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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.

Megan Amaral

As a kid I played with LEGO bricks all the time. I would build houses and cities in my basement. I just always had a knack for figuring out how to build things with bricks. In high school, my mom suggested I look into studying architecture in college so I did. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from Wentworth Institute of Technology. Read more>>

Klajdi Plaku

My passion for food started as one of my many hobbies. If someone told me 10 years ago that in 10 years will be a private Chef I would think they were crazy. Being always involved in sports, traveling and outdoors activity made me grow a passion for enjoying good food, fresh ingredients, and dishes from different regions.  Read more>>

Justin Brown

I became enthused with property at a very early age. Looking back now, my family jokes about how I was obsessed with playing Monopoly as a kid. I guess you could say I was just born with it. I had a high school teacher named Mr. Rooney and he may of been fed up with my goofing around in class one day, so he asked me what I wanted to do with my life. Read more>>

Kimberlie O’Connell, Michael O’Connell

Well I grew up in the restaurant business which led me to persue a degree in engineering and a 20+ year career in the medical device field. However, there was always part of me that loved the restaurant business. I attribute the restaurant business with my strong work ethic and people skills. Read more>>

Josef Rogers

I started Contagious Events as a creative outlet while working full time as a meeting planner – I had an itch to flex my creative muscle, and so, Contagious Events was born! Initially Contagious Events focused on same sex weddings, but as the business grew, so did our list of clients! Read more>>

AJ Gerritson

I grew up in Dedham, and graduated from Dedham High School. I went to UMass and graduated with a degree in Journalism and a minor in Political Science. At UMass I discovered many passions. At the top of the list was rugby. Before I graduated I was honored as a two-time collegiate All-American by USA Rugby. Read more>>

Victoria and Thomas Collins

Mobsters and Lobsters began about 6 years when the idea was born. The route was designed, the stories were chosen, and the locations were secured. It was important to find the perfect guide. Tom has been a driver for City View Trolley Tours for close to 8 years, and his name can be found at the top of any 5 star reviews. Read more>>

Ashley Romano

My sister and I have always been crafty – my mom has an in house daycare so we were always painting or doing crafts as kids. As we got older we started making things like tables, cabinets, benches, etc. Anything we needed for our houses we would make together.Read more>>

Noe Carmichael

Audio Audio Chemists began as a DJ collective, where we connected with local talents and shared our music and gigs. We invested in DJ gear and a music studio so that we could share it at reasonable cost. The team also sponsored and showcased DJ battles, and DJ and production tutorial sessions. , where we connected with local talents and shared our music and gigs. We invested in DJ gear and a music studio so that we could share it at reasonable cost. The team also sponsored and showcased DJ battles, and DJ and production tutorial sessions. Read more>>

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