YNPN Cleveland Member Cory Isler’s educational background includes obtaining Bachelor of Arts in Music and Arts Management and a Master of Business Administration from Baldwin Wallace University. Thanks to a college mentor, Cory connected with BVU: The Center for Nonprofit Excellence before his undergraduate graduation and learned about their great work for nonprofits and businesses. He decided to do an informational interview with BVU’s CEO to learn about their work, then applied to a job opening there several months later, and thus began his work with the organization. He now works as Associate Director of Education and Nonprofit Engagement at BVU.Read more
YNPN Cleveland Member Allison Retter describes her interests by saying: “I love to run. I basically run, work, and sleep.” Yet this hardly covers the scope of her engagement in Cleveland and its nonprofit community. A native Clevelander, Allison grew up in South Euclid and currently lives in Shaker Square, and she’s spent her whole career working in local nonprofits. In fact, she says the best part of YNPN Cleveland is “meeting other passionate young professionals with a love for our city and community.”
Hailing from a family whose steel-hauling business has operated in Tremont for over a hundred years, YNPN Cleveland Member Benjamin Gregg has deep roots in Northeast Ohio, and he hopes to stay here for the foreseeable future. Ben has a degree from St. Bonaventure University in Journalism and Mass Communication, but he has widely applied these skills for work in nonprofits in Cleveland and Chicago. Over his career, professionally or as a volunteer, Ben has gained experience managing volunteers, programs, events, and grants, and he truly functions as “a jack of all trades.”
As a Cleveland native and an avowed devotee to the city’s burgeoning foodie scene, YNPN Cleveland Member Brian Schultz knows this community well. It is appropriate, then, that he currently serves as the Community Outreach Manager for the Foundation Center’s Cleveland office. By offering trainings and other resources to nonprofit organizations throughout the Midwest, he helps communicate the Foundation Center’s mission to “connect people who want to change the world to the resources they need to succeed.”Read more
YNPN Cleveland Member Mallory McMaster has spent her entire professional career in the nonprofit sector. She says that she’s always looked for positions where she could serve others, and her engagement in numerous organizations in the Cleveland community makes this dedication clear. Mallory told us that the best part of her membership in YNPN Cleveland has been finding like-minded people outside her usual surroundings. She says, “I love meeting people who are ‘fighting the good fight’ from another sector or organization.”Read more
YNPN Member and the Grants Coordinator at the Greater Cleveland Food Bank.
Lauren is originally from the Cleveland area and is happy to be back. She lives in Willoughby with her husband, Kenny, 4 year old daughter, Delilah, 2 month old son, Micah, and their guinea pigs, Pete and Mickey. In their free time, they love to visit Lake FarmPark, the Cleveland Zoo and Chuckie Cheese.Read more