While researching our Thirty Under 30 story for the June issue, we found some great people that barely missed the birthday cutoff. While they didn’t get space in the magazine, we decided to highlight their accomplishments below. By no means are they over the hill; there are decades of dedicated work, intense focus, and ambition ahead of them.

LeannePlancicLeanne Plancic, 30

AXA Advisors, financial planner

Hometown
Seattle
Residence
Bellevue
Education
University of Washington, bachelor’s in statistics and communications; Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, retirement planning specialist certification
First Job
Babysitter/nanny
What is the best advice you ever received?
Be the change you want to see in the world.
What is the last app you downloaded?
MeMatic

Because of Leanne Plancic’s upbringing in a multicultural family, she is passionate about making sure underprivileged people are taking appropriate steps to help themselves when it comes to financial planning. She takes special notice of women professionals and members of the LGBT community. “I saw how important it was to not just be tolerant, but to actively create a safe environment for people to be themselves,” Plancic says. “I’ve always used education to ascend, and I try to empower others with education so that they can make smart decisions with their money and their future.” – Marjorie Clark


Amanda-SlaughterAmanda Slaughter, 30

Nintex, office manager

Hometown
Tallahassee, Florida
Residence
Seattle
Education
University of Florida, bachelor’s in elementary education and master’s in education
First Job
Lululemon Athletica, educator
What is the best advice you ever received?
Hard work pays off.
What is the last app you downloaded?
Circa

Amanda Slaughter keeps the wheels turning at the Bellevue office of this global tech company. She keeps her team efficient and has played a crucial role in the office’s expansion. Slaughter is the driving force behind team morale, and created a program called A Month at Nintex, in which employees enjoy fun activities such as Flapjack Fridays and catered lunches. She organizes interactive in-office gatherings and Seattle-area fun runs. Slaughter also is in charge of Nintex’s Think Global, Act Local charitable campaign, which supports Doctors without Borders. Her coworkers will be the first to attest to Amanda’s positive impact on the office, a true indicator of why she said ‘the people’ are her favorite part of working for Nintex. – Ethan Chung


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Jaclyn Schwartz, middle, founded three accessory businesses that she runs with younger sister Ali Schwartz, left. Sister-in-law Brie Schwartz, right, runs a jewelry company of her own. Photo by Rachel Coward.

Jaclyn Schwartz, 30

Constance Gold, Bel Fiore, Stella & Brooklyn, founder

Hometown
Bellevue
Residence
Bellevue
Education
University of Washington, bachelor’s in interdisciplinary studies, minor in human rights
First Job
receptionist at Schwartz Brothers Restaurants
What is the best advice you every received?
Treat everyone with honesty, courtesy, and respect.
What is the last app you downloaded?
Infant Zoo

Jaclyn Schwartz will tell you that becoming an entrepreneur was in her blood. She learned the ups and downs of running a business from her family. the Schwartz family owns and operates several local restaurants, including Daniel’s Broiler in Bellevue and Spazzo Italian Grill in Redmond. Schwartz started her first accessory line in 2010 when she realized the product she was looking for wasn’t on the market. From there, the idea grew and her first business was born. While the company became successful and received press from outlets such as InStyle and US Magazine, Schwartz created Constance Gold, and accessory and jewelry company, and then Stella & Brooklyn, a line of kids, fashion-forward accessories, inspired by her two young daughters. Running three companies aside, Schwartz is involved in her kids’ classrooms, and also volunteers with The Pink Gene Foundation, a foundation that helps young women be proactive about breast cancer through education. Her biggest challenge right now? Juggling it all to balance her work and family. – MC