2021 Connectors

Nicole Berger
2021 Chair Edencrest at Beaverdale, Community Relations Coordinator
Nicole is the Community Relations Coordinator at Edencrest at Beaverdale. Edencrest Retirement Communities serve Seniors looking to maintain their ...
Sandee Cook
Trainer Career Search Associates, Executive Recruiter
I’ve been a Head Hunter since 2015 and love it! Previous to that, I have 25+ years of Human Resources management experience, with Senior Profession...
Jennifer Paulsen
Social Chair RE/MAX Concepts - Jennifer Paulsen, Residential Realtor
I moved to Urbandale in 2011 and have been a proud member & Connector of the Chamber ever since. I received my real estate license in 2006 and have...
Jay Mathes
Past Chair Edencrest at Green Meadows, Community Relations Coordinator
I am the Marketing Director at Edencrest at Green Meadows in Johnston. Our award-winning Senior Living Communities offer Assisted Living and Memo...
Christine Barrows
Century 21 Signature Real Estate, Realtor of residential properties
Christine grew up in a small town in the Finger Lakes Region of New York State, where she also met and married her husband. They remained in the re...
D. Matt Christiansen
Christiansen & Storey Healthcare Solutions , Field Representative/Insurance Agent
Hello my name is Matt Christiansen and I'm a local Health Insurance Agent out of Des Moines.  I sell all forms of Health Insurance for all ages thr...
Mark Courter
State Farm Insurance - Mark Courter, Owner/Agent
Mark has owned and operated his State Farm Agency in Urbandale since 1985 and moved into his current office location at 6773 Hickman Rd in November...
Susan Dunn
Premier Vision Clinic
I have been with the Urbandale Connectors since 2008!  I am also proud to say I was selected as Connector of the Year 2 times!  My upbeat attitude ...
Linda Franker
Optimal Health & Wellbeing, Owner
Hi, I am a Independent Certified Health Coach.  My professional career spans wide with 30 years in Corporate America, providing a wide range of e...
Marcia Hamby
ClubZ! In Home Tutoring, Owner
I am, Marcia Hamby, the area director of ClubZ! In Home Tutoring and owner of Pump It Up of Urbandale.  We cater to all areas of education and thro...
Lisa Hanrahan
Iowa Sign Company, Project Coordinator
Lisa is the Projector Coordinator at Iowa Sign Company. She graduated from Grand View University in 2009 with a B.A. in Graphic Design/Journalism. ...
Brian Houk
Key Mortgage Group, Mortgage Advisor
I am locally born and raised Des Moines resident who has 10+ years of experience in the Insurance and Mortgage Industries.  I am here to help anyon...
Kris Howard
KSH Design Studio LLC, Owner
KSH Design Studio creates personalized and custom gifts. I specialize in personalizing metal and glass items by mechanical etching. I love to do cu...
Mike Johnson
Teacher Wealth, Financial Planner
I started Teacher Wealth, a fee-only financial planning firm, in order to help educators with their finances.  As a former high school teacher myse...
Heidi Kroll
Community Hand Up, Founder/Executive Director
I started Community Hand Up in an effort to bring fulfillment to my life. I raised 2 amazing kids by myself while living in poverty. I saw first ha...
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 daug...
Jason Parkin
Clear Mortgage, Business Development Manager
Jason grew up in LeMars, IA and attended the University of Iowa, receiving a degree in Communications, and Iowa State University, where he receiv...
Reonna Snyder
Hotel Renovo, Sales Executive
Some say, I do deals in heels!  Hi, I’m Reonna – a business professional that has been in the hospitality, event planning industry my entire life. ...
Randy Pelham
Pelham, Randy
I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Operations from Iowa State University. I have many years' experience working on senior managemen...
David Russell
Abendroth and Russell Law Firm, Of Counsel
Dave is "Of Counsel" with his Law Firm Abendroth and Russell and is still available for referrals and assistance. He splits his time between the La...
Robert Sayer, CFP®, MBA
Harvest Point Wealth Management, Financial Advisor
Robert Sayer, CFP®, MBA is a financial advisor at  Harvest Point Wealth Management located in West Des Moines, IA.  Mr. Sayer has been at his curre...
Roger Stalheim
TAB IOWA, President
Greetings from Roger Stalheim, President of T.A.B. IOWA.  Are you ready to make more profit? Make more progress in your business than you have eve...
Bernie Stone
berniestone.com, Connector | Owner | Veteran
Retired military officer and Zebra investor - I love to help people to achieve their goals. I work with small businesses to generate income, and in...
Norm Trentmann
Trentmann, Norm, Retired Engineer
Norm Trentmann, a Registered Professional Engineer, retired from MidAmerican Energy in 2015 after 43 years of service.  He graduated from the Unive...
Casee Woodley
RE/MAX Precision - Woodley Real Estate, Realtor
I was born and raised in central Iowa, but moved away long enough to appreciate the midwestern values. I am a Grand View University graduate, an...
Tiffany Menke
STAFF Urbandale Chamber of Commerce, President
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 Presiden...
Denise Day
STAFF Urbandale Chamber of Commerce, Vice President
​Denise Day is an experienced project coordinator, events manager, and coach. Driven by servant leadership, she takes pride in her ability to build...
Mary Knueven
STAFF Urbandale Chamber of Commerce, Administrative Assistant
Mary has had careers in banking, was Executive Assistant to the President of USG Annuity & Life Company, a Fundraiser & Events Director at Make-A-W...
Allison Larkin
Golden Heart Senior Care, Marketing Director
Allison Larkin is a professional Sales and Marketing Director who works with Golden Heart Senior Care. Allison has achieved success with well-estab...
Anna Wisnieski
STAFF Urbandale Chamber of Commerce, Events & Marketing Coordinator
Anna is the Events and Marketing Coordinator at the Urbandale Chamber of Commerce. She has previously worked in commercial real estate management a...
Tara Knight-Ortiz
STAFF Urbandale Chamber of Commerce, Membership Director
I grew up in Iowa, joined the United Sates Army and am now a retired veteran. The army instilled several values I continue to hold dear including h...