NOMINATE A YP OF THE YEAR
2019 YP of the Year
Do you know a young professional making a difference in Mesa County? Nominate them to be our 2020 Young Professional of the Year!
YOUNG PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR
Director Of Career Services at Colorado Mesa University
Tamara was born and raised in Grand Junction and graduated from Colorado Mesa University’s mass communication program. She previously served as the Director of Marketing and Business Development for Mesa Mall for over five years and recently moved into the role of Director of Career Services for Colorado Mesa University.
Tamara also worked in local government for the Mesa County Health Department as a Communication Specialist, and for the non-profit Mosaic as a Community Outreach Manager. She currently volunteers with Mosaic, the CMU Alumni Association, and the Initiate Conference. She was awarded the CMU Alumni Association President's Award in 2018 for her outstanding commitment to CMU.
As one of the youngest CMU Alumni Board Presidents, Tamara also sits on various boards across the community and has a passion and desire to see a connected community thriving in every area.
YOUNG PROFESSIONALS OF THE QUARTERS
Young Professional of the Quarter is an award that honors Mesa County young professionals within YPNMC who have done an exceptional job representing young professionals or has made great achievements while being a member. The Board of Directors is always seeking nominations for the next Young Professional of the Quarter!
Leslie Eslava, Program Coordinator at Riverside Educational Center, was the Young Professional of the Quarter in March 2018.
Dr. William Berguin, DDS was the Young Professional of the Quarter in June 2018.
Michael Brooks, Tax Supervisor for Dalby, Wendland, & Co., was the Young Professional of the Quarter in October 2018.
Colter Lovette, co-owner of 32Waves, was the Young Professional of the Quarter in April 2019.
Trevor Daggers, Financial Advisor with Merrill Lynch, was the Young Professional of the Quarter in June 2019.
Kayley Vogel, Assistant Coordinator of CMU Career Services, was the Young Professional of the Quarter in June 2020.
Derek Irick, Realtor with Bray Real Estate, was the Young Professional of the Quarter in October 2020.
AMERIPRISE FINANCIAL SERVICES
"I have met all my closest friends through YPN. When I was new to the Grand Valley, this is where I found people who enjoy learning."
"YPN is a great networking opportunity. Plus, it looks good to current and future employers that want to see a history of community involvement and leadership."
"The candidate forum YPN put on was so helpful. I'm so glad I got to go to an unbiased presentation of the candidates."
THROUGHOUT THE YEARS
Before Hours - Roasted
Before Hours - My Favorite Muffin
Lunch Conversation - Jay Seaton, the Daily Sentinel
Lunch Conversation - Allison Ellington, Girl Scouts Regional Director
Lunch Conversation -Eureka Science Museum
Lunch Conversation - Dr. April Schulte-Barclay and Kevin Barclay
Lunch Conversation, Pete Baier
Before Hours - Main Street Bagels
Special Event - Rooftop Event at St. Mary's Hospital
Lunch Conversation - The Daily Sentinel
2018 YPN Christmas Party
Lunch Conversation - John McConnell, Eureka Science Museum