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Faces of New Bedford is a project by Colton Simmons. Email all inquiries to colton@coltonsimmons.com.

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Faces Of New Bedford #192: Heather Dextradeur

Meet Heather Dextradeur, 45-year-old Assistant Director at Lifestream and Bridges-To-Faith Coordinator with Better Community Living. Heather got involved with working with the developmentally disabled community when she was 24-years-old, as a student at BCC. Starting in direct care with Lifestream, she fell in love with her work and has never …

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Faces Of New Bedford #189: Lana Collins

Meet Lana Collins, 21-year-old Student and Case Manager. Growing up, Lana witnessed those suffering from substance abuse and mental health issues within her family and this gave her the drive to help others. After graduating from high school, Lana began studying at Rhode Island college, bouncing between different majors. It …

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Faces Of New Bedford #188: Henry Bousquet

Meet Henry Bousquet, 42-year-old Lead Instructor of the Culinary Arts Program at Greater New Bedford Voc-Tech. Growing up, Henry’s mother suffered from Multiple Sclerosis, which put him in a position to help her around the kitchen, learning to cook from a very young age. When his mother passed away at …

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Faces Of New Bedford #185: Marc Cordeira

Meet Marc Cordeira, a 42-year-old consultant and owner of Kraken Golf. Throughout his childhood, Marc was always creating something and involved in sports, mostly basketball. It wasn’t until after high school that he found golf, and immediately fell in love with the sport, play with friends at local courses. Marc …

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Faces Of New Bedford #184: Marcio Silva

Meet Marcio Silva, 45-year-old Owner and Head Instructor at Xcel Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. His father was a professional soccer player when he was young, so his family traveled alot but settled in New Bedford when he was 6. Throughout his childhood, he practiced Judo which led to him becoming high …

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