Next Gen 2019

Next Gen: 15 Local Leaders Under the Age of 30

From startup founders and nonprofit directors to creatives and fashion designers, these wunderkinds are making waves in Philadelphia’s western suburbs.



Main Line Today's inaugural Next Gen class

Photos by Tessa Marie Images.

There is no one-size-fits-all approach to making the world a better place. While it often holds true that success comes with age, these remarkable individuals—all under 30—are most definitely the exception to the rule.

 

Lilia Becker

Sydnie Bayles, 15

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation 2018 Lemonade Stand Host of the Year

Lilia Becker

Lilia Becker, 17

Founder, Code with Lilia

Caroline Capuzzi

Caroline Capuzzi, 18

Author, Dog Joy

Nikhil Chakraborty

Nikhil Chakraborty, 17

Executive Director and Founder, Penn Harvest

Mollie Dronson

Mollie Dronson, 26

Founder, @PhillyFoodies

Rex Riccardi

Ryan Klauder, 19, and Christopher Muth, 18

CFO and CEO, Rex Riccardi

Maxie Mandel

Maxie Mandel, 14

Co-Founder, Maxie’s Hot Chocolate House

Brianne Murphy

Brianne Murphy, 29

Director of Justice and Reentry Services, Transformation Yoga Project

Joe Myers

Joe Myers, 28

Community Outreach/Primary Prevention Supervisor, Crime Victims’ Center of Chester County

Anna Rago

Anna Rago, 17

Event Coordinator, Pamoza Gala

Garrett Snider

Garrett Snider, 23

Founder, Childhood Resilience Foundation

Anna Welsh

Anna Welsh, 14

Founder, Little Bags.Big Impact