Deborah Y. Strauss – Owner of Deborah Y. Strauss Mobile Veterinary Clinic

Give yourself a chance to try everything.” Deborah Y. Strauss, DVM is a well-rounded and experienced veterinarian, based in the greater Cedar Rapids area of Iowa. At her self-run vaccination and wellness clinic, Deborah is dedicated to giving all animals the best life possible. Her clinic, based in Marion, Iowa, …

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Jay Olsen – Founder of Jobsite Unite

People will judge your capabilities based on your position, but your position doesn’t limit your capabilities. Jay Olsen has been around construction his entire life — you could even say it’s in his blood. Jay grew up in Leon, Iowa, and his dad was a shop teacher and his grandfather …

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Alec Whitters – Co-Founder & CEO of Higher Learning Technologies

I recommend reading several books a month, getting 5-6 mentors and then also doing it daily. Born and raised in Cedar Rapids, Alec Whitters grew up thinking he would be a doctor or a dentist, but things changed just before graduation. During his 3rd year in dental school, he stumbling upon a …

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John R. Stokka – CEO of DomiKnow

[quote style=”boxed”]So much of today’s marketing and technology is about finding the right customers and talking to them. [/quote] John R. Stokka is the CEO of DomiKnow, a company helping businesses easily grow using marketing solutions powered by a database of over 350 million US consumers. John is a marketing expert …

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Josh Cramer – CEO and Founder of Cramer Development

[quote style=”boxed”]”…you don’t have to work a job you hate if you don’t want to. Find a job you love and do it.”[/quote] Josh Cramer launched Cramer Development in 2000, growing the company from humble beginnings in a small home office to a world-class web and mobile application development team. …

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Jerod Mollenhauer – Co-Founder of Venuefox

[quote style=”boxed”]Be coachable and passionate. Take advice from people who have been there before and from people who have failed. [/quote] Jerod Mollenhauer built a successful career in the insurance industry, receiving early promotions and increases in responsibility. He attributes this early success to hard work and discipline. At 19, …

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Brett Neese – Founder of Just Run

[quote style=”boxed”]If you continuously run small projects and experiments, and look deeply into what was both good and bad about them and learn from their outcomes, you can never truly fail; you’ll always have gained knowledge about what works and doesn’t.[/quote] Brett Neese is a 19-year-old tinkerer, builder, and developer. …

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