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2018 genYP Membership

Melissa Alto-Kintigh
Rob Andersen
Technology Sales Executive
Sally Andersen
Business Development Representative
Austin Boyke
John Brandt
ATI Physical Therapy
Clinic Director

John Brandt has more than 12 years of experience in sports medicine and rehabilitation. After achieving his Bachelor of Exercise Science-Athletic Training degree from Central College, he received his Doctor of Physical Therapy from St. Ambrose University. John enjoys working with a wide range of patient populations and specializes in functional exercises to return patients to optimal levels of function. Certified in Functional Movement Screen (FMS), John utilizes Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM), Kinesio Taping®, and joint mobilization techniques.

First appointments with all ATI clinics are scheduled within 24-48 hours, and early morning and evening hours are available to accommodate patient schedules. ATI offers expanded hours and complimentary screenings, plus accepts virtually all major insurance carriers.  Some insurance providers do not require physician referral. 

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
Leadership Team Member
Amy Christ
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!
Kathleen Connolly
Andrew Cooper
MidWest Security Patrol Inc.
Director of Sales and Training
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
Nick Darrah
Leadership Team member- Past 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.
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
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.
Andrew Endelman
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
Allison Gowing
Mike Hansen
Austen Hassebrock
Amy Hayes
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!
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
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
Sam Leahy
PERL Mortgage
Mortgage Advisor

Sam has been active in real estate lending in Des Moines since graduating from Iowa State University in 2012. He joined Perl Mortgage in 2016 because Perl’s mortgage platform aligned with his desire to put the needs of his clients first by offering great mortgage solutions combined with the best service in the industry. 

Sam takes the time to meet his clients and complete an in-depth review of their home ownership goals. He educates them on the programs available so they can make an informed decision on the financing option that best suits their needs. He has experience working with a wide range of borrowers, from first-time buyers to high net worth individuals. Sam has an unmatched passion and commitment to serving the needs of the local housing market.

Brittney Ledford
Leadership Team Member- Co-Chair
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
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
Kaitlyn Miklus
Hailey Miller
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 dog Hilton.
Alena Naberhaus
Tim Nelsen
Lucas Nerhus
Jaime Nicolet
Sarah Nielsen
Leadership Team Member
Showplace Cabinetry Design Center
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
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! 
Brenna Paukert
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/ 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- Merle Hay Rd
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. 
Kirsten Radke
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
Jeana Schultz
genYP Staff
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.
Zach Stubbs
Lisa Thai
Edward Jones - Lisa Thai
Financial Advisor
I was born and raised in Des Moines, IA, to a Vietnamese refugee father and a mother from rural China. In May 2016, I graduated from the University of Iowa with a dual degree in finance and international studies and a minor in Chinese. During my time there, I started an Asian-interest sorority called Delta Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc. and was on the executive board for four years. In addition, I give back to the community through the Multicultural Greek Council, serving on the executive board for two years and overseeing eight different fraternities and sororities. After graduating, I interned at Wells Fargo in their retail services department before starting with Edward Jones in November 2016.
Luke Van Roekel
Leadership Team Member
Leonel Villarreal
Alen Vodenicarevic
Ashley Vratny
Katie Wheeler
genYP Leadership Team Member: Chair
Gina Whitehead
Eric Williams
Leadership Team Member
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!

Luke Xiong-Howser
Raven Terrell
Randy Pike
Melissa Zeimet
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.