40 under 40 winners offer a blueprint for growth

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Name:
Garrett Johnson

Title:
Managing Principal

Company:
Cresa

Age: 36

Twitter handles: @CresaDenver (company), @GJohnson21 (personal)

Education: University of Colorado at Boulder, B.A.

Residence: Denver

Birthplace: Denver

Favorite way to let off steam: Play golf – even if it’s just the par 3 at Harvard Gulch.

Guilty pleasure: Craft beer, especially IPAs! I enjoy meeting friends at one of Denver's many breweries to try the latest and greatest.

Proudest professional achievement: I received the 2014 Cresa Core Values Award which is given to the person that exemplifies teamwork, ethics, spirit, reliable, creative and overall best represents Cresa’s mission and core values. 

Number one quality needed for professional growth: Determination. Above all else you need to know what you want and how hard you are willing to work to get there.

Fantasy career: Professional golfer: Who wouldn’t want to play golf four days a week?

Person I’d most like to meet: Steve Jobs. It would have been fascinating to understand how he evolved to become one of the pioneers of so many revolutionary technologies that we use every day.

Growth advice: Set achievable goals. Hitting goals (even small ones) can help you stay on track and give you momentum toward success.