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As Buzz Around, LLC managing and founding partner, Jacquelyn is passionate about bridge-building community empowerment through the sharing of good news.
The 6th of 9 children of Rose and Ron Buck, she spent formative years in West Newton and North Easton, MA; Jacquelyn learning frugality and social activism. Her parents both freaking brilliant, opinionated and inventive. Rose, creative and spiritual; Ron industrious and adventurous. Jacquelyn’s childhood was full of sparks and light, fueled by the continuous creative adventure her siblings provided. Taking her mother’s name as a surname is a tribute to the fortitude Rose Eileen Freitas Buck exhibited throughout her lifetime. Jacquelyn is grateful to both parents for raising her with feminist attitudes and believing in her.
For her adult life, (30 years) Jacquelyn choose to be accessible for her children and managed a household for under $30,000 a year. The BuzzAround is the product of the lessons learned working as an elder advocate, craft store owner, sales person, special needs parent advocate, environmentalist, reiki practitioner and local reporter.
Jacquelyn holds a MA of Theology with a concentration in Inter-religious Leadership and Communication from Andover Newton Theological School and a BA English/ Communication Arts from Emmanuel College, Boston. Traditionally, religious communities have been fundamental in creating social change (think ML King), and Jacquelyn wanted to make sure Buzz Around’s concept of “everyone in the sandbox together” applied to faith traditions and cultures that mix in a community. Jacquelyn found there IS a model for interfaith where a person can stand squarely in their own beliefs AND be inquisitive, compassionate, and respectful toward another. She is excited at the community building initiatives and possibilities that the Buzz Around fosters through it’s positive message, and anticipates a world where we greet each other with compassion, respect and love; regardless of culture, color or orientation.
Other activities; Jacquelyn has served the EB Business Association for 9 years , and is a past President. She is a Level 3 Reiki Practitioner, a member of Union Congregational Church, EB and serves on the Board of Directors for HUGS, Inc. She has four grown sons, 2 granddaughters, a multitude of extended family and wakes up each morning to the unbounding love of Lilly the wonderdog.