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Marie-Pierre Auclair Pierre-Mathieu Chayer


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Marie-Pierre Auclair Pierre-Mathieu Chayer


Marie-Pierre Auclair and Pierre-Mathieu Chayer

Co-Founders and Jewelry Designers

We’ve been called Marie-Pierre-Mathieu, MPM, Martha and Martha (in reference to Martha Stewart because of our hospitality and the many great parties we’ve thrown), and other things like “a bit crazy” and “risk takers”…

But we really see ourselves as hybrids of many genres. Both Film Making graduates with a keen sense for the arts, we’ve been doing business for more than a decade now. Our jewelry making is done in the eclectic and vibrant city of Montreal while we create and live by the lake Deux-Montagnes, in the North Shore’s country side, where we enjoy a close contact with horizon and opulent nature.

We love great food. People say Pierre-Mathieu should open a restaurant (maybe one day!) Total music addicts, the soundtrack of our lives sets the mood all day long, playing in the background.

THE WAY I AM is the synthesis of our lifestyle based on freedom, global conscience, quality products, work ethic and sharing the love.

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Stephanie Heendrickxen


Stephanie Heendrickxen


 

Stephanie Heendrickxen

Graphic Designer
 

Stef has always been a close collaborator to THE WAY I AM. We share the same enthusiasm about art and culture.

Her mastery of the creative mediums gives her a sharp artistic vision. Multi-talented woman, she possesses a deep understanding of forms and colors. She’s passionate about painting and drawing. At her best, she'll have ink and paint all over her fingers. Her painting work explores the uncertain boundaries between humans and animals.

Living in Montreal, she still loves traveling around the world.

It’s always nice to be able to share project ideas with her. Her enlightened feedback moves us forward.

Check her website stefheendrickxen.com

Follow her on FACEBOOK.

 
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Christine Beaudoin


Christine Beaudoin


 
 
 

Christine Beaudoin

Ambassador

Radio host. She explores Montreal's culture daily. Her adventurer mind pushes her to discover new things. She doesn't hesitate to travel alone in foreign countries. Her latest destinations were Maui, Amsterdam, Geneva and London.

She likes to meet interesting people from the tech industry, the arts and the business world. 

Spirited communicator, Christine transmits her love of life to everyone she meets.

 

Check her website christinebeaudoin.ca

Follow her on Facebook, Twitter and .INC

 

Chritine Beaudoin, ambassadrice, the way i am, bijoux
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Oscar Pere Solene Fichant


Oscar Pere Solene Fichant


Solène Fichant and Oscar Péré

Contributors

They're both French expat on an amazing trip from America to Asia and Australia. Oscar guided us during our entrepreneur soul searching with his great knowledge in digital production. They are also modeling for THE WAY I AM from time to time (thanks guys!) They're a beautiful couple en route to the other side of the world!

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Solène started her expat life in Germany and Brussels (not so far from home) but little by little expanded her horizons and decided to settle in Montreal, a place she often calls home.

Following Oscar to New York City, she turned her skills and expat experience into a Global Mobility career. (That’s convenient, she takes care of everything boring – insurance/visas/administrative stuff… but guess what, she enjoys it!)

 

Oscar’s path led him to Boise, Idaho, where he started his own production studio for a couple years.

He then joined his significant other in Montreal and, from there, took the opportunity to work in NYC where he got real serious about digital production and web marketing (and rock climbing, and building stuff, and inventing cocktails, and taking pictures of everything (literally)…).

 

Follow their adventures on vagabondays.com

 
 
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Marie-Pier Gagnon


Marie-Pier Gagnon


 

Marie-Pier Gagnon

Contributor

Trained as a professional journalist, she decided to jump in! She left everything behind and embarked on a sailing trip around the world with her boyfriend Jeff.

Since she left, THE WAY I AM and OUR WORLD BLOG share the ups and down of her adventure at sea.

Born in Bas-du-Fleuve, Quebec, at a time when fluo colors and mullet hairdo were in style, Marie-Pier quickly developed a passion for words.
 


From rebel kid to first class student, she graduated with a Art and Technology degree in 2008. She immediately got a job at the weekly Le Canada Français.

Somehow shy and afraid, she seized the opportunity of her graduation to conquer Europe, visiting the Eiffel tower, Rome’s colliseum and Big Ben. It was the beginning a beautiful love story between herself and her passport.

Seven years later, after many journalism awards and fallen in love with a boy from Colorado, she’s back on the road without precise itinerary or agenda. Free.

Check her blog ourworldblog.com

 
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Laura and Frank


Laura and Frank


Frank and Lo met August 19th 2014, 10 days later, Lo flew to Colorado to meet Frank in his new empty van to mountain bike for 4 days. Since then, they have been inseparable. Their addiction of fresh air, mountain biking, skiing and beer brought them together and inspired them to work endless hours to build their home on wheels in a new 2014 Sprinter van.

 

They gave birth to a 8000 pound healthy Cedar van in August 2016.  This bundle of joy will accompany them through their journey across North America with Vancouver, BC, as their final destination where their static home will be for the next few years. Luckily, their adventures won’t end there because you don’t move to BC to sit in your 1 1/2 apartment while it’s raining cats and dogs outside. They will be broke but alive.

 

Follow Cedar van’s lifespan on Facebook and Instagram.

 
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Julia Visentin


Julia Visentin


Julia Visentin

contributor

A Canadian living in DC.

Born and raised in Toronto, we met during our Film Production BFA at Concordia University in Montreal.

She always piqued our curiosity with her work and quirky vision.

She currently edit video, create motion graphics and take photographs for a living.

Julia's creativity requires new points of view from time to time making travel highly necessary.

She stays off the beaten path exploring sights and scenes most probably wouldn’t. That’s where the adventure and challenge lives for her.

That’s her happy place!

 
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Odile Lareau


Odile Lareau


Odile Lareau

Graphic designer

Odile is a longtime friend. She feels and embodies THE WAY I AM’s vibe.

She’s an active girl that has sport and movement flowing in her veins. Dynamic and efficient graphic designer, she delivers on complex tasks.

Her passion for kite surf pushes her to travel to the best kite spots in America. It's a good thing that little Tom likes wind and wet sand too.

You'll see her anywhere there is steady wind, from Cape Hatteras NC to Magdalen Islands Qc.

Follow her: website, Facebook