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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.

Eimaral Sol

Born and raised in Killeen, Texas, Eimaral’s passion for music started at a very young age. From the age of nine she joined her school choir and maintained a leadership role in various choirs until her graduation in 2011. Read More>>

Arnaecia Alridge

I’ve grown from an intern position at a local newspaper, where I wrote articles on sports and entertainment, to managing direct communications and marketing for multi-million dollar brands, celebrities, and public figures in beauty, entertainment, wellness and philanthropic industries. Read more>>

Stormy Cooper

Stormy Cooper grew up on the west side of Houston and then studied criminal justice and computer science at Sam Houston State in Huntsville, TX. He had always played music and jumped at the opportunity to travel with a band to help pay his way through college. Read more>>

Ted Liman

I worked for oil-gas companies to build processing plants ranging from $5 million to $1 billion facilities. All of them were successful under my management, so I thought it might be time to venture on my own. Read more>>

Catherine Le

I’ve always loved writing ever since I was younger. I was in writing clubs and actually competed against other students. As I grew older, I started writing less because I had to start focusing on other subjects to prepare for what I was going to pursue as an adult. Read more>>

Amanda Vlastas

When I moved to Houston from a ten year stretch of globetrotting, meandering the states and ultimately settling down to start my family, I had to build a new network, a group of mom friends, great resources and ultimately, my life. Read more>>

Michele Bland-Muzny

As long as I can remember I have wanted to be a model. Growing up I would only wear dresses and would throw fits when it came to wearing pants, (yes I was a little diva)!! I would walk around and put on a show for anyone who would watch. Read more>>

Erica Chung

I moved to Minnesota in 2011 for my first job out of college at the magical food manufacturing company, General Mills. Minnesota snows more than it doesn’t so I spent my time off work indoors. Armed with Betty Crocker cake mixes I got creative in the kitchen with cake pops to get through those cold Minnesota nights. Read more>>

Michelle Ngome

Well, what many don’t know is I stumbled into marketing in 2004. Houston hosted Superbowl XXXVIII, my friend worked with Arista Records/Sony Entertainment and they needed a street team crew. At the time I was thinking this will be a once and lifetime experience so how can I say no. Read more>>

Tera Stidum

My story dates back nearly 20 years ago, with me starting a career in television. I worked on Debra Duncan which appeared on ABC 13, and then I moved on to do court shows like Texas Justice, Judge Alex, and Divorce Court for 20th Television. Read more>>

Ginger Harris

I’ve been working for nonprofits since I was in college. I’ve worked primarily in underserved communities from a homeless shelter in New Orleans for 9 years to community centers in Houston for nearly 13 years. After spending nearly 22 years in nonprofit management, I decided to start a nonprofit consulting business. Read more>>

Herb Lipsman

I began as a tennis pro (teaching pro) at an indoor tennis club in Dubuque, IA. then invited to become the Head Pro/General Manager of a second indoor tennis club, owned by the same owner, in Cedar Rapids, IA.. Spent four years in this role and then was recruited to become GM/Head Pro at a tennis and swim club in Littleon, CO, working for a start-up sports club management company. Read more>>

Bonnie Treece

At the risk of sounding nerdy, school has been a passion of mine since a young age. After being told by my kindergarten teacher that I was “slow” and needed “extra help,” I felt completely dejected. I struggled with confidence and truly believed I was stupid. Read more>>

Alisee Mignon

I arrived from France with my family four years ago. My husband works in oil and he got this new job in Houston through his company that’s how we came here. At that time our daughter was a year and I was pregnant with my son. We were very exited to start this Texan experience. Read more>>

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