Member Spotlight: Josh Nichols

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Member Spotlight: Josh Nichols

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Name:    Josh Nichols

Hometown:  Urbandale, IA

Other places you’ve lived:     I lived in the Des Moines area my whole life until recently

Employer:    Kent Corporation

Position (provide a description if you’d like):  Associate Transportation Analyst.  I work with a network of freight forwarders to arrange export shipments for the companies under the Kent umbrella.

Favorite Local Restaurant: Boonies

Previous employer/positions or general overview of experience: I took my position with the Kent Corporation after graduating from Grandview University last May. During my time at Grandview I worked as a Sales Trainee for the Fastenal Company.

College/Major:  Bachelors in Business Administration from Grandview University

What do you like to do for fun?   I love spending time on the water in the summertime, and in the fall I am all about Iowa Football.

Why did you join YPN? I joined YPN, because I am new to town and wanted to meet new people

What is your favorite YPN event? I really enjoyed bags at the Brew

What event would you like to see YPN do? A group outing to a sporting event like a River Bandits game

Anything else? Go Hawks !!!

 

 


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Member Spotlight: Monica Fulscher

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Hometown: Muscatine, IA

Other places you’ve lived: Quad Cities, North Carolina, California

Employer: Team Staffing Solutions, INC.

Position: Marketing and Advertising Coordinator. I am currently building a brand new media mix, event based marketing strategy for our corporate office and outlying branches.

Favorite Local Restaurant: My kitchen with the family!
(Tantra’s noodles, Wine Nutz’s pizza)

Previous Employer/Positions or General Overview of Experience: Most of my experience is in sales and management with some sort of creative twist and a training role. I’ve tutored, recruited, sold life insurance and cars, managed a furniture and electronics store and played music full time. At Team, I get to use a little bit of experience from each field every day.

College/Major: I went to school for Theater.

What do you like to do for fun? I like to try new things but maintain a fairly rigid family calendar. I’ve been skydiving twice and love spontaneous road trips. I front a band and enjoy writing songs and performing. On the other hand, I’m a sucker for cheesy family activities like cutting down our own Christmas tree or going to an old west shoot out reenactment.

Why did you join YPN? I think to be successful at anything, whether that be raising children, making music, or steering your career, a person needs a solid sounding board. I joined YPN because there are so many young professionals involved in the organization who are really passionate about what they do. I hope to grow both professionally and personally with a group of peers to share ideas with, be inspired by, and gain perspective from.

What is your favorite YPN event? You’ll have to ask me next year…

Anything else? Thanks to everyone for being so welcoming!