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2011 (inaugural year)

Maria Alvarado, 21

Receptionist/student, Lacy Kane P.S.

Daisy Barragan, 29

Second grade dual-language teacher at Mission View Elementary School

Cori Bautista, 31

Real estate loan officer, Peoples Bank

Krista Beck, 31

Controller/IT director, Jerry’s Auto Supply

Kevin Bromiley, 34

Partner, Jeffers, Danielson, Sonn & Aylward

Jason Cordell, 30

Day lead mechanic, Executive Flight, Inc.

Sara Cornell, 34

Director of constituent services, 501 Consultants Inc.

Alex Cruz, 29

Branch manager, Cashmere Valley Bank

Dr. Asia Dela Cruz, 33

Co-owner, Wenatchee Pediatric Dentistry

Kristi DeLozier, 27

Planner, Chelan County Community Development

Amanda Esmond, 31

Physical therapist, Wenatchee Valley Medical Center

Wyatt Gardiner, 30

Circulation director, Wenatchee World

Jeff Heminger, 31

Electrical engineer, Douglas County PUD

Erik Howe, 33

Professional engineer, RH2 Engineering, Inc.

Shana Matlock, 25

Physical therapist, Wenatchee Valley Medical Center

Julie Norton, 30

Attorney, Ogden Murphy Wallace law office

Sean Patton, 31

CPA, Cordell, Neher & Co., PLLC

Sarah Prasad, 27

Bank service manager, Washington Trust Bank

Darren Reynolds, 31

Co-owner, Caffe Mela

Shiloh Schauer, 30

Executive legislative assistant to state Sen. Linda Evans Parlette

Anne Larsen Schmidt, 30

Director of Chumstick Wildfire Stewardship Coalition

Brianna Shales, 26

Marketing, Stemilt Growers

Mark Shorb, 31

Teacher, fifth grade at Orondo Middle School

Ryan Shorter, 31

Program director and head coach, Mission Ridge Ski Education Foundation

Mike Steele, 28

Executive director, Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce

Mandy Stirling, 30

Registered nurse, Central Washington Hospital

Dan Tappel, 24

Structural engineer in training, Pacific Engineering & Design, PLLC

Marriah Thornock, 32

Executive director, Apple Valley Chapter, American Red Cross

Jonathan Yow, 28

Tech support, Wenatchee School District

Erik Zavala, 25

Horticulturist, Stemilt Growers



Jamie Arroyo-Garcia, 31

Owner, Grandview Window Cleaning

David Bentsen, 28

Attorney, Speidel Law Firm

Lindsay Blade, 30

Owner, Coffee Cabin

Maren Cagle, 32

Resident lighting designer and a director for Leavenworth Summer Theater/Administrative assistant Cascade School District special education

Adam Campbell, 30

President, Pak-It-Rite

Eric Campbell, 29

Vice president of operations, Campbell’s Lodge Inc.

Hillary Conner, 31

Director of health enhancement, Wenatchee Valley YMCA

Blaine Davidson, 34

Director and founder at BeVictorious Ministries/performance enhancement coach at The Inner Circle Gym

Erin Davidson, 33

Realtor, WenatcheeHouses.com

LeeAnna Dugger, 23

Owner, the Sweet Kitchen & Mama D’s Candy

Tina Duffey, 27

Stewardship and trail assistant, Chelan-Douglas Land Trust

Colleen Frei, 32

Attorney, Jeffers, Danielson, Sonn & Aylward

Anne Hessburg, 32

Environmental planner, Grette Associates LLC

Heather Hill, 30

Washington/Oregon state director, Addus HealthCare

Anni Hisey, 32

Owner, Academic Associated Learning Center

Susan Kane, 30

Teacher, Wenatchee Valley College

Emily Lamb, 33

Banker/risk officer, North Cascades National Bank

Anthony McCarty, 28

Director of sales, Town Toyota Center

Nick McLean, 30

Designated broker/owner, Nick McLean Real Estate Group

Natalie Merrill, 18


Anna Miller, 28

Associate executive director, Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra/Former managing director, Icicle Arts

Jordan Miller, 31

Attorney, Johnson, Gaukroger, Smith & Marchant, P.S.

Travis Richardson, 29

Owner/irrigation specialist, Allthrive Landscape & Irrigation

Ray Ruiz, 27

Technical designer/drafter, BCRA Inc.

Kelsey Schuttie, 29

Former manager, East Wenatchee Starbuck’s, newly hired membership coordinator at Chelan-Douglas Land Trust/co-owner Crossfit Wenatchee

Drew Smeback, 28

Pilot, Executive Flight

Marshall Talbot, 32

Orchardist, Jim Talbot Orchards

Charley Voorhis, 28

Videographer/instructor of videography, Voortex Productions, Wenatchee Valley Technical Skills Center

Brandon Wright, 25

Manager, Stan’s Merry Mart

Daniel Yanez, 29

Owner, Godfather’s Pizza



Shawn Arington, 33

Pastor, Lighthouse Ministries

Hanne Beener, 29

Stewardship and trails assistant, Chelan-Douglas Land Trust

Lacy Bennett, 27

Office manager/health coach, Alpine Valley Wellness Center

Beth Bratton, 32

Partner, Woods & Brangwin PLLC

Hana Butler, 31

Experimental programs coordinator, Chelan County Extension

Tom Campbell, 29

Food and beverage director, Campbell’s Lodge Inc.

Nicole Conner, 30

Owner, Nicole Conner Photographer

Kelly Cordell-Stine, 35

Wildlife biologist, Chelan County PUD

Arianna Cozart, 34

Attorney/owner, Cozart Moreau Law

Braden Draggoo, 31

Financial adviser, New York Life Insurance Co.

Edwin Eaton, 33

District sales manager, York Building Services

Michael Everson, 32

Director of communications and technology services, World Publishing Co. and World Tech Services

Chelsea Ewer, 29

Marketing and sales, Weinstein Beverage

Chris Ewer, 30

Manager/assistant vice president - equipment leasing, Cashmere Valley Bank

Cara Hackenmiller, 31

Teacher/founder, Joyful Scholars Montessori Elementary

Matthew Hepner, 33

Electrician, Schmitt Electric

Jennifer Higgins, 32

Therapist, SAGE Social Service Agency

Nate Kansky, 28

Sales and advertising manager, Sav Mart

Nick Lofing, 31

Attorney, Davis, Arneil Law Firm

Tiffany Mausser, 28

Actor, director, producer - and accounting clerk for Valley Tractor and Equipment

Kelsey Mehelich, 27

Owner, Dilly Deli restaurant

Kathryn Stevens, 33

Owner, Atlas & Elia Photography

Kyle Strong, 32

Vice president-loan officer, North Cascades Bank

Tyce Thomas, 23

Construction project manager, Blodgett Construction

Kayla Van Winkle, 30

Patient Services Department, Confluence Health

David Visser, 33

Attorney, Overcast Law Offices

Chris Willett, 28

Quality control and packing manager, ENZA

Soccoro Yanez, 30

Teacher, Mission View Elementary School

David Yonaka, 32

Owner, Cashmere Auto Repair and Service

Jay Zimmerman, 25

Marketing analyst, Crunch Pak



Rebecca Allen, 32

Owner/director, Next Step Dance Studio

Chrystal Arceo-Rosales, 30

Victim-witness advocate, Chelan County Prosecutor’s Office Victim-Witness Unit

Charles Atkinson, 26

Producer, North 40 Productions

Sarah Barkley, 34

Professional triathlete/coach and trainer, Gold’s Gym/SET Coaching

Jordan Carrell, 30

Assistant vice president and relationship manager, U.S. Bank Commercial Lending

Charissa Cruickshank, 34

Victim-witness coordinator, Chelan County Prosecutor’s Office

Matt Eastman, 33

Agent/partner, Eastman Insurance

Dan Ferguson, 28

System engineer, North Central Educational Service District

Maria Guerra, 31

GEAR UP director, Eastmont School District

Ali Guerrero, 17

Student, WestSide High School graduate

Rachel Hansen, 32

News editor, The Wenatchee World

Brian Hartman, 34

Owner/developer, DataWeb Programming

Renee Hartman, 33

Back end web developer/owner, DataWeb Programming

Kyle Hendrickson, 34

Chief financial officer, Foreman Orchards; owner, Caffe Mela

Reilly Kneedler, 17

Student, Wenatchee World sports; Reilly Kneedler Photography

Ryan Kuhl, 34

Teacher, Orondo School District

Maynard Man, 34

Accountant, Cordell, Neher & Company PLLC

Lindsey Martin, 28

Owner/operator/instructor, Dance Creations Dance Studio

Carl Polson, 29

Analyst for video conferencing and telemedicine, Confluence Health

Lacey Price, 29

Events manager, Leavenworth Chamber of Commerce

Top Rojanasthien, 29

Owner/chef, the Thai Restaurant

Jessenia Renteria, 22

Member service representative, Gesa Credit Union

Alexis Scott, 30

Universal member service representative, Numerica Credit Union

Adam Smith, 32

Chef, The Windmill Restaurant; owner, Crave 509 Catering

Chyvonna Torres, 28

Administrative Assistant, YWCA Wenatchee Valley

Craig Vander Hart, 29

Professor of philosophy, Wenatchee Valley College

Lindsey Wehmeyer, 29

Attorney, Jeffers, Danielson, Sonn & Aylward P.S.

Paul Webber, 27

Attorney, Woods & Brangwin, PLLC

Mandy Wright, 27

Soft lines buyer and advertising, Stan’s Merry Mart

Kara Zupke, 27

Executive assistant and funding specialist, Pacific Engineering & Design


2015 (event not held)



Kandis Boersema, 33

Associate administrator of fiscal and support services, Chelan-Douglas Health District

Dominick Bonny, 31

Owner/social media manager, Digital Media Northwest LLC

Keri Davis, 29

Electrical construction project manager, VECA Electric

Jake Davison, 28

Owner, Jake Davison Insurance Agency

Elizabeth Garcia, 26

Personal banker, Washington Trust Bank

Robert Grim, 31

District court judge, Okanogan County District Court

Heidi Huddle, 33

Office manager, Allstate Insurance Brad Huddle Agency

Dan Ireland, 34

Engineer, SCJ Alliance

Hilary Jessup, 27

Senior escrow assistant, First American Title

David Kazemba, 32

Attorney, Overcast Law Offices

Amy Kerker, 32

Music specialist, Wenatchee School District

Ashley Klopp, 32

Owner, Complete Nutrition

Sean Koester, 27

Outreach and project manager, Cascade Columbia Fisheries Enhancement Group

Aren Magnussen, 33

Vice president, Interwest Communications Corp.

Oly Mingo, 32

Creative director, North 40 Productions

Kim Neher, 34

Adult services librarian, North Central Regional Library

Juan Miranda, 31

Investigator, Counsel for Defense of Chelan County

Jenny Napier, 31

Executive director, Greater Wenatchee Area Technology Alliance

Dillon Owens, 18

Student; former legal assistant, Counsel for Defense of Chelan County

Sarah Parker, 31

Retail sales, Performance Footwear

Teka Parks-Sellers, 34

Customer relations administrator, Chelan County PUD

Tandi Rolen, 24

Owner, The Hunter’s Wife Health Bar

Martin Ruiz Jr., 28

LIHEAP energy assistance program director, Chelan-Douglas Community Action Council

Tricia Sapp, 33

Executive director, Blossom Valley Assisted Living and Blossom Creek Memory Care

Hillary Schwirtlich, 29

Membership and education coordinator, Chelan-Douglas Land Trust

Dustin Spencer, 34

Leather designer and craftsman, Vermilyea Pelle

Kate Taylor, 33

Executive services manager, 501 Consultants Inc.

Courtney Tiffany, 31

Senior branch manager, North Central Regional Library

Cory Wendt, 28

Business consultant/part owner/co-founder, The Happy Crop Shoppe

Kristin Wright Lodge, 32

Project manager, ENews Networks-Wenatchee



Nilce Alvarez, 27

Client Engagement Specialist/Licensed Service Assistant, Draggoo Financial

Jennifer Babcock, 34

Certified Public Accountant/Supervisor, Cordell, Neher & Company, PLLC

Blake Baldwin, 25

Central and Eastern Washington Regional Outreach Representative for Gov. Jay Inslee

Formerly Legislative Aide to Sen. Brad Hawkins

Joseph “Joe” Barker, 30

Dentist, Family Tree Dentistry

Kaylin Bettinger, 29

Executive Director, Upper Valley MEND

Maria E. Cendejas, 33

Executive Assistant, Douglas County PUD

Stefanie Clift, 34

Owner/Instructor, Leavenworth Beyoutiful Hot Yoga

Home Loan Consultant, New American Funding

Tess Davison, 32

Marketing, Confluence Health

Formerly Membership Coordinator, Wenatchee Valley Chamber of Commerce

Beth Dew, 31

Owner, Threads - A Clothing Boutique

Mackenzie “Kenzie” English, 22

Community Impact Coordinator, United Way of Chelan and Douglas Counties

Kit Evenhus, 31

Physical Therapist, Biosports Physical Therapy

Maura Gillin, 32

Generation Asset Management Analyst, Chelan County PUD

Alex Haley, 29

Co-Founder/Marketing, Field & Compass, Ltd.

Co-Founder/Owner, LAPH Productions

Anthony “Tony” Hickok, 30

Marketing Director, Mission Ridge Ski & Board Resort

Moria Hill, 34

Program Specialist, Home Care Referral Registry

Mikaela Hoyer, 25

Animal Control Officer, Wenatchee Valley Humane Society Animal Care & Control

Andrea Johnson, 29

Gym Owner/Personal Trainer, The Gym, LLC

Sarah Knox, 28

S.T.E.M. Librarian, North Central Regional Library

Katie Marshall, 32

Pole Attachment Manager, Chelan County PUD

Missy McCarthy, 27

Financial Advisor, Waddell & Reed Inc.

Erin McKay, 34

Senior Natural Resource Specialist, Chelan County Natural Resource Department

Jessi Mendoza, 29

Financial Service Representative, Numerica Credit Union

Maria Navarrete, 33

College Assistance Migrant Program Retention Specialist, Wenatchee Valley College

Ame O’Brian, 32

Creative Director, Augustedge, PLLC

Hannah Poush, 31

Store Manager, Auvil Fruit/Cider Works

Adam Prater, 30

Sales and Leasing Specialist, Apple Valley Honda

Katie Rice, 30

Tasting Room Manager, Goose Ridge Estate Winery

Alexandra “Alex” Shorter, 32

Youth Ski League and Ski Stars Head Coach, Mission Ridge Ski Team

Co-Owner/Operator, PV Alpine Ski Racing Camps

Michelle St. Dennis, 30

Owner/Chef, Pybus Bistro

Frank St. Dennis, 32

Owner/Chef, Pybus Bistro