May 19, 2020 (South Lake Tahoe, Calif./Nev.) – The Tahoe Chamber has announced the 2020 list of 40 Under 40 honorees. The 40 Under 40 program highlights and honors the South Shore’s brightest young community leaders and business professionals’ accomplishments, community involvement, and leadership.
After soliciting nominations through social media and the Chamber website, nominees were asked to complete a questionnaire about their involvement in the community. These questionnaires were then reviewed by the Tahoe Chamber’s Ambassadors to weigh and score nominees based on the four criteria of the program: professional achievements, volunteer activities, leadership characteristics, and advocacy efforts.
To highlight the honorees, the Tahoe Chamber will feature each individual in the Tahoe Chamber Weekly e-newsletter and through social media channels. The 2020 honorees will also be invited to exclusive 40 Under 40 networking opportunities in the future to connect with the 2018 and 2019 honorees.
The 2020 40 Under 40 honorees are:
*Please note that honoree’s place of employment may have changed since this nomination was submitted.
Nicholas Abelow, Abelow Pratt & Associates
Leon Abravanel, Tahoe Training Camps
Jessica Albee, Live Violence Free
Parker Alexander, Tahoe Heartbeat
Julio Arrue, Lake Tahoe Computers
Emily Barkley, Barton Health
Jared Benvenuto, Aloha Ice Cream and Dessert Spa
Kimberly Caringer, Tahoe Regional Planning Agency
Rachel Carlson, Black Bear Lodge
Ryan Carr, Barton Center for Orthopedics and Wellness
Kelly Cassidy, Copper Keiligh Creations
Brittani Curtis, Edgewood Tahoe
Kelley Edwards, City of South Lake Tahoe
Madeline Feldman, Prestige Productions
Justeen Ferguson, The Tahoe Weekly
Louis Franklin, South Tahoe High School
Amanda Gardner, Vail Resorts
Brent Goligoski, South Tahoe Public Utility District
Chelsea Grabham-Mader, Blue Sky Events
Ashley Hall, Boys and Girls Club Lake Tahoe
Emma Heinemann, Tahoe Coalition for the Homeless
Lucas Huff, Bently Heritage Distillery
Katie Hunter, Sierra at Tahoe
Justin Kaplan, Tahoe Bagel Company
Carolan LaCroix, Tahoe Wellness Center
Lauren Lindley, Lauren Lindley Photography
Aubrey Pierce, Knits & Knots Tahoe
AJ Marino, Novus Select
Jon Martinez, Ten Crows BBQ
Kyle McSparron, Blue Sky Electrical Solutions, Inc.
Savannah Mendoza, South of North Brewing Co.
Amber Nachreiner, Tahoe Restaurant Group
Nate Riffle, The Hangar Taproom and Bottle Shop
Cari Schmitt, Edgewood Tahoe
Ryan Smith, Heavenly Mountain Resort
Shelly Thomsen, South Tahoe Public Utility District
Jamie Walker, Alling & Jillson, Ltd
Colin West, Clean Up the Lake
Angela Zajic, RAH Hair Studio
Kelsey Zieba, Liberty Utilities
If you are interested in learning about past honorees or submitting a nomination for the 2021 40 Under 40 program, visit tahoechamber.org.
The Lake Tahoe South Shore Chamber of Commerce (Tahoe Chamber) is dedicated to developing, promoting and representing the South Shore business community on both sides of the state line as the local chamber of commerce. The Tahoe Chamber provides resources, programs, services and opportunities to members with the goal to sustain a high quality of life for the community by achieving economic vitality. For more information about Tahoe Chamber, visit www.tahoechamber.org.