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Inspiring Stories from Metrowest & Worcester

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 Wortcester and surrounding areas below.

Kerri Miller

My journey with Feng Shui started 20 years ago. I had just moved into a new condo and was still settling in when I stumbled on some books about Feng Shui in the book store. I was intrigued with the thought that I could deliberately arrange my new space so that it was supporting me and helping to create the life I wanted with ease. Read more>>

Kyra Marino

I began practicing Yoga in 2010 after stumbling upon it at a nearby gym I belonged to. I was a stressed mother of a toddler, and I hadn’t been doing anything to take care of my mind, body or spirit. I was not feeling good about myself at all. Read more>>

Stephen Dadah, Tony Dadah

Tony’s Automotive was started by my father Tony Dadah in Worcester on Chandler St in 1978. He was a graduate of Worc Voc Tech and a veteran in the US Army. Running his business honestly and ethically he drew in a strong clientele. His son, my brother Tony Dadah jr worked for him from the time he opened his doors until he retired in 2007. Read more>>

Loryn Engelbrecht

Since childhood, I always knew I wanted to spend my days doing something – everything! – creative. I spent my afternoons at my beloved dance studio, and dreamed of school days in the art classroom. I was always the family photographer, and was the first person to grab the disposable camera, PalmPilot, or bulky camcorder to record events. Read more>>

Michael Mongue

Awesome Robot Science Fiction Action Comix has a peculiar history. It was never meant to be published. It started as letters left in my oldest son, Diego, school lunches. Sincere messages of encouragement like, “Have a great day at school”, or “Eat your lunch and work hard” soon dwindled. Read more>>

Jillian Jordan

My career started at the Dior counter in Macy’s. Working for Dior really sparked my love for makeup artistry. I began freelancing for an on-site hair and makeup company called Glam It up LLC, ran by Amy Linnell, owner of Venus Avani Eco Salon & Organic Beauty Bar in Derry, NH. Read more>>

Jerry Fortin

We had been visiting Narragansett for several years, we fell in Love with the area and the shops. As we began thinking of moving to Narragansett a retail space became available in the exact location we loved. With the stars and moon aligning we began our adventure. Passionate about recycle/upcycle , organic, natural, fairtrade and Local artists, Simply Natural was born. Read more>>

Rose Boghos

I’ve always identified as an intuitive, but the creation of Energy Matters, LLC was really catalyzed through my own personal discovery of the potential and powerful effectiveness of energetic healing. In the beginning I was exploring intuitive medicine as a way to heal myself. Read more>>

Jonathan Ostrowsky, Kathleen Wright

We love art, and we have a lot of it. (We’re ordinary people; you don’t have to be rich to do what we do.) It started in the fall of 2007. We were visiting Fort Point open studios, seeing a lot of art we loved. We hadn’t been able to buy art up until that point, but we realized, hey, we just made our last college tuition payment – we could actually buy something! Read more>>

Meghan Misset

First, I have to say that my dad homebrewed for over 10 years when I was little, yet I never had a preference for beer even in college (likely because I remembered my younger self hating the pungent smell of malt extract and hops boiling on the stove). I have always been, though, a huge fan of cooking, healthy eating, and exploring different food cultures. Read more>>

Alexis Guardiani

I began my career as a nail tech 15 years ago. I was enrolled in college with an undecided major and a minor in music because they didn’t have a music major at the time. I had taken all my minor courses and began to realize I had absolutely no idea what I was going to do with a music degree. Read more>>

Damon McQuaid

I got my start at a small, 4 person, architecture firm that was very hesitant to change and grow in both design and business model. Over the course of being there for over 7 years we grew the company to 14 people and broke out of our design shell and got ourselves involved in some really great projects. Read more>>

Channa Izzo

I have always been fascinated with the human form. At 7 years old, I started gymnastics. That was my first exposure to what my body was capable of. I continued gymnastics through high school and I also started playing lacrosse in my later high school years. Read more>>

Meredith Laban

Designed to eradicate the achievement gap and to simultaneously close the opportunity gap for low-income children, Horizons is a tuition-free six-week summer program that provides long-term, deep engagement to students with a broad range of academic ability. Horizons at Dedham Country Day School was launched in 2009 as the 17th affiliate of Horizons National Student Enrichment Program in Connecticut. Read more>>

Carolina Cotter

My entire life I’ve been so passionate about beauty and health, and helping others feel their best. Starting from when I was really young and throughout high school I would get such a thrill just to do hair & makeup for my friends, or just generally wanting people around me to look and feel amazing. Read more>>

Jim Douthit

I grew up in Hawaii and in my 20s decided to move to Boston. I started a summer job as a gardener and fell in love with it. I paired up with Heather and we complimented one another, I the artist, she the detail person. a blade of grass did not advertise for the first seven years it was all word of mouth. Read more>>

Carole Rabe

I was interested in drawing and painting from an early age. My parents were very supportive. I grew up in a rural central MA town; I spent a lot of time in the woods. I think this experience helped me develop my love of light and space. I earned a BFA in two-dimensional art from Hartford Art School. Read more>>

Yuanling Liu

As a child growing up, I have struggled with few chronic health issues like poor digestion with many foods intolerances, poor immune system, and fatigue… I was taken from doctor to doctors, and my life took on a journey of seeking ways to help the body to heal and to restore the health and vitality. Read more>>

Aya Lanzoni

I grew up involved in music and the creative arts scenes, and realized how important it is to consider the promotional marketing aspect of events–whether it be a night out with some great friends and even better music or a food competition (because let’s be real– who doesn’t want to talk about food?). Read more>>

Chris Young

T3 Expo is the general contractor for trade shows and corporate events that reduces the complexity and costs for event managers and exhibitors to grow their events through innovative service, experience and technology. T3 Expo defines, develops and delivers what is needed for event managers to better manage what exhibitors want and attendees dream. Read more>>

Judy Wolff

I had a successful career as an editor and writer for many years, including roles in management, as a usability engineer, and as a software documentation architect. I worked in both engineering and marketing divisions in the corporate world. Regardless of the title on my business card, the work I performed was all about sharing information with other people. Read more>>

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