What is Rochester on Deck?




Rochester on Deck is an interview series featuring up and coming professionals, entrepreneurs, students, artists and more. The series consists of an interview highlighting the work, projects, efforts and achievements of locals. There will be one feature each month published as a LinkedIn article. Featured guests will answer questions presented by the host/creator, CaTyra Polland.


Mission & Vision


Mission: To encourage and celebrate Rochester residents who are positively involved in the community.

Vision: A platform for positive people in Rochester, NY who are under the radar, ignored, unseen and/or unknown.



1. Professional, student or entrepreneur in the City of Rochester

2. Promotes and embodies positive attitude and involvement in the community

Rochester on Deck Interviews

Kristina Chartrand

Tyler Marschall

Ebony Nicole Smith

Trish Walker

Kari Watkins Harvey

Charles Williams