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West 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 West Loop’s rising stars below.

Brent Gallagher

In my early 20s, I set out to do what most guys long for: Get a 6-pack. My fat loss journey looked like this: I literally ran 1,000s of miles training for countless marathons to get my cardio in. Read more>>

Calvin Venus

Born and raised in South London, England and now living and working in the Westside of Houston, Texas. I married a Houstonian 7 years ago and never felt the urge to ever move back. Im a British Caribbean, living in Houston Texas…I have incredible musical influences that likes to bring them to the studio. Read more>>

Aaron Booker

It all started in fall of 2013 towards the end of my teaching career . Me and a few friends went to a painting class and I guess you can say it all started coming back to me. The satisfaction of completing a work of art sparked a special type of energy in me that night that I’d been missing for quite some time. Read more>>

Kristin Ledet

Absolutely. I currently hold two roles at FKP/CannonDesign (we’re a global AEC firm that designs hospitals, education facilities, research labs and more) – I’m both the Houston Office Practice Leader and the Interiors Leader. Every day is exciting and busy. Read more>>

Nina Spears

As a child, I never would have guessed I’d be helping families during their pregnancies, births and postpartum journeys as my job. I went to college majoring in Corporate Communication and I had always thought that I would be in the business world working for someone else climbing the corporate ladder. Read more>>

DeShai Cole

I have always known I wanted to be a part of the entertainment industry even from a young age! I started out singing and being in plays as a kid and then moved to Atlanta in my early twenties where I got my start in radio. t wasn’t until my late twenties that I decided I wanted to be behind the scenes helping other artists and brands get the exposure they need. Read more>>

Marc N. Longo

There are not too many native Houstonians but I am one of them. I was raised here in Houston in a large Catholic Italian family. My parents were both hard working, owned their respective businesses and working for them in the summers instilled good values and discipline in me. Read more>>

Ethan Luckett

To be honest, I had always been drawn to fitness at an early age. I started picking up athletic training thanks to my college roommate and luckily it’s a habit I’ve kept since then. I started riding at Revolution Studio in 2012, when I met the owner Kim Syma in passing. Read more>>

Alexandria Shaw

Even when I was younger I was always into anything beauty related. I knew it be something I would take seriously or find a career in. I found myself taking a major interest in lashes. Through proper research I was able to turn this passion into a brand that I am very proud of. I must add that I have an amazing support system which is very encouraging. Read more>>

Phuong Nguyen

My story pretty much is the typical American Dream. I emigrated from Vietnam to Houston with my mom’s family when I was three. We lived in a small house with my grandparents, aunts, uncles, and my cousin. Read more>>

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