In the pages of MONTECRISTO over the past five years, you’ll find a pack of local outliers—leaders and talent pushing the boundaries of our social and civic lives. Award-winning jeweller Toni Cavelti set the standard for high-end jewellery pricing in Vancouver. Amanda Pitre-Hayes continues to head up plans to make Vancouver the greenest city in the world by 2020. The Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival celebrates 25 years in 2014, with founding artistic director Christopher Gaze firmly at the helm. Former Bard fellow Ryan Beil draws audiences and laughs with improv troupe the Sunday Service. Sean Heather opened the first of his now eight-strong restaurants in Gastown over a decade ago, and proves that the life of a restaurant owner is not for the faint of heart.