2016's 40 Under 40: Josh Pelczar

Josh Pelczar Big Sky Resort

Josh Pelczar Big Sky ResortJosh Pelczar 24, National Sales Manager Big Sky Resort, Big Sky, Mont. On this list because: After graduating from the University of Montana, where he played cornerback for the Grizzlies, Pelczar used his business degree to go into the hospitality industry. Only three years ago, this paragliding, speed-flying, BASE-jumping, skiing, hiking young upstart started out as a property management assistant. He was promoted to condominium revenue and accounting manager and has worked his way up to national sales manager in three years.

Superstar stats: Pelczar booked more than 10,000 room nights in his first year with the 800-hotel room resort, including Red Bull USA’s creative marketing meeting.