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The 2010 Hot 20 Under 40

Don't get us wrong. By "hot," we don't mean sexy or stylish, or rich or powerful. We mean the envelope-pushing, creative-thinking people who are keeping SF ahead of the curve (But if they also happen to be beautiful, so be it).

Below, we present the 2010 Hot 20 Under 40 class.

Vernon Davis
Tight end, San Francisco 49ers

Aida Mollenkamp
Host, Food Network and Cooking Channel

Luke Bartels, Jeff Canham, Josh Duthie, and Danny Hess
Founding designers, Woodshop

Camelia Aveloaei Skikos
Fashion designer and illustrator

Aaron Patzer
Founder, Mint.com

Meklit Hadero
Musician

Jane Kim
President, SF Board of Education and Candidate for District 6 Supervisor

Laura Brunow Miner
Founder, Pictory

Wassana Korkhieola, and Lalita Souksamlane
Owners, Osha Thai

Michelle Blade
Painter, 2010 SECA Art Award Finalist and Owner of Sight School Gallery

Chris Kronner
executive chef, Bar Tartine
Anthony Strong
executive chef, Locanda

Barry Jenkins
Writer and director, Strike Anywhere Films

Veronica Belmont
Host, Tekzilla

Justin Giarla
Owner, 941 Geary, Shooting Gallery, and White Walls

Alayna Stroud
Aerial Dancer and Creative director of Cirque Noir

Zumbi and AmpLive of Zion I

Aaron Koblin
Technology lead, Google Creative Lab

Leila Chirayath Janah
Founder, Samasource

Michael Romano
Founder, Stanford Law School Criminal Defense Clinic

Alvin Teodoro
Founder and director, Mabuhay Health Center