree. Read more>>

Terry Gonzales

Established in 2015. Being a female with a youthful spirit, along with an aging body, I wanted to find help so my outside would reflect how my inside felt! Being an RN I had been doing the treatments with someone else, had it done and was amazed. I had to share it with the world!! Yes, my goal is to reach the world! Read more>>

Julia Wagener

My story found it’s legs in 2002 in Portland, Oregon, during the filming of a feature in which I played train hostage number 21, or thereabouts. I sat in extras holding, an open air warehouse at the edge of the Willamette river, listing to my walkman and dividing my time between choosing the perfect playlist and an hourly scan of the craft services table. Read more>>

Charming Charlton Reed

I’ve always had an artistic background. Before photography I dabbled in graphic design and music production. About 8 years ago I stumbled into a photography studio of known Houston shooter and immediately knew that’s what I wanted to do. The rest is history. Read more>>

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  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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