YPNG Leadership

Introducing your YPNG Leadership. The YPNG leadership help keep YPNG running smoothly so that we, as an organization, can be involved in our community, and connected to other professionals for networking, adventuring & socializing. To learn more about each officer click on their photo or name to see their bio.


Andrea LaRosa

*After traveling abroad for years, Andrea stopped by SLO for a “short

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Kelly Jennings

Kelly has an extensive background in Finance. After graduating from Pepperdine University,

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Brandon Schmiedeberg

Brandon studied Landscape Architecture at Cal Poly, and graduated with honors in

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Vice President

Joan Marie Hurwit

Joan received her MA in Theatre Arts at 22 and has worked

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Director of Marketing

Tina Solar

I started out in retail management, and remained there for over a

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Outdoors Director

Ian McClain

Ian has been a member of YPNG since 2013 and joined the

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Sports Director

Dan See

Dan received his BS and MS in Civil Engineering from Cal Poly

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Director of Outreach

Gabrielle Rivera

Gaby is truly a renaissance woman and we’re psyched to have her

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Director of Networking

David Hall

David is a Central Coast native (Cal Poly alum) with strong ties

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Director of Special Events

Trish McCormick

My name is Patricia (Trish), McCormick. I moved from one of the

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Want to get more involved with YPNG? To learn more about the current leadership openings, click on the positions/openings below for a brief description and application.

Chief Media Officer


– Maintains all posts to social media accounts (Facebook & Instagram). –

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Chief Sponsorship Officer


– Reaches out to local businesses for sponsorship (annual or specific event)

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Chief Technology Officer


– Maintains YPNG website (upgrades, backups, content, functionality, etc.) – Develops YPNG’s

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Care about people to transforming their lives
and exudes a positive Impression to believe.