About

We are a group of young adults based out of the wonderful city of Houston, Texas with a mission to portray the music scene through unique perspectives. Whether it be photography or writing, you’ll find that we create content with pure passion.

MEET OUR TEAM

Brenna Mata – Editor in Chief

“Hey there! I’m Brenna, the founder of HTX VOX. Music and photography are my biggest passions in life – so of course I combined the two together and took on the job of a music photographer. I’ve been passionate about visual arts since I was a teen and that’s why I’m currently a Digital Media major at the University of Houston. I created HTX VOX for my friends and I to have an outlet to discuss and exhibit our favorite music. You can always catch me at a concert a few times a month.”

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Marti Mendoza – Content Editor

Hello! My name is Marti. Music is definitely one of my top passions with my love being for country, acoustic singer-songwriter, alternative, soft rock and folk. In my free time, I enjoy going to concerts, playing guitar, watching and playing sports (Go Astros!) and binge watching TV shows like This Is Us, One Tree Hill and Dexter. Last but not least, I love being with my family and friends and playing with my dogs!

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Ben Soderberg – Photojournalist

Hello! My name is Ben, and I am a photographer for HTX VOX! My journey with photography began at the age of 10 when I picked up my mom’s old camera and started taking pictures of my pets. Over the years my passion for photography has grown, and so did my interest in music and concerts. At the age of 15, I shot my first concert in Dallas and that’s when I fell in love with music photography. Since then I have not stopped going to shows and taking pictures, and it has led me to make amazing memories and even greater friends!

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Jesus Verastegui – Photojournalist

Hey guys! My name is Jesus, and I’m a new photographer on the HTX VOX team as of 2020. I like to consider myself a creative individual with a passion for arts, design and thrills. When I first picked up a camera at 17, I had no idea just how much photography would take control of my life. From driving thousands of miles across the country for photos, to working as a graphic designer, it’s easy for me to look back and see what started it all. On my free time you can catch me downtown with my camera, jamming to tunes, at the movies, working out or taking L’s on the latest sneaker releases. I honestly love so many different sounds when it comes to music, but I’d say rap, R&B and rock are my top genres at the moment.

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Robyn Tuazon – Photojournalist

Hi! My name is Robyn and I have no traditional or educational background with photography but I’ve been taking pictures for as long as I can remember. Being a live music photographer isn’t something I intended on pursuing but I’m not surprised at the same time considering the amount of music I listen to on any given day. I’m that girl that would create mix CD’s and now with streaming, curate custom playlists for her friends. When I’m not shooting concerts I work full-time as a physical therapist assistant. If you’re going to a concert in Houston there’s a really strong chance you’ll see me there.

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Adrienne Rodriguez – Journalist

Hiiii my name is Adrienne Rodriguez and I’m currently working on a journey to find my passion in life and I’m grateful to be able to start with HTX VOX. The love that I have for music is out of this world. Being able to witness different artists and genres to write about is honestly the best thing a person like me could ask for. It is definitely something I’m not used to but having the abilities to expand my skills and my taste is ~*chef’s kiss*~.

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Izzy Nuzzo – Photojournalist

Hi! My name is Izzy, and I am a photographer. Concerts are my favorite thing to shoot, and in 2018, I became an Independent Music Award Winner in the category of Concert Photography (a global competition among industry professionals). In 2019, I was honored to be nominated again. Beginning in the fall of 2020, I will be attending the University of Texas at Austin majoring in Studio Art. I am so excited to be apart of the HTX VOX team! 

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Tammy Chang – Journalist

Howdy! My name is Tammy and I am very excited to write for HTX VOX. I enjoy exploring how music, the internet, and pop culture all influence each other. I was introduced to the concept of performance at a young age through my grandpa’s Peking opera rehearsals. While my taste has changed since then, I continue to appreciate live shows as a form of art. My favorite music comes from contemplative indie girls, 80s Japanese city pop stars, and TikTok audios. When I am not online, I am probably taking a nap, or trying to manifest a new Lorde album into existence.

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Daniel Restrepo – Photojournalist

Hey there! My name is Daniel and I’m stoked to be a part of the HTX VOX team! My journey in photography started at an early age, but it wasn’t until 2018 I discovered my love for concert photography. I always photographed concerts for the artists themselves, but it’s great to finally have a platform where I can truly express and share the magic of live music. I listen to all genres of music but have a strong liking for Acoustic Indie-Pop melded with EDM sounds. In my free time you can catch me working out, taking pictures in the city or at the beach, or even playing piano and guitar.

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Morgan Mata Bailey – Social Media Strategist

Hi! My name is Morgan and I help out with HTX VOX’s social media channels. I love getting to share all the special moments that happen at concerts and festivals. Music has always been a big part of my life and some of my favorite artists include Paramore, Halsey, Dashboard Confessional, Carly Rae Jepsen and Travis Scott. I enjoy hanging out with my husband Jason, our animals Ben & Ellie and spending time with our new baby son Reid!

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