Stories of North Bay's Forty Under 40 outstanding young professionals in 2017

Read profiles of the 11th annual Forty Under 40 award-winners, representing some of the leaders in a variety of North Bay industries.

Below are the 2017 winners as well as a list of young professionals to watch.


Listed alphabetically.

Jeffery Allen, CPA, chief financial officer, Labcon North America, Petaluma

Richie Allen, director of viticulture and winemaking, Rombauer Vineyards, St. Helena

Stefanie Bagala, director of marketing, Mary's Pizza Shack, Sonoma

Shana Bull, owner and director of digital strategy, Shana Bull Digital Marketing + Social Relations, Santa Rosa

Caitlin Childs, communications and marketing manager, Social Advocates for Youth, Santa Rosa

Barry DeMartini, R&D manager of integrated circuit process engineering, Keysight Technologies, Santa Rosa

Corey Eames, store manager, Umpqua Bank, Corte Madera

Stacie Elkhoury, co-founder, Chasing Grace, Sonoma

Theo Fightmaster, vice president and general manager, Sonoma Stompers Professional Baseball Club, Sonoma

Andrew Fishman, vice president of sales, Fishman Supply Company, Petaluma

Marci Furutani, minister of brand engagement, The Republic of Tea, Novato

Willie Ghilotti, co-owner and facilities manager, Ghilotti Construction Company, Santa Rosa

James Gore, vice chair, Sonoma County Board of Supervisors, Santa Rosa

Keith Hollander, director of real estate accounting, Mengali Accountancy, Inc., Healdsburg

Rachel Hundley, mayor, city of Sonoma; owner and founder, Drums & Crumbs, Sonoma

Riley Hurd, partner, Ragghianti Freitas LLP, San Rafael

Rachel Judkins, senior project manager and information officer, Pacific eDocument Solutions, Petaluma

Jordan Kivelstadt, founder, CEO, Free Flow Wines; owner and winemaker, Kivelstadt Cellars, Napa

Anya Lopez, senior tax manager, Moss Adams LLP, Santa Rosa

Kenneth Lopez, D.P.M., chief of foot and ankle surgery and assistant physician-in-chief for operating rooms, Kaiser Permanente, Santa Rosa

Mike Mahoney, director of rooms and guest services, Embassy Suites, San Rafael

Ian Malone, director, Aspect Consumer Partners, St. Helena

Zephan McMinn, CEO, Blu Homes, Inc., Vallejo

Stephen McNeil, managing partner, Arrow Benefits Group, Petaluma

Adam Menconi, president and owner, Prosper Real Estate, Santa Rosa

Emily Menjou, vice president and personal trust fiduciary manager, Exchange Bank, Santa Rosa

Paloma Patino, chief operating officer and owner, West County Net, Inc., Santa Rosa

Michael Regan, sales manager, Stearns Lending, Petaluma

Melanie Rempe, vice president and commercial banking officer, Bank of Marin, Novato

Colby Ritch, employee benefits producer, George Petersen Insurance Agency, Santa Rosa

Jordan Rudy, director of client services, VinoPro, Santa Rosa

Mark Sanchietti, owner and president, Sanchietti Farming, Inc., Santa Rosa

David Scott, CEO-president Scott Technology Group; and owner, Scott Pure Water, Rohnert Park

Alex Scott, president, and Zack Scott, CEO, Scott Laboratories, Petaluma

Joti Singh Chandi, vice president and chief operating officer, Chandi Restaurant Group, Santa Rosa

Stephan Stubbins, co-executive director and chief marketing officer, and Brad Suroksy, co-executive director and chief operating officer, Transcendence Theatre Company, Sonoma

Jake Terrell, vineyard manager, St. Francis Winery & Vineyards, Santa Rosa

Gerard Tuck, CEO and co-founder, Chevoo, Healdsburg

Jonny Westom, executive director, Sonoma Valley Visitors Bureau, Sonoma

Janelle Williams, senior regional account executive, Sonic, Santa Rosa


The Business Journal will be keeping its eye on these nominees in coming years.

J.J. Abodeely, co-founder and CEO, Level Sleep

Brian Botteri, outside plant construction project manager, Sonic

A.J. Brady, deputy district attorney, Marin County

Tanya Bruno, director of community engagement, The Healdsburg School

Wynnelena C. Canio, sub-chief, geriatric medicine, high-risk medications in the elderly lead, Kaiser Permanente Santa Rosa

Blythe Carrillo, marketing director, Zentiv Agency

Sal Chavez, founder, owner and president, Puente-Internacional, Inc. and Picazo's Café

Rachel Ellis-Admire, CEO, Mirror|Mirror, a fashion boutique

Cheriene Griffith, operations manager, Chevoo, Inc.

Nicholas Hansen, business assurance manager, Moss Adams LLP

Matthew Hunstock, owner and financial adviser, Strategic Planning & Investment Advisors

Robert W. Laurie, service unit manager, Kaiser Permanente Santa Rosa Medical Center

Andrew Leonard, education program officer, United Way of the Wine Country

Jenny Levine-Smith, director, Beth Ami Community Nursery School

Oriana Lieu, chief operating officer, Blue Apple Dental Group

Matthew McPherson, director of marketing, PACE Supply Corp.

Valerie Minton, program director, Sonoma Resource Conservation District

Tanner Moulding, Application Specialist, Kaiser Permanente

Cort Munselle, P.E., principal, Munselle Civil Engineering and Land Surveying

Kyle Nuss, youth development director, Sonoma County Family YMCA

Mary Piasta Valluzzo, partner, Piasta Valluzzo Law Group

Ciera Pratt, marketing manager, Star Staffing

Deva Proto, chief deputy county clerk-recorder, county of Sonoma

Keith Roberts, economic development and marketing technician, city of Santa Rosa

Jason Rooke, owner, Jay Rooke Coaching

Josh Rubero, senior associate engineer, DH Charles Engineering

Thomas Sanders, photographer and filmmaker,

David Short, vice president and branch manager, Bank of Marin

Maribel Soto, director of Jordan Estate Rewards, Jordan Vineyard & Winery

Rose Souders, CEO and owner, Potluck Consulting

Laila Subaie, DTC business development & memberships manager, Miner Family Winery

Jerica Tercero, owner, Crush Beauty Bar and Peace and Beauty Salon

Brandon Trammell, agent, New York Life

Dustin Valette, chef and owner, Valette Restaurant

Jessie Vallery, director of DTC, marketing manager, freelance writer and lifestyle blogger, Trione Winery

Thomas Wells, owner, The Body Mechanic

Martin Wolfe, owner, Wolfe Communications

Ryan Wycoff, director of marketing, 3 Badge Beverage Corporation

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