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While our ninth annual 30 Under 30 winners have faced their share of hardships, COVID-19 is a hurdle that’s long been jumped
Once again, our 30 Under 30 list is a little too impressive. Can B.C.’s youngest trend-setters just chill for a year or two? Probably not.
In the profiles that follow, you’ll read about hoteliers, scientists, foodies, transportation CEOs and everything in between. So what’s the common thread between a mining executive and a drag performance artist? Or a dip maker and the owners of a campground? They’re all pushing the boundaries of their chosen industries. And many of them are stepping up in the community. As we collectively move out of the pandemic, it will be up to the province’s youngest to pave the way forward in many cases. We have confidence they’ll find the way.
Ella Laure Hipolito | Age: 29
Senior associate + EDI committee member, Boyden Executive Search
Sean Blishen | Age: 29
Founder, Kilig Candle Co.
Faro Burgoyne and Emily Slobodzian | Ages: 23
Founders, Raven's Nest Resort & Campground
Nicola Carter and Arjan Mundy | Age: 28 + 29
Cheralyn Chok | Age: 27
Co-founder & executive director, Social Innovation Academy
Ryder Davis | Age: 26
Co-founder & CEO, Heathrow Security
Emma Devin | Age: 29
Co-founder & chief people and product officer, Brood Care Inc.
Anjali Dhaliwal | Age: 20
Founder + executive director, Youth Helping Youth
Paul de Jersey | Age: 29
CEO, Akuspike Products
Taline Ainein | Age: 29
Co-founder + principal technical recruiter, Invenio Talent Partners
Hamidreza Etebarian | Age: 28
Co-founder + CEO, Offerland Technologies
Kayla Gabelhouse | Age: 25
Founder + CEO, Lavender & Grace Jewelry
Tess Gobeil & Ariss Grutter | Ages: 28
Co-founders, Awl Together Leather Inc.
Stephanie Huen | Age: 29
Co-founder + CEO, Plenish
Justin Kopetzki | Age: 25
Co-founder + CEO, Justo's Plant-Based Dips
Anil Kumar | Age: 26
Founder + CEO, Future Tech Transport
Eva Li | Age: 29
Co-founder + chief product officer, ImmiSearch Technologies
Sang Lê & Arielle Lok | Age: 22 + 20
Co-founders, Peko Produce
Evan McDougall | Age: 29
Founder, Conifer Homewares
Jake McGregor | Age: 28
President, Minerva Intelligence
Arya Rashtchian & Nader Samadyan | Ages: 27
Co-founder + CEO; co-founder + COO, Omnicart
Christopher Reed | Age: 29
Co-founder, Queer Based Media
Benson Sung | Age: 29
Founder + CEO, D2C Design
Joshua Yim & Joyce Yim | Age: 28 + 29
Owners, Teaspoons & Co.