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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.

Tyler Sullivan

We are a third generation, family-owned beauty supply distributor. 1945 our former C.B. Sullivan Company was founded. Company grew to become largest beauty supply distributor on East Coast of US. Company sold in 2010 to what is now known to beauty professionals as SalonCentric, a subsidiary of L’Oreal. Read more>>

Jamaal Siddiqui

I’d like to believe my journey to where I am today started way before I could even walk. My parents exposed me to the world of renovations back when they bought their first house after I was born. They took on the huge task of raising a family of 5 while renovating a 1927 colonial. Read more>>

Srinath Alamela

I started Triniti in 1997 with my co-founder Issa Elkhoury. At the time, we both worked for Oracle Corporation in their Consulting Organization. We were implementing Oracle ERP for Lucent Microelectronics in Allentown, PA. Our vision was simple. Treat customers like we wanted to treat them and treat employees the way we wanted to be treated. Read more>>

Roger Mello

I’ve been a woodworker for 30 years. Making all types of furniture. Concurrently I’ve been buying/selling/repairing guitars for almost as long. In about 2011 I decided to combine my two interests and SeaGlass Guitars was born. It took about two years to perfect a model to the point where I was confident that it was a good instrument. Read more>>

Julia Campbell

I started my own business out of necessity – I was laid off from my nonprofit development job at 8 months pregnant with my first child. You can call me an accidental consultant – but I would never go back! I love being self-employed. Read more>>

Natalie Mazzarella Poulakos

BIO: Natalie Mazzarella Poulakos is a seasoned publicist with a background in fashion and luxury consumer brands. A former visual merchandiser and now Director at SKOOG Productions, a brand strategy and communications firm. Read more>>

Braden Nesin

I got my first camera when I was 10 years old, a hand me down from my parents. When I was 19 I started shooting punk shows and a little later dance events, and when I was 24 I decided to go to art school. I switched to digital while conversely developing a film noir inspired personal style. Read more>>

Sydney Bates

First off, I am a future Registered Dietitian completing my dietetic internship (a 50 week, full time supervised program comprised of ambulatory care, acute clinical care, food service, community, and business entrepreneurship rotations) at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Read more>>

Erin Barra

The story of my career is long and non-linear and these days it looks more like a multimedia collage than it does a clear image. In my early 20’s I was pursuing a career as a singer/songwriter and was solely focused on that until around 2012 when I decided the word artist didn’t accurately describe all the things I was good at and interested in. Read more>>

Ariel Basson Freiberg

I first made connection to the arts though my mom, who studied art history and anthropology and her oldest sister, Tamar, who had a stream of her hand crafted objects at the center of each our family member’s homes. Read more>>

Lisamarie Pearson

6 years ago I was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma. Simultaneously, my grandmother whom I was very close with, was also diagnosed with Leukemia. We both ended up moving in with my mother in Wareham, so she could help care for the both of us during my treatment at Dana Farber, & my grandmothers last days on Earth. Read more>>

George Andrinopoulos

I came up loving music, initially being glued to MTV in the early 80’s and then by 1985 Hip Hop took me completely over. Somewhere in the early 90’s finding undiscovered music to sample and make music from became one of my main interests. Most recently my group Czarface, released an album with MF DOOM that is some of our best work. Read more>>

Kate Eppers

I’m a singer, songwriter and actress from Salem, Ma. At a young age I knew I wanted to perform and be creative in every and any way. I performed in Harvard University’s comedic “The Ig Nobel Awards” from the age of 8 until 17. This is a comedic award show parody of the actual Nobel Awards. Read more>>

Matthew Pearlson

“My passion is finding different ways for our planet to be sustainable,” remarked Matthew Pearlson, a research specialist in the Laboratory for Aviation and the Environment (LAE) at MIT’s Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics. A chemical engineer by training, Pearlson’s specialty is renewable fuel and alternative energy systems. Read more>>

Andrew Lear

I used to be a professor of Ancient Greek; my research focused on gender and sexuality in art. When I retired, it occurred to me that I could bring some of my work to a broader public by giving museum tours. Read more>>

Tina Picz-Devoe

I’ve always been involved in creative endeavors since childhood, and have naturally continued to “fall” into new roles as I’ve kept a thread of playfulness running throughout all of the work that I do. As a kid, I enjoyed playing with my mom’s film camera, shooting whenever I could and writing stories on my dad’s typewriter. Read more>>

Lyn Cardinal, Paul Lovell

Back in 1974 I went to see The New York Dolls play at the Cricket Lounge in Ashland, MA. !! I’ll never forget that night, standing right up front, I could see every wrinkle and curve of David Johanson’s penis through his hot pink polyester pants!! Read more>>

Adam Rosenberg

It was not a straight line. The vast majority of biotech CEOs are PhDs, MDs and/or MBAs, and work their way up through pharma companies or other biotechs. I trained as a lawyer, and my first job with a biotech company was as CEO. Read more>>

Russ Gershon

After growing up in the New York area, I moved to Cambridge/Somerville in 1977 to go to Harvard. I was a fanatical jazz listener and almost immediately landed a jazz show on WHRB-FM, where I could tell the world – at least greater Boston – about the music I loved. Read more>>

Alex Mansfield

I’ve been involved in the Boston-area food scene for quite some time. I started out quitting my office job, and joining the farm crew at Hutchin’s Farm and Land’s Sake, where I fell in love with the feeling of providing food for people. Read more>>

Stefanie Johnson

I have always wanted to start a business – it’s in my family’s blood. But nothing ever inspired me to take the plunge until I struggled with my clothing and learned about the growing problem of textiles in landfills. Read more>>

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