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Inspiring Stories from North End & Downtown

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 North End & Downtown below.

Gina Ashe

During 2013, I was fortunate to join Redstar, a venture foundry launched by Jeet Singh and Joe Chung, founders of ATG. Their retail tech legacy is with ATG, the very successful eCommerce company that went public and was then purchased by Oracle. I liked how they are turning the traditional VC model inside out. Read more>>

Dr. Jodi Ashbrook

At the age of 24, my life had become a string of negative thought patterns and, “why am I even here?” moments. I tried to ease my pain and find comfort in food, which lead me to an 80-pound weight gain. I found myself disconnected from all of my relationships, debt up to my ears and feeling lost about who I was and my purpose for existing. Read more>>

Kin Moy

One of my long time friends for whom I’d made a custom button-down shirt came up to me yesterday and proclaimed “Kin, of all the things you’d grow up to do, I never thought it would be this.” My road to becoming a personal stylist and made-to-measure clothier has been long, winding, and unexpected. Read more>>

Sonia Kowal

Socially responsible investing is my life’s work and passion. I came to this career in a roundabout way but mostly because I was bothered about the inconsistencies between the green lifestyle I was trying to lead and the investments I was making. Read more>>

Valentino Perrina

When I was in college playing football and studying at Sacred Heart University (1aa Division), I red shirted one year because of a year ending knee injury. From here I had extra time to work on the weekends to make some side money while at school, which I took a bar tending job at a bar called Black Bear in South Norwalk. Read more>>

Andrew Frates

In March of 2012, Pete Frates was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, otherwise known as ALS. Since that day, Pete and our family have mobilized our army of supporters to raise money and raise awareness for this disease. Pete set the mission that ALS was not incurable, just underfunded and under the radar. Read more>>

C.J. Murphy

TPS was started in 1999 in a small, 900 square foot space in Everett with one thing in mind: to give our clients the best coaching and training environment possible in order for them to get the best results. Over they ears we’ve moved a few times as we grew and we are now settled in 10,000 square feet in Malden. Read more>>

Chrissa Markos

Although I have always been. very creative I did not grow up knowing I wanted to be a photographer. In fact, throughout my 20s I really wanted to be a writer. I have always been a voracious reader so it made sense that I would want to write for a living. I was drawn to people and their intricate stories and spent hours listening to them. Read more>>

Ryan Edwards

I started in music as a drummer, playing classical and then jazz music. Playing for a big-band dance in high school changed me – a dance floor full of couples dancing to the band’s music rocked my world. I knew my calling in that moment. Read more>>

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