Shaping Houston

SHAPING HOUSTON: Johnny Rhodes

SHAPING HOUSTON: Johnny Rhodes

Fueled by his passion for food and his drive to equalize quality food accessibility in his community, Jonny Rhodes closed his restaurant Indigo and created Food Fight Farms and Broham Fine Soul Food & Groceries. With his chef’s hat and his work boots, Jonny is ready to feed his Houston community in a new way. 

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SHAPING HOUSTON: Natasha Dadwani

SHAPING HOUSTON: Natasha Dadwani

Inspired by her upbringing and Pakistani culture, Natasha Dadwani started Burdlife. Connecting her love of solid gold, chunky staples, and chic piercings, Natasha has positioned Burdlife as a unique jewelry boutique in Houston. #ShapingHouston

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Shaping Houston: Tyler Froberg

Shaping Houston: Tyler Froberg

Tyler Froberg and Hope Farms are on a mission to provide access to healthy food and combat childhood obesity through healthy eating.  See how this fourth-generation farmer is sharing his passion for agriculture and education through innovative programs right here in Houston on a seven-acre urban farm. #ShapingHouston 

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SHAPING HOUSTON: LINDSEY LEIGH SCHULTZ

SHAPING HOUSTON: LINDSEY LEIGH SCHULTZ

Meet Lindsey Leigh Schultz founder of Lindsey Leigh Jewelry in Houston, TX. 

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SHAPING HOUSTON: JENNIFER KAHN

SHAPING HOUSTON: JENNIFER KAHN

Jennifer Kahn is a New Yorker turned Houstonian whose background as a professional stage manager – including stints on Broadway – led her to design bags out of old theatre scenery fabric. See how this incredible entrepreneur is saving pounds of items headed for the dump and helping expand access to performing arts for all.

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SHAPING HOUSTON: NICK WONG

SHAPING HOUSTON: NICK WONG

Nick Wong is a Californian turned New Yorker turned Houstonian, whose love for cooking stretches all the way back to when he was 11 years old. See how this incredible chef is serving up dishes that reflect Houston’s diverse population at UB Preserv.

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SHAPING HOUSTON: REBECCA MASSON

SHAPING HOUSTON: REBECCA MASSON

Pastry chef Rebecca Masson earned her stellar reputation by baking delectable, and sometimes wacky, desserts and baked goods. See how she's whipping up goodness at Fluff Bake Bar in the Houston Heights.

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SHAPING HOUSTON: DAVID ARMENDARIZ

SHAPING HOUSTON: DAVID ARMENDARIZ

A lover of the arts with a passion for beauty, David Armendariz is shaping Houston's hair scene through his business Studio A Salon.

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Shaping Houston: Quinn Woodard

Shaping Houston: Quinn Woodard

As an undergrad, Quinn Woodard realized there weren’t many individuals who looked like him in STEM. Inspired to make a change, see how he is providing early exposure to STEM for minority students through his inspiring book Like Me.

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Shaping Houston: Nicole Buergers

Shaping Houston: Nicole Buergers

As the queen bee of Bee2Bee Honey Collective, Nicole Buergers is bringing hyperlocal honey distribution and beekeeping services right to your backyard. 

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Shaping Houston: Erin and Patrick Feges

Shaping Houston: Erin and Patrick Feges

Erin and Patrick Feges of Feges BBQ are innovating the way they serve world-class barbecue to the Houston community in the wake of COVID-19. #ShapingHouston

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Shaping Houston: Jane Henry

Shaping Houston: Jane Henry

Never afraid to get her hands dirty, Jane Henry realized there was a massive need for well-fitting work wear made specifically for women. See how she's redefining high-performance PPE through her company SeeHerWork.

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SHAPING HOUSTON: KIM ROXIE

SHAPING HOUSTON: KIM ROXIE

Kim Roxie is on a mission to change the world, starting with the beauty industry. See how she’s helping reveal beauty with her natural and organic makeup line, LAMIK Beauty. #ShapingHouston

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Shaping Houston: David Maldonado

Shaping Houston: David Maldonado

Meet David Maldonado founder of Pan Dulce HTX in Houston, Texas.

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