I grew up in Northwest Iowa and moved to Des Moines in 2006 after graduating from Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa. I spent many years working for Wells Fargo and settled in the Beaverdale area after buying my first home in 2017. My husband, Jarred, is extremely supportive of my real estate career and respects the time I dedicate to serving my clients.
I got into real estate because I love connecting with people and wanted a career that could impact the community. Buying a home is such an exciting time of change and it brings me great joy to see how the plans all come together for my clients. I’m here to build relationships and help people through a major life change that involves a process I’m passionate about.
I'm Webspec's Office Coordinator, I plan all of our internal events (birthdays, holiday parties, potlucks) and represent Webspec at chamber events and other community events! If you see me out and about please say hello! :)
I am an Optometrist at Urbandale Eye Care. I grew up in Urbandale, and I am happy to be back in the community. My history with the practice is deep! I was a patient here as a child, then worked as a technician and receptionist, and returned as a doctor in 2008. It's great to serve the community I grew up in. I am passionate about vision and my patients, and I love getting to form relationships and watch families grow! I see patients of all ages, starting with providing free eye exams for babies 6-12 months of age. You can read more about it at www.infantsee.org. One of the fun things about my day is the variety that comes with routine eye care for all ages, fitting contact lenses, treating urgent care problems, managing eye disease, and evaluating conditions like diabetes that can affect the eyes...never a dull moment! Almost 12 years in, and I truly love it. I'm always happy to answer questions, so don't hesitate to reach out!
Leadership Team, Professional Development Co-Chair
Mosaic in Central Iowa,Independent Contract Program Manager
I am an Iowa native who was born and raised in Des Moines and a proud graduate of East High School I currently reside in Urbandale and when I am not working I enjoy spending time with my daughters going to the movies, and baking yummy desserts! Real estate has always been a dream of mine. I earned my license in 2011 and enjoyed serving clients until 2014. From there, I worked as a loan processor and learned about the mortgage/finance side of the business and received my loan originator license in the fall of 2017. I have had the opportunity to learn about the behind the scenes of a transaction and know that the knowledge I have gained will be a great asset to serve my clients. I enjoy teaming up with my clients to find what works best for them and their families. If I can help you or someone you know-contact me today!
Lead Chamber Staff for genYP
Urbandale Chamber of Commerce,Event and Marketing Coordinator
Abigail graduated from Wartburg College in 2017 with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with a Marketing and Accounting minor. She was the President of the Wartburg College V-Day Campaign and an intern for both the Wartburg Community Symphony and Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony. She was also actively involved with the Wartburg College music department as a musician and as a music tours coordinator. After college, she lived and worked in Japan, where she taught English at Tokyo Global Gateway, whose mission is to expose Japanese students to English conversation. Most recently, she was a Project Coordinator at IP Pathways. She enjoys spending time with family, kickboxing, and traveling.
Since 2004, Tiffany Menke, IOM, has been the President of the Urbandale Chamber of Commerce. She has served on the boards of and is a Past President/Past Chair of ICCE, CITR, and IMA. She currently represents Iowa on the MACE Board of Directors and serves on the Diversity and Inclusion Council through the Greater Des Moines Partnership as well as participates in a pilot program through the Evelyn K Davis center to mentor exoffenders.
In 2017, Tiffany was honored as a Woman of Influence through the Des Moines Business Record. Other honors include 40 under 40, and Ovation award from the Iowa Women's Foundation. She grew up in Newton and went on to Grand View University in Des Moines where she earned a degree in Mass Communications, Journalism and a minor in Photography.
A city girl to the core, I was born in the cities of Maryland and raised in the cities of Virginia. I have been fortunate to live in many different places, allowing me to learn for different walks of life. I have a Bachelors in IT/Visual Communications and a Masters in Adult education. However, customer service and jobs in this field have been the backbone of my professional career. I enjoy helping customers come to find the answers and solutions to their concerns in order to alleviate their worry or anxiety.
I enjoy spending time with my husband and children, bowling, reading, and traveling. I look forward to getting to know more members of this group. Good luck to a successful year.
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 and has since exceeded her expectations in sales, won a prestigious NKBA Thirty under 30 award, and is working towards her first accreditation and 'Aging in Place' certification. 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.
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.
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.
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.