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Inspiring Stories from Quincy

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 Quincy and surrounding areas below.

Meg Gilmartin

It was actually 4 years ago. I had just graduated from UMASS Amherst with my undergraduate degree in psychology. I was looking for my next step in life. My plan was always to go into grad school, get my Ph.D. & one day have my own therapy practice. I was dealing with a lot of anxiety, stress, & uncertainty so I turned to yoga. Read more>>

Liam Fitzpatrick

I began dancing when I was 16 years old, and I immediately fell in love. At the time, I was a junior in high school. I knew right away that dance was something that I wanted to pursue for the rest of my life. I would wake up, go to school, and immediately go to the studio and take a class until 9 at night. Read more>>

Jeremy Sheehan

One of my earliest memories, from about four years old, is of walking around with my AM transistor radio and listening to music, so music has been a part of my life from as far back as I can remember. I have an older brother who is five years older than me, and he got me into all the classic rock bands such as The Beatles and The Who. Read more>>

Oladipo Sisters

We entered the music scene in 2011 with our debut contemporary gospel album, The Mighty One. Following that, we released the patriotic single “A Song For America” in 2012, which was orchestrally arranged by the Boston Pops in 2013 for three special concerts. Read more>>

Caitlyn Philatre

Since I was a little girl, I have always enjoyed crafting, using my hands, and taking charge. I am the oldest of five girls, and growing up in such a large family multi-tasking easily became a strong point of mine. I actually planned and coordinated every aspect of my own wedding. Read more>>

Elizabeth Johnson

I remember the day like it was yesterday. In July of 2009, I received some devastating news from my full-time employer, and I was getting laid off. Three months later my husband was laid off from his job. And in between our two layoffs, we were notified that we were pregnant with our fourth child. Read more>>

Heather Carr

In April 2006 I bought and took over the T house of hair fashions. This salon was in Business for 46 years before I took it over. I completely renovated and turned it into my own, Sacarrha Salon. Because it was already a successful running salon, I came with three stylists and loyal customers who have been going to the salon for many years. Read more>>

Omama Marzuq

Making people feel good is something I’ve always known how to do. Having women feel strong and confident in themselves is something that I knew was apart of calling. And giving back is something that was embedded in me since I can remember. Read more>>

Lindsey Longo

My mom would let me stay up late to watch all the award shows to see what everyone was wearing, I loved playing dress up! She also had me in dancing school where the glam quickly became my favorite part of the recitals. By the age of 12, I was obsessed with trying new things with my hair, taking the kitchen scissors to it more than once, with MANY failed attempts to be Britney (Spears) blonde. Read more>>

Casandra Creamer

Belle Vie Lash Studio was started in the summer of 2016 after I took a lash class through NovaLash. During this time I would travel to clients houses or just do lashes out of my home. By the end of 2016, I built up enough clientele that I could start renting space. I found this cute office space in Middleboro, it wasn’t too big, but it was just right for what I needed to start my business. Read more>>

Jason Berry

In 2013 I had been racing bicycles for 12 years and was surprised no one had come up with a better way to attach a race number to a jersey than a safety pin. From amateurs to pros, everyone used the destructive, rusty pins because that’s what they were handed by the race organizers. Read more>>

Jennifer Stefanelli

I remember getting my first digital camera when I was a kid and I really thought I was good. I’d take landscape pictures, set up scenes, get different angles, I was the real deal back then. From there, I just began taking pictures of everything. Didn’t even matter if they were good pictures, they were my pictures and they told a story. Read more>>

Annie Johnson

For Christmas one year “Santa” gave me a $40 gift certificate for a tattoo. It was tucked in the front pocket of a black leather motorcycle jacket and it was exactly what I had asked for. I was 14 years old. It’s easy these days to feel like “how did I get here!” but looking back it does seem like my path had a certain trajectory early on. Read more>>

Allegra Murray

I was involved with my local library and helped to plan a Jane Austen-themed tea event. The event committee wanted to have special centerpieces for the tables, so I volunteered to create roses from book pages. The flowers were tremendously popular at the event and attendees asked where they could be purchased, and that was the beginning of The Petal Peddler’s Shop! Read more>>

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