Volume 11

Annette Y. Harris

Those who were chosen to serve as crossing guards while in fourth grade at Lorton Elementary probably don’t remember the honor of donning that orange belt. But ...

Alan Horowitz

The summer after his college graduation, Alan Horowitz decided set out on an adventure that would shape his life for years to come. He took a road trip to Calif...

Greg S. Jones

Growing up in the blue collar steel town of New Castle, Pennsylvania, Greg Jones didn’t look up to his teachers or athletic coaches, who often did not make the ...

Larry Letow

Looking back, Larry thinks of his life not as a series of defining moments, but as a series of defining relationships with mentors that helped him advance his g...

Brian W. Martin

At times, it’s hard to tell if it’s the quality of the aging videotape causing audio distortion, or if it really was a blowing gale that long ago 4th of July on...

Juvy McCarthy

When Juvy McCarthy’s father finished his training as a surgeon, he could have worked in the United States to practice medicine, living a life of luxury with his...

Michael Mosel

As a seasoned veteran of both golf and business, Michael Mosel knows firsthand that both can be fraught with frustration. His solution—literally for the former ...

Brad Nierenberg

On cold, rainy Tuesday evenings in January, many DC residents feel like staying in. But those who knew Brad Nierenberg in the late 1980s knew there was always a...

Mark O’Donnell

When Mark O’Donnell and his brother, Tom, decided to launch their first business in 2007, they had one simple goal in mind: they wanted to rule the world. Embol...

Craig A. Parisot

Craig Parisot had wanted to fly his whole life. When he was finally given the chance, he was the cadet commander of the Air Force ROTC unit and a senior at the ...

Renee D. Parker

When Renee Parker graduated from high school, she was ready to do whatever it took to get out of Culpeper, Virginia. Through her formative years, she had always...

Melvin Petty

Ever since he was a kid, Melvin Petty felt compelled to step up. He always ended up the captain of the sports team, an academic leader, or a helping hand on his...

Theodore M. Prociv

"There’s a reason God brought us to this country,” Ted Prociv’s mother used to tell him. “Your father and I believe that you will grow up to be somebody importa...

Linda Rabbitt

From the outside, Linda Rabbitt’s life seemed perfect. Married to a successful doctor. Two beautiful toddler-age daughters. A 9,000 square-foot home in McLean, ...