30U35 Class of 2021

The skilled, talented and hardworking people selected as part of the Wenatchee Valley Business World’s 30 Under 35 Class of 2021 already are making substantive changes in the community.

They’ve solved problems, overcome personal and professional challenges, discovered new ways to get things done. Some of their names and faces will be familiar to news junkies, while others have worked behind the scenes in their field of choice, receiving little public recognition beyond pats on the back from co-workers and employers.

Evenly split between male and female, 83% of this year’s class is between age 30 and 34, slightly older than last year’s group. The youngest this year is 27.

Some of the region’s most common industries are well-represented in the group, including health care, education, nonprofit work and small business, with tech, agriculture, government and finance thrown in. Several class members tick boxes in more than one category.

We have spotlighted two of this year’s class as part of this issue. The first is Vernon Nelson Jr., who splits his time between rescuing people off mountaintops and teaching high school social studies. The second is Eliza Zuniga, whose work this past year included overseeing Confluence Health’s COVID-19 drive-thru testing site and the Pfizer vaccine trials. Their stories and the profiles of the other 28 members of the Class of 2021 that follow offer a glimpse at how they are likely to continue to shape the region. In addition to outlining some of the achievements that led to their being selected this year, they also share their thoughts on the challenges they see on the horizon and what they believe can be done to prepare.

Their concerns touch on everything from homelessness and housing prices to sustainability and mental health, with suggested solutions centered on partnerships and the need to work together.

Watch the weekend editions of The Wenatchee World starting in September to find out more about this year’s 30 Under 35.

30 Under 35 Class of 2021 | Jordan Baldock
30 Under 35 Class of 2021 | Rachel Bishop
30 Under 35 Class of 2021 | Jennefer Sanchez Botello
30 Under 35 Class of 2021 | Payne Brannon
30 Under 35 Class of 2021 | Luke Davies
30 Under 35 Class of 2021 | Armando Davila
30 Under 35 Class of 2021 | Alisa Franklin
30 Under 35 Class of 2021 | Nicole Germain
30 Under 35 Class of 2021 | Mayra Navarro Gomez
30 Under 35 Class of 2021 | Rachael Goldie
30 Under 35 Class of 2021 | Meaghan Greydanus
30 Under 35 Class of 2021 | Angel Guerra
30 Under 35 Class of 2021 | Henry Hernandez
30 Under 35 Class of 2021 | Jolyn Hull
30 Under 35 Class of 2021 | Dylan Kling
30 Under 35 Class of 2021 | Yuritzi Lozano
30 Under 35 Class of 2021 | Adrian Marshall
30 Under 35 Class of 2021 | Roy Mejia
30 Under 35 Class of 2021 | Carolyn Morley
30 Under 35 Class of 2021 | Vernon Nelson Jr.
30 Under 35 Class of 2021 | Ronni Nemeth
30 Under 35 Class of 2021 | Andy Parks
30 Under 35 Class of 2021 | Sylvia Sanchez
30 Under 35 Class of 2021 | Sasha Sleiman
30 Under 35 Class of 2021 | Caden Stockwell
30 Under 35 Class of 2021 | Derek Todd
30 Under 35 Class of 2021 | Stephannie Torres
30 Under 35 Class of 2021 | Marshall ‘Cy’ Whitener
30 Under 35 Class of 2021 | Daniel Zavala
30 Under 35 Class of 2021 | Eliza Zuniga

Nevonne McDaniels: (509) 664-7151

mcdaniels@wenatcheeworld.com