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Leadership Kitsap Celebrates 20 Under 40 Awards

20 Under 40Leadership Kitsap hosted the 20 Under 40 Awards Program at the Kitsap Conference Center in January, recognizing 20 exceptional business and civic leaders under the age of 40 who are making a great impact in business, philanthropy and their communities. Carli Meurs, executive director, welcomed guests along with Rachelle Turnbull of Clark Construction and Nathan Uffens, director of sales for Kitsap Conference Center. Keynote speaker was Sgt. Brandon Myers from Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office, with master of ceremonies Kristina Bright. Event sponsors were Clark Construction, Kitsap Sun, Kitsap Conference Center, Leadership Kitsap, Crumbl Cookies, Smallwood Design + Construction, Wild Applause, Virginia Mason Franciscan Health and WM Grassie Wine Estates. Music by DJ Holly.

  • Rosie Apalisok — St. Michael Medical Center
  • Dezirae Bates — Kitsap Credit Union
  • Kimberly Bialock — Kitsap County Prosecutor’s Office
  • Christina Black — Bon Cheveux Salon and Spa
  • Adam Boyd — North Mason Regional Fire Authority
  • Amber Caldera — Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe
  • Kristofer Carlson — Kitsap County
  • Dr. Jeremy D. Cross — Bigfoot Podiatry
  • David Day — Newlife Church
  • Quinn Dennehy — City of Seattle, City of Bremerton
  • Brynn Felix — Peninsula Community Health Services
  • Adrienne Hampton — Kitsap Public Health District
  • Victoria Hilt — Kitsap Strong
  • Alex Kidder — North Kitsap Fishline
  • Ariel McDermott — Kitsap Bank
  • Aidan Moore — Dry Eye Foundation
  • Ryan Nelson — Cornerstone Cleaning
  • Leiyomi Preciado — Kitsap Mental Health Services, Young Democrats of Kitsap Peninsula
  • Miranda Smallwood — North Kitsap School District, Kingston High School
  • Becky Wall — Rice Fergus Miller