Brian M. Cassidy PresidentJunk King Reno
Brian Cassidy is President/CEO of Junk King Reno, and Junk King Franchise System. Born and raised in Southern California and an alumni of University of Southern California (USC), Brian moved to Reno in February 2014. Since moving to Reno, Brian has entrenched himself in the Reno/Sparks business community and YPN Board of Directors. As President of YPN, Brian hopes to take YPN to the next level. His motto as President is: “Bigger and Better.” Brian is also part of the Boys and Girls Club of Truckee Meadows Young Leadership Committee (YLC), board member of the Northern Nevada USC Alumni Association, board member for The Chamber of Commerce of Reno/Sparks, board member of Friends of Big Brothers Big Sister Donation Center and board member of Builders Association Charity (BAC). In his down time, you can find Brian spending time with his wife, Andrea, their son, Harrison, and their boxer dog, Brutus. His other passions are golf, USC football and the great outdoors of Reno/Tahoe area.
Shay Wells Past PresidentWoodburn and Wedge
Shay Wells is an associate at the local independent law firm, Woodburn and Wedge. Shay’s practice focuses on commercial law, commercial litigation and bankruptcy law. Shay joined Reno Tahoe YPN as a member in 2010 and has been on the Board since June 2013. Shay joined the YPN Board to help continue the positive trajectory of YPN from a leadership position and to ensure that YPN provides new and exciting events and opportunities for its members.
Audrey QuintUNR, College of Engineering
Audrey Quint is an Insurance Specialist for American Family Insurance with extensive knowledge of and experience with a variety of different products, but has a penchant for commercial lines of insurance. Audrey began with American Family after leaving her long time career in event planning. Her passion for insurance spouted when she held a corporate sales management position for AmFam’s Northern Nevada corporate office which then led to her acquiring a sales position. She loves the insurance industry and looks forward to a lifelong career helping her clients protect all of the people and things that matter most to them.Audrey joined YPN to surround herself with like-minded business owners and entrepreneurs who see the value in coming together to help the community flourish. Audrey is also part of Big Brothers Big Sisters as a “Big” and is a member for The Chamber of Commerce as an Ambassador to the community. Outside of work Audrey enjoys hiking, running, cooking (and savoring) a delicious meal, and getting a good daily laugh in.
Mayte Castro - SecretaryMason McDuffie
Mayte Castro is a Licensed Loan Officer Assistant for Mason-McDuffie Mortgage Corporation. She has been in the banking business for over 11 years. She graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno with a Business Management degree. Mayte is very passionate about being involved in the community and building relationships. She previously served on the Community Involvement and Marketing and Website Committees. Mayte is very excited for the opportunities that are available to young professional in the Reno/Sparks area and joined YPN as a way of being involved in the community!
Fallon HoneycuttWaste management
Fallon Honeycutt is the Industrial Account Manager for Waste Management. She focuses on heavy industrial, special waste and recycling for the Northern California and Northern Nevada market area. Fallon joined the YPN board to be a part of an organization that fosters personal and professional development for young professionals. She also enjoys being a part of an organization that helps to make a difference in a community she loves and which her and her husband are raising their her three daughters in.
Megan LoweChase International Real Estate
Megan Lowe is a residential Real Estate Associate for Chase International Real Estate. Megan has a rare blend of skills that cultivate from years of hands-on experience and an ambitious desire to please. This spirited business sense comes naturally to Megan who is well known for her bright and amicable approach to life. Megan joined the YPN board to surround herself with like-minded people and people who challenge her. She wanted to surround herself with people she can learn something from. She’s an avid volunteer and has a great appreciation for the outdoors. When time allows, Megan loves to spend time with family and friends all over the High Sierra.
Eric ScheetzTruckee River Flood Management Project
Eric Scheetz is a founding member our YPN and received the 20 Under 40 award in 2013. Professionally he is the Construction Engineering Manager for the Truckee River Flood Management Authority. He has been a Professional Engineer since 2004 and is proud of the construction and design projects he has been a part of including: LAX, the LA Cathedral, the California High Speed Rail, Port of LA and Long Beach intermodal terminals, and locally ReTRAC as well as some water clarity projects at Tahoe. 3) Eric helps with / is the/ has been: Immediate Past President and current Scholarship Chair of the USC alumni club for our region, Reno Active 20-30 helping kids get Back to school clothes and Christmas/ Winter clothes. Appointed to numerous County Advisory Boards to help with community planning. Government Affairs chair for ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers), volunteers for elementary school outreach to get kids involved in math and sciences. Education Alliance Board Member which helps garner support from local businesses for our schools. 2008 class of Leadership Reno Sparks, etc.
Johnny SkowronekSquare One Solutions
Johnny Skowronek runs Squre 1 Solutions with his family as the Vice President of Operations. Square 1 Solutions is a direct placement and temporary staffing company owned and operated by the Skowronek family since 2009. Square 1 Solutions specializes in placing employees for their clients in a wide variety of employment situations ranging from temporary and full time assignments for construction, production, manufacturing and distribution staff all the way up to the direct placement of managerial, technical and executive employees. With over 12 years experience in the staffing industry, Mr. Skowronek is an expert interviewer and resume critic and uses those skills to connect high caliber talent with respected and successful companies in the Reno area. Mr. Skowronek manages the sales, marketing, employee pre-screening and selection for Square 1 Solutions. He has also sold over $20 million dollars of staffing services in the Reno area. Mr. Skowronek is a current member of the Board of Directors for the Builders Association of Northern Nevada (BANN) is also the Vice President of Programs for the Northern Nevada Human Resources Association.