Erie's 40 Under 40: Class of 2019

by Erie Reader Staff June 19, 2019 at 9:30 AM

It is one thing to simply be something; it's another to be about something. Certainly, the young men and women we are about to introduce hold a multitude of titles, and represent a remarkable breadth of professional fields. They have attained a great deal of success in their chosen careers and the respect that comes with that. However, our annual 40 Under 40 honors have never been about good jobs, they've been about good people, performing both within and far beyond the scope of their duties. Moreover, they are people that are about something, investing and sharing their passions and talents with the community to help elevate it as a whole.

For the past seven years, we have selected our 40 Under 40 classes based not on resumes, but on the stories you, our readers, have shared with us during the nominations process. Each year, we are wowed anew by both the number of nominees and the ways they are making an impact. Whether it's on the small scale of a classroom or the grand scale of political office, every bit counts. Enthusiasm is contagious, and it comes from being aligned with a purpose and a cause. They are about something that matters to them, something that matters to you, and ultimately something that matters to Erie. And that is why we are about to talk about them as part of Erie's 40 Under 40.

Special thanks to our writers Jonathan Burdick, Aaron Mook, Ben Speggen, Rebecca Styn, Cara Suppa, Matt Swanseger, Nick Warren, and Jim Wertz for their contributions, Jessica Hunter and Nick Warren for  their coordinating efforts, and Maitham Basha-Agha for photography this year.