20 Under 40 2020
Like everyone and everything else, the coronavirus derailed our original plans for this year's 20 Under 40 theme. The glitz and glamour of the Roaring 20s no longer seemed appropriate. But as so many of us have found through this pandemic and its far-reaching upheavals, what we ended up with is far more authentic and heartfelt. We hope you enjoy these candid photos and true glimpses into the lives of these rising young professionals. To 'the 20,' thank you for being willing to share them with us along with your gifts.
Photography by Robin Rudd, CB Scmelter and Troy Stolt. Title illustration by Matt McClane.
Chelsea Beebe, 32 Mantra: #pivot Justin Calvert, 39 Mantra: #stayhealthybutdon'tbeneuroticorannoyingaboutit Shannon Millsaps, 35 Mantra: #timesliketheseweremadeforpeoplelikeus Tal Cohen, 37 Mantra: #togetherindistance B. Crisler Torrence, 36 Mantra: #natureisessential Geoff Millener, 31 Mantra: #stayconnected Jacqueline (Jacki) Harp, 37 Mantra: #besofter Erica Newman, 36 Mantra: #wearamaskanyway Jeana Lee, 33 Mantra: #buildthefort Kirby Yost, 34 Mantra: #juststaysane Melissa Mortimer, 30 Mantra: #whenyou'reoutsidetheworldstillfeelsnormal Erica Scoggins, 31 Mantra: #justtakethenap Tucker McClendon, 25 Mantra: #itsalreadytomorrowinaustralia Meredith Roberts, 34 Mantra: #justkeepswimming Shannon Stephenson, 37 Mantra: #isittrueisitkindisitnecessary Jack Silberman, 34 Mantra: #togetherwebenefit Jacques Irvin, 39 Mantra: #betterdaysarecoming Brittany Harris, 34 Mantra: #persevereandalwaysseekmore C. J. Recher, 36 Mantra: #attitudeofgratitude Sean Compton, 35 Mantra: #thebestwaytopredictthefutureistocreateit