2019 genYP Membership

2019 genYP Membership
Brittney Haskins
One Sweet Kitchen
One Sweet Kitchen helps you create memorable moments for clients and loved ones with unforgettable custom cookies and pies. Brittney Haskins has been baking her whole life and turned it into a business in 2015, going full-time in 2018. She's active in the Urbandale Chamber, FemCity, NAWBO and still volunteers with her previous employer, Mosaic in Central Iowa. A native of Adel, Brittney lives in Des Moines with her husband, Marc. 
Katie Wheeler
Past Chair
Ryan Moon
Staff Lead
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. 
Brenna Strawhacker
Leadership Team Member
Luke Van Roekel
Leadership Team Member
Nicholas Hullermann
U.S. Bank
Sale & Service Manager
Gina Whitehead
Johnny's Italian Steakhouse
Sales & Social Events Executive
Amy Wise
Wells Fargo Home Mortgage - Urbandale
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!
Chris Huseth
Alena Naberhaus
Zach Stubbs
Raven Terrell
Jennifer Muilenburg
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.
Hailey Miller
Carrier Access, Inc.
Strategic Marketing Manager
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!

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. 
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.
Jacob Repp
R2 Financial Strategies
Financial Services Professional
Jen Samuels
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.

Sally Andersen
Oasis, a Paychex® Company
Business Development Representative
Christopher Lewis
Larissa Mincks
Rachel West
Kathleen Temple
Marketing Consultant
Josh Terrell
Matt Nuetzman
Oasis, a Paychex® Company
Business Development Manager
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.
Taylor White
Drew Mattes
Sarah Nielsen
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.

Eric Williams
Vice Chair
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.
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.
Jessica Carlson
Leadership Team Member
Northwestern Mutual
Financial Advisor
Jessica is a Financial Advisor and shares a practice with her husband, Brian. With their team of 5, they focus on helping business owners grow by leveraging assets for lower rates on their lines of credit and setting up retirement plans for themselves and their employees along with other company benefits.

Jessica grew up in a military family in Indianola, Iowa. She studied at Grand View University and University of Central Missouri.  She stays busy by participating in volleyball leagues, traveling with her husband, and spending time with family.

She is passionate in making a positive impact in her community.

Shelby Mensen
Leadership Team Member
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.

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! 
Jennifer Oredson
Dinner Dispatch

Do you hate the question, "what's for dinner"? Do you never seem to have enough time to get to the grocery store and get a healthy meal on the table?​

That's where Dinner Dispatch comes in! With each delivered menu, we have you covered for the next 3 weeks, all for about $4 per serving. That's about $80-$85 per week!

We do all the shopping and prep and deliver 10 meals to your doorstep or workplace. Set aside 30 minutes to follow a set of simple instructions to turn your groceries into gourmet meals, and then toss them in the freezer. Then all you have to do is thaw, cook, and enjoy!

Check us out at www.dinner-dispatch.com

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. 

Alen Vodenicarevic
Kate Cook
LaunchIT Corp.
Allison Gowing
Andrew Cooper
MidWest Security Patrol Inc.
Director of Training and Public Relations
I work for MidWest Security Patrol and Investigations and wear many hats for my organization. I have been doing safety and security in the Des Moines Metro area for over 8 years. 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, riding the Harley or playing Rugby. 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 deserve.
Wm. Curvin Larson
Leadership Team Member
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
Cale Carlson
Amy Eaton
Women Lead Change
Director of Marketing & Strategic Development
Amy Eaton is the Director of Marketing & Strategic Development at Women Lead Change. In this role, she is responsible for building a structure to create increased awareness of the Women Lead Change brand, including developing and implementing marketing initiatives, projects and programs to grow the organization.
Kolby Moore
Edward Jones Investments
Financial Advisor
As a financial advisor with Edward Jones, I focus on building relationships within different communities throughout Urbandale and West Des Moines, IA. Having a strong desire to help others has always been the driving force behind the service I provide. Our clients trust us in helping them navigate through the difficult choices when it comes to those major life decisions that revolve around the organization, accumulation, protection and transferring of wealth.

We would love to have the opportunity to serve you, so please feel free to reach out to us to schedule an appointment.
Kjirsten Van Pelt
Mattie Jacobsen
Technology Advisor
Alec Wilcox
R&R Realty Group
Commercial Real Estate Representative
You could say real estate is in Alec’s blood. His mother owned a residential real estate agency in his hometown of Norfolk, NE and at age 19, he became one of the youngest people to receive his real estate license in Nebraska. Moving eastward to Drake University, Alec continued pursuing his love of real estate as an intern at R&R, becoming a full-time employee after graduating. As a millennial, Alec has special insight into what types of office design and company culture and attract and retain talented, younger employees. These skills, along with unique insight on the warehouse market make Alec a valuable broker for his clients.
Aaron Colyer
Wells Fargo Home Mortgage - Urbandale
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!

Austin Foster
Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics of Central Iowa

I was born and raised in the Des Moines metro area and I consider myself lucky to get to practice in Urbandale. I completed my undergraduate education at the University of Northern Iowa and then went on to earn my Doctorate of Dental Surgery, Master of Science in Orthodontics, and Certificate in Orthodontics from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry and Dental Clinics. 

I truly love being an orthodontist. I can't imagine a more rewarding career than one that allows me to give people smiles they love to show off! I maintain strong ties with the Department of Orthodontics at the University of Iowa through my appointment as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Orthodontics, and I enjoy serving as one of the six members of the residency program’s Admissions Committee.

Outside the office, I enjoy traveling, being outdoors, swimming, biking, and playing golf.

Lindsey LaMair
Webspec Design
VP of Strategy
Brandy Laiblin
Attain Real Estate
Real Estate Agent
Hi there, I'm Brandy and I'm excited to meet and connect with other young professionals in my area. I'm a real estate agent coming up on my 2 year anniversary in the business. What a whirlwind it has been! My first 2 years have exceeded all my expectations and I'm looking forward to seeing where this business takes me in the future. When I'm not guiding my clients through the selling/buying process I enjoy spending time with my family. I'm engaged to the love of my life(Josh) my son is 8(Jax) and we have 2 dogs, a pitbull(Atticus) and a maltese puppy(Jazz). 
Nicole Porter
Oasis, a Paychex® Company
Service Associate - PEO Payroll
Corey Fowler
Laser Resources
New Business Development
Kiya Ciecko
Bryanne Lang
Mosaic in Central Iowa
Independent Contract Program Manager
Jessica Verwers
Nick Kelly
Iowa Wild
Account Executive, Corporate Sales & Service
Morgan Frideres
Bree Hunwardsen
Megan Shultz
Purdue University Global
Academic Advisor
I have worked for Purdue University Global for six years and as an Academic Advisor, I help students become ready to take on the professional world and graduate in their respective fields ready to enter the workforce. Purdue University Global offers a wide variety of degrees, including: Certificates, Associates Degrees, Bachelors Degrees, Masters and Graduate level degrees. I grew up in Mason City, Iowa and moved to the Des Moines metro area in 2017, soon after I graduated with my Master of Business Administration. 
Mandie Kimbro
Kate Bloomburg
West Bank
Marketing & Communications Associate
Betsy Colosimo