Trendsetter Awards 2019: Under 40 Change Maker2019-07-16T10:58:12-05:00

Learn more about each of our trendsetters below and join us for Celebrate the Berkshires in support of your favorite Under 40 Change Maker finalist!

Jesse Cook-Dubin, Partner – Cohen Kinne Valicenti Cook

For sustained contribution to the region through successful law practice and serving as President of Downtown Pittsfield, Inc., promoting his vision for Pittsfield and the Berkshires as a viable alternative for big-city living.

Rachel Melendez-Mabee, PGA WORKS Program Manager – Professional Golfers’ Association

For her role in mentoring and empowering youth and expanding access to opportunities through sports, while actively volunteering in leadership roles of organizations to help advance the Berkshires community.

Rachel Moriarty, Executive Director – BerkShares/Entry to Entrepreneurship

For her work creating and implementing programs that seek to foster and empower “community economist” to influence local decision making to reflect the needs of the environment and our communities. 

Jess Sweeney, Director – O+ Festival; ROOTS; Co-Founder – Common Folk

For over a decade of work creating an environment for local and emerging artists to thrive in the northern Berkshires through the Common Folk Artists Collective, while empowering teens in leadership and decision making through ROOTS and leading the inaugural O+ Festival to address the gap in health services for freelancers and artists.

Matt Tatro, Restaurateur – Grazie; Tres Ninos

For his work as an entrepreneur and owner of two restaurants in the northern Berkshires, which he uses to support and promote the community in creative and meaningful ways, providing a positive example of community engagement to his three sons.