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Nicole Bauer

Nicole Bauer

Small Business Banker, Dubuque Bank & Trust Board Position: YP President
When I am not at YP you can find me: Enjoying time with my husband, Brandon and our three sons: Maddox (6), Hudson(4), and Rhett (9 months). My husband and I enjoy golfing, live music, hiking and exploring new breweries and wineries. I love staying busy and look forward to knocking a few items off my bucket list this year. First, on my list this summer is trying Stand Up Paddling!

Scott McGuire

Scott McGuire

1st Vice President of Commercial Banking, American Trust & Savings Bank
Board Position: YP Vice President
When I am not at YP you can find me: Spending time with wife Emily and my 4 kids (Jackson, Brooklyn, Franny, and Grace)! I love golfing, boating, eating great food, listening to country music (Eric Church!), and cheering on the Iowa Hawkeyes and Chicago Cubs. I am also a board member at the Mercy Health Foundation, 100+ Men Who Care, and Little Eagles Baseball.

Olivia Connolly

Olivia Connolly

Consumer Loan Officer, Dupaco Credit Union
Board Position: YP Secretary
When I am not at YP you can find me: Hanging out with my fiancé Cody. We love to travel- we try not to go to the same place twice. Also, like to hang out with friends and go out for dinner and drinks. In the summer you can find us on the golf course- I am usually tagging along for moral support, but slowly getting into the swing of things (pun intended). I love to shop and decorate- some would say I have a shopping problem, I call it a hobby!

Taryn Kafer

Taryn Kafer

Convention Services Manager, Grand River Center
Board Position: YP Marketing Co-chair
When I am not at YP you can find me: You can find me spending my time on the water, hiking, camping, anything outdoors! Playing music or somewhere listening to music, being with friends and family or off discovering a new city. I love to travel, a fun fact about me is in three months of the year 2015 I traveled to three continents, 15 countries, and 34 cities!

Jillian Murphy

Jillian Murphy

Mortgage Loan Originator/Senior Personal Banker, Dubuque Bank & Trust
Board Position: YP Marketing Co-chair
When I am not at YP you can find me: Spending time with my 4 kids (Tyler, Ashlynn, and twins Brynn and Chase)! We spend most of our weekends inside a gym or at the ball field, whether it be for a football game, wrestling tournament, volleyball tournament or a softball tournament we are always on the go. When I am not running from one sport to the other with my kids you can usually find me camping, kayaking, running, or anything outdoors!

Whitney Sanger

Whitney Sanger

Sales Manager, Travel Dubuque
Board Position: YP Director of Student Outreach & Academic Outreach
Education: Bachelor of Arts in Marketing, Loras College
When I am not at YP you can find me: Outdoors with my four boys, Graham, Charlie and James, and husband, Brian. We love to travel, explore, hike and bike rain or shine. In my free time (is that even a thing?) you can find me in the kitchen baking or cooking up some new recipes or gardening. Some of my favorite things in life is family, coffee, craft brews, a good burger, and sunshine.

Kevin Meyers

Kevin Meyers

Account Executive, Transportation Division, Kunkel & Associates
Board Position: YP Director of Special Events
When I am not at YP you can find me: Spending time with my wife Stephanie, my friends or my coworkers. I am in a bowling league and a softball league throughout the year and I love to frequent different restaurants and establishments in the area. In the fall you can find me in Iowa City at Kinnick Stadium or somewhere else watching my Hawkeyes. Stephanie and I love to host others at our home whether for a bonfire, a cookout where we supply smoked meat or a variety of other activities, I love to cook. I thoroughly enjoy meeting new people and being at events where I can socialize with a large number of people. When I’m not involved in my regular activities I try to travel new places.

Kate Ernst

Kate Ernst

Director of Marketing, Cartegraph
Board Position: YP Director of Membership
When I am not at YP, you can find me: Out and about in the tri-state area! I was born and raised here, moved away for a few years after college, then made my way back. What can I say? I love this area and the people in it. My husband, Dave, and I purchased a charming old home in what’s arguably the best neighborhood in Dubuque. When we’re not entertaining guests or working on the house, I’m usually hanging out with our large and lively family, spending time on my yoga mat, sharing a bottle of wine with my girlfriends, attending a Chamber event, or gearing up for my next adventure with Cartegraph.

Dulce Arroyo

Dulce Arroyo

Education Consultant, American Trust & Savings Bank
Board Position: YP Director of Programs
When I am not at YP you can find me: Traveling for work or leisure. I also like to remain involved within the community and volunteer my time to give back whenever possible. You can also find me working out or enjoying a glass of wine at a winery or at home after a long day to wind or wine down- depending on how you’d like to look at it. I enjoy watching sports and attending sports events especially if it involves the Iowa Hawkeyes or Chicago teams (except the Sox, unless they’re playing the Cubs).

Digger Kurt

Digger Kurt

Senior Financial Analyst, Medical Associates Health Plans
Board Position: Immediate Past YP President
When I am not at YP you can find me: Spending time with my wife, Elizabeth, and our 2 kids, Digger Michael (Age 4) and Mason (2)! I like to attend sporting events, I am an avid Hawkeye and Cubs Fan. Also I like to travel, I prefer to take a lot of weekend trips rather than one long vacation. In between all of those things, I like to try new beers, I am a huge fan of the pick 6, and like to hit up as many breweries as possible.

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