NEXT Young Professionals

Our Mission

The primary focus of the NEXT Organization is to provide a social networking platform for professionals. Panhandle members can meet, socially interact, and network in a casual environment. Learn more about local businesses, service organizations, and the NEXT generation of leaders guiding the Panhandle into the future.

Recruit

Retain

Educate

Encourage

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Who ARE WE?

(Hint: We're just like you.)
The NEXT Young Professionals

is a group of dedicated professionals promoting growth in the Panhandle. The primary focus of the NEXT Organization is to provide a social networking platform for professionals. Panhandle members can meet, socially interact, and network in a casual environment. Learn more about local businesses, service organizations, and the NEXT generation of leaders guiding the Panhandle into the future.

Meet the Board

NEXT YOUNG PROFESSIONALS BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Jonathan Hunzeker

President
Jonathan was born and raised in Scottsbluff, Nebraska. He attended the University of Wyoming and earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Economics. He then attended the University of Wyoming College of Law, earning his Juris Doctor in 2013. He is admitted to practice law in both Nebraska and Wyoming.

Jennifer Urdiales

Vice President
Jennifer was born in Wyoming, but has called Western Nebraska her home since the young age of 2. She worked in mortgage servicing for 10 years before beginning her career at Castle & Cooke Mortgage in 2012. Jennifer is the Branch Manager and Loan Originator at Castle & Cooke Mortgage in Scottsbluff.

Tricia Strauch

Secretary
Born and raised in Gering, Tricia graduated from Gering High School and is an Account Executive for the Rural Radio Network, working at KNEB in Scottsbluff. She enjoys watching the Colorado Rockies and traveling to Husker football games with her husband and boys.

Laurie Buhlke

Treasurer
Laurie grew up in Overton, NE and graduated from the University of Nebraska at Kearney with an Accounting degree. She is currently working as a tax accountant at Contryman Associates, P.C.

Jennifer Sibal

Social Co-Chair
Born and raised in Gering, Jennifer is passionate about being active in the community. She serves as the Alumni Director at WNCC, and enjoys helping individuals stay connected to the college and creating a variety of engagement opportunities for alumni.

Amy Hauser

Social Co-Chair
Amy is a native of Gering, Nebraska. She previously worked in mortgage servicing for 10 years, but in June 2014 she made Platte Valley Bank her new home. She is the Bank Card Services Manager for Platte Valley Bank’s 17 branch locations.

Adam Hoesing

Board Member
Adam is a 2009 graduate of Chadron State College, and received his law degree from the Univerity of Nebraska College of Law in 2012. He has been with Simmons Olsen Law Firm since 2012. He enjoys spending time with his wife and children.

Noelle Thompson

Board Member
Noelle Thompson is the Director of the Lied Scottsbluff Public Library. She graduated from Monmouth College in Illinois in 2010 and is currently pursuing her Master of Library Science from Rutgers University.

Bri Kihlthau

Board Member
Bri is a native of Gering, Nebraska. Graduating from Chadron State College in 2015, she earned her Business Marketing Degree. She got involved with NEXT Young Professionals by helping out with the annual Beer and Wine Fest. She looks forward to creating more relationships with others around the community.

Mason Stover

Past President
Mason Stover is a Kansas native, and is a huge fan of Auburn University football. Mason is very active in civic involvement. Aside from being Vice President of NEXT, he’s also very involved with Kiwanis.

Jenni Radford

Bookkeeper
Jenni is the Bookkeeper at the Scottsbluff/Gering United Chamber of Commerce. She serves as the administrative assistant for NEXT and for the Chamber’s Agribusiness Committee. Jenni is a 2012-2013 graduate of Leadership Scotts Bluff. She is a native of Cheyenne, WY, but has called the Panhandle home since 2000.

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The NEXT Young Professionals

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1517 Broadway # 104, Scottsbluff, NE 69361
nextyoungprofessionals@gmail.com
(308) 632-2133
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