Exeter Studios was conceptualized long before our official LLC formation in 2017. To begin we need to go back to the cold winters of Boston in 2001 - 2003, where the seeds of our radically different company were planted, and the roots of our organization sprouted. Founders Jonathan McAllister & Stephanie Kellogg lived and worked on Exeter Street in downtown Boston. It was during this period, the founders learned the lessons of humility, kindness, and giving. This was where the idea for Exeter Studios was formed.
The founders began their journey on Exeter Street in extreme poverty and it was a constant challenge to keep the lights on. Eventually our founders pulled through, and learned a valuable lesson. Getting out of poverty is not the case for everyone. Our story is not so different for many in the world who live and work severely low paying jobs and struggle to survive.
This period in our founders lives served as reference point for the future of how we chose to live and the vision surrounding Exeter Studios. It serves as the foundation for our ideals of a public benefit organization that provides people with a chance at a career and small businesses a chance at success.