We asked some of the city’s rising stars to reflect on what made a difference in their journey. We asked them to tell us about what they think the most important factor has been behind their success.

Devyn Ramnarain | Model, CPA Firm Owner, Dietetics Graduate Student

For me, success is defined by the number of lives I am able to positively impact through my various endeavors. My greatest aspiration is to leave this world a healthier, more positive and joined-together place. Money and accolades are great to have, but would mean very little if I occupy a shallow existence. Read more>>

Bill Hansen | Concierge for Those Planning Parties, Weddings, and Special Events

Success is the achievement of goals that are worthwhile to the individual. I love the book “Where Will You Be in 5 Years?” It asks the reader to set goals for family, career, health,, finances, education, recreation, charity, adventure, travel, romance and spirituality. I’ve set my own for each area…one example is that by the time I’m 80, in 5 years, I want to shoot my age in golf. For adventures I want to fly a plane and drive a NASCAR vehicle. For business to help others succeed…to be a blessing to them in my firm. Read more>>

Katrina Snyder | Illustrator & Musician

I define success as that feeling when you know you’ve trusted your gut instinct and not allowed doubts and insecurities to get in the way. Read more>>