About Impulse Group Houston


Who Are WE?

Impulse Group Houston was formally announced in the first quarter of 2018. Our overarching goals are to promote awareness and education while encouraging informed and personal sexual decisions through fun events and campaigns in the community. We are changing the face of the local LGBTQIAA+ society through intentionality, elevated experiences and grassroots outreach. For more information, contact our board members below. 


deondre b. moore, President

Deondre B. Moore is the President of Impulse Group Houston. He is a Senior in College at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, TX and is an HIV Counselor at AIDS Healthcare Foundation here in Houston, TX. He is a Greater than AIDS Ambassador, Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation Ambassador and has spoken on many national stages including a collaboration with Toddrick Hall and Karamo Brown.

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Ian L. Haddock, Vice President

Ian L. Haddock is the Vice President of Impulse Group Houston. He is a two- timed published author and has been published in many print and online publications such as Huffington Post, EFNIKS Magazine, Spectrum South and Urban Socialites. With presentations with John Snow Institute and Morehouse College, he is an established speaker. He is also the host of the critically acclaimed new podcast "D'CK&DaBOX".  

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Justyn Smith, Director of Operations

Justyn Smith is Impulse Group Houston's Director of Operations. Additionally, he is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a private practice specializing in providing counseling services for Gay Men and the Queer Community called The Queer Center located in the Montrose area. He is also the Chief Operations Officer for Melanin and Mental Health.

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IG: JustynDSmith

Website: TheQueerCenter.com



joshua johnson, director of events

Joshua O. Johnson is Impulse Group Houston's Director of Events. Joshua is an established celebrity fashion stylist with clientele ranging from international socialites to television celebrities. He has been featured on many fashion panels, fashion runways and boutiques. He also serves as a mentor to many media personalities and upcoming stylists. 

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Nishia Jackson, Director of marketing

Nishia Jackson is Impulse Group Houston's Director of Marketing, She is a well known professional in Houston and beyond. From her career in teaching, her entrepreneurship in her many business ventures to her social influence being the most consistent and longstanding weekly party, she is a mainstay in the LGBTQIAA+ community. She is also the co-founder of Krave: Houston's Urban Pride during Pride. 

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rhys carraway, director of advocacy

Rhys Carraway is Impulse Group Houston's Director of Advocacy. From being in the National Museum of African American History amd Culture for his work during the death of Sandra Bland to his lectures at Rice University, this activist knows no bounds when it comes to justice. He is also the creator and founder of Black Queer Magic: an event that celebrates community leaders in different arenas of the LGBTQIAA+ spectrum. 

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