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.

Regan Reif – Adams Brown Beran & Ball
Austin Coyan - Adams Brown Beran & Ball
Ryan Fairchild – Innovative Livestock Services
Traci Couch

Special Events Team

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

Megan Hammeke – Great Bend Recreation Commission
Katie Zimmerman - USD 428
Katie Powell – Community Corrections
Shannon Stafford – Eagle Radio

Leadership Team

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

Rob Bauer – Law Firm of Bauer & Pike, LLC
Gerrie Meyer – Farmers Bank & Trustz
Eric Schoendaler – First Kansas Bank

Community Impact Team

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

Traci Burns – Adams Brown Beran & Ball, Chtd.
Richard Ammel – EBH Engineers
Rachel Mawhirter –  Marketing Maven Consulting
Jean Aycock - Kansas Wetlands Education Center

Membership Team

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

AJ Chrest – Aflac
Kelly Calcara – USD 428
Sabrina Sloan – Amerigroup
Angela Sycz - Stoneridge Country Club
Taylor Calcara - Watkins Calcara Law Firm

YP5K & Half Marathon Action Team

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

Jean Aycock - Kansas Wetlands Education Center
Brandon Steinert - Barton Community College
Sandy McMullen     
Daniel Kiewel - Great Bend Tribune
Aaron Emerson - First Kansas Bank