Young Professionals

Ten diverse and passionate leaders are honored for their professional and civic accomplishments as the Tri-Cities Area Journal of Business 2020 Young Professionals.

Francisco Mendoza

Young Professional 2020: Francisco Mendoza

Francisco Mendoza Civil Engineer-in-Training, Meier Architecture Engineering Dream vacation? To travel throughout Spain, Italy and France Planner or procrastinator? A perfect balance of both Favorite TV show and movie? “Game of Thrones” and “Old School” Favorite website or app?  YouTube Age and current hometown: 25, Richland Briefly describe your company: Meier Architecture Engineering specializes in…

Shelby Moore

Young Professional 2020: Shelby Moore

Shelby Moore Executive Director, Heartlinks Hospice & Palliative Care Dream vacation: Bora Bora Planner or procrastinator: Planner Favorite kind of music? Any kind of pop Favorite app? Instagram Age and current hometown: 25, Richland Briefly describe your organization: Heartlinks Hospice & Palliative Care is a nonprofit organization committed to enriching the quality of life of…

Flavien Sawadogo

Young Professional 2020: Flavien Sawadogo

Flavien Sawadogo Architect, MMEC Architecture & Interiors Favorite podcast or app? Podcast player app Favorite music? R&B Favorite sports team? Real Madrid Age and current hometown: 38, Kennewick Briefly describe your company: MMEC Architecture & Interiors is a firm with locations in Spokane and the Tri-Cities. We provide complete architectural design services. We offer skilled…

Jessica Schneider, MD

Young Professional 2020: Dr. Jessica Schneider

Dr. Jessica Schneider Founder and CEO, Empowered Health Institute Planner or procrastinator? Planner Favorite book? “The Power of One,” (series by Bryce Courtenay) Favorite music? Anything by Ingrid Michaelson Favorite sports team? USA Olympic swim, dive and gymnastics teams Favorite website or app? Google Docs Age and current hometown: 36, Richland Briefly describe your company:…

Young Professional 2020 Tracy Spooner

Young Professional 2020: Tracy Spooner

Tracy Spooner Campus Development Facilities Manager, Battelle/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Dream vacation? A Mediterranean cruise with lots of amazing sights, history, food and wine Planner or procrastinator? I am very much a planner Favorite movie? Favorite movie of all time is the original “Jurassic Park” Favorite website or app? Personally, Amazon. Professionally, Microsoft Teams Age…

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