2017 Northern Colorado 40 Under Forty honorees announced

The 2017 40 Under Forty honorees from Northern Colorado have been named. Out of a field of 70 nominations, the 40 selected will take their place on stage during the annual event 5;30 p.m., Nov. 2, at the Lincoln Center near downtown Fort Collins.

BizWest conducts two 40 Under Forty competitions and events each year — one in the Boulder Valley and the other in Northern Colorado. The Boulder Valley event was in March. The events recognize 40 up-and-coming business leaders under 40 years of age who are making their mark on their communities through success in their professions and volunteer activities outside of work. Recipients are nominated by their peers, and a panel of previous winners selects the current-year honorees.

Honorees this year and the companies where they work are:

Thomas Ahrens, Eide Bailly LLP

Jeffrey Albert, Banner Health

Chris Aronson, Vaught Frye Larson Architects

Jenna Baker, Rodelle Inc.

Devon Beitzel. Flood and Peterson

Mary Branton-Housley, Front Range Community College

Moira Bright, Spirit Hospitality LLC

Gerald Chen, Otter Products LLC

Barbara Dean, Crossroads Safehouse

Chris Donegon, City of Fort Collins

Kerri Ertman, Thompson Valley Art League/Lincoln Gallery

Ella Fahrlander, Community Foundation of Northern Colorado

Rollin Goering, LC Real Estate Group LLC

Andrew Gordon, Encore Electric Inc.

Tessa Greegor, City of Fort Collins

Ginger Hagel Coatman, Coan, Payton & Payne, LLC

Tiffany Hettinger, Banner —  North Colorado Medical Center

Kelly Houghteling, Town of Windsor

Lisa Hudson, East Colorado SBDC

Paulette Jackson, Banner Health

Vallene Kailburn, Old Town Media

Kira Koldeway, HighCraft Builders

Matt Kurtz, The Group Inc.

Annie Lilyblade, Blue Ocean Real Estate Management LLC

Jennifer S. Little, HEYDAY

Hannah K. Long, H3 Construction and Design LLC

Jami McMannes, City of Fort Collins, Recreation Department

Ed Osgood, Lighthouse Chiropractic

Kelly Osthoff, Alzheimer’s Association

Romia Pritchett, RC Auto Detail & Carpet Cleaning

Greg Roeder, Waypoint Real Estate

Ryan Sahd, FirstBank — Northern Colorado

Keith Sapp, Thrivent Financial

Joel Schwartzkopf, CSU Health Network

Justin Steinhart, Mill City Church

Brian Trainor, Realtor

Heather Vesgaard, Partners Mentoring Youth

Nicole Watkins, Aliquam Financial Services

Emily Wilson, Innosphere

Marie Zimenoff, Career Thought Leaders/ A Strategic Advantage

Registration for the Nov. 2 event is available at www.fortyunderforty.com