40 Under Forty Awards

2024 Winners

Congratulations! This year’s winners have more to celebrate than their impressive impact in the Berkshires. For the first time, Mill Town Foundation provided funding for each 40 Under Forty recipient to re-grant $1,000 to an eligible Berkshire-based nonprofit organization.

2024 BCC 40 Under Forty Photos

About 40 Under Forty

40 Under Forty is an annual celebration of talented people in the Berkshires, under the age of 40, who have a deep dedication to improving the quality of life for those living and working in our community.

40 Under Forty awards honor people from all areas of Berkshire County who are making a difference. Nominees are eligible for this award through:

  • Their professional work and how it makes a difference; or
  • Their personal commitment to their community; or
  • Other efforts to improve the quality of life for those living and working in the Berkshires.

1Berkshire, BCC's strategic partner, has identified recruiting and retaining young people as an economic imperative for Berkshire County. By celebrating this younger generation of people in the Berkshires, we underscore the importance of their contributions to our community and to its future prosperity.

2024 40 Under Forty Winner Profiles (PDF)

Berkshire-based nonprofit organizations (PDF)

2025 40 Under Forty

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  • 2024 40 Under Forty Awardees

    Congratulations to the 2024 40 Under Forty Awardees

    Princewill E.P. Abanulo
    BCC Alumni
    Quality Manager, Premium Waters
    Ciana Barnaba
    Community Relations and Resource Development, Berkshire Agricultural Ventures
    Scott Barschdorf
    Director of Brain Injury Services, Berkshire County Arc
    Jessica Bartle
    Co-Founder, President, Investment Adviser, EvoQue Investments
    Christine Bile
    Licensed Certified Social Worker (Clincian), Boston Neurobehavioral Associates
    Meaghan J. Bresnahan
    BCC Alumni
    Positive Options Program Coordinator, Lee Public Schools
    Josh M. Brilliant
    BCC Alumni
    Engineer, General Dynamics – Mission Systems
    Andy B. Cambi
    BCC Alumni
    Health Director, City of Pittsfield
    Kalee Nicole Carmel
    Treasury Management Manager, Adams Community Bank
    Zorelly Cristina Cepeda Derieux
    Assistant Director of Alumni Engagement for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Williams College
    Jacob R. Dabrowski
    BCC Alumni
    AVP Mortgage Originations, Adams Community Bank
    Olivia Daly
    BCC Alumni
    Patrol Officer, Pittsfield Police Department
    Izinna B. Degraffenried
    Pittsfield Police Officer, City of Pittsfield
    Emily Dominik
    Corporate Controller, Mill Town
    Meghan Donnelly
    School Counselor, Pittsfield Public Schools
    Paul Farella
    Partner, Moneco Advisors, LLC
    Cameron Hadley
    Financial Advisor, Northwestern Mutual
    Dr. Sonja Haecker
    Executive Vice President, Berkshire County Arc
    Sidney Hamilton
    BCC Alumni
    School Adjustment Counselor, Pittsfield Public Schools
    Dr. Claire Horth
    Physician, Community Health Progams
    Samantha Lee Kendall
    BCC Alumni
    Prevention Supervisor and Harm Reduction Trainer, Berkshire Harm Reduction
    Christy Lemoine
    Volunteer Coordinator/911 Dispatcher, Berkshire and Franklin Medical Reserve Corps/Williamstown Police
    Lenny Light
    BCC Alumni
    Executive Vice President, Lenco Armored Vehicles
    Sara Luciani
    Principal, Pittsfield Public School
    Caitlin McKinnon
    BCC Alumni
    Site Supervisor, Intensive Outpatient Program and Recovery Coach Services, The Brien Center for Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services
    Andre M.P. Lynch
    Executive, A. Lynch DEI Consulting
    Jay Meczywor
    Physical Therapist, Berkshire Sports and Physical Therapy
    Brent Osborne
    Director of Berkshire Lake Camp and Director of Special Projects, CampGroup
    Shawn Mille
    Program Associate, Community Access to the Arts (CATA)
    Khalil Kyle Paul
    Police Officer, City of North Adams Police Department
    Julia B. Sabourin
    Director of Community Engagement and Communications, Berkshire District Attorney’s Office
    Jordan E. Romeo
    BCC Alumni
    Teacher of Deportment, Pittsfield Public Schools
    Allison Schmitt
    BCC Alumni
    Executive Director, Entrepreneurship for All, Berkshire County
    Brian Seminara
    Technical Manager, General Dynamics Mission Systems; Director of Racing, Bousquet; Director of Coaching and Development, Lenox Youth Soccer; Head Coach, Lenox Girls Soccer, Lenox Memorial High School; Monument Alpine Ski Team, Monument Mountain High School
    Alicia Starsja
    BCC Alumni
    TRIO Academic Counselor, Berkshire Community College
    Colin D. Sykes
    BCC Alumni
    Environmental Health Inspector, Berkshire Regional Planning Commission
    Kristen Tool
    BCC Alumni
    Managing Director, Heart and Soil Collective; Owner, Olsen Farm
    Dr. Mark Taylor II
    General Surgeon, Berkshire Health Systems
    Crystal Wojcik
    Finance Director/Town Accountant, Town of Adams
    Julie L. Zdon
    BCC Alumni
    AVP, Branch Officer, Adams Community Bank
  • 2022 40 Under Forty Awardees

    Thank you to our sponsors, volunteers, and the 2022 40 Under Forty Awardees for making this special evening a success!

    2022 40 Under Forty Winners

    View the 2022 40 Under Forty Supplement (PDF)

    Congratulations to the 2022 40 Under Forty Awardees

    Leslie Appleget
    North Adams Public Schools
    Erica Chaves Barreto
    Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
    Ashley Benson
    Optimal Healing LLC
    Meg Bossong
    Williams College
    Laila G. Boucher
    Adams Community Bank
    Timothy James Butterworth
    Berkshire Innovation Center
    Marcus Coleman
    Raymond James
    Noah Cook-Dubin
    KANOA Consulting
    Michelle C. Decepida
    General Dynamics Mission Systems
    Mike Dell'Aquila
    Hot Plate Brewing Co.
    Lindsay M. DiCicco
    MA Department of Children and Families
    Ian Joseph Patrick Downey
    Motorhead Media Inc.
    Auric Kwesi Enchill
    Elegant Stitches
    Emily Gabriel
    Mill Town
    Carly Gaherty, M. Ed
    William Stickney Pittsfield Adult Learning Center
    Caroline Holland
    Mill Town
    Aaron Johnson/Boxxa Vine
    Berkshire District Attorney's Office
    Patrick T. Kavey
    Barnbrook Realty, The City of Pittsfield
    Lee Kohlenberger Jr.
    Berkshire Comfort Dog, Berkshire Dogs Unleashed
    Michelle Lopez
    Berkshire Immigrant Center
    Justin P. McKennon
    Electro Magnetic Applications (EMA)
    Joshua Meczywor
    McCann Technical School
    Erin M. Milne
    Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
    Michael C. Mongeon
    KJ Nosh Catering
    Stephen P. Murray, MPH, NRP
    Boston Medical Center
    Kelan O'Brien
    Williams College
    Ben O'Shaughnessy
    Sunshine Group Property Management
    Kevin M. Pink
    Dan Sadlowski
    Author, Pittsfield Public Schools
    Justin R. Scaduto
    General Dynamics Mission Systems
    Corey Stall
    Schellman and Company
    Kathleen M. Toomey
    MassHire Berkshire Workforce Board
    Stephanie VanBramer
    Pittsfield Public Schools
    Jennifer Vrabel
    Berkshire Health Systems
    Candace Morey Wall
    413 Theraworks
    Christopher J. Watford
    Community Access to the Arts, Inc.
    Niko White
    Purple Dragon Games
    Maryrose Williams
    Berkshire Community College
    Kristin M. Winsett
    Berkshire Community College
    Leonid Yantovsky
    Berkshire Bank
  • 2020 40 Under Forty Awardees
    Melissa Aitken
    Country Club of Pittsfield
    Michelle Cuevas
    Children's Book Author
    Marissa Kirchner
    Greylock Federal Credit Union
    Karen Ruiz León
    Berkshire Community College
    Erika Allison
    Willow - Investments for Loving Change
    Paul Dalton
    General Dynamics Mission Systems
    Melissa Letalien
    Guardian Life Insurance Company
    Lia Russell-Self
    WAM Theatre
    Ashley Alter
    Martino Glass Company, Inc.
    Michael DiCicco
    Lenco Armored Vehicles
    Jeremy Levesque
    Hillcrest Educational Centers - Highpoint Campus
    Clemente Sajquiy-Ramirez
    Green River Property Care
    Shannon Ashcroft
    Ashcroft Workplace Wellness and Radiance Yoga
    Lorena Dus
    Berkshire Immigrant Center
    Jeff Lowenstein
    Berkshire Community Action Council, Inc.
    Jamie Samowitz
    Roots Rising
    Anthony Beverly
    North Adams Police Department
    Jeff Gagnon
    Community Access to the Arts (CATA)
    Rachel Melendez Mabee
    PGA of America
    Dana Schildkraut
    Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
    Alison Brigham
    Lee Bank
    Aidan Gilligan
    Salisbury Bank and Trust Company
    Ricardo Morales
    City of Pittsfield
    Brendan Sheran
    Pittsfield High School - Pittsfield Public Schools
    Toni Buckley
    Berkshire Community College
    Bennjamin Griffin
    BART Charter Public School
    Matthew Muller
    Berkshire Community College
    Amy Sosne
    Williams College
    Timothy Burke
    Mill Town Capital
    Kayla Hollins
    Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
    Jacob Phillips
    MountainOne Bank
    Tammy St. John
    Pilates Fit
    Catheryn Chacon Ortega
    Ernst and Young
    Allyson Holmes
    Smith Green and Gold, LLP
    Abby Powers
    Justin Tenczar
    Berkshire Eye Center
    Lindsay Codwise
    Berkshire Bank
    Branden Huldeen
    Barrington Stage Co
    Daniel Proskin
    BBE Office Interiors
    Thaddeus Welch
    October Mountain Financial Advisors
  • 2019 40 Under Forty Awardees
    Daniel Alderman
    General Dynamics Mission Systems
    Alison Basdekis
    Miss Hall's School - and - Shaker Creek Farm
    Rebecca Beron
    Greylock Federal Credit Union
    Jamie Boehm
    Guardian Life Insurance Co
    Stephanie Bosley
    Kimberlee Chappell
    North Adams Public Schools
    Andre Charbonneau
    Adams Community Bank
    Christopher Clark
    Southern Berkshire Regional School District
    Marnie Clough
    Donovan O'Connor and Dodig, LLP
    Becky Cushing
    Mass Audubon's Berkshire Wildlife Sanctuaries
    Michelle Daly
    Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
    Shannon Davis
    Haddad Auto Group
    Sarah DeJesus
    Natalia DeRuzzio
    Volunteers in Medicine/BCC
    Joe Durwin
    Albany Berkshire Ballet
    Alfred (A.J.) Enchill
    State Senator Adam G. Hinds
    Marianne Fresia
    Lee Bank and October Mountain Financial Advisors
    Sarah Gaffey
    Greylock Federal Credit Union
    Chrissy Garner
    Community Health Programs (CHP)
    Thasia Giles
    Jacob's Pillow
    Dina Guiel
    Berkshire County District Attorney's Office
    Joshua David Hall
    Lee Middle and High School
    Noel Henebury
    Blue Q
    Billy Keane
    Jan Perry Realty and Associates
    Jenna Knauss
    College Internship Program
    Kaitlin Levesque
    Berkshire Medical Center
    Julia Marko
    Berkshire Arts and Technology Charter Public School
    Becky Miner
    Miner Combat
    Michael Obasohan
    Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
    Katherine (Katie) O'Neil
    Stockbridge Library Association
    Bethany Pelletier
    Berkshire Children and Families
    Sunhwa Reiner
    Monument Valley Regional Middle School
    Molly Rivest
    CHP Barrington OB/GYN
    Sharif Rosen
    Williams College
    Charles Stephens
    Berkshire Community College
    Aurelien Telle
    Alta Restaurant and Wine Bar
    Catherine VanBramer
    City of Pittsfield
    David Weiner
    Knesset Israel
    The Reverend Timothy Weisman
    Zion Lutheran Church of Pittsfield
    Megan Wroldson
    The Brien Center
  • 2018 40 Under Forty Awardees
    Joseph Bergeron
    Elizabeth M. Bocchino
    General Dynamics Mission Systems
    Jennifer M. Breen
    Breen Law Office and Mediation
    Ryan T. Cowdrey
    Clayson Creative
    Joshua M. Cutler
    The Pittsfield Cooperative Bank
    Hannah E. DeLisle Stall
    Crane Currency
    Jerome T. Edgerton Jr.
    Brad J. Felix
    Greylock Federal Credit Union
    Zachary Feury
    Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
    Ethan S. Klepetar
    Hellman Shearn and Arienti, LLP
    Daniel Robert Larrow, CSCS
    Department of the Navy/USS Carl Vinson CVN 70; Raw Sports Performance
    Kari Giordano
    Sundae Graphic Design and Photography; Southern Berkshire Regional School District
    Jennibeth Gomez
    College Internship Program
    Michael Heck
    Townsquare Media Berkshire - Live 95.9 FM
    Shela M. Hidalgo
    Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation
    Ashley Kellogg, LICSW
    Hillcrest Educational Centers; Highpoint Program
    Brent F. Filson
    Lever, Inc.
    Rev. Mark Longhurst
    First Congregational Church
    Keifer Gammell
    Melissa Lydon
    Arista Advisory Group, LLC.
    Luke Marion
    Chef and Owner, Otto's
    Jared J. Martin
    John S. Masten
    Greylock Federal Credit Union
    Alison A. McGee, Ed.S.
    Pittsfield Public Schools
    Kate Hanley Merrigan
    BART Charter Public School
    Helen Moon
    Fairview Hospital
    Timothy S. O'Donnell
    Guardian Life Insurance Company
    Colin M. Ovitsky
    Williams College
    Andres M. Ramirez
    The Funk Box Dance Studio
    Leah W. Reed
    Department of Developmental Services
    David Alan Rice
    Park Square Financial Advisors of Raymond James
    Samuel J. Russo
    General Dynamics Mission Systems
    Emily Schiavoni
    North Adams Public Schools
    Lauren M. Sottile
    Berkshire Museum
    Edmund R. St. John, IV
    The St. John Law Office
    Jillian M. St. John
    Williams College
    Ilana B. Steinhauer, FNP
    Volunteers in Medicine
    Michael J. Taylor
    City of Pittsfield
    Brett Westbrook
    Berkshire Children and Families
    Joseph Zlatnik, Esq.
    Hochberg Law Offices

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