Lo Sottile

Lauren “Lo” Sottile is the Development Manager for the Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield. She grew up in the northwest corner of Connecticut before moving to the Berkshires to receive a Bachelor of Arts degree in Arts Management at MCLA in North Adams, continuing her studies through the Berkshire Hills Internship Program, and falling in

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Out and About With BYP

BYP Ugly Sweater Party Location: Hotel on North This fall, Berkshire Young Professionals were busy! In October Berkshire Mountain Distillers and Big Elm Brewing co-hosted a BYP social. The first stop of the two-part social was Berkshire Mountain Distillery in Sheffield. There we were given a tour of the distillery and a

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Karden Rabin – Spotlight

Five years ago, Karden and his wife happily abandoned NYC to begin a new life in the Berkshires. His goal was to have it all: a thriving business, a fun community of friends, and a beautiful place to call home. Fast-forward to the present. Now, he can happily say that he has checked all three

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Arsema Abegaz – Spotlight

Arsema Abegaz, Chair of BYP’s Professional Development committee, is a Data Scientist at the wellness and fitness e-commerce company, Zogics, in Lee, MA. Hailing from Ethiopia originally, and raised in Botswana, Arsema discovered the Berkshires while doing her undergraduate studies at Williams College as an international student. After graduating in 2014 with a degree in

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BYP Scavenger Hunt at Third Thursday

At the height of the summer, 1Berkshire BYPers and friends gathered at the Berkshire Museum to take part in BYP's scavenger hunt. Teams hit the streets to find clues sprinkled throughout Pittsfield’s Third Thursday street festival in July. Solving some of the hunt's more unique clues took quick wits and a propensity to try new things as

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Devin Shea – Spotlight

Devin Shea, the Vice Chair of BYP,  is the Chief Creative Officer for #R3SET, a start-up media company that crowdsources stories of people  solving community challenges through bold and innovative ideas. After graduating from Taconic he went to BCC for engineering and then Umass Amherst where he studied storytelling through film, theater, and animation. Following

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BYP Social at Boundless

1Berkshire BYPers were treated to a special and beneficial Social in April by the serial entrepreneur, wellness expert (new 1Berkshire BYP member), and founder of Boundless, Karden Rabin. Located above the Shakermill Tavern in West Stockbridge, Boundless provides one on one wellness services. Karden offered to not only host our Social, but hosted a wellness

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Jonah Sykes – Spotlight

Our BYP Chair was born in Becket, MA. He lived in a variety of Berkshire locales growing up before his family settled in Pittsfield. There, he and his large Irish family lived with and took care of his grandmother who was suffering from Alzheimer’s. He attended Taconic High before going to MCLA and eventually completed his

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BYP Don’t Feed the Animals

On Friday, February 5th, over 250 people attended the BYP annual party Don't Feed the Animals at the Berkshire Museum. The night featured karaoke tunes, an epic dance party, drinks and delicious food, photo booth fun, and indoor lawn games - all throughout the museum! A big thanks to the Berkshire Museum and their staff

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