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2018 genYP Membership

Melissa Alto-Kintigh
Rob Andersen
Technology Sales Executive
Sally Andersen
Business Development Representative
Moren Blazevic
Marco, Inc.
Technology Advisor
I'm ready to assess your business, government entity or non-profit organization and recommend tools along with strategies in order to...

1. Increase efficiency and productivity of your team

2. Save you time and money with new resources and technologies

3. Work with you and your team to help develop a future expansion and technology plan to ensure the changes you implement will remain positive

And anything else tech related such as:

- Audio/ Video Systems
- Business IT Services
- Copiers & Printers
- Document Management
- Phone Systems
- Hosted/ Cloud Services
- Managed IT Services
- Managed Print Services
Katie Bradshaw
CLE Productions
Account Executive
My role at CLE Productions is to make events great. I work with our clients to determine the goals of their events and provide solutions to create beautiful, innovative and successful events using technology like projectors/screens, mics/speakers, lighting, video recording, social media walls, and anything else that makes events better. 
Ben Buenzow
State Farm Insurance - Ben Buenzow
Ben has worked with clients since 2004 to protect their most valuable assets including their family, home, cars and money. Ben's Agency Team is dedicated to working proactively as your insurance and financial services professionals to provide you with peace of mind so you can sleep well at night!
Jessica Carlson
Amy Christ
Wells Fargo Bank - Douglas
Home Mortgage Consultant
With over 50+ years of experience backing me up, I have the knowledge, confidence and professionlism 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.
Macie Cline
Nick Darrah
Leadership Team member- Chair
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.
Mandie Deaton
Ankeny Chiropractic Health Center
I'm Mandie Deaton. I am a Sales Consultant at Ramsey Mazda. I got into the car business because I had mainly worked in retail sales, but knew that there had to be something more where I could connect to clients on a higher level. My parents have always been extremely hardworking and motivated while remaining positive and this is something that has carried into my life and an example I strive to meet. I applied to Ramsey excited for a new opportunity and after meeting the team knew this is where I belong, the Ramsey Family.
Daphne Dickens
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. 

MacKenzie Dreeszen
Licensed Insurance Agent
MacKenzie Dreeszen is a licensed insurance agent with Health Markets.  Health Markets is an insurance broker offering health, life, supplemental, small group, and Medicare plans for individuals and families.  MacKenzie joined the Urbandale Chamber in February of 2015 to meet new people with similar interests and to grow as a professional.  
Amy Eaton
Leadership Team Member - Past Chair
Allegra Marketing, Print, Mail
Client Experience Director
I joined the Allegra team to expand our capabilities in marketing services and now manage our client experience team. I love to brainstorm and find creative ways to achieve our clients' goals. I also love squirrels and once met New Kids on the Block. My past experiences include event management, marketing, public relations and athletic media relations. Go State!
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.
Megan Fitzsimmons
Melissa Forneris-Joens
CJ Frazier
Hy-Vee, Inc.
Assistant Manager of Perishables
Lori Gelhaar
Palmer Group
Division Manager
Lori Gelhaar has served on the Urbandale Chamber Board since 2012 and a member since 2002. Over the years, Lori has been actively involved with many of the Urbandale Chamber events, programs, and committees. In addition to her role with the Urbandale Chamber, Lori is a Division Manager at Palmer Group servicing local clients with hiring needs. She currently serves on a variety of other local boards and associations including KEY in Des Moines and the State Employers' Council of Iowa. She is also a past recipient of the Business Record's Forty Under 40 (2013). Lori and her husband Gerry currently live in Adel, Iowa with their 3 children.
Katie Gieszler
City of Urbandale
Economic Development Specialist
Katie Goetz
Eric Grundfast
Rob Gutierrez
Hy-Vee, Inc.
Assistant Manager of Store Operations
Mike Hansen
Matt Harding
Account Executive
Adam Hass
Elevativ Marketing
I help other companies by combining technology and marketing to foster results and growth. I taught myself computer programming at 12 years old and also began building websites for small businesses and churches. 

I joined the Armed Forces and served in the Marine Corps and Army Reserves before taking the dive into entrepreneurship. Now I help others reach their audiences or bring new and exciting digital products to market.
Adam Hatch
AXA Advisors
Financial Consultant
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!
Evan Hoyt
Adam Kaduce
R & R Realty Group
Marketing Representative
Adam J. Kaduce is a high-energy leasing professional for Realty Marketing Group, a subsidiary of R&R Realty Group. Adam is a client-focused sales a leasing manager in all areas of the companies 6 million-square-foot portfolio, including industrial, flex, office retail and multifamily space. Working with numerous local, regional and global companies, Adam facilitates solutions. He was recently recognized as a person to watch in Greater Des Moines in 2015 by The Des Moines Register and was the youngest member of the Des Moines Business Record's 2014 Forty Under 40 class. Additionally, he was recognized as a Real Estate Forum 2014 Emerging Industrial Leader. Adam grew up in Urbandale, and has a real knowledge and passion for the Des Moines area.
Samir Kantarevic
Willy Kappie
Plum Drive Dental
Practice Manager of Operations
Jason Kiesau
Director of Recruiting & Employer Services.
Melissa Kyler, OD
Brittney Ledford
Leadership Team Member
Mosaic in Central Iowa
Resource Development Officer
Brittney has worked for Mosaic in Central, a nonprofit that serves adults with intellectual disabilities, for three years. She focuses primarily on fundraising and community relations. Brittney graduated from The University of Iowa with a B.A. in Journalism & Mass Communication and a minor in International Studies. She is also the owner of One Sweet Kitchen and bakes cookies and pies.
Christopher Lewis
Senior Benefit Accountant
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
Kelsey Meyer
genYP Leadership Team Member
Ryan Moon
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 dog Hilton.
Rick Morr
Alena Naberhaus
Joe Nichols
Sarah Nielsen
Showplace Kitchens
Sarah Nielsen has worked with Showplace Kitchens since 2014, first as a Sales Assistant and moving into a Kitchen and Bath Designer position. She graduated from Iowa State with a BFA in 2013. Her knowledge brings attention to detail and function to every design she creates. Every client is unique and she loves the challenges in creating the best spaces for each one.
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
Matthew Onstot
WILON Wealth Management
Wealth Advisor and co-founder
Kevin Peterson
Peterson Holistic Services

I am co-owner and Holistic Wellness Consultant at Peterson Holistic Services in Windsor Heights. I believe that wellness is a personal journey and you have the capacity to find your own way to personal wellness.
I have over nine years of experience working hands on with clients as a Licensed Massage Therapist. In those nine years I also received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry, Cell, and Molecular Biology at Drake University as well as certificates in Personal Training and Holistic Nutrition. I am dedicated to simplifying the process of attaining personal wellness and helping clients find the skills and resources they need to live well, be well, and have a great daily quality of life.

Joy Peterson
Peterson Holistic Services
Owner/Health and Wellness Coach
I am a Health and Wellness Coach I support my clients in developing strategies to enhance personal wellness through perspective, compassion, knowledge of self, reasonable action and intuitive spirit. ?My goal is to help you feel good, look good and live well! 
Sean Presnall
Leadership Team Member
Kirsten Radke
Megan Ries
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 Community Education Services. 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.

Jordan Riggenbach
genYP Leadership Team Member
Unity Point and Blank Children's Hospital
Program Coordinator Pediatric Residency
I am a young professional in the Des Moines area, recently taking a position at Blank Children's Hospital after leaving Sylvan Learning Center. I have a passion for education, children, and health. I love meeting new people and attending events with networking groups!
Casey Rogers
Hy-Vee, Inc.
Assistant Manager of Store Operations
Jeana Schultz
Urbandale Chamber of Commerce
Vice President
Jeana Schultz, IOM, began working at the Urbandale Chamber in 2008. In her role, she plans and implements events for the membership and oversees the Connector program as well as the Young Professional organization, genYP. She graduated from Iowa State with Distinction, majoring in Journalism/Mass Communication. In her free time, Jeana enjoys family time with her husband, Eric and daughters, Leighton and Lucy. They love cheering on the Cyclones and spending as much time as they can in Okoboji.
Emily Shearer
Jason Stocker
Hy-Vee, Inc.
Manager of General Merchandise
Luke Van Roekel
Leonel Villarreal
Katie Wheeler
genYP Leadership Team Member: Vice Chair
Gina Whitehead
Eric Williams
Leadership Team Member