Houston Shaper: Dr. Tameka Maiden, Founder of Cubby Love Bears
Dr. Tameka Maiden is striving to build a foundation for children to go out into the world and conquer anything.
Honoree Kristin Banks
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.
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
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
SHAPING HOUSTON: LINDSEY LEIGH SCHULTZ
Meet Lindsey Leigh Schultz founder of Lindsey Leigh Jewelry in Houston, TX.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.