Young Professionals

The Tri-Cities Area Journal of Business is looking for rising stars to feature in its annual Mid-Columbia Young Professionals edition.

Mid-Columbia professionals age 40 and under this year are encouraged to apply.

Applications will be reviewed for career development, leadership, and charity work or community involvement. Answers will form the basis for a profile in our special Young Professionals edition.

Letters of recommendation and additional materials may be submitted with applications but are not required.

Winners will be notified in June. The winners will be featured in the July issue of the Tri-Cities Area Journal of Business.

Thank you for your applications. Good luck!

David Chaney-Reynaud

Young Professional 2021: David R. Chavey-Reynaud

David R Chavey-Reynaud Chief Operations Officer Benton-Franklin Workforce Development Council What’s your dream vacation? Somewhere tropical, on a beach. We’re going to my brother’s wedding in the Bahamas as our honeymoon, which will be perfect! Favorite pandemic purchase? New iMac (I’m a sucker for Apple) What thing would people be most surprised to learn about…

Kristine Cody

Young Professional 2021: Kristine I. Cody

Kristine I. Cody Staff development consultant Pacific Northwest National Laboratory What’s your dream vacation? Greece What thing would people be most surprised to learn about you? I was born in Germany and lived there until I was 5 years old. Favorite pandemic purchase? More books! Favorite Tri-City restaurant? Masala Indian Cuisine Age: 34 Current city…

Rachel Fidino

Young Professional 2021: Rachel M. Fidino

Rachel M. Fidino CEO & Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner New U Women’s Clinic & Aesthetics Favorite book? Movie? My favorite books are “How’s Your Soul” and “The Universe Has Your Back.” My favorite movie is “Pretty Woman.” Favorite thing to do in Tri-Cities? I love going to the farmers market, wine tasting, paddleboarding on the…

Robert Fyfe

Young Professional 2021: Robert J. Fyfe

Robert J. Fyfe Field Procurement Supervisor Bechtel Favorite music? Dance pop. Currently Dua Lipa. What thing would people be most surprised to learn about you? I was a competitive ballroom dancer at the University of Michigan. Favorite pandemic purchase? Grill (outdoor kitchen) Favorite book? Movie? Book: “Words of Radiance” by Brandon Sanderson. Movie: “Sister Act.”…

Jet Richardson

Young Professional 2021: Jet JT Richardson

Jet JT Richardson Executive Director Tri-County Partners Habitat for Humanity What’s your dream vacation? To traverse the Trans-Siberian Railroad, from Saint Petersburg, Russia to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Favorite music? The Beatles, Billy Joel and Elton John but I also listen to a lot of showtunes. Favorite pandemic purchase? My home First thing you check on your…

Photo by Rich Breshears / Breshears Professional Photography

Young Professional 2021: Jamie L. Ohl Turner

Jamie L. Ohl Turner Development Officer – Annual Giving Kadlec Foundation Favorite book? Movie? “Watership Down,” by Richard Adams. Favorite thing to do in Tri-Cities? Brunch! What thing would people be most surprised to learn about you? I actually get quite nervous when public speaking or meeting new people. Favorite snack? Anything with cheese Age:…

• Applicants must be 40 years of age or under by Dec. 31, 2022.
• Work or live in Benton or Franklin counties.
• Cannot be a past winner.

• Submission deadline was Wednesday, June 1, 2022.
• Self-nominations and nominations for Young Professionals will be accepted.