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Monday, April 30, 2012, 6:25 am

Winners of the Forty Under 40 of 2012


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Jason Glazier, 38

Financial Advisor and Accredited Domestic Partnership Advisor, Wells Fargo Advisors LLC, Santa Rosa

Jason GlazierJason Glazier is responsible for some 100 client households and 200 accounts. He is the only Accredited Domestic Partnership AdvisorSM in the North Bay.

“A big part of my business revolves around the LGBT community, so I attended an Out & Equal Workplace Summit in Dallas to learn how to understand the needs of, and learn a greater appreciation for, this community and who they are.”

Next professional goal: “I want to be known in the Bay Area as the ‘go to’ financial advisor for the LGBT community.”

Best advice received: No one cares who you know until they know that you care.

First job: “I don’t miss delivering 325 Sunday papers in the dead of winter in Milwaukee, WI!”

Last vacation: In Hong Kong and Southern China visiting his wife’s family.

Anna Guhin, 34

Owner and Studio Director, Three Dog Yoga, Santa Rosa

Anna GuhinWith a focus on community, Anna Guhin created a thriving business and generated a growing market for yoga in Santa Rosa.

Watching students transform their bodies, minds and lives through physical Asana practice, meditation and community connection is her greatest accomplishment.

“Our community ‘karma projects’ have sent $50,000 to local and global non-profits since we opened.”

Best advice received: Have a clear vision and stick to it.

Greatest professional challenge: Creating work/life balance.

Next professional goal: “This year we will add at least eight classes to our weekly schedule, graduate 13 new yoga teachers and launch our Project Play program (which partners with community organizations) to bring free yoga to those who would not otherwise have the opportunity.”

Favorite after-hours drink: Water. “After sweating through a few power yoga classes, it is all you want.”

Keith Hitman, 26

President, Summit Technology Group, Inc., Santa Rosa

Keith HitmanKeith Hitman is responsible for operational efficiencies, managing 54 employees and the ultimate profitability of all four Summit divisions — electric, electronics, solar and service.

“My challenge is to ignite a profitable and positive culture in a negative economic time by putting greater emphasis on communication and transparency. I take every opportunity to bring our people together, make every voice part of the solution and openly face existing challenges.”

Best advice received: Never get too high or low based on the current circumstances.

Next professional goal: Grow and expand the business with an eye to perfecting the Summit brand and expanding Summit’s market share.

Mentor/admired businesspersons: Del Norby, owner of C&D Solutions, and Larry Dashiell, owner of Summit Technology Group.

Hobbies: Golf, fishing and athletics.

Robert Jacob, 34

President and Executive Director, Peace in Medicine, Sebastopol

Robert JacobRobert Jacob’s greatest professional accomplishment was developing a model retail medical cannabis dispensary from conception to reality. “Given the law’s limited clarity, this model defines the professional standard in the field.”

As head of Peace in Medicine, he manages a staff of 40 full-time employees that serve 16,000 patients.

Single most important recent event: Being appointed to the Planning Commission of Sebastopol by a unanimous vote of the City Council.

Next professional goal: Use the lessons learned in his success with Peace in Medicine to help other government entities and non-profits establish model retail medical cannabis dispensaries and healing centers in their communities.

Mentor/admired businessperson: Donna Zapata, executive director of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Sonoma County.

Favorite book: The 360 Degree Leader.

Shawn Jensen, 38

Senior Manager, Moss Adams, LLP, Santa Rosa

Shawn JensenAs the manager in charge of college campus recruiting, Shawn Jensen, also recruits experienced audit candidates while leading the Greater Bay Area’s Food Industry Group.

The firm provides accounting, assurance, tax and consulting services to public and private middle-market enterprises.

Single most important recent event: Landing several significant clients during the past year.

Greatest professional challenge: Knowing when to stop working.

Steps the company is taking to sustain the organization: “Our partners are positive and inspire our team atmosphere.”

Next professional goal: To gain admission to the partnership.

Community/non-profit activities: “I volunteer with Astia, an organization committed to supporting women leaders and accelerating the funding and growth of high potential, high-growth, women-led startups. I also coach recreational and competitive girl’s softball.”

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