2010 - 20 Under 40 Winners
WATERLOO - Agnes Kress always keeps a smile on her face, even in the most stressful of times.
GILBERTVILLE - Amy Frost understands the rewards of volunteering.
CEDAR FALLS - Amy Wienands admits she was a little shocked to learn she had been named to the 20 Under 40.
CEDAR FALLS - Faith, family and basketball - make that work - are about all Brad Nelson has time for these days.
WATERLOO - Co-workers describe Brenda Schares as the ultimate resource at Waterloo-based Schmitt Telecom Partners, and they say it's little surprise to learn she has earned 20 Under 40 honors.
INDEPENDENCE - Home for Brian Eddy was in Buchanan County.
WATERLOO - Chad Shipman doesn't claim to be the smartest guy in the room. Winners of The Courier's 20 Under 40 award typically don't.
WATERLOO - For Chris Hurley, family connections in Waterloo were strong enough to pull him back to the town where he grew up. The pull was so strong, he even lives in the same neighborhood in which he grew up.
WATERLOO - Working to clean up blight and bring development to the city's inner city neighborhoods isn't just a job for Chris Western.
GRUNDY CENTER - Just call her Super Mom.
WATERLOO - According to the statistics, James "Corye" Johnson shouldn't still be living in Iowa.
WATERLOO - Some of Jason "Jay" Witham's earliest memories are of spending Saturday mornings riding his John Deere pedal tractor around his dad's Cedar Falls car dealership.
WATERLOO - At 28, Jenny Graeser is responsible for helping Cedar Valley United Way's 2010 campaign surpass the $3 million mark.
GRUNDY CENTER - The dollars and cents matter, but not nearly as much as building a caring place in a good community.
DIKE - Michael Soppe is a busy guy. He works full time for the city of Cedar Falls, coaches three sports at Dike-New Hartford High School and is about to mark his first year serving as the mayor of Dike.
WAVERLY - Summer internships can pay off.
WATERLOO - As she thinks about who in the community could qualify as a 20 Under 40 nominee, Sara Fogdall Miller said she could craft an impressive lineup.
WATERLOO - The Cedar Valley United Way marketing department has one staffer: Sarah Parsons.
CEDAR FALLS - Susan Roberts-Dobie doesn't need help making public health issues engaging for her students.
WATERLOO - As a news anchor for KWWL, Tara Thomas is used to scrutiny. Viewers comment on everything from her hairstyle to her clothes to her weight. It's all in a day's work, she says.