About Our Team

YPSLC is 100% run by a team of volunteers who also serve as members of YPSLC's board of directors.

 

Nchopia Nwokoma | President

Nchopia is YPSLC’s original founder and currently serves as President of the organization. She is employed as Director of Culture at England Logistics. In her spare time she teaches psychology at Salt Lake Community College. Nchopia claims she is allergic to the outdoors. She loves art, food, traveling, and meeting new people

Brad Smith | VP Internal Services

Brad is YPSLC’s VP Internal Services.  As VP Internal Services – Brad oversees our Marketing & Public Relations team, Membership Recruitment & Engagement team, and Community & Civic Engagement team. During the day, Brad works for Grainger Industrial Supply as a Product Manager for the Tool category. Off hours, Brad enjoys exploring the town with his wife and enjoys taking advantage of Utah’s beauty by snowboarding, hiking and fishing.

Samantha Greenberg | VP Programming Events

Transplanted from the great state of Michigan, Samantha works as a healthcare provider in Salt Lake City. She loves  team sports and can be found on the flag football or kickball fields, or poorly playing softball. Utah made her a rapid fan of HIGH fitness, the amazing people, hiking, and skiing. She has a bucket list since moving out West and travels on a regular basis, only to add to an evergrowing list. As YPSLC’s Vice President Events Programming – Sam oversees our Social Events team, Philanthropy & Volunteer Events team, Community Events team and Personal & Professional Development Team. Sam can be reached via email at sgreenberg@ypslc.com.

Brandi Maull | Secretary

Brandi works as a chemist, synthesizing polymers with applications in the gold mining industry for a start-up company located in Research Park at the University of Utah. She is originally from the east coast and has been living in the Salt Lake City area for only 2 years.  In her free time, Brandi enjoys exploring the arts and music scene in Salt Lake and surrounding areas. Brandi can be reached via email at bmaull@ypslc.com.

Trey Ennis | Treasurer

Trey moved from South Kensington, London. He studied English at Hertfordshire University he then moved onto Cambridge to study his MBA. He proceeded to work in the fast-upscale environment of the ever-growing tech world. Passionate about business, connecting people and communications moving to America was a natural fit.  As he came to Utah alone knowing no one in advance, YPSLC helped him to attain the right network. Now he sets about to make sure people get the same experience.  In his free time, Trey loves to write, box, paint, play soccer and frequently play his guitar.  Trey can be reached at tennis@ypslc.com.

Keil Myers | General Counsel

Keil Myers is a Utah native from Davis County. He earned his bachelors degree from BYU-Idaho; and his J.D. from Gonzaga. While at Gonzaga Keil volunteered as a mock trial coach with local junior high students as well as working with local immigrants through World Relief. He also interned with the local public defenders office as well as with a small law firm in California.

Since graduating law school Keil has worked as solo practitioner, and most recently with Guardian Law with his main areas of practice being estate planning, and family law. He regularly contributes time to working pro bono with defendants in the debt collection/landlord tenant calendar in Utah’s Second District. In his free time Keil enjoys spending time with his family and reading a good book.

Kwamane Harris | Director Social Events

Kwamane moved to Utah in June 2016 and has quickly connected himself to the downtown community. Kwamane serves as the Co-Chair of the Social & Volunteer Events committee. He is employed as an Education Manager for an area non-profit in salt lake city. Kwamane enjoys being active in the community, and making a difference in the lives of others. To reach Kwamane email him at kharris@ypslc.com

Becca Barratt | Director Community Events

Born and raised near Dallas, TX, Becca now claims Salt Lake City as her home. She earned a degree in Illustration from Brigham Young University and works at a tech company in downtown Salt Lake as a marketing project manager. Becca loves getting involved with her local community and has a passion for event planning. For fun she also enjoys spending time outdoors, yoga, film, languages, learning new skills, and exploring the arts scene in her city. Becca can be reached via email a bbarratt@ypslc.com.

Bahaa Chmait | Director Philanthropy & Volunteer Events

Originally from Canada, Bahaa has lived in both San Francisco and Boston, and now calls Salt Lake City home. He moved here for work in the renewable energy industry and is now in love with everything that Utah has to offer. He enjoys hiking, snowboarding, and photography. Bahaa lives by the quote, “The purpose of life is adventure.” and is inspired by are Simon Sinek, Brene Brown and Alan Watts.
Bahaa is very interested in making a positive impact in the Salt Lake community and invites you to join him on his quest to create an amazing place to live, work and play. Bahaa can be reached at bchmait@ypslc.com.

Noelle Farr | Director PR & Marketing

Noelle lives and was raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. She has studied psychology, with an emphasis in Criminology at the University of Utah. Along with her studies, she has previous experience working as an office admin and case manager for clients with misdemeanor charges, as well as general populations struggling with mental illness. Though Noelle has a passion for the field of psychology, she currently moving forward towards a career in Real Estate. Previously , Noelle had a volunteer position as secretary for the Salt Lake Domestic Violence Coalition. She also has experience within marketing and fundraising for political election campaigns, as well as  businesses. In her spare time she enjoys being with her son, working out, cooking, and being with friends. Noelle is a social extrovert, who loves meeting new people, and making friends. Contact Noelle via email at nfarr@ypslc.com.

Nick Vondracheck | Director Membership

Nick moved to Salt Lake from Minneapolis in June 2016 where he graduated from the University of Minnesota to work in Software Sales for Qualtrics. Growing up in the Twin-Cities where it is as flat as a pancake, Nick takes full advantage of the abundance of outdoor activities Utah has to offer including Mountain Biking, Skiing, Hiking, and visiting national parks. In his free time, he also working out, cooking, real estate, and watching his favorite sports teams – namely the Packers, T-Wolves, and Golden Gophers. You can contact Nick at nvondracheck@ypslc.com.

Sarah Waugman | Director Civic & Community Engagement

style=”font-size: 14px;”>Sarah hails from Park City, Utah. She is passionate about human rights, equality, and ensuring every person has the opportunity to live their best life. Sarah is employed as the development officer for a local non-profit charter school. In her spare time, Sarah enjoys the outdoors and spending time with friends.