Projects

Raveler

Dedicated to helping specialty food producers get more credit for the good work they do. Our start-up builds digital tools that create operational efficiency in small companies, and help people to tell their stories. Learn more here.

The Bait/Switch Project

This collaborative art initiative is focused on inspiring, connecting, and supporting creative people across disciplines. The goal of Bait/Switch is to create an enormous body of work that spans time, space, and sensory experience. Our platform allows multiple artists to contribute to the same corpus, an ever-expanding chain of creative call and response. For more information, visit our website.

Homemade Wardrobe

After 30ish years of being constantly frustrated with ready-to-wear clothes (and horrified by conditions in the fast fashion industry) I began converting my entire wardrobe into a homemade one. Crazy? Perhaps. Satisfying? You bet.

Cooking Adventures

I enjoy experimenting with all kinds of things. Check out some of my various cooking adventures on my blog.

Past

Voltage Coffee began as an espresso catering service in 2008. It was originally launched with help from a micoloan from the Brewing the American Dream Program, an initiative by beer producer Samuel Adams in conjunction with Accion USA. The four thousand dollar loan bought me a small espresso machine and a Zipcar membership. The catering service was based out of CropCircle, an incubator kitchen in Jamaica Plain, MA.


My dream for a foxy coffeehouse and gallery was realized in 2010. Voltage Coffee & Art was funded by LaunchCapital, and built by the cool guys at Other City Builders. MADLAB Design created our logo, our print materials and website.


Over the five years I operated Voltage Coffee & Art, I was exceptionally lucky to work with many incredibly talented, hilarious and motivated individuals. Most of the original Voltage staff were close to me before we opened, and those who began as strangers became family very quickly. Voltage instantly became the unofficial living room of Kendall Square, the center of Boston’s tech scene, and it was often filled with people loudly exchanging ideas. We were proud to be the first true coffeehouse in Boston to serve coffee exclusively prepared one cup at a time.


Voltage was also meant to serve as a bridge space for emerging artists. With our illustrious curator Anna Schindelar, we hosted over 30 shows worth of amazing local art, which included installation, murals and sculpture, as well as hundreds of paintings, drawings and photographs.