@ Westerly Life, we tend to work hard. Not in the physical sense, but rather in the mental sense. Let me explain. Work is very subjective; what might take a lot of effort for one person, may come naturally to another person. That is how we have built our team
Shane M Belanger
Founder & Managing Member
I am a wanderer and traveler at heart — it’s kind of in my DNA. Born in Virginia, the son of a Navy man, and grew-up in Westerly. In 2002, the travel-bug bit me and I have been off and running ever since!
In 2004, the call of the wild rang, and I packed up my Jeep and drove to Alaska where I lived for almost 9 years.
I became a student of the world — traveling and learning how the world really works!
Lover of technology, food, books, Dave’s coffee and Westerly. Oh yeah, die-hard Red Sox fan — Go Sox!
Editor & Member
I am a writer, photographer, foodie, dancer, choreographer, dance historian, supporter of The Arts, lover of book shops & iced coffee.
In 2010, I co-founded Charlotte Julienne, a food blog for the masses!
I hold a BA from Bradford College in Creative Arts, and an MFA from Smith College in Choreography & Performance.
I live in Westerly with my husband, two children and dog, Lucy.
Creative Director & Member
I am an NYC Native — born and raised in the Bronx — now, I am a full-time Westerly local! Served my country — Ret US Army Sgt, Served two tours O.E.F 06-07 / 09-10.
After discovering my hidden talents of painting and photography while attending art class at my local Veterans Hospital, I created eSantosStudios.
I am the VP of The Veterans Art Foundation, and my artwork has been exhibited both nationally AND internationally — NYC, Texas, Colorado, California, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, London, Paris, Italy, Budapest, Portugal & South Korea.
Chad Dexter Jr
Video Producer & Member
I am a videographer, social media expert, photographer, musician and a strong supporter of the local community.
On October 17th, 2016 I founded 86 Studios, (social media ad agency) with seven years of film experience, two with social media marketing.
Originally from Westerly where my business was founded — also where I went to high school and played for the Westerly Bulldogs’ Football Team.
I currently reside in Westerly with my beautiful fiancé.