40 Under 40
Idaho native Jason Ritchie, an attorney at Holland and Hart LLP, ended up in Montana thanks to a football scholarship at Carroll College.
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Kori Keller last year organized Ryan’s Run, a fundraiser for the American SIDS Institute in honor of her nephew Ryan, who died of SIDS.
If you happen to be reading these words, it means the date is somewhere around Feb. 1, 2013. Contrary to what the Mayan calendar might have predicted, the world didn’t come to an end last Dec. 21.
A childhood in foster homes inspired Michele Braukmann to pursue a career in law so she could help kids in similar situations. She went to law school at Notre Dame.
Nash Emrich, an architect at High Plains Architects, became a licensed architect, LEED accredited professional and president of a local nonprofit by age 27.
Kris Koessl, an associate and construction manager for A&E Architects, is spending a lot of time at two major downtown Billings projects — the Northern Hotel and the new library.
Stephen Casher got his start in business by starting a pager business from his University of Wyoming dorm room. He is now with Rocky Mountain Bank.
Coralee Goni, clinical director of residential services at Rimrock Foundation, is a diehard Green Bay Packers fan.
Jennifer Ingraham manages Marketplace 3301, a 44,000-square-foot antique mall that has been open a little more than two years.
Mike Craighill and his wife, Antonia, took a leap of faith when they started their Soup and Such restaurant in 2006.
Michelle Williams, strategy and business development director at the marketing firm AD Creative, set her sights on Montana after falling in love with the state during a visit.
Lisa Abeln, a dentist at Turley Dental Center, was interested in health care at a very young age, starting out as a candy striper in the fourth grade.
Jonas Vachal is president and CEO of Vertex Consulting Group, which had a record-setting year with the launch of private cloud and virtual desktop services.
Bing Ellinghouse, owner of Bi Concrete Design and Fabrication, recovered from an accident that temporarily blinded him to lead his company through a recent run of success.
Rich Naylor started My Handyman Service in 2010 and by the end of 2012 had enough work for a four-person crew.
Mistie Mims, health and wellness director at the Billings Family YMCA, teaches kickboxing and supervises some 64 instructors and coordinators.