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  • Lynda McNally

    Lynda McNally

    “The Write Scribe, ” Calligraphy Services “No Naked Walls,” Art Representative & Curator There was a time when I thought the only communication ‘art’ could evoke was when I spoke the word, immediately people would know I was from Boston.  However, I have since experienced and have witnessed that ‘art’ emotionally speaks in some capacity to everyone.  Every medium has the power to conjure feelings of passion, anger, indifference, elation or sorrow. Art is very powerful.   I enjoy viewing […]

  • Kelly Brilliant

    Kelly Brilliant

    The Fenway Alliance Executive Director I’ve been the ED of The Fenway Alliance for fourteen years—it seems so much shorter than that! The Fenway Alliance is a membership organization of 22 cultural and academic institutions who work together to make what I believe to be one of the best neighborhoods in Boston—The Fenway—even better. Our members represent some of the highest quality arts, cultural, academic, and community institutions in Boston, and many (including me) would argue, in the US and […]

  • Kim Poliquin

    Kim Poliquin

    Kim Poliquin, Architect, LEED AP BD+C, Kim is the founder and director of SHIFTboston, an undergraduate professor of architecture at the Wentworth Institute of Technology and currently a Project Architect with Timothy Blanchard Architects in Somerville, Massachusetts. During her early career in New York City, Kim was part of the architectural team that developed the Chelsea Market in lower Manhattan — now part of the New York City Highline — a catalyst for the redevelopment of the entire Meat Packing […]

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  • Sabrina Sandberg

    Sabrina Sandberg

    Sabrina Sandberg is an experienced global marketer within the consumer goods world. She has worked both state-side and abroad for brands such as PUMA, Tretorn and Carlsberg Breweries. Sabrina is currently the in-house marketing director for Samuels & Associates, a commercial real estate developer that is building new residential, office and retail opportunities in the Fenway neighborhood. Sabrina has a passion for community-building and spotting marketing trends.

  • Chris Saad

    Chris Saad

    Christopher Saad is the General Manager at Audio Concepts, Inc., a private company that specializes in the design, implementation, and service of audio/video/technology systems for private residences and businesses.  Chris has spent the last 20 years in and around various aspects of the home technology business. His focus has been on the development and implementation of best practices for the companies he’s worked for.  Chris spends his spare time with his kids practicing on their Lego Rock Band “The Cannonball […]

  • Tad Jusczyk

    Tad Jusczyk

    Tad is an architect at Shepley Bulfinch, where he brings a passion for translating user desires to thoughtful architecture. His ongoing research, which has been published in numerous publications, has focused on user experience as a driver for design. Tad’s work has spanned all aspects of Shepley Bulfinch’s practice, including healthcare, libraries, academic buildings, and campus planning. He believes that great design does not happen in a vacuum, but thrives when productive relationships are created between clients, architects and consultants. […]

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  • Aithan Shapira

    Aithan Shapira

      Aithan Shapira’s artwork is dedicated to progressing and cultivating culture and art at the intersection of social, economic, environmental, and political spheres. His 2012 TED Talk delivered a view into the kaleidoscopic perspectives through which we see influencing how we shape our world. The past fifteen years of his studio practice have been informed by his hybrid background as a first-generation American—mother a refugee from Iraq to Israel, father ten generations in Jerusalem—practiced in resourcefulness, hard work, and navigating […]

  • Taryn McNichol

    Taryn McNichol

    Taryn McNichol is the Marketing and P.R. Manager at The Mary Baker Eddy Library, an historic archive and museum in the Fenway Cultural District. Being part of the small and dynamic staff at the Library allows her to pursue her passion for promoting community-building, woman’s history, and museums. In her time off, she’s a freelance graphic designer, avid gardener, and loves to visit her home state of Maine in all types of weather.

  • Mina Kim

    Mina Kim

    Assistant Director, The Fenway Alliance A native New Englander and an avid traveler, Mina enjoys discovering the unique identities and quirks of various cultures, cities, and individuals. Prior to joining the Alliance, Mina managed content and editorial development for economics and finance textbooks at Pearson Education in Boston. After a couple of years in publishing, she traveled to Kazakhstan on a Fulbright fellowship, and stayed an extra year in Central Asia while working in  the Marketing, Communications, and Public Relations […]

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  • Elena Marsland

    Elena Marsland

    Senior Account Executive, Kolman Artisan Glass LLC

  • Jay Lee

    Jay Lee

    Assistant Director of Design, Construction, and Open Space Boston Department of Neighborhood Development Jay manages the Design Construction and Openspace unit of the Neighborhood Housing Development (NHD) division at the Department of Neighborhood Development (DND). The primary role of the NHD is the development of affordable housing for the city of Boston. NHD makes available funding and city owned land for the development of new affordable housing and the renovation of existing residential dwellings. The Design and Construction unit sets […]

  • Tala Safai

    Tala Safai

    Marketing and Events Coordinator at Broadview Marketing Tala graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Management with outstanding analytical and problem solving skills. She plays a significant role in implementing advertising campaigns; tracking data; coordinating promotional materials; and planning events.  Tala thrives on new challenges and has an innovative approach to ideas.

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  • Jennifer Driscoll

    Jennifer Driscoll

    Jennifer Driscoll is a strategically focused marketing and business leader with over 15 years of experience in championing analytical results for multi-million dollar companies whom target a variety of prospects from the luxury market to B2B corporations throughout the U.S. She is a strong communicator, who delivers high-caliber programs. Jennifer is President of her firm, Broadview Marketing which partners with CEOs and top marketing executives to develop tailored advertising and marketing programs. Her clients have included well-known organizations such as […]

  • Molly Howard

    Molly Howard

    -Six-word bio: Mined in Alaska, forged in Boston -Tale of GRIT: Have you been to Alaska? Nothing about growing up there prepares you to live in Boston. Every day here tests my resilience. I’m interested to know what tests yours. -The rest of the story: Senior associate at NBBJ, mother of two adult sons, citizen of the People’s Republic of Cambridge, tree-hugging trail wanderer, devotee of cities and the built environment, ready to start my career as a park ranger […]

  • Julie Brown

    Julie Brown

    Director of Business Development, Shawmut Design and Construction

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  • Martha Slaight

    Martha Slaight

    Partner, Commonwealth Financial Group