Five groups of volunteers, made up of Steering Committee members and BCYP members at large, all pitch in to coordinate the various aspects of operations for the Barton County Young Professionals program. Read more and see who makes it happen! (last sentence should link to a sub page entitled “Action Teams”)

Public Relations Team

Handles all writing, design, communications, and advertising for Barton County Young Professionals events and projects.

Andrea Bauer— Lead & Steering - Great Bend Chamber of Commerce

Haley Acker - Marketing Maven

Korby Boswell - Adams Brown Beran & Ball

Ryan Fairchild - Innovative Livestock Services

Chelsea Mitchell - Barton Community College

Stacy Polkinghorn - Farmers Bank & Trust

Emily Seiwert - Images by Emily

Samantha Stueder - Barton Community College

Special Events Team

Plan and execute all BCYP special events, such as Casino Night, Fall Fest, Party with a Purpose, and family gatherings.

Katie Zimmerman – Lead & Steering - USD 428

Megan Hammeke – Steering - Great Bend Recreation Commission

Katie Powell - Community Corrections

Amy Habiger - Yours Truly

Leadership Team

Plan and execute the Personal Development luncheon series and the annual leadership workshop. Also helps promote the Leadership Golden Belt program.

Regan Reif – Lead & Steering - Adams Brown Beran & Ball

Traci Burns – Steering - Benefit Management LLC

Eric Schoendaler - First Kansas Bank

Community Impact Team

Lead annual volunteer projects such as the Charity Supply Drive and other one-time charitable endeavors.

AJ Chrest – Lead & Steering - Aflac Independent Agent

Austin Coyan – Steering - Adams Brown Beran & Ball

Richard Ammel - EBH Engineers

Rachel Mawhirter - Marketing Maven Consulting

Brandon Steinert - Barton Community College

Membership Team

Serve as the welcome wagon for BCYP by greeting and signing up new members at events and managing the BCYP database.

Nick Klug – Lead & Steering - Corrosion DC

Casey Hatzenbuehler - USD 428

Aaron Emerson - Steering - First Kansas Bank

Selena Flores - Benefit Management

Kelly Calcara - USD 428

Leslie Klug - Francis Financial

Carrie Carl - CLC Services

Chelsea Kaundart - Great Bend Regional

Flatlander Team

Special Action Team created to plan and execute the annual YP5K & Half Marathon. 

Aaron Emerson – Lead & Steering - First Kansas Bank

Brandon Steinert - Barton Community College

Sandy McMullen

Lisa Whiting - Innovative Livestock Services (ILS)

Kristy Jerke

Billie Kuhlman