40 Under 40 — Class of 2020

Elliott Berlin
Name Elliott Berlin Company/Organization Varnum LLP What Does Your Company/Organization Do? I am a corporate attorney at Varnum LLP.  I assist individuals, companies, and...
Sonya Blanzy
Name Sonya Blanzy Company/Organization Youth Solutions What Does Your Company/Organization Do? Youth Solutions offers opportunity pathways to education and employment success for Michigan’s most...
Traci Burton
Name Traci Burton Company/Organization Benton Harbor Area Schools What Does Your Company/Organization Do? Benton Harbor Area Schools is a public school system, serving students...
Brady Cohen
Name Brady Cohen Company/Organization The Inn at Harbor Shores Resort What Does Your Company/Organization Do? Hospitality/Real Estate/Southwest Michigan Cycleboat Age 38 Accomplishments
  • BBA in Business Administration
  • CHA...
Nick Culp
Name Nick Culp Company/Organization Entergy – Palisades Power Plant What Does Your Company/Organization Do? Entergy owns and operates the Palisades Power Plant in Covert...
Vincent DesJardins
Name Vincent DesJardins Company/Organization Southwest Michigan Regional Airport What Does Your Company/Organization Do? We serve as the aerial gateway to Michigan's Great Southwest. Providing...
Jack Doresky
Name Jack Doresky Company/Organization Whirlpool Corporation and Wanderlust Outfitters What Does Your Company/Organization Do? Whirlpool creates world class home appliances to satisfy the needs...
Tyler Dotson
Name Tyler Dotson Company/Organization City of Watervliet What Does Your Company/Organization Do? The City of Watervliet provides an array of services to residents and...
Amanda Drew
Name Amanda Drew Company/Organization United Way of Southwest Michigan What Does Your Company/Organization Do? United Way of Southwest Michigan fights for the education, health...
David Eisenhart
Name David Eisenhart Company/Organization LOGAN Community Resources, Inc./Lake Michigan College What Does Your Company/Organization Do? LOGAN Autism Learning Center in Southwest Michigan provides applied...
Josh Frazee
Name Josh Frazee Company/Organization Frazee Team & The Real Help Foundation What Does Your Company/Organization Do? The Frazee Team helps clients buy & sell...
Adele Garcia
Name Adele Garcia Company/Organization Honor Credit Union What Does Your Company/Organization Do? We provide financial solutions to bring financial success to our members lives...
Terry Groth
Name Terry Groth Company/Organization Indiana Michigan Power - Cook Nuclear Plant What Does Your Company/Organization Do? Generates Electricity Age 38 Accomplishments
  • Dowagiac Union Schools Board of Education,...
Nate Harrington
Name Nate Harrington Company/Organization Conybeare Law Office What Does Your Company/Organization Do? I am a personal injury lawyer at Conybeare Law Office. We represent...
Arthur Havlicek
Name Arthur A. Havlicek Company/Organization Southwest Michigan Regional Chamber What Does Your Company/Organization Do? The Southwest Michigan Regional Chamber is a member-driven organization working...
Paul Jancha, Jr.
Name Paul Jancha, Jr. Company/Organization Berrien County Public Defender Office What Does Your Company/Organization Do? We represent indigent adult individuals facing criminal charges in...
Josh Kirshman
Name Josh Kirshman Company/Organization United Way of Southwest Michigan What Does Your Company/Organization Do? United Way of Southwest Michigan fights for the health, education,...
Jodie Kitchell
Name Jodie Kitchell Company/Organization United Federal Credit Union What Does Your Company/Organization Do? When someone is looking for an honest and trustworthy place for...
Lauren Kniebes
Name Lauren Kniebes Company/Organization Lazy Ballerina Winery What Does Your Company/Organization Do? We produce wine, cider and spirits (coming soon!) made with grapes and...
Amber Layman
Name Amber Layman Company/Organization Dugout Dolls & Whirlpool Corp What Does Your Company/Organization Do? Dugout Dolls is a fast pitch softball training organization with...
Lacey Lucas
Name Lacey Lucas Company/Organization Lake Side Fit 24 What Does Your Company/Organization Do? Lake Side Fit is a 24-hour gym with fitness classes of...
Mandy McDonald
Name Mandy McDonald Company/Organization M Squared Modern Hair What Does Your Company/Organization Do? M Squared Modern Hair is a Full Service Salon, choosing to...
Jennifer Mitchell
Name Jennifer Mitchell Company/Organization JohnsonRauhoff What Does Your Company/Organization Do? Founded in 1969, JR is a full-service strategic content agency that additionally offers the...
Mary Deneau Nykamp
Name Mary Deneau Nykamp Company/Organization Wightman What Does Your Company/Organization Do? Wightman is a full-service consulting firm that exists to service people and the...
Matie Ohms
Name Matie Ohms Company/Organization Kruggel Lawton & Company What Does Your Company/Organization Do? Kruggel Lawton CPAs is a full-service accounting and business consulting firm...
Tamara Paulun
Name Tamara Paulun Company/Organization 1st Source Bank - Wealth Advisory Services What Does Your Company/Organization Do? 1st Source Bank is a full-service community bank...
Audrie Phoenixa
Name Audrie Phoenixa Company/Organization Honor Credit Union What Does Your Company/Organization Do? Honor Credit Union provides solutions for financial success by giving our members/owners...
Taylor Prestidge
Name Taylor Prestidge Company/Organization Soulards What Does Your Company/Organization Do? Cafe, Bakery, and Coffee shop in the heart of downtown Coloma. Age 30 Accomplishments Leader Publications “Best Sandwich”…”Best...
Amanda Rowland
Name Amanda Rowland Company/Organization Whirlpool Corporation What Does Your Company/Organization Do? Whirlpool Corporation is the world’s leading kitchen and laundry appliance company, with approximately...
John C. Sams IV
Name John C. Sams IV Company/Organization The Boys & Girls Clubs of Benton Harbor What Does Your Company/Organization Do? The Boys & Girls Clubs...
Emily Schrock
Name Emily Schrock Company/Organization St. Joseph Today What Does Your Company/Organization Do? St. Joseph Today is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization founded in 1980. Our...
Brian Smith
Name Brian Smith Company/Organization Edward Jones What Does Your Company/Organization Do? We help clients plan and invest so they can retire well, provide choice...
Laura Starks
Name Laura Starks Company/Organization Starks Family Funeral Homes and Cremation Services What Does Your Company/Organization Do? We are a funeral home and cremation service....
Emily Szymkiewicz
Name Emily Szymkiewicz Company/Organization United Federal Credit Union What Does Your Company/Organization Do? United Federal Credit Union is one of the most trusted financial...
Martha Thieneman
Name Martha Thieneman Company/Organization Readiness Center What Does Your Company/Organization Do? The Readiness Center provides a variety of educational opportunities for families in Benton...
Carrie Troyer
Name Carrie Troyer Company/Organization Three Blondes Brewing What Does Your Company/Organization Do? Three Blondes Brewing is a microbrewery and restaurant in South Haven offering...
LaToya Turner
Name LaToya Turner Company/Organization Berrien County Health Department and Boys & Girls Club of Benton Harbor What Does Your Company/Organization Do? At the Berrien...
Howard Tuthill
Name Howard Tuthill Company/Organization Iron Shoe Distillery What Does Your Company/Organization Do? We are a craft distillery producing a variety of spirits and liqueurs....
Courtney Webb
Name Courtney Webb Company/Organization Boys & Girls Clubs of Benton Harbor What Does Your Company/Organization Do? The Boys & Girls Clubs of Benton Harbor...
Caleb Weeks
Name Caleb Weeks Company/Organization YouthBuild What Does Your Company/Organization Do? Provide training, academic support, certification, and employment opportunities for 16-24-year-olds in Southwest Michigan. Age 31 Accomplishments
  • Our...