Emerging Leaders 2019

Tulalip Tribes official is named the Emerging Leader of 2019

Rochelle Lubbers helped a grieving community heal after the Marysville Pilchuck shootings in 2014.


Dedicated to helping incarcerated youth find a better path

Ton Nguyen also encourages young people of all backgrounds to volunteer their time.


After school shootings, she made sure healing took place

During “that really difficult time,” Rochelle Lubbers of the Tulalip Tribes found knowledge and strength.


This stubborn, compassionate referee mentors young athletes

Joel Taylor learned “grit and fortitude” at a young age from his working single mother.

She’s walking proof that a college degree can take you places

As director of Everett Community College in Monroe, Ciera Graham now serves as role model for students.

Firmly ensconced in Everett, he helps shape the city’s image

Julio Cortes once viewed Everett and Snohomish County as a stepping stone. But he put down roots.

Her effort to help others began with a few words in Spanish

Sara Boyle knows the value of language and is helping others take charge of their community.

He’s busy keeping his promises — very busy

As a co-founder of Leadership Launch, Dan Kittle mentors teens, plans events and helps with dinner.

She ensures the Lake Stevens food bank is for everyone

Anne Anderson has turned a struggling organization into a powerful nonprofit.

Bringing different people, ideas and perspectives together

Ambar Martinez works to ensure diversity on both sides of the classroom — among students and faculty.

He works to inspire others at his firm to volunteer

Whether it’s turkeys at Thanksgiving or wells for Liberia, Dan Leach tries to lead by example.

He embraced Snohomish County and hopes you will, too

Narrative Coffee in Everett is a springboard for co-owner Maxwell Mooney’s community service.

Drawing strength from humble beginnings

When he’s not working or studying, Sumit Karn is busy volunteering and organizing charitable events.