Volume 15

Reena Bhatia

Reena Bhatia, Founder and President of ProposalHelper, writes proposals for the thrill of it “It’s the thrill of winning for our clients,” she says, “and mak...

Brett Coffee

The room is filled with parents, siblings, and supporters of the young men receiving a significant award. The code and law are recited, as the American flag sta...

Julie Coons

As a child, Julie Coons was fascinated by National Geographic. Her paternal grandmother introduced her to the magazine when she was in grade school, and ever si...

Chris Devine

Since high school, Chris Devine has played in about a dozen different bands. For decades, music was his side-gig, his hobby; an intense hobby, but a hobby nonet...

Ann Dolin

Ann Dolin had always been drawn to teaching. But, during her first year as a young teacher with Fairfax County Schools, she began to have doubts about her capab...

Richard Duvall

In early 1994, Richard Duvall was flying high as a prominent member of the D.C. area legal community. He’d just successfully led the merger of Dunnells & Du...

James Etter

Jim Etter has a lot of energy — so much that it sometimes makes his thoughts move too fast for articulation. Words and phrases bounce when he talks. Most of his...

Courtney Fairchild

For over 20 years, Courtney Fairchild has been a leading figure in federal contracting and a shining example of what small businesses can contribute to our comm...