Meet Ryan Hargrave.
Ryan is currently a customer success manager at Everquote. He was previously incarcerated for ten years. After his release, he worked his way through various jobs and opportunities to his current position at an emerging startup in the Boston area.
Once he got there, Ryan realized he wanted to give back. He knows he isn't the only ex-con that's taken their second chance and run with it. He wants to highlight the other individuals that have walked in his shoes and made the most with their opportunities.
Meet Jeff AKA DJ J-Wall.
Meet Jeff "DJ J-Wall" Wallace. An accomplished DJ who got into the scene by managing bars at first. Jeff would DJ on his off nights, then when he realized he was making enough money DJing to go full-time, he did just that.
Music has long been a positive force in Jeff Wallace’s life. The day he received his first Beatles record, the sounds and smells of his early concerts, and the thrill of buying a set of Technics 1200 turntables are all memories he savors.
The way people react to music is always evolving, and that’s what motivates DJ J-Wall to keep digging for that perfect music-driven experience.
Tyler works in Marketing by Day and he's also an accomplished Guitarist. After learning the craft on his own, he used to only play for friends or by himself.
As the years went on, Tyler came out of his shell and started performing at different open mics and events. Tyler also travels a lot and every city he hits, he makes sure to join at least one jam session or showcase before he hits the road.
When he's not working, he's either writing songs or finding new venues where he can showcase his guitar skills.
Meet Kenyah Browne.
An aspiring artist from Boston, MA who is currently residing in Atlanta Georgia. When he's not at the coffee shop, he's creating everything from new songs to short films.
Kenyah started out by holding events and shows which led to him becoming a full-time artist. At the time, his stage name was the last Gekko.
Now Kenyah is looking to rebrand himself as an artist and creator.
Devin Ferreira started as a moonlighter who was juggling music, performing and teaching performing arts.
After 18 months of planning he decided to go full-time with his musical pursuits. He's done everything from performing locally to winning Emmy's.
He stopped by to give advice on planning, budgeting and going after what makes you happy.
Meet Lunchbagg, an artist from Rhode Island who splits his time between making music, running a podcast and feeding the homeless.
Lunch had worked a variety of jobs growing up and started realizing he only wanted do work that came with a social benefit. A big proponent of giving back, Lunchbagg makes sure his work, music and efforts help the community at large.