Meet The Founder

Bomaya Kamara,

Bomaya
Kamara,

MSW

Meet Bomaya, a dynamic DMV native with a rich heritage from Sierra Leonean parents. As a proud Howard Graduate and Master’s holder from the University of Maryland, School of Social Work, she is driven by a mission to be a true change agent. Bomaya’s passion lies in empowering youth and young professionals, advocating for underrepresented communities, and ensuring access to resources and opportunities for academic, professional, and personal growth.

Her dedication to civic engagement, community building, and mental health is evident in her work. Recognizing the lack of support systems for young Sierra Leoneans, both abroad and in Sierra Leone, Bomaya founded Salone LinkUp, a welcoming and supportive platform that connects, empowers, and celebrates young Sierra Leoneans making a positive impact in their respective communities.

Bomaya possesses extensive expertise in positive youth development practices and in program management and evaluation. Her certifications in Youth Mental Health First Aid and Nonprofit and Public Management from Rutgers University, School of Social Work, demonstrate her commitment to continuous professional growth.

Currently pursuing certifications in Trauma Response and Crisis Intervention, as well as Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Bomaya remains dedicated to improving her skills to better serve as a Social Work Practitioner. In the Eastern Shore of Maryland, she excels as a youth mental health provider, mentor, advocate, and community builder.

Bomaya’s remarkable journey exemplifies her unwavering commitment to making a positive impact on the lives of young people and fostering stronger, supportive communities.

Check out Bomaya’s ShoutOut Atlanta Interview

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What makes us great

Our Team

Peter Turay Jr

Chief Marketing Officer (CMO)

Peter has over 7 years’ digital marketing experience as a British Sierra Leonean, MBA & Marketing professional in International Business Administration and BA (Hons) Advertising & Marketing Communications from both Birmingham City University and De Montfort University, Leicester. 

He has hosted webinars, organized marketing campaigns with B2B, digital agency, publishing, and creative experience, honing an enthusiastic flair for all things digital. In his career, he is known as the ‘Creative Corporate’ for his excellent blend and versatility within creativity, CRM, and business management amongst most professional services sectors; including delivered an interactive talk on digital strategy at the B2B Marketing Expo in London in 2018.

In his free time, you can catch him working out at the gym, reading personal development books, business & strategy literature, or consistently increasing his commercial awareness at networking events within London and abroad.

William Thompson

Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

Will is a senior software engineer with over 7 years of experience in the tech industry. He is passionate about using technology to solve real-world problems and to connect people from different cultures.

Will has a strong track record of building successful software products. He has worked on a variety of projects, from small startups to large enterprises in industries like pharmaceutical automation and cyber security. He is skilled in a variety of technologies, including Node.js, Python, Linux and various SQL & NOSQL databases. He is also an expert in cloud computing platforms, such as AWS, Azure, and GCP.

In addition to his technical skills, Will is also a strong leader and communicator. He has been able to build and motivate teams, and he is passionate about sharing his knowledge with others. He is also a mentor for students looking to excel in the tech industry.

Will is excited to use his skills and experience to help young professionals from Sierra Leone and the diaspora connect with each other and build successful careers. He believes that technology can play a major role in the development of Sierra Leone, and he is committed to using his skills to make a positive impact on the country.

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Peter Turay Jr

Chief Marketing Officer (CMO)

Peter has over 7 years’ digital marketing experience as a British Sierra Leonean, MBA & Marketing professional in International Business Administration and BA (Hons) Advertising & Marketing Communications from both Birmingham City University and De Montfort University, Leicester. 

He has hosted webinars, organises marketing campaigns with B2B, digital agency, publishing and creative experience, honing an enthusiastic flair for all things digital. In his career, he is known as the ‘Creative Corporate’ for his excellent blend and versatility within creativity, CRM, and business management amongst most professional services sectors; including delivered an interactive talk on digital strategy at the B2B Marketing Expo in London in 2018.

 

In his free time, you can catch him working out at the gym, reading personal development books, business & strategy literature, or consistently increasing his commercial awareness at networking events within London and abroad.

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Marcus Wellberg

Designer