Our Story

My name is Maura and I am the Founder of Bloom Gather Grow.

I was born and raised in Syracuse and am thrilled to watch Bloom take root in Central New York. 

 The idea for Bloom came to me in a dream during the spring of 2017. I remember waking up and going to the kitchen table, searching for paper, furiously trying to capture this vision. 

I felt that it was my personal mission to open a space where people could unplug from technology and reconnect with their life. A space where all were welcome and where conversation, creativity, and ideas would flow freely. Sure, I had countless questions about how I would fulfill this idea (funding, staff, location) but I took a leap of faith and said “yes” to Bloom.

During the past year and a half I have brainstormed and researched our need as a society to connect deeper with one another. Despite ample technology research has shown that there is no true replacement for face to face contact. It is my goal to provide a space where all are welcome to celebrate, learn, create, and grow.

I invite you to join me on this journey by subscribing to our mailing list and following my blog, “Life at Bloom.” 

I also hope that when planning your next gathering you considering booking a workshop at Bloom. 

May you be inspired to bloom where you’ve been planted,


Maura Kusak-McGuire


Looking to connect with Maura? Email:  info@bloomgathergrow.com




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