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2021 Rising Stars: Champion Empire’s Maayan Gordon

Where Maayan Gordon’s curiosity and passions lead her, she follows. The 30-year-old entrepreneur currently is involved in five businesses and maintains a thriving social media presence across several platforms. Her ventures here include business coach...


2021 Rising Stars: Crimson Medical Solutions’ Stephen Bone

Stephen Bone, the CEO and cofounder of Crimson Medical Solutions Inc. uses the word “stoked” to describe his excitement for the company’s simple but practical advance in intravenous safety equipment, called the IV Manager. “I’m so excited about...


2021 Rising Stars: Avista Corp.’s Kara Hensley

Tenacious is the first word that comes to mind when describing Kara Hensley, says Jan Quintrall. Hensley, formerly Heatherly, 31, currently works as a project manager for Avista Corp. Quintrall and Hensley met in 2012 when Hensley started working for ...


2021 Rising Stars: Visit Spokane’s Jamie Rand

While Jamie Rand isn’t averse to taking praise, one of his defining qualities is to want to celebrate everyone’s wins, says Meg Winchester, CEO of Visit Spokane. “It’s not a singular ‘I,’” she says. “It’s a ‘we.’” Rand, 38,...


2021 Rising Stars: Intrinium’s Nolan Garrett

Intrinium Inc. founder and CEO Nolan Garrett says he always wanted to be an entrepreneur. Born and raised in Spokane, Garrett earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Eastern Washington University and started his career doing information ...


2021 Rising Stars: Witherspoon Brajcich McPhee PLLC’s Deanna Willman

Deanna Willman, who grew up in Cheney and has been practicing law for four years as of this month, says she knew at a young age that she wanted to be an attorney. “It started as a family joke. You’re chatty and like to argue and you’re stubborn ...


2021 Rising Stars: Providence Health Care’s Dr. Jessica Lundgren

With her father being a physician, it’s probably not a stretch to think that Dr. Jessica Lundgren, of Providence Health Care, ultimately would go on to the same profession. But the 35-year-old internal medicine physician says she sometimes still finds ...


2021 Rising Stars: AtWork’s John Lemus

John Lemus says he's always been outspoken about advocating for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. His passion and candor launched his career in advocacy almost by accident. Lemus himself has a developmental disability; he says his...


2021 Rising Stars: Associated Industries’ Allison Cubberley

Since joining the Associated Industries two years ago, Allison Cubberley, 34, has completely revamped the employer-support organization’s training program, her colleagues say. “Everything she does is really high quality,” Stephanie Howe, director ...


2021 Rising Stars: Spokane Community College’s Guillermo Espinosa

What started as just a job after college has transformed into a personal mission for Guillermo Espinosa to provide students at Spokane Community College a path through their college education and into a career. Espinosa, 30, who was appointed director of...

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