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Inspiring Stories from Cambridge

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 Cambridge’s rising stars below.

Abraham Taub

Sitting for hours in an enclosed space can be stressful and demanding especially if it wasn’t designed for comfort. Just ask Abraham Taub. Abraham was a paramedic, forced to sit for long stretches of time in a small emergency vehicle or first-aid booth. Read more>>

Elizabeth Gargas

Since I was little I have always known that art making is my calling. I graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2011 with a BFA in painting and illustration. Post graduation I continued to pursue painting and was nudged along the way with small “victories” that seemed to increase year after year. Read more>>

Andrew Airoldi

My start in landscaping began at age 12 when I started a lawn mowing service in my neighborhood of Hubbardston Ma. I pushed the mower around, knocked on doors and mowed lawns for $10, slowly gaining a small “client” base of weekly jobs. Maybe 5 or 6 a week through the summers. Read more>>

Raj Sharma

Prior to coming to the States, I had been, for the most part, a fashion designer though I also had taken cosmetology courses when I was about 18 years old. Back then I did some work as a beautician but eventually quit because I was more passionate about fashion. Read more>>

Mike Dorval

My first theater job was doing short plays at the Boston children’s museum. Actors, there also taught programming throughout the museum including the bubble room. That was my first exposure to the wonder of Bubbles. Read more>>

Elisha Siegel

As cheesy as it sounds, I’ve wanted to be a comedian since I was four years old. I don’t know how I got the idea or if I even knew what a comedian did but it’s been on my mind for a long time. A short 30 years later I started chasing my dream. I took a class in stand-up at ImprovBoston and haven’t looked back. Read more>>

Walace Nogueira

I started as a music promotions intern in 2001 working with music artists. Over the course of my music business career I saw the need for artist merchandising and website management on an independent level. I started Merch-A-Lot in 2013 to fulfill that need. Read more>>

Kelsy Stromski

I am a habitual travelholic, dog mom, foodie, former US biathlete, boss lady, brand aficionado, wife, farmer’s daughter, owner and Creative Director of Refinery 43. I learned the value of hard work having grown up in a tiny little farming town on the border of Canada in northern Maine. Read more>>

Erika Fernandes

I have always had an interest in photography, my first true interaction with the medium was in High School where I took a mail-in course in black and white photography and simply fell in love. Fast forward to 2012 when I moved to San Diego and applied to work as a photographer for Holland America Cruise Line and in 2013 I was boarding on the adventure of a lifetime. Read more>>

Katelyn Parsons

I grew up on my family’s farm in Hadley, Massachusetts. When I graduated high school, I knew that I wanted to tell agriculture’s story to the public so I decided to major in agricultural communications and attend Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Read more>>

Emmie Stamell

Like many liberal arts College graduates I was 22, employed in a less-than-satisfying job, and constantly considering how to make use of my degree and pay back my debt. The world felt wide and open and simultaneously daunting and uncertain. Then, one morning, I had an experience I’ve never had since. Read more>>

Steve Saling

When I was diagnosed, I instinctively knew I would survive ALS and I was nerdy enough to know that technology would play a big part. I fancied my future as a real-life Inspector Gadget. It was only later that the reality sunk in. I just assumed that because it was possible that it was available. Read more>>

Stacy LeBaron

HubCats is a small non-profit charitable 501c3 all volunteer organization dedicated to promoting the well-being of Chelsea cats by promoting spay/neuter/vaccination to help reduce cat overpopulation and reduce the number of homeless/stray/feral cats in the city of Chelsea. Read more>>

Thomas Morrison

​I grew up on a dairy farm which has been in my family for eight generations. When I was young, I remember my dad would skim the cream off the top of the raw cow’s milk and make some homemade ice cream using ice and rock salt in a hand-cranked old-fashioned ice cream maker. Read more>>

Ted Galante

I started as a kid who knew how to draw really well, who also had a shop in his parent’s basement. Making things was part of everyday life. Design was a basic part of growing up and soon grew into a passion. I opened the studio in Harvard Square 20 years ago, with a focus on design, making, drawing, and testing ideas. Read more>>

Sharon Kan

From an early age, I was fascinated with entrepreneurship and understanding what I can create to make the world a better place. I got into the technology market early on in my career, moving to Boston to launch the U.S. branch of an Israeli-based company, and led sales organizations. Read more>>

Nicole Andrade

I have been studying and practicing various natural healing techniques for over 20 years. I earned a Bachelor of Arts in Biology and Pre-Medical Sciences with a minor in the Spanish language from Hartwick College in Oneonta, NY, 1996. I received a Doctorate of Chiropractic from New York Chiropractic College where I graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2000. Read more>>

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