Volume 16

Lenny Berger

The story of Lenny Berger’s family is quintessentially one of American success. His paternal grandparents were immigrants; both of them, in fact, were Jewish re...

Karl Colder

Karl Colder had already applied to the DEA once when a college classmate offered to connect him with her uncle who was a Special Agent in Charge in Philadelphia...

Karen Doner

Karen Doner was only a fifth-year attorney when she won the case she remembers best. She was practicing employment law as a midlevel associate for the large fir...

Patricia A. Ferrick

Trish Ferrick considers her prize possession to be an old college sweatshirt, but it’s not from her alma mater. When her father Ed passed away, it was an item s...

George W. Hinckley III

George Hinckley III was smart, but growing up he didn’t take academics very seriously. Neither of his parents had gone to college, and only his mother had finis...

Tina Hyland

Tina attributes her military efficiency to growing up on naval bases and moving around the country following her father’s successful military career. She was bo...

Pete Lamont

Like a lot of recent college graduates, Pete Lamont thought he knew it all in his early 20s. He was working as an assistant administrator at a law firm, and in ...

Dan Lender

Dan Lender wasn’t raised with a silver spoon. He grew up in a rural part of West Central Pennsylvania, in the small town of Smithmill. His dad was a truck drive...

Anne Meltzer

Anne Meltzer comes from a long line of strong women. Her grandmother worked in a children’s clothing store while she was growing up, and Anne remembers playing ...

D. Scott Montgomery

Scott Montgomery prides himself on putting his relationships first. Valuing the people around him is both a path to professional success and a closely held pers...

Tamara L. Nall

Tamara Nall wasn’t like other 12-year-olds. She did well in school, enjoyed playing with the other kids in the neighborhood, and sometimes argued with her siste...

Katie Nelson

Although Katie spent most of her childhood in Arizona with her father and stepmother, she was born in the DC area where her mother and maternal family remained....

Guy O'Brien

In high school, Guy O’Brien started DJing to earn some extra cash. Money was tight, and he knew his mom needed him to help make ends meet where he could. As he ...

Guylaine Saint Juste

As a girl growing up in Haiti, Guylaine Saint Juste lacked for nothing. She was surrounded by a strong family and community in Port au Prince. She remembers fee...