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Inspiring Stories from Brookline, Brighton & Allston

The heart of our mission at the BostonVoyager 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 Boston’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 the rising stars from Brookline, Brighton, Allston and surrounding areas below.

Monnikue McCall

I started my journey in Administrative Services when I was attending Berklee College of Music. My mom worked at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and she got me a summer job working with the Center for X-Ray Optics (CXRO). The scientists and engineers liked my work so much that they asked me to come back and work every summer. Read more>>

Janet Wade

I graduated from Boston University with majors in political science and journalism. But shortly after graduating I fell in love with the field of physical therapy while teaching English in an orphanage in Taiwan. The orphanage was originally started for children with polio who had been abandoned by their families. Read more>>

 Jeffrey McKinnon

I’ve been doing Carpentry for as long as I can remember. My father taught me a lot, and as I got older I decided I enjoyed it enough to pursue it as a career. It’s been great beginning my own company because I get to work closely with clients on how they want their project to turn out. Read more>>

Lisa Wisel

About 12 years ago, my husband Danny and I were approached by a neighbor to take over the grill at our local municipal golf course. I was working as an admin at a plastic surgeon’s office, my husband was a full-time chef. We had been doing small catering gigs on the side. Read more>>

Gabriel Gunsberg

It has been an interesting journey with lots of twists and turns. After growing up in Michigan and completing my Master’s degree in music at NYU, I moved to Boston to do a second graduate degree in opera performance at the New England Conservatory. Read more>>

 Alan Weisner

I had been in education for 37 years and decided to change careers. After working with a career counselor I decided to ‘put out my shingle’ to do home repairs and painting. By working hard, offering a very good value for the services rendered we have succeeded in establishing ourselves as a solid business. Read more>>

Lionel Goulet

I’m a one-man shop. Had employees early on but soon discovered “managing” wasn’t as much fun as “fixing.” People want and need computers, but at the same time, they are uncomfortable with them. I saw this as a place for me. Read more>>

David Polansky

Since junior high school (now middle school) I’d worked in various bands as a trumpet player. After graduating from the University of Massachusetts in 1967 I worked at various unfulfilling jobs while still playing trumpet “on the side”. Read more>>

Kevin Mehra

I’ve always had an entrepreneurial spirit, even when I was a kid growing up in Canada. When I was a teenager, I created a coupon book featuring local deals that I sold for $20. It was called “The Key to Mission.” You could say it was one of the first early attempts at a Groupon-like concept. Read more>>

Dr. Jane Snyder

The BGSP Therapy Center was founded in 1976 (formerly known as the BCMPS Therapy Center) to provide long term in depth psychotherapy and psychoanalysis to the community at affordable fees. With the idea that “talk is still the best medicine”, individuals, couples, and families seeking help with emotional issues, mental health concerns, and the daily stresses of life and relationships can meet with experienced candidates in training in BGSP’s clinical psychoanalysis program. Read more>>

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