Board of Directors

Brian M. Cassidy President
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Brian M. Cassidy President

Junk King Reno
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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.
Vick Wowo Vice President
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Vick Wowo Vice President

Whitney Peak Hotel
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Jarad Clark- Treasurer
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Jarad Clark- Treasurer

Barnard Vogler & Co.
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Shay Wells Past President
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Shay Wells Past President

Woodburn and Wedge
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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.
Chelsea Hart - Executive Director
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Chelsea Hart - Executive Director

Reno Tahoe Young Professionals Network
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Joseph Bozsik
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Joseph Bozsik

UNR, College of Engineering
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I joined YPN as a way to meet new people and to expand my professional network. I discovered YPN is much more; an opportunity for professional development, a way to engage our community in uplifting and positive ways, and a way to build friendships.I am the Internship & Career Support Coordinator for the College of Engineering at the University of Nevada, Reno. I am on the board because I want to help YPN strengthen its ability to positively affect the further maturing and development of the greater Reno-Sparks community through the programs we support to develop of our local young professionals and through various community service projects.
Christian “Bo” Cassel
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Christian “Bo” Cassel

Hometown Health
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Mayte Castro - Secretary
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Mayte Castro - Secretary

Mason McDuffie
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I am a Loan Officer Assistant for Mason-McDuffie Mortgage Corporation. I have been in the banking business for over 10 years. I graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno with a Business Management degree. I am passionate about being involved in the community and building relationships. I have served on the Community Involvement and Marketing and Website Committees. I am 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 my community!
Rachel Fransen
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Rachel Fransen

HW Funding
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Rachel was born and raised in Genoa, Nevada and is a proud University of Nevada Alum. She has degrees in both Marketing and Management, and her passion for the housing market has led her to a career as a Mortgage Loan Officer at the locally-owned brokerage, HW Funding. Her love of the area and Reno community has inspired her to join the Board of Directors. When she is not working you’ll find her hiking in the mountains with her dogs, dining at a local brewery, visiting her family in Genoa or Southern California, or enjoying Lake Tahoe.
Megan Lowe
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Megan Lowe

Chase International Real Estate
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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.
Jon Patacca, CFP
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Jon Patacca, CFP

Merrill Lynch
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Eric Scheetz
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Eric Scheetz

Truckee River Flood Management Project
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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 Skowronek
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Johnny Skowronek

Square One Solutions
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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.