It's no secret that Cobb County is home to a diverse group of successful people. But the people who made this list have found success at an early age, and continue to make a difference in the community. From a women's soccer World Cup champ to a nationally-touring musician to the senior pastor of one of Cobb's largest churches, The Cobb Life List of 20 people under the age of 40 is sure to impress.
The Cobb Life List: 20 Under 40
Alex Guthrie: Singer/Songwriter
Emily Sonnett: Professional Soccer Player for U.S. Women's National Team (and 2019 World Cup Championship team) and Portland Thorns
Lace Larrabee: Stand-up comedian, actor and television writer; founder of Laugh Lab
A.J. Brooks: Assistant Vice President, Operations for WellStar Medical Group
Emily McMillan: General Manager, Nothing Bundt Cakes of Kennesaw and Smyrna
Anna Griffin: Project Manager, McCarthy Building Companies
Maranie Brown: Senior Digital Program Manager, You Are Here (YAH) Agency
Eddie Wade: Executive Vice President, Croy Engineering
Jennifer McKeehan: Vice President, Supply Chain for The Home Depot Corporation
Brian So: Chef/Owner, Spring Marietta
Stokes O'Shields: Gallery Director, The Loft Marietta and Chair of M2R TrailFest
Alyssa Blanchard: Attorney and Partner, O'Dell and O'Neal, Hungerford & Blanchard Attorneys at Law
Brian Marcos: Deputy Fire Chief and Deputy Director of Emergency Management, Smyrna Fire Department
Holly Haynes: Marketing Coordinator, Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby's International and Miss Cobb County 2020
Trevor Beemon: Executive Director, Cobb Landmarks & Historical Society and William Root House Museum & Garden
Andy Gaines: General Manager, Earl and Rachel Smith Strand Theatre
Maj. Meredith Kirchoff: Public Affairs Officer, 94th Airlift Wing, U.S. Air Force Reserve
Joe Evans: Senior Pastor, First Presbyterian Church of Marietta
Hutson Mason: Broadcaster/Co-host, Dickey Broadcasting, ESPN and CBS
Brendan Murphy: Chief Magistrate Judge, Magistrate Court of Cobb County
We will be rolling out each of their bios over the next seven days online but, until then, ...
Want to know who made the list? If you subscribe to the MDJ, you already have it in your mailbox. Otherwise, you can pick up a copy of Cobb Life at your local grocer, on the Marietta Square, in the Smyrna Market Village, or at the MDJ headquarters at 47 Waddell Street on the Square. To get Cobb Life sent to you every month, subscribe to a Sunday edition of the MDJ by going to mdjonline.com/users/admin/service/purchase.
Want to celebrate our 20 under 40? We will have a special awards ceremony and reception on Thursday, Jan. 9 to honor their achievements in making The Cobb Life List's 20 Under 40 at the historic Earl and Rachel Smith Strand Theatre on the Marietta Square from 7 to 9 p.m., with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. We will be honoring each of them on stage at the Strand during the program portion of the evening, then everyone is invited to a reception on the fourth floor of the Strand overlooking the Marietta Square where plenty of hors d'oeuvres and an open bar will await.
Type in cobblifemagazine.com/list to purchase tickets and be there to join in celebrating our local stars. Tickets are $25 each and include the program and reception. Additional drinks and snacks can be purchased in the Strand lobby before and during the program, and prior to the reception on the fourth floor.
Congratulations to everyone who made The List! #TheCobbLifeList