Eli Dagostino
Eli Dagostino
I’m your business-savvy, big-hugging, support system, cheerleader, trusted advisor and sounding board.

From performing on SNL beside Dan Aykroyd, to pursuing photography and getting published by Vanity Fair, all while navigating mental illness; like yours, my journey has been a rollercoaster.

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1995 — Born in Boston, MA

1996 — Grew up living year-round on the island of Martha’s Vineyard

2001 — Moved to New York City

2001 (6 yrs. old) — Began an acting career, appearing on Saturday Night Live (beside Dan Aykroyd, Jimmy Fallon and Seth Meyers), Blue’s Clues and many more.

2004 — Moved back to Martha’s Vineyard

2010 (15 yrs. old) — Opened a seasonal wedding and family portrait photography business

2011 — Honored at Carnegie Hall for a Scholastic award winning portrait

2013 — Photography business took off, soon grossing six figures every four month season

2015 — Portrait of 107 yr. old poet Peggy Freydberg gets published by Vanity Fair

2016 — Moved to New York City

2018 (23 yrs. old) — My partner Garrett lands his dream job stage managing for Hamilton’s (broadway musical) tour

2018 — Garrett, our puppy Spoon and I embarked on an open-ended international tour

2018 — Combining my experience acting and my entrepreneurial success, I began speaking and making public appearances

2018 — Appeared on Marie Forleo’s online TV show in front of 30,000 entrepreneurs, spoke at the MET Museum and at Squarespace’s HQ in New York City as well as at venues in Seattle, Salt Lake City, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Cleveland and Ft. Lauderdale

 
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SCHOLASTIC

“Eli Dagostino was a warm presence at the 2018 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards exhibition at the MET Museum in New York City. As an alumni of our Scholastic Awards, Eli was encouraging to the room full of young creatives and welcomed and hosted with much enthusiasm. In his presentation, Eli energetically, confidently and passionately demonstrated through his experiences how heart-filling, world-changing creative endeavors are worth pursuing. We are proud to have Eli as one of our ambassadors!”

Photo by Kait Ebinger

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MARIE FORLEO

“Eli Dagostino is such a bright light; I had so much fun getting to know him. He makes an enormous difference in our community, he is such an inspiration and I can’t wait to continue to watch him soar.”

On her Emmy Award winning TV show, “Super Soul Sundays,” Oprah named Marie a, “thought leader for the next generation.”

Photo by Eric Michael Pearson

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SQUARESPACE

“Eli Dagostino is an expert advisor when addressing those wishing to grow their brands. At our HQ in New York City, members of our audience took fastidious notes and photos as Eli's slides progressed, and people were lining up for his Q&A afterward. Collaborating with Eli was more like working with a close friend. We brainstormed the programming together, and we were in constant communication. Eli was dedicated to powerfully impacting our audience. We would undoubtedly recommend him."

Photo by Sam Grossman

— 2018 —

After an almost decade long internationally acclaimed creative career, my life was turned upside down by a rare form of mental illness.

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 After months of healing, I reassessed my life and pondered what I wanted to do next.

— 2019 —

I now help creative people from all over the United States turn their passions into products and services that bring them joy.

My soul-filling purpose is to help them smile more and worry less.

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