2020 Connectors

Jay Mathes
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...
Nicole Berger
Co-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 ...
Brenna Young
Trainer Quality Marble & Tile, Business Development Representative
My business background comes from my family business of 25 years. I wanted to change my career but still be in a business with family values well...
Jennifer Paulsen
Social Chair REMAX 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...
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...
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...
Alan Bernard
ALLPAY LLC - Alan Bernard, Founder/CEO
ALLPAY is an electronic payments processing company (Credit Cards, Employee Management/Payroll, Small Business Lending, Point-of-Sale Systems and g...
Sandee Cook
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...
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...
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
Compass Financial Services, Business Development
Jason grew up in LeMars, IA and attended the University of Iowa, receiving a degree in Communications, and Iowa State University, where he receiv...
James Patten
AVI Systems, Account Manager
James is an Account Manager with AVI Systems where he works with clients to connect audio/video technology with digital communication strategies.  ...
Robert Sayer, CFP®, MBA
Waddell & Reed, Financial Advisor
Robert Sayer, CFP®, MBA is a financial advisor at Waddell & Reed located in West Des Moines, IA.  Mr. Sayer has been at his current position since ...
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...
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...
Zak Schneider
Copy Systems Inc., Sales Representative
I was born in Iowa, yet raised in Iowa, Hungary, Japan, and Florida. I recently moved to the Beaverdale area with my wife, and started in my sale...
Randy Pelham
Pelham, Randy, Director of Finance
I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Operations from Iowa State University. I have many years' experience working on senior managemen...
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. ...
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...
Matthew Nelson
Merrill Lynch, Financial Advisor
Matt Nelson has been in the financial services industry since 2006. Matt is passionate about helping individuals, businesses, and families use th...
Megan Ries
Keystone Chiropractic, Owner/NeuroStructural Chiropractor
Megan is co-owner of Keystone Chiropractic in West Des Moines. Her clinic's unique focus, NeuroStructural Correction aims to identify core issues...
David Russell
Abendroth Russell Barnett 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...
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 ...
Amy Engstrom
2Men&ADame Cleaning, Owner
I am owner of 2MEN&ADAME Cleaning. I have 30+ yrs of experience in this industry, My business is involved in several chambers, I am Ambassador of 4...
John Cannon
Wintrust Mortgage, Mortgage Consultant
An 18-year veteran of the mortgage industry but a relative newcomer to Des Moines, I'm eager to establish mysef as the person you want your friends...
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. ...
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...
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...
Nancy Zwickel
STAFF Urbandale Chamber of Commerce, Membership Director
Nancy comes to us with over a decade of consultative sales experience, most recently with the West Des Moines Chamber.  Developing strong relations...
Abigail Wetzler
STAFF 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 t...
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...
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...
Tara Knight-Ortiz
Edward Jones, Financial Advisor
Throughout my life, helping others has been an integral part of who I am. As a retired Army veteran, it is my passion to service that led me to E...