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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.

Sarah Oliver

I have been an athlete my whole life, trying every sport I could, but settling upon distance running in high school. After multiple stress fractures from high mileage, lack of strength training and inadequate nutrition, I completely altered my training and lifestyle. Read more>>

Katie Mayne

Mayne Marketing was founded in 2012 by Nicoleas Mayne. The agency specialized in online marketing and business strategy, primarily catering to law firms. My degree is in communication, and I’ve always been passionate about writing. Read more>>

Kate Castelli

I’m an artist and academic living and working in Cambridge, Massachusetts. I grew up in Connecticut but Boston and Cambridge have been home for almost 15 years. I earned my BFA from the Art Institute of Boston (AIB). I received my MFA in printmaking and book arts at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (SMFA). Read more>>

Monique Rancourt

As a teenager I dreamed of being a fashion designer and would sketch some really terrible 1980’s rocker outfits (ha no joke). I came from a working class family and never really understood how to make these dreams come to life. Read more>>

Ray Peleckas

I grew up in Foxborough, Massachusetts, and was commonly caught up in bloody fist fights, defending myself or my younger siblings. I built a reputation through middle and high school and amassed a handful of suspensions along the way. Read more>>

Greg Fisher

In 2012, after many years in the creative industry writing and producing music as well as exploring amateur photography, I launched Willow Tree Films with the objective of crafting authentic wedding stories. Stemming from my passion for music, storytelling, and attention to visual detail, my wedding cinematography and filmmaking focuses on capturing couples in love and telling their stories. Read more>>

Abigail Belisle

Growing up I was a tomboy I was never interested in beauty but at the age of 13 my mom bought me my first makeup set and a straaightner. After that beauty was all I wanted to do. I enrolled in Texas Collage of Cosmotology at the age of 16 and within a year I had my hair license. Read more>>

James Weinberg

I am an illustrator and graphic designer. I became interested in poster art and silkscreen printing and set up and studio in Somerville in 2006. I never set out with a plan and started out designing bookcovers and making silkscreen posters. Read more>>

Jennifer Bakos

I started my photography business in 2010 after I graduated from Hallmark Institute of Photography. After assisting and shadowing other photographers and networking as much as I could, I was able to get my name out there and build my business up. Read more>>

Renata Roddy

My journey began in 2010, when I graduated from Umass Boston with my BSN. I started working in Obstetrics at MGH and loved every minute of it. A couple of years went by and I found myself wanting more. So I started my masters degree to become a Nurse Practitioner in 2012 at Boston College, while simultaneously enrolling myself in a pageant, Miss MA USA. Read more>>

Melissa Rabbitt

My business sort of happened by accident. I owned an entry-level Nikon and was just a hobbyist for a few years. I photographed anything and everything, but I most often photographed what was going on in my second-grade classroom at the time. Parents seemed to enjoy the photos I was sending them, and eventually some of my colleagues started asking me if I could take pictures of their kiddos. Read more>>

Victoria Rogers, Christina Nisbet

We originally started the Instagram as a page to share our ideas and recipes related to our monthly CSA. We both participate the Chestnut Farm CSA each month, where we get 10 lbs of farm-fresh meat to enjoy. Having your meats already picked for you is both convenient and a challenge. Read more>>

Diane Roseman, Amanda Greening

In June 2017, Diane Roseman, a longtime client of FitLAB, purchased the studio from Sarah Carr, the founder. Diane has been practicing Pilates since 2007, having struggled her whole adult life with lower back pain. Pilates has made it possible to function and thrive without turning to medication to manage the pain. Read more>>

Cailey Lindberg

I had a rather non-traditional path in college and moved to Boston in 2006 to attend Berklee College of Music for voice. I had always dreamed of being involved with music, and suddenly I was surrounded by musicians. Read more>>

Cathy O’Grady

I lost my mom to breast cancer in 1997 and I always wanted to do something to keep her memory alive. I wanted to share with the world who she was. She was more than her diagnosis… she was a loving, giving, forgiving, non judgmental soul that trusted and loved everyone she met. Read more>>

Laurie Nicolas

As a child I knew I wanted to go into healthcare. I graduated with a degree in Health Science. I worked in the health field throughout college and post graduation. Health and fitness has always been a part of my life. Read more>>

Michael Tecci

It all started with a Boston based event company I started with friends during college which taught me how to manage people, deal with multiple vendor transactions, excel in marketing/advertising/graphic design, and most importantly helped grow a vast network. Read more>>

Isa Moreno

My name is Isa Moreno, I am from Cape Verde. I would say i got into the acting business by accident. It was by being in the right place at the right time about 13 years ago. Before that acting never crossed my mind. My friends and I were out having fun, when I was approached by Mario Van Peebles who introduced me to Wesley Snipes, They were filming the movie ‘Hard Luck’ in Providence RI. Read more>>

Gail Roberts

The thing about me is that I’m passionate about whatever I do. It’s just been part of my DNA. I graduated from Boston University where I studied art history and then pursued another adventure working at Harvard University. I get up every morning with the attitude that this day is going to be another great day. Read more>>

Carolyn Wilkins

I’ve always had a passion for helping people. As a kid, I was a bit like Lucy in the Charlie Brown cartoons – the one everyone turned to for advice. I’ve been a teacher and a jazz pianist for most of my professional life. I loved this work, but began to feel that I also had something more to offer – something to help my clients ignite even more of their true potential. Read more>>

Yusuf Erkul

Since early childhood, I have been interested in science. At age 11, I earned a scholarship to a prep school in Turkey that had a great track record in international science olympiads. There, I focused on biology intensively and won a silver medal in the I.B.O. (International Biology Olympiad). Read more>>

Sasha Israel

My photography journey started at Ithaca College when I took an Intro to Photography class and began experimenting with film. I fell in love with the medium, the process, the darkroom and continued to study it throughout my college career. Read more >>

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