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Palm Springs Life’s 40 Under Forty at The Saguaro Palm Springs - Oct. 14, 2014

Palm Springs Life celebrated the Coachella Valley’s newest generation of up-and-coming inspirational stars at The Saguaro Palm Springs on October 14, 2014.

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40 Under Forty: Casey Jones

For Palm Springs native Casey Jones, it is all about creativity and welcoming new ideas.

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40 Under Forty: Jeff Patterson

Jeff Patterson, the COO for Desert Regional Medical Center, manages the day-to-day operations of the hospital, serves on the board of United Way of the Desert, and volunteers at Hanson House.

40 Under Forty: Matthew Buehler

Matthew Buehler has a main career goal to create the best STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) program in the desert.

40 Under Forty: Casey and Gerry Washack

Casey and Gerry Washack are making a powerful impact on anyone looking for fitness inspiration through Next Level Fitness, and their own 42-day program, Fit in 42.

40 Under Forty: Chris Pardo

Chris Pardo is on the forefront of so many new, innovative projects in the valley that it is becoming hard to keep score.

40 Under Forty: Kelly McLean

Splash House co-founder Kelly McLean had aspirations of being a performer herself, starting her own girl pop group in Los Angeles and doing some acting in Palm Springs.

40 Under Forty: Katharine Johnson

As the only woman serving on the Palm Springs Fire Department, Katharine Johnson has a lot of big brothers — 54, to be exact.

40 Under Forty: Alex Lechuga

Alex Lechuga holds the distinction of being a certified 'master molder' in injection molding, one of only 2,500 in the world.

40 Under Forty: Amir Afsar

Amir Afsar chose business law and real estate development litigation to have a “toe in the water” in a broad range of businesses, from gold buying to restaurants.

40 Under Forty: Joe Pradetto

Joe Pradetto started as an intern for then-Assemblyman John Benoit and went on to become a legislative assistant for the state senator.

40 Under Forty: Karina Medina-Thomas

As the chief operating officer of Desert Family Medical Center, Karina Medina-Thomas expertly handles the day-to-day operations and procedures of the private family medical practice.

40 Under Forty: Jaci Fitzsimonds

You might be surprised to find out that Jaci Fitzsimonds, president of Cord Media, grew up on a farm in a town of 1,000 people in North Dakota.

40 Under Forty: Mara Gladstone, Ph.D.

As the assistant curator of Palm Springs Art Museum, Mara Gladstone develops exhibitions and art programs, and also helps preserve and expand the museum’s collection.

40 Under Forty: Reid D. Milanovich

As one of five Tribal Council members of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, Reid Milanovich is grateful every day.

40 Under Forty: Patrick Service

Restaurateur Patrick Service has lived most of his life in Palm Springs, being born into the legendary Las Casuelas restaurant family here.

40 Under Forty: Darrell Tucci

The mission of Desert AIDS Project is very close to Darrell Tucci's heart, who lost his grandfather and childhood best friend to the disease.

40 Under Forty: Dominique Medina

While most people her age were making plans to begin high school, at age 14 Dominique Medina began working in her dad’s business, Babe’s Bar-B-Que & Brewhouse in Rancho Mirage.

40 Under Forty: Michele Mician

As sustainability manager for the city of Palm Springs, Michele Mician is able to combine her career with her passion.

40 Under Forty: Liberty Naud

In 2008, Liberty Naud walked into an elementary school computer lab to find all the kids playing solitaire. It was a defining moment in her life.

40 Under Forty: Kenneth Ebner

Kenneth Ebner's Rock Your Resolution program is designed to make fitness goals come true and help change the way people feel about the gym.

40 Under Forty: David Woods

Golf professional David Woods refers to his position as PGA director of golf at The Vintage Club in Indian Wells as his dream job.

40 Under Forty: Jaime Kowal

Jaime Kowal has worked as an editorial and commercial photographer, building her portfolio of work globally over the past 14 years.

40 Under Forty: Michael Beckman

While popular chef and restaurateur Michael Beckman studied at the University of San Francisco, he fell in love with his Italian colleagues’ passion for food and wine.

40 Under Forty: Christopher Kennedy

Christopher Kennedy began his interior design firm 10 years ago and has expanded nationwide with new projects and exciting ventures on the horizon.

40 Under Forty: Ron Alderete

Owning a tequila company could make a person pretty popular — if he had time to bask in the glory. Ron Alderete’s life stays busy and moving, literally.

40 Under Forty: Jeff L. Grubbe

Jeff Grubbe, at just 37 years old, is already a leader locally and nationally in his role as chairman of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians.

Palm Springs Horoscope: October 2014

Scorpios cajoled from the shadows to center stage have a small window of opportunity to make a quick impact before scurrying away for strategic planning.

40 Under Forty: Greg Rubino

Greg Rubino arrived in the desert nine years ago to open the Classic Club as its director of golf, assuming the position of general manager within the first year.

40 Under Forty: Tory Christensen

Tory Christensen and his wife moved here three years ago from Stockton with their three young children to find a safer place to raise a family.

40 Under Forty: Drew Davis

Catalan Chef and owner Drew Davis Davis wants to create the best experience for his dining patrons, as is giving back to the community.

40 Under Forty: Engin Onural

Sushi chef and restaurant owner Engin Onural believes he shares an important attribute with his generation: Innovation.

40 Under Forty: Bianca Rae

CBS Local 2 anchor Bianca Rae loves the desert, noting that it doesn’t feel like a small town with so many incredible events and opportunities.

40 Under Forty: Rebecca Brown

Rebecca Brown relocated to the desert from Louisiana 15 years ago and discovered her career path was not to have Broadway stardom after all.

40 Under Forty: Ashley Vertuno

As a college undergrad, Ashley Vertuno nixed her original plan to become an orthopedic surgeon but chose to stay within the healthcare field on a management path.

40 Under Forty : Ezekiel Bonillas

A Coachella Valley native, Ezekiel Bonillas cares about making the community a better place, as well as turning visions into reality.

40 Under Forty: Erin Scott

Erin Scott is definitely making a name for herself as director of business development for Integrated Wealth Management, and with valley causes.

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