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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.

Courtney Paddock

Courtney Gay Paddock loves a good party. Her super-chic boutique events company, established in 2014 with then-partner Jett Petit, has been the buzz of the 30- and 40-somethings for going on three years now, initially stretching its legs in the milestone birthday circuit. Read more>>

Torrey Hawkins

Hawkins, a marketing major from the University of Alabama, is the founder of Angler Construction. Born and raised in Washington D.C., Hawkins went to Alabama and returned home to D.C. before landing in Houston to be with his wife. He has always had an interest in construction and worked summer jobs. Read more>>

Lynn Goode

Lynn Goode Vintage began in 2013 as a pop-up venture in a Montrose Art Gallery Space. Lynn sourced outstanding examples of the finest mid-century design, including works by Robsjohn-Gibbongs, George Nakashima, Vladimir Kagan, Carlo Nisan, Osvaldo Borsini and Ico Parisi. Read more>>

Amit Mehta

I was a fresh graduate and as trainee hated my consulting gig. I quit and poured all little savings into business without telling my parents. I did it as 99% people said oil and gas is not for young entrepreneurs, this became fuel to fire in me as I just wanted to be in than 1% who can do it. Read more>>

Krista Elyse Cho

After having the opportunity to shadow a certified nurse midwife while attending a conference at Emory University during high school, I knew my calling. I was so enamored with the nurse midwife’s skills and the relationship she had with the laboring mother, I knew without a doubt the kind of care I wanted to be able to provide to women. Read more>>

Jim McVaugh

Jim McVaugh is one of the premiere custom home builders in the United States. Since 1990, Jim’s career has been comprised of real estate investment, development, and custom home building. His focus has been on constructing the finest single family and multi-family residences in Houston. Read more>>

Debora Levine

During my graduate training program in Dallas at Baylor College of Dentistry, currently a Member of the Texas A&M University System, I was contacted by an endodontist in Houston (per one of his colleague’s recommendations) who offered me an associateship in his office when I completed my studies. Read more>>

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