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2012 Top 40 Under 40

Breanne Everett

Encouraged by her parents to pursue her creative and entrepreneurial skills, Dr. Breanne Everett knows that you need more than just a vision to help people, you need time and action.

Cameron Macgowan

Cameron Macgowan knew from an early age that he wanted to be a filmmaker, now as an adult, Macgowan's successful portfolio is enough to make any SAIT Polytechnic film undergrad inspired.

Christophe Altier

Christophe Atelier's research at the University of Calgary focuses on understanding and reducing chronic pain.

Colleen Pound

As a Management Consultant, Colleen Pound's clients vastly vary from advising oil and gas companies to coaching small start-up company to lobbying for human rights.

Connie DeSousa and John Jackson

Connie DeSousa and John Jackson, co-owners co-executive Chefs of Charcut Roast House aim their efforts at supporting and developing Calgary’s chef community and culinary scene and promoting local producers.

Curtis Berlinguette

Curtis Berlinguette has gained national and international recognition for his research into advanced solar energy technologies.

Deborah Kurrasch

Deborah Kurrasch's research at the University of Calgary's Medical Genetics department is currently focused on neural development in the brains of mice and zebra fish.

Eric Rose

As co-artistic director at Ghost River Theatre, Eric Rose first dreams big, then worries about the smaller details later.

Gabriel Yu Lan Chen

Gabriel Chen is the only lawyer in Canada who exclusively represents homeless people.  

Gareth Lewis

As a senior advisor in international government relations for Nexen, Gareth Lewis' work requires him to be sensitive about the little things while understanding the big-picture.

Houston Peschl

Houston Peschl's work with DIRTT Environmental Solutions focuses on sustainability and waste elimination.

Jason Hatcher

Managing principal of Navigator Ltd., Jason Hatcher builds campaigns to help his clients “put their best foot forward.” 

Jeff Hodgson

Under promising, over delivering and creativity has helped Jeff Hodgson's work with Heritage Park Historical Village see the Food Service department grow from $2.9 million to $7.3 million.

Jeff Litster

Jeff Lister, president of Fidelity Machine & Mould Solutions, along with his partners, made Fidelity become the largest dedicated mould-making facility in Western Canada.

Jennifer Carlson Broe

Among Canadian mothers, Jennifer Carlson Broe is now a household with her Baby Gourmet Food Inc. products being sold in all major retailers.

Kathryn Schneider

Kathryn Schneider, physiotherapist and researcher for Sport Injury Prevention Research Centre, is currently completing her Ph.D., and working with the centre's elite doctors and scientists.  

Kaysi Fagan

More than just talented, criminal defence lawyer - Kaysi Fagan, has guts, sass and enough focus to have had INTERPOL knocking on her door for recruitment. 

Kyle Fawcett

As a young MLA and an Associate Minister of Finance, Kyle Fawcett's is committed to the finance portfolio and aims to leave a debt-free legacy for the following generations.

Lailina and Brandon Smith

In 2005, inspired by the quality of bras and level of service she experienced in Europe, Lailina Smith, Co-owner of SHE Apparel, left her occupational health job and started her own lingerie business. In 2007, Brandon Smith left his oil and gas sales job and brought ownership into the business to help, his now wife, make SHE the largest independently owned lingerie business in Western Canada.

Laura Barkley and Melanie Jeannotte

Melanie Jeannotte and Laura Barkley' are sisters founders of Vital Benefits, a benefit and pension consulting firm.

Lauren Herschel

Lauren Herschel uses her ecommunication skills and personal story of a transplant organ donor to raise awareness for living organ donations.

Leor Rotchild

Leor Rotchild, Corporate Responsibility Advisor for Cenovus Energy, understands that there is no separation between the environment and the economy.

Lucas Rojek

Lucas Rojek currently works as a process engineer with UMATAC Industrial Processes, however with no formal training as a city planner, he's also the founder and former chair of the Beltline Planning Group where he advocates for development policies conducive to urban living and development.

Mandy Stobo

Mandy Stobo, visual artists and creator of art sensation Bad Portraits, takes the ego out of her work, and hopefully out of her subjects.

Marcello Di Cintio

Marcello Di Cintio, creative non-fiction writer, author, mentor and avid traveler knows just how hard it is to be a freelance writer.

Mark Hopkins

Mark Hopkins' love of arts, politics and community building has him facilitating, finding, co-finding and serving on more Calgary organizations than you can think of.

Micah Libin

Micah Libin, chief financial officer of Greengate Power and co-chair of Calgary's United Jewish Appeal knows how to make and raise millions of dollars, but his hard work is done, in essence, to spend time with his family. 

Michelle Wickerson

Michelle Wickerson's recent rebranding work as the communication manager for the Distress Centre Calgary saw the Distress Centre have a 600-per cent increase in emails from those seeking help and a 20-per cent increase in counselling sessions.

Minh Dang Nguyen

In the scientific research world, it’s all about specifics, not generality. But Minh Dang Nguyen considers himself a “butterfly scientist” who goes from project to project.

Nathan Armstrong

From electronic vehicles to the Canadian Space Society, Nathan Armstrong is well known for leadership and innovation.

Nicola Wright

Nicola Wright, Paediatric Haematologist and Immunologist at the Alberta Children’s Hospital, is the only doctor in Canada to specialise in both paediatric haematology and immunology.  

P. J. L’Heureux

From the age of 21 or 22 P. J. L’Heureux was opening a night club and starting a career as a restaurant and club owner that would make his love for money and helping people tie together.

Ranil Herath

Ranil Herath's work with the DeVry Institute of Technology has re-energized the staff and students and has made an increase of enrollment of 43 per cent.

Ranny Shibley

Ranny Shibley has grown production of Daroil Energy Ltd., by 15 times, since 2006 when he became president and CEO of the company.

Shelagh Coutts

Dr. Shelagh Coutts moved to Calgary from Scotland in 2001 and pioneered the use of brain imaging on minor-stroke patients.

Stewart McDonough

Stewart McDonough's authentic communication as the Director or Communications of Tourism Calgary, has seen the member statisfaction ratings rise from 60 to 81 per cent.

Tannin Schmidt

Tannin Schimdt, University of Calgary associate professor co-invented four patents and is chief science officer of Lubris, a successful biotech company.

Tasha Westerman

Tasha Westerman's dertimination and spirit has lead the Calgary committee of Rethink Breast Cancer’s annual Boobyball fundraiser to raise more than $174,000 since 2008.

Tasso Chondronikolis

For Tasso Chondronikolis, his Calgary based professional staffing company is not just about the numbers; it provides a more personal approach to staffing.

Tyler Chisholm

Tyler Chisholm, originally from Montreal, is the CEO of a Calgary marketing success business - ClearMotive.
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