OUTSIDE | JUNE 12, 2021 10AM-1PM

On June 12th, we got together for a much-needed, long-awaited, in-person gathering to explore ideas outside of convention relevant to our current times.  

Featured Speakers

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Director of Equity and Inclusion, Belmont Day School

Through his research, writing, teaching, and training, Dr. Carlos Hoyt interrogates master narratives

and the dominant discourse on race with the goal of illuminating and virtuously disrupting 

the racial worldview and reductive identity constructs in general. Carlos’s first book, The Arc 

of a Bad Idea: Understanding and Transcending Race, was published by Oxford University 

Press in 2016. He has written peer-reviewed articles on racism and spirituality and 

contributed an essay on empathy in a compendium of writings on peace psychology. 


His approach with this challenging area of education, training, and growth consists of preparing participants to interact fully, empathically, courageously, and candidly; grounding all content in facts and critical thinking; and, facilitating experiential opportunities for participants to be active synthesizers who can translate cognitive growth into positive personal action.  More information about Carlos can be found at his website



Writer, Podcaster and Community Builder

A writer, podcaster, small business educator, and community builder, Tara is the founder of What Works, a podcast and community platform for small business owners. She's also the co-founder of YellowHouse.Media, a podcast production agency that helps small business owners produce standout podcasts. She’s been supporting business owners to experiment with new ways of working and take decisive action toward their goals for over a decade. Tara brings a feminist perspective to building businesses and encourages entrepreneurs to question conventional wisdom when it comes to marketing, productivity, sales, and team-building.



Executive Director, Healthy Waltham

Myriam has a passion for bringing a collaborative, people-centered approach to solving complex logistical challenges. Since 2019, she has brought this energy to her role as Executive Director of Healthy Waltham and the increased demand for access to healthy foods during the COVID-19 pandemic.                         


She is also the founder of M&M Elite Events, a boutique event planning company. She previously served as the Program Development Manager for Boston University’s African Presidential Center. Myriam holds a BA in History from University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and is involved with numerous non-profit and political efforts throughout the Greater Boston area. Together with her husband and two young children, Myriam is a proud resident of Waltham.



President & General Manager, NBCUniversal’s Boston TV Stations and Regional Cable Network

Chris Wayland is President and General Manager of NBC10 Boston / WBTS, Telemundo Boston / WNEU, and NECN- stations that bring important news to Boston area- and of NBC Sports Boston, the exclusive television home of the Boston Celtics. In his roles, he oversees the stations’ sales, finance, marketing, and digital departments, and also manages the relationship with the storied Celtics franchise. 


Before joining NBCUniversal in February 2019, Chris worked at WPIX-TV in New York where he revamped the station’s digital/social, graphics and sales operations, and helped the station to significantly increase its revenue and ratings. And prior to that, he worked at Sunbeam Television holding numerous roles in both Boston and Miami. He began his career in broadcast TV at WLVI-TV in Boston. 


Chris earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Marketing from Elmira College in New York. He resides in Boston with his wife and four daughters.



Alexander Technique Teacher and Movement Specialist

Ariel trained as a dancer and choreographer, and delights in helping people learn to move freely in service of their design so they can feel and function at their full potential. She is a certified teaching member of Alexander Technique International and has nurtured a lively private practice in Philadelphia since 1988. Ariel has coached musicians at The Curtis Institute of Music since 1998 and also trains teachers at the Philadelphia School for the Alexander Technique. An inveterate mover, she enjoys moving to music whenever possible and traveling regionally and internationally to share the work with musicians, seniors, actors, dancers, trainees and more. You can learn more about her work at

Featured Performer




Waltham’s own Lady Malory is a self-taught singer-songwriter with a vulnerably passionate vocal presence. Her style is often compared to the music of Bonnie Raitt, Susan Tedeschi, and blues rock. She captivates her audience by letting her guard down and pouring herself out. Her music if fueled by emotion and delivered straight from the heart.

Her first EP “Lady Malory” was released in 2015 and is available on Spotify, iTunes, and most streaming platforms. The Lady Malory Band has played in the Boston area for over 4 years, many of their live performances can be found on YouTube. To receive updates about future performances, you can follow her on Facebook at or Instagram @ladymalory.