For Bridget Firtle, her hometown of Rockaway, Queens is not just her happy place, but also the inspiration for her latest business venture: a new sparkling water company that also gives back to the environment. Firtle was originally known for bringing rum distilling back to New York City. After receiving her MBA in 2007, Firtle began her career on Wall Street at a hedge fund as a consumer goods investor with a focus in global alcoholic beverage companies. She spent about five years managing that portfolio when she started to gain an interest in working with startups and