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Rising Stars of Back Bay, Beacon Hill & South End

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 Back Bay, Beacon Hill, South End and surrounding areas below.

Pascal Garoute

My parents, Tony and Michele Garoute, have been avid singer-songwriter / musicians even before I was born (2 August 1991), and my entire family consists of different kinds of artists that span over many different mediums. Ergo, I was exposed to art as soon as I entered this world. Read more>>

Dan Scontras

From the first day on my first job until today, it’s always been about the FUN. We’re all at work too many hours each day and (hopefully) on this planet for a really long time, so if it’s not fun for me and the people I surround myself with…we need to fix that asap. Read more>>

Kelli Bos

Kelli Bos began through a personal shopping experience; I was shopping for a natural fiber that felt great against my skin, moved with me, traveled well, complimented my skin tone, the ability to dress up or down, affordable and Sophisticated. I found my look through sewing and my wanting to share that experience with others, Kelli Bos Sewing for Success℠ was created which focuses on sustainability, entrepreneurship, and philanthropy. Read more>>

Carol Daynard

Art was part of what we did. As a child, we looked at art and made art. My mother always had projects. Painting on Saturday mornings while eating Oreos and drinking coca cola at the age of 10 along with my younger sister was just one of the activities that I remember. Read more>>

Paul Saraiva

I graduated from Wentworth in 2006 with a Bachelor of Architecture and immediately started work in the high-end Residential area (Botticelli & Pohl). The experience there was great, but when the recession hit in 2008, I found myself working in Natick for a design-build firm, Design West. Read more>>

Brianne Boucher

After graduating, I moved to southern Connecticut and worked in Purchase, NY for corporate fitness. I traveled into NYC and took classes with big names like Tara Stiles, the founder of Strala Yoga, and Rachel Buschert Vazaralli, who is a Master Cycling Instructor. My heart longed to be in Boston though. Read more>>

Jake (Rah Zen) Gilman

I like to trace my origin back to the first time hearing Pete Rock’s “Petestrumentals” album, when I was 15, because it was the beginning of my love for instrumental hip-hop beats. I began making beats myself a few years later, after intently digesting the catalogs of J Dilla, Madlib, MF Doom, Flying Lotus, El-P, Danger Mouse and more.  Read more>>

Ellen Rich

I enrolled at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts when I turned forty. I had always wanted to be an artist and time was speeding by.. Four happy years later I finished with a Fifth Year Certificate and a Traveling Scholarship. Read more>>

Gina DeWolfe

deWolfe Leather Goods began about 5 years ago during my own hunt for a perfect leather backpack. When I couldn’t find what I was looking for, I decided I could just make it for myself as that has always been my attitude. I had inherited some leathersmith tools from my grandfather, which I used to make myself a backpack through lots of trial and error. Read more>>

Scott Jackiewicz

PI have been in the grocery business nearly all my life. My first job was delivering groceries in the North End for a small market called Larry’s Food back in the late 70s. The store is now occupied by La Famiglia Restaraunt. Read more>>

Justin Hayward

I’ve owned and operated businesses since I was old enough to know what owning a business meant.  In middle school I would be the kid selling lemonade whenever my parents would pick up some mix at the store and tirelessly selling all of my belongings at yard sales (just to get the deal). Read more>>

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