Mageary has served as the Director of Emergency Services and Jail Diversion for an eighteen-town catchment area and as the Director of Clinical Services in a therapeutic high school setting. Throughout his career, Dr. His clinical approach is influenced by tenets of Narrative Therapy, trauma-informed approaches, and brief therapies as well as by transdisciplinary thinkers such as Gregory Bateson and Edgar Morin. Mageary has published and presented on topics ranging from the transformative potential of social justice-oriented hardcore punk rock culture to the role that technology plays in working with teens.
Taking action through hardcore punk | Lesley University
Hardcore punk music is known for being kind of angry and full of disillusionment and contempt. As Mageary describes it, s punk rockers consciously separated themselves from societal norms, often with a focus simply on destroying the status quo. They are still fringy like punk rockers but might also be straight edge abstaining from drugs and alcohol , vegan or staunch environmentalists. Growing up, he was angry and confused by the world, and the corresponding malcontent in punk music resonated with him. What he heard in the music was purposeful anger as well as social consciousness in musical acts such as Minor Threat, the Dead Kennedys and Have Heart. That holds true for Mageary today.
Gold began his first business at age 12, buying pizzas and reselling them by the slice to fellow students at Hebrew School. The business now has 3 locations,  employs up to people  and serves about 1, customers a day. He saw potential in Les and his business as a reality TV show and approached the Gold family with this idea. Les's son, Seth, was initially reluctant, but Les overruled him and agreed to let the cameras in.