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The Awards

It says much about our community that the Chronicle can award 20 fully deserving members of the business community under the age of 40 each year -- winners not chosen just to fill the numbers but the best and brightest the Gallatin Valley has to offer. From the CEO of a hospital to the owner of a tea shop to a horse trainer, they have all demonstrated their experience, expertise and leadership in the area's business landscape.

On top of this, all of the people interviewed here are extraordinarily humble. All were reticent to talk about themselves, preferring to laud coworkers or employees rather than accept any personal recognition. And I think that says more about them than any of their business achievements. These are genuinely good human beings who deserve to be highlighted.

- Lewis Kendall, Business Journal Editor

Mike Antonczyk

Mike Antonczyk

Age 31, Co-Founder/Principal, H2A Partners

Keith Comiso

Keith Comiso

Age 38, General Manager, The LARK hotel

Lander Cooney

Lander Cooney

Age 36, CEO, Community Health Partners

Les Craig

Les Craig

Age 35, Director, Blackstone Launchpad, Montana State University

Brianne Dugan

Brianne Dugan

Age 32, Founder/President, Bird Dog Strategies

Valerie Edwards

Valerie Edwards

Age 36, Director of Sales & Marketing, Buck’s T-4 Lodge

Eric Flynn

Eric Flynn

Age 36, Principal/Partner, Bitterroot Capital Advisors LLC

Marissa Fuher

Marissa Fuher

Age 33, Owner, Bright Black Architecture & Design

Melissa Herron

Melissa Herron

Age 28, Owner/Operator, Townshend’s Bozeman Teahouse

Kristin Johnson-Burian

Kristin Johnson-Burian

Age 35, Owner/Nurse, Three Rivers Medical Clinic

Pete Kamman

Pete Kamman

Age 35, Director of Marketing & Online Sales, Comfort Company

Bren Lowe

Bren Lowe

Age 36, CEO, Livingston Health Care

Meghann McKenna

Meghann McKenna

Age 36, Owner, McKenna Financial

Amy Prechter

Amy Prechter

Age 28, Founder/Owner, Cedar Ridge Equine

Ryan Rickert

Ryan Rickert

Age 32, Founder/President, Clean Slate Group & The Wrap Agency

Anna Saverud

Anna Saverud

Age 33, Domestic Violence Prosecutor, City of Bozeman

Troy Scherer

Troy Scherer

Age 37, Owner, Design 5 Landscape Architecture & Planning

John Stiles

John Stiles

Age 24, Owner/President, Stiles Lawn Care Company Inc.

Warren Vaughan

Warren Vaughan

Age 39, Planner, Gallatin County Planning

Bridget Wilkinson

Bridget Wilkinson

Age 30, Executive Director, Bozeman Area Community Foundation