2018 genYP Membership

Melissa Alto-Kintigh
Rob Andersen
Technology Sales Executive
Sally Andersen
Business Development Representative
Austin Boyke
Jessica Carlson
Leadership Team Member
Aaron Colyer
Wells Fargo - Douglas
Sr Business Banking Specialist

Aaron joined Wells Fargo in October of 2012. He brought with him an extensive background in sales and customer support. Aaron's customers are always his number 1 priority, along with this mindset and the vass resources of a large company in Wells Fargo, the customer always wins. Aaron has helped many businesses achieve their financial and business goals. Aaron would love to hear about your business and how he can help take your business to the next stage!

Kathleen Connolly
Andrew Cooper
MidWest Security Patrol Inc.
Director of Training and Public Relations
I work for MidWest Security Patrol and Investigations wearing many hats for my organization. It seems that during the winter months I am always working since I cannot get outside. Once summer hits I am either out swimming, biking, running or riding on the Harley. I love to workout downtown and I am guilty of grabbing a beer after a hard workout to reward myself. The chamber for me is truly just a great way to meet people and explain my products. I also enjoy being able to provide people that sense of safety and security that they crave.
Joe Copley
Ahmann Design
Architect - Business Development
Nick Darrah
Jiffy Lube
Vice President
As the vice president of Ord Enterprises ltd. I perform many functions within our organization. I am in charge of the commercial sales for our business. This is an exciting part of my job, it provides many challenges and opportunities to get out in our community and network with business owners and professionals in our community. I am our HR department. In this capacity I perform many duties which include; payroll processing, recruiting and hiring, developing employee retention programs, training and employee development. HR has been my passion since college and I have the privilege to do this in my career for our family business.
Natasha Davis
Katy Doughty
Riverbend Sport & Social Club

Des Moines newest sport and social organization!  We provide the young adults of the metro area recreational sports, social events, networking opportunities, and service projects.

We offer everything from fun non-competivie coed sports to compassion filled service projects for Des Moines and surrounding areas. 

Ben Dreyer
Shelter Insurance - Benjamin Dreyer
Insurance Agent
    I've been an insurance agent since 2010. I have been with Shelter Insurance since 2014. 
    As a Shelter Insurance Agent, I am truly there for people when it matters the most.

    I've been married to my wife, Leah, since 2003. We have two amazing daughters, Maggie & Makaylah.

    I look forward to meeting you soon.   
Amy Eaton
Iowa Women Lead Change (IWLC)
Director of Marketing & Strategic Development
Amy Eaton is the Director of Marketing & Strategic Development at Iowa Women Lead Change (IWLC). In this role, she is responsible for building a structure to create increased awareness of the IWLC brand, including developing and implementing marketing initiatives, projects and programs to grow the organization.
Erin Fast
Senior Solution Communications Advisor
I joined Mercer in 2014 as a solution communications advisor with Mercer Voluntary Benefits' New Business Development team. I was promoted to my current role in 2016.

I am passionate about community outreach and volunteering, and a member of the Mercer Cares Global Steering Committee where I aid Mercer Cares chapter leaders and communicate the value of the Mercer CSR program externally.
Stephanie Faust
Keelie Fisher
Midwest Professional Staffing
Staffing Manager
Keelie is an Iowa native with a sales and marketing background. She graduated from Kirkwood with degrees in Marketing Management and Apparel Merchandising. Keelie recently joined the Staffing Industry after working in the Commercial Insurance world. In her spare time, you can find Keelie at the gym, enjoying the outdoors and spending time with family and friends.
Josiah Fitzsimmons
Vero Chiropractic
Dr. Josiah Fitzsimmons, while originally from Ames, IA, played college football at South Dakota State and graduated cum laude with a bachelor's degree in Exercise Science and a master's degree in Nutrition, Exercise and Food Sciences in a five year span. He then attended the fountainhead, Palmer College of Chiropractic and after completing his residency out in Denver, CO came back to central Iowa to open Vero Chiropractic, a state of the art, neurologically based health center.

Dr. Josiah has extensive training and experience in pregnancy, pediatrics, athletics, and overall wellness promotion. He has seen results with chiropractic varying from multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, fibromyalgia, chronic pain, migraines, sinusitis, arthritis, acute pain, and children with ADHD, bed wetting, colic and ear infections.
Melissa Forneris-Joens
Katie Gieszler
City of Urbandale
Economic Development Specialist
Riley Glenn
Designer & Digital Specialist
Allison Gowing
Mike Hansen
MMIT Business Solutions Group
Business Solutions Consultant
I'm a Business Solutions Consultant with MMIT Business Solutions Group and in this role I work with current and potential customers to solve and simplify technology related issues within their orgnizations.  My goal is to increase efficencies and productivity while also acheiving financial goals through the products and services we offer!
Mike Hillenga
State Farm Insurance - Ben Buenzow
Account Manager
Mike joined the Ben Buenzow Agency in 2017 and specializes in providing quotes for new households for personal insurance to include auto, home, renters, life, and disability. Mike also works with small business owners to make sure they are adequately covered to protect their business and employees. Give us a call and ask for Mike if you would like a quote!
Nicholas Hullermann
Michael Jontz
Midwest Professional Staffing
Staffing Manager
As an employee of Midwest Professional Staffing, I am continuing my career in locating top talent in Accounting and Finance for companies in the Des Moines and surrounding area. I joined Midwest Professional Staffing in the fall of 2013 after graduating from Central College in Pella. I enjoy being active outdoors by golfing, biking, and playing with my dog! 
Willy Kappie
Leadership Team Member
Center and Operations Director
Jason Kiesau
Director of Recruiting & Employer Services.
Meghan Knutson
Shaun Kracium
West Bank
Teller Supervisor I Retail Specialist
Melissa Kyler, OD
Wm. Curvin Larson
Leadership Team Member
Brittney Haskins
Christopher Lewis
Senior Benefit Accountant
Karli Mathis
Riley McDonald
Luke McGinn
Shelter Insurance - Luke McGinn
Interested in learning more about what Shelter has to offer? Give me a call so we can discuss your insurance needs. If you can't meet during normal business hours, we can set a time that works for you. I know that customer service doesn't stop at 5 p.m. and I'll be happy to meet with you at your convenience.
Jake McLaughlin
BulbGuy Lighting
Internal Sales Customer Support
Shelby Mensen
Leadership Team Member
Kelsey Meyer
Hailey Miller
Larissa Mincks
Ryan Moon
genYP Staff
Urbandale Chamber of Commerce
Membership Director
Ryan Moon began working for the Urbandale Chamber in 2017. Previously, he worked in Washington, D.C. for 270 Strategies and various projects for the United States Global Leadership Coalition and Union of Concerned Scientists. He also worked as a Legislative Assistant in the Iowa House of Representatives. He is responsible for membership recruitment, development, and retention for the organization. He graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a BA in Political Science. He enjoys spending time with friends, family, and his dogs Hilton and Stark. 
Titus Morrow
Midwest Heritage Bank
Bank Manager

I grew up in Dayton Ohio, went to college in Wisconsin, and moved to Des Moines in 2011. I have a 3 year old son named Jaxson and 5 year old daughter named Kaitlyn. In my spare time I love spending time with my kids or riding my Harley everywhere. I have worked a lot of jobs including landscaping, library, maintenance, industrial food batching, road construction, as well as overseas volunteer work. Before banking I was a salesman for 6 years. I've sold residential HVAC, life insurance, and furniture. Now I manage the retail side of the bank inside the Urbandale Hy-Vee. I spend a good portion of my time developing relationships with local business in order to be an asset to their financial needs; whether its deposits, LOCs, merchant capture, ACH, or any other business banking need, I love to help direct in any way I can.

Alena Naberhaus
Tim Nelsen
Lucas Nerhus
Sarah Nielsen
Leadership Team Member
Showplace Cabinetry Design Center
Sarah Nielsen has always had a passion for design. With her father working construction and a woodworker on the side, she began building and designing at a young age. She attended Iowa State University, graduating in 2013 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree emphasizing in Woodworking and Photography with a Minor in Business. In 2014, she started at Showplace Cabinetry Design Center as an Assistant Designer/Customer Service representative. This allowed for Sarah to learn the design process from measuring a space, selecting design details, to finishing the project. She became a designer in 2016 completing roughly $400,000 in sales in the last year and a half. With her background in woodworking, she strives for a function-oriented design to create one of kind spaces that work well for the particular client.

Matt Nuetzman
Director of Business Development
Matt Nuetzman has served on the Urbandale Chamber Board since 2012, and is the 2016 Board Chairman. In 2011, Matt helped launch the genYP Program and later served as genYP Chairperson, and has volunteered and led many Chamber programs since first joining in 2009. In addition to his role with the Urbandale Chamber, Matt is Director of Business Development at Aureon HR, a Human Resources services provider. Matt is also a member of the Business Record's Forty Under 40 (2012), and he and his wife Sheena live in Urbandale.
Rachel Olson
Payroll Business Partner
Jennifer Oredson
Wildtree Independent Consultant - Jennifer Oredson
We run an organic menu-planning company that provides quick, easy, healthy meals for busy people! We offer make-ahead menu plans for busy folks who want healthy dinners that are convenient and affordable. Our freezer meal workshops will get you 10 dinners of 6 servings with 30-45 minutes of work, and cost less than $4 per serving! These menus can be assembled at one of our workshops, or on your own with help from me! We also offer monthly fresh-cooking meal plans for people who love to cook but are looking for someone to help answer that "what's for dinner" question and help get them out of the mealtime rut! 
Joy Peterson
Peterson Holistic Services
Owner/ Lifestyle Wellness Coach
I am a Lifestyle Wellness Coach. My mission is to empower you to take back control of your wellness and create a lifestyle and a mindset that supports you physically, mentally, and emotionally! 
Kyle Pieper
Two Rivers Bank & Trust
Financial Advisor
My mission is to provide my clents with an experience they are not used to. Simply stated, my goal is to help them pursue their goals. By working together in a collaborative process, we can accomplish greater things likely not achieved as individuals. 

Employed in financial services industry since 2008, with Two Rivers since 2017.

Avid golfer and outdoorsman; running and workout enthusiast. I enjoy supporting multiple local non-profit and chartiable organizations. 
Randy Pike
Kirsten Radke
Core Physical Therapy
Doctor of Physical Therapy
I am formerly from Ottumwa, IA and a graduate of Eddyville-Blakesburg High School. I traveled to Storm Lake, IA to attend Buena Vista University where I received my BS while majoring in Biology. I was 4-yr member of the BVU volleyball team and graduated Cum Laude from BVU in 2012. In 2015 I graduated from Des Moines University's Doctor of Physical Therapy program. I have worked at Core Physical Therapy, in our West Des Moines location, since 2015. As an Osteopathic trained DPT I specialize in 1:1 treatment, using manual techniques, to treat a wide variety of diagnoses from common orthopedic conditions to chronic pain, headaches, migraines, and women's health. I have advanced specialty training in treatment interventions of Myofascial Release, Craniosacral Therapy, Visceral Mobilization, and Pelvic Rehabilitation.
Jon Raftis
The Dana Company
Commercial & Personal Insurance Professional
Bridget Rauch
Do Overz, LLC
Marketing Specialist/Event Planner
As you enter the doors of Do Overz on this particular day, you are greeted by bright sun rays streaming across a large harvest table boasting the splendor of colorful decorations displayed on its beautiful wood surface. This display is surrounded by many other wonderful pieces of furniture and home décor items. While there is beauty in these many cherished items…the deeper beauty lies in the story behind all that you can see. A story that will inspire and reassure you that God always has a plan. It’s a story that was years in the making. A journey that had steps of tragedy, testing, and then triumph for a real Do Overz in life of owner Cheryl Ross-Riker.
Megan Ries
Leadership Team Member
Keystone Chiropractic
Owner/NeuroStructural Chiropractor

Megan is a co-owner of Keystone Chiropractic in West Des Moines. Her clinic's unique focus, NeuroStructural Correction aims to identify core issues that may be affecting a person's body in ways they notice or feel, but more importantly, in ways they have no idea about. Dr. Megan also assists people in making changes to their lifestyle both in the office and in the Des Moines community through her Onsite Health Education. This improves the likelihood that people can make lasting improvements to their health.

Megan joined the chamber in 2016 and is currently involved with the chamber Connectors and serves on the Leadership Committee for genYP. When she's not in the office or out in the community, she enjoys running, trying new workout classes or recipes, volunteering at church, and reading.

Andrea Rink
Alexa Rodawig
Palmer Group
Accounting & Finance Coordinator

Here are 2 truths and 1 lie about me:
1) I own stilts and know how to use them
2) I have completed a marathon
3) I speak French
Lauren Roeding
Service Delivery Manager
My Top 5 Strengths According to Gallup's StrengthsFinder 2.0:
1. Achiever - 2. Competition - 3. Discipline - 4. Consistency - 5. Harmony

I am a driven, self-motivated, and results-orientated individual working towards a Senior Position in Insurance, Financial Services or Employee Benefits with a focus on New Business, Operational Management, and Team Leadership.

On a lighter note, I am the mother of three beautiful daughters; a happy "housewife"​ when I'm not in the office; a sports enthusiast; and a neophile when it comes to food and drink.
Bridget Schneider
Muscle for the Journey
My personal journey began as a Communications Director in a new city who needed a hobby. I started as a runner, transformed to a bodybuilder, and found my passion in powerlifting. Lifting saved me from a dark time in my life and an abusive relationship, which gave me an intense desire to help others find this channel. In 2014, I made the decision to move back to Des Moines and began a new career as a Personal Trainer. I developed a clear vision of how I can help others by transforming the focus and concept of fitness. I believe this journey is not solely appearance driven, but that it should be focused on the ways in which physical effort can be carried into the rest of life.
Muscle for the Journey is a private fitness studio for the misfits, unexpected conquerors, and adventurers. My fitness studio provides personal training, yoga, massage, and small group training in a welcoming environment that also forces clients to confront discomfort and push beyond presupposed limits.
Stacie Stearns
Brenna Strawhacker
Leadership Team Member
Zach Stubbs
Raven Terrell
Kjirsten Van Pelt
Luke Van Roekel
Leadership Team Member
Leonel Villarreal
Alen Vodenicarevic
Chelsea Walter
Midwest Family Lending
Licensed Mortgage Loan Originator

Hello! My name is Chelsea and I live in Des Moines. I was born in Wisconsin (go Packers!) and moved to Iowa when I was the early age of 6. I have lived in the Des Moines metro since. I am a licensed mortgage originator for residential loans at Midwest Family Lending. Prior to being an originator, I worked in the mortgage industry on the originator side – closing, processing and underwriting. Outside of work, I love to spend time with family/friends, enjoy a cocktail, network with other people, and pretty much anything outdoors. Fun fact – I am a vegetarian! 

Are you or someone you know looking to purchase a home? I would love the opportunity to help you through the lending process. Honesty, communication and commitment are 3 fundamentals I truly value in every transaction. 

Katie Wheeler
genYP Leadership Team Member: Past Chair
Gina Whitehead
Eric Williams
Leadership Team Member: Co-Char
AO Wealth Advisory
Associate Financial Planner
My responsibilities include executing financial plans and assisting clients. I also help clients create personal and business budgets focused on achieving their financial goals.
Samantha Winebrenner
Dream Street Realty

I am an Iowa native who was born and raised in Des Moines and a proud graduate of East High School! Real estate has always been a dream of mine so I earned my license in 2011 and enjoyed serving clients until 2014. Since then I have been on the mortgage/finance side of the business and received my loan originator license in the fall of 2017. I have learned so much about the financing and what goes on behind the scenes during a real estate transaction. I am so excited to be back at real estate and know that the knowledge I have gained will be a great asset to serve my clients and make sure their transaction is as worry free as possible! I look forward to teaming up with you and helping make your dreams come true! I currently reside in Urbandale with my two daughters, Lucy and Gwen. If I am not working, I am with them doing things around town, going to the movies, spending time with family and baking yummy desserts!

Amy Wise
Wells Fargo - Douglas
Home Mortgage Consultant
With over 50+ years of experience backing me up, I have the knowledge, confidence and professionalism to help customers from start to finish with the greatest of ease. My focus is on providing excellent customer service and make the mortgage process as smooth as possible. Helping people achieve their financial goals is why I love what I do. In my free time I enjoy spending time with friends and family, running, and trying new local restaurants. I am a huge Iowa State fan. Will be getting married in September of 2018!
Luke Xiong-Howser
Account Executive
I am the Account Executive for Concentra medical center. I help employers set up their accounts to receive treatment for job-related injuries. We also provide employment services like drug screens, physicals, vaccines etc. My goal is to provide a program that minimizes cost and has quality medical outcomes for employers. 
Melissa Zeimet
Rico Starling