August 31, 2009 | last updated March 24, 2012 4:21 pm

2009 40 Under Forty: Sarah J. Kyriazis

Sarah J. Kyriazis

Age: 33

Title: President

Company: New Market Media

Company location: Worcester Residence: Worcester

College: University of Vermont and Lesley College

Career highlights: My educational background is in classical studies and I became a technology teacher to at-risk high school students in Worcester. When I started a family, I began doing freelance graphic and web design.

I love working with small businesses and helping them achieve the brand and web presence their businesses need to compete in today's market.

Community involvement: I am very involved in the Greek Orthodox community and volunteer my services for both St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Cathedral and Holy Trinity Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. I have also donated my services to Preservation Worcester, Blackstone CanalFest, Shrewsbury Youth & Family Services, Junior League's Rock for a Cause and other local nonprofits. I think it's important to volunteer, especially at my church, because it is the parishioners that keep it going.

Biggest professional success: Launching and holding the metroMAMA Kids' Expo. We had more than 1,200 people attend and enjoy a fabulous fun-filled day. The expo raised money for a local nonprofit that does fingerprints for children at no charge.

Dream job: My ultimate dream job is to learn to decorate and make 3D cakes and cookies for weddings/special events.

Businessperson she admires most and why: The businessperson I admire most is my grandfather, Peter Angelakis. He grew up very poor, the son of Greek immigrants and became a very successful businessperson. He taught me about work ethic and he is always giving me support and advice on how to deal with clients, employees and business in general.

If you weren't doing the job you're doing now, what would you do? If I wasn't doing web/graphic design, I would probably go back to my former job as an instructional technologist. I have a master's in education in technology and I love teaching teachers how to use technology to enhance their curriculum.


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