Young Professionals Committee

Meet Our Young Professionals Network Committee

Alese Hardy
Young Professionals Network Chairperson
Alese Hardy
ATD Solutions, LLC

I work in Business Development for ATD Solutions, LLC. ATD Solutions stands for "Attention to Detail" and that is what we provide to clients when performing bookkeeping services and QuickBooks training. We handle all of your accounting needs up until Year End taxes where we will work with the client's CPA to provide accurate and detailed financials. Our services include Day-to-Day Bookkeeping, QuickBooks Support, Training, Consulting and Set-up personalized for your business needs. I've been with ATD Solutions just over a year now but in that short time I have acquired a great deal of knowledge and guidance from Jackie who co-founded the company in 1999. We take pride in what we do here at ATD Solutions and will not give up until a clients needs are fully met. We take the stress out of accounting so clients can enjoy being business owners and fulfilling their life passions.

What I love most about the Chamber and YPN is the opportunities they provide for us to grow as individuals and as professionals as well as the opportunities to give back to the community. In my free time, I love spending time outdoors with our dog Bella who we rescued. If we aren't on the boat sunbathing, we are running 5K's together. I have a younger sister who also rescued 2 dogs. I love to give back to the community and would rescue every dog I see if I could get them all off the streets.

 

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Young Professionals Network Co-Chair

I am a Treasury Management Specialist at Clarkston State Bank. Clarkston State Bank is a community financial institution that operates out of Waterford and Clarkston.  My goal is to make our customers' banking lives easier through the support and sales of our online/mobile banking, remote depositing, merchant services, and cash management solutions, as well as new product development.

My favorite part of the Waterford Chamber is the Young Professionals Network!  It is a great group of people who genuinely support each other and the Waterford community. I grew up in Waterford and currently reside in Clarkston with my husband, two children, and Yorkshire Terrier. I enjoy movies, books, and activities with my family.

 

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Young Professionals Network Past Chair
Speaker Co-Coordinator
Keri Milner
The Milner Agency - Farm Bureau InsuranceI am the Owner and a Multi-Line Agent for The Milner Agency - Farm Bureau Insurance. Our mission it to protect and educate our community, our clients from the risks of everyday life. Protecting everything you and Your Family have worked so hard for giving you Peace of Mind. I choose to become a Farm Bureau Insurance Agent because I love to help others. I personally specialize in putting together custom Life Insurance plans for families, business owners and clients who are looking to retire. Our Agency can help you with your Home, Auto, Business and Life Insurance needs.We are proud supporters of the Waterford Young Professional Networking Group, McLaren Oakland Foundation, Waterford Goodfellows, Miriam's Watch, Movie under the Moonlight, Concerts in the Park and the Waterford Chamber Golf Outing! I live and work in Northern Oakland County so my service is always personal and always local. LOCAL being the key word! I enjoy getting to know other people in the community that want to see other local businesses in the areas succeed. I feel like the Waterford Chamber is like a family that supports one another! I have met some amazing business partners through the chamber that have become great friends.

My husband and I are in businesses together so you could say we like to spend time together! When we are not meeting with clients or in the office we have two little girls Emma and Hannah who keep us pretty busy. So you may see us around town on the weekends chasing after them.

 

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I am the Director of Operations at Stealth Management (Jet's Pizza and CJ's Brewery) Currently, Stealth Management controls 4 Jets Pizza locations (Commerce, Waterford, Farmington and Milford) and CJ's Brewing Company in Commerce. I handle all of the accounting and HR functions, as well as serving as the managing authority for all of the store managers. What I enjoy most about the Waterford Chamber is building relationships with wonderful people and becoming more involved in our community. The relationships I have built as a member of the Waterford Chamber and YPN in particular have been invaluable to building our business in this area, and also in helping us to develop business strategies for the future. I love working with our fun group at the YPN!

Outside of work, I am married and have 2 crazy children; Adam and Audrey. We love to play outside and spend time with our extended family and friends.

 

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Member Development and Recruitment

I am the Branch Manager and a Certified Lender at Flagstar Bank in White Lake. I have been in banking for 9 years and wear many hats here at Flagstar. I coach a team of professionals to have quality conversations with our clients, listen to what life changes are taking place and craft solutions specific to that individual's needs. I get out into the community, get to know business owners and the passion they have for their business. I help them with their cash flow and any financial point points they are experiencing or will be facing as they continue to grow their business.

I have a passion for helping clients on the consumer side of retail banking with their borrowing needs. It's an amazing feeling to help my clients with something that can really impact their life.

I absolutely love how welcoming everyone is in the Chamber. When I first joined the Waterford Chamber an employee came out to my branch, went over my membership, invited me to upcoming events and invited me to join the Young Professionals Networking Group as well. The people I have met in the past couple years are now my friends and I enjoy referring business to someone I know and trust.

On a personal note, my husband Donald and I met in high school and now have two beautiful children, Khloe and Kash. We enjoy vacationing in warm places and our favorite place to visit is Sarasota, FL. My family and I have been going there for years and the beaches are gorgeous!

 

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Amanda Lucero
Non-Profit Coordinator

I am the Office Manager at Eagle Graphics and Design Inc. We are a family owned and operated Michigan corporation that specializes in vehicle and trailer wraps as well as many different types of sing products.  Eagle Graphics has the ability to design, produce, apply and install a wide range of Sign related products in-house. Our 3500 square foot facility in Waterford is equipped with state-of-the-art computers, software, vinyl plotters, a wide format latex printer, UV printer, laminator, flat bed CNC router, laser engraver, a 35' aerial lift van and aerial lift trailer.

As an Ambassador and YPN Committee Member, I love all the new people I have had the opportunity to meet through the chamber. In my free time, I love to volunteer at an animal sanctuary, spend time with my soon, and go camping with the family.

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Non-Profit Co-Coordinator

I am a president and coach at Focal Point Coaching & Training. I am an expert in process, leadership, and business development. I brings over 20 years of experience leading product, process and employee development programs, productivity enhancements, and strategic business planning. Steve works with business owners, executives and their teams to enhance employee and business development growth.

When thinking about what I enjoy most about the chamber, I likes the sense of overall community, friendship and the willingness to assist each other unconditionally. In my free time, my family and I like to go camping throughout the state of Michigan, frequenting the beautiful shorelines. I enjoy woodworking, playing the guitar and sharing a great craft beer with family and friends.

I am the Owner/Operator of Lazer Lines Parking Lot Maintenance LLC. We offer parking lot striping, seal coat, asphalt repair, crack fill, industrial/warehouse striping and snow removal. I can help you with any of your parking lot needs. Being in the Chamber has helped me to grow as a professional. Each networking event presents a topic to challenge my mind and evaluate my business. I have also been able to meet some incredible professionals who have become my friends.

Organized chaos describes my daily routine. Dog rescue has been a large part of my life for the last 14 years so any free time is spent helping K9 Stray Rescue League. With three young children, four dogs and a barn full of animals to care for, my days are rarely free; yet I would not have it any other way.

 

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Activity Co-Coordinator

I am the Director of: Summer Camps, Marketing, Volleyball, Kickball at Oakland Yard Athletics. I wear a lot of hats of Oakland Yard, what I do is try to get OYA out into the community so that people know we are here and how much we have to offer.  Summer Camp is a beast unto itself.  My main role as director is to make the programs awesome by hiring the best staff I can find.  We want parents to be comfortable and kids to want to come back as often as possible!

What I love about being apart of the Waterford Chamber of Commerce is all the connections you make with other members. Outside of Oakland Yard, I run two other businesses and have 4 kids, 4 chickens, 2 ducks, 2 hamsters, a dog and a cat to keep me busy!  When we can sneak away for a weekend, our cabin is my happy place!

 

Josh_Eckstein
Good Samaritan Project Coordinator

I am a Regional Manager for Primerica Financial Services. We help people make money and save money by following Primerica Financial Services Mission: help people earn more income, become debt free, properly protected, and financially independent!

My favorite part of the Chamber is the relationship building through networking and all the events put on by the Chamber staff. Business is about relationships and the Chamber helps to foster those relationships.When I am not working, I like to work with non-profit organizations, workout, garden, hike, camp, and enjoy craft beer. I am the eldest of 3 siblings, and my whole family still lives in the Southwest suburbs of Chicago where I'm originally from.