About Us

Our Mission

Our mission is to bring together young professionals to provide educational opportunities and social networking events that enrich the Upper Valley and strengthen the future of our local communities.

Our Board

Markell Ripps, Chair

Markell Ripps joined UVYP in the spring of 2012 just as the group was first finding its footing, became a Board Member in the fall of 2012, and has served as the Board’s Co-Chair since January 2013.

Nicole LaBombard, Co-Chair

Nicole LaBombard joined UVYP in the fall of 2014 and become a board member in 2015. She serves as the Outreach Chair and looks forward to expanding the connections and relationships of UVYP with local businesses and organizations.

Erin Martin, Secretary

Erin moved to the Upper Valley in October 2013. She wanted to meet other young professionals in the area and during her quest to start her own young professionals meet-up group, she discovered UVYP.

Beth Culver, Network and Marketing Chair

Beth Culver moved to the Upper Valley during mud season of 2008. She became a UVYP member in 2013 and joined the UVYP board in 2014.

Andrea Denhart, Impact Chair

Andrea Denhart serves as Communications Specialist for Mclane Law Firm in New Hampshire. Andrea lives in Lebanon, New Hampshire, with her husband, Matthew, and their two Labrador-mix pups: Pennie and Layla.

Evan Leary, Develop and Outreach Chair

Evan Leary, Financial Advisor & Business Development Associate at Family Financial Strategies, was born and raised in Concord, NH and has been in the Financial Services Industry for over three years. He started in the business immediately after he graduated from Colby-Sawyer College in 2011.

Matt Young, Membership Chair

Matt Young is a co-founder of UVYP and has been a loyal member ever since the very start of its humble beginnings. Matt has served on the Board since its inception in late 2011 and has acted as the Board’s Secretary since January 2013.