KOOTENAI COUNTY

YOUNG PROFESSIONALS

2022 BOARD OF DIRECTORS


DARRIN HALLIDAY

President

president@kcyp.info

Darrin Halliday is the North Idaho Marketing & Business Development Director for Pioneer Title Company. Being raised in Coeur d’ Alene Idaho, Darrin has a deep seeded love for all things outdoors, as well as the thrill of most any activity that spikes the adrenaline. After many adventures traveling the globe and graduating college, he returned home with his wife and began a family. He is a proud husband to Brenda and loves being a father of 3-year-old twin boys, Colton and Kailer, and a 15-month-old baby girl, Madilynn. He spends a significant amount of time as an active contributor to many organizations in the community and is a full-time supporter of his wife’s business, Coeur d’ Alene Concierge Aesthetics. “I hope to pass on to my kids, my love for my community and my passion for giving back to the people in it.” “I am grateful for a career that provides a wonderful life for my family, but I am most proud of the time and resources that my career and company allow me to put towards leaving a positive impact on our community.” If you see Darrin, please introduce yourself, he loves to meet new people.

KAYLA MAI

Vice President

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Events Director

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Kayla Mai was born and raised in Montana. After high school, she furthered her education at Rocky Mountain College in Billings, majoring in Business Administration, and was a member of the women’s basketball team. Kayla graduated college in 2016 and began her career as a mortgage loan officer at Wells Fargo. She and her husband, Kyle, moved to Coeur d’Alene in 2018. She continued her mortgage career with First Interstate Bank in 2019. Her favorite part of the job is helping people buy their first home or build their dream home. Outside of serving as the Membership Director on the board of KCYP, Kayla is also involved in Professional Women in Building and the NIBCA. She particularly loves planning events for these organizations that bring together all of the amazing community members of Kootenai County. While not at work, Kayla enjoys spending time with her husband and two French Bulldogs, Gus and Leo. She also enjoys skiing, golfing, and spending time at the lake.


SHANE SOLORZA

Secretary

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Shane began his professional career in the hospitality industry over 10 years ago and has a BS in Hospitality Management from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. He has held leadership positions at hotels in California, Colorado, Washington, and Idaho. Shane transitioned to Recruitment Marketing with Amazon, where his primary focus is providing stable employment for those in the greater New York City region. Shane is serving his third year on the KCYP board, formerly serving as events chair, and now as Secretary for the second year. He has also co-chaired Elevate for the past two years, and is excited to bring KCYP to new heights in 2022!


MELISSA FINK

Treasurer

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Melissa Fink is a born and raised Idahoan. Struggling to narrow down her many interests, she excelled in outsourced accounting where she could learn various industries and connect with and advise business owners. Melissa works at CDA Books where they simplify the language of business and make an impact on CDA's small businesses. When not at work, you can find Melissa on the lake or mountain, or simply just in front of her fireplace reading a good book.

Melissa enthusiastically joined KCYP to empower young professionals to become the next leaders in Kootenai County.

SYDNEY STINSON

PR Director

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Sydney Stinson began her career in manufacturing almost 10 years ago. She studied Business Administration at Washington State University and started working as an Administrative Assistant for her family's CNC machine shop, Accurate CNC Services. Today, she is the Chief Administrative Officer and runs the business with her brother, hoping to carry on her family's legacy. Outside of serving as the PR Director for KCYP for the second year, she is involved in Women In Manufacturing.


SCARLET KELSO

Membership Director

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Scarlet began her career in Wealth Management in 2010 with Edward Jones. She moved her business to Morgan Stanley in 2013. In addition to the title of Financial Advisor, she has earned accreditation as a Certified Financial Planner, Certified Divorce Financial Analyst, and is an Associate Vice President at Morgan Stanley. Scarlet and her husband, Scott, have been married since 2012.  Together they have a blended family of 4 children,  ranging in age from 9-23. In addition,  they have a 1 year old grandson. 

Scarlet has experience on several boards and committees, but now only serves as Vice President and Co-Program Director for the North Idaho Enological Society, a volunteer for the Festival of Trees Executive Committee, and now Board member and Membership Director for KCYP. When not working, spending time with her family and close friends, or volunteering you will find her reading, taking photos, planning parties, and traveling! 

SCOTT ERICKSON

Director at Large

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Scott is a father, outdoorsman, and REALTOR with Embrace Realty Group interested in experiencing all the best that North Idaho has to offer! He loves being part of the Kootenai County Young Professionals because it gives him a direct connection to the wonderful people and resources that will shaping this amazing community for years to come.

Are you interested in serving on KCYP's Board of Directors?

KCYP is a registered Non-Profit Organization that is overseen by a volunteer eight member Board of Directors. The board members are elected annually.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be an active KCYP member for at least 6 months and membership dues must be current.
  • Must be able to attend monthly Board Meetings.
  • Must be able to serve on the board for up to 3 years.
  • Must be motivated to advocate for the values, mission and vision of the organization.

APPLICATION STEPS

  • Watch for an announcement to be made on KCYP Social Media.
  • Submit a letter of interest to hello@kcyp.info 
  • Interviews will take place toward the end of September (exact days and times to be emailed to those who apply).
  • Board members will be voted in every year during KCYP's Annual Member Meeting in October.
      • KCYP membership elects 8 members to the Board, then the board will vote amongst themselves to assign specific positions.


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