2023 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
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 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.
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.
When she isn't working or volunteering, you can find her (or can you?!) camping deep in the mountains or along a river somewhere!
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.
As a Washington native, Janna started her career in forestry operations after finishing graduate school at Oregon State University. Eventually, she migrated toward environmental consulting. This involved working with clients in the oil and gas industry to obtain air operating permits for onshore extraction wells in Texas, New Mexico and Louisiana. In 2020, she relocated to the Inland Northwest to join family and a new position with Avista Utilities in Spokane, WA. Her career with Avista initially began in compliance; specializing in air and water quality for all thermal generation facilities. More recently, she focuses her efforts on the corporate side of air quality emissions accounting and reporting company-wide at both the state and federal levels. Janna currently serves as the Greenhouse Gas Program Lead with Avista. When she’s not in the office, Janna enjoys mountain biking, kayaking, spending time with friends and family as well as helping those in need around the community.
Asa was born in Rhode Island but moved to the Pacific Northwest at a young age. He attended Norwich University in Vermont which is the oldest private military institute in North America. He graduated Summa Cum Laude as a Distinguished Military Graduate with a double Bachelors of Science in Accounting as well as Business and Financial Economics. After graduation and four years of service as an officer in the US Army, he has now launched his own financial services office. The part of his business that he enjoys the most is helping individuals, families and businesses navigate the complicated world of finance while they stay the course to achieve their financial goals. Asa moved back to Eastern Washington to be closer to family, to get away from the western Washington traffic, and for the greater opportunities to enjoy the great Pacific Northwest outdoors. Asa has a yellow lab pup named Kora. He enjoys skiing, running, competing in triathlons and has completed four 70.3 Ironman races. Asa says he’s excited to become more involved in the community he lives in and to assist in increasing the camaraderie of the small business community.
Laura Beyer is the Director of Marketing & Development at Coeur d'Alene Charter Academy, where she has worked for over 10 years. Laura is a graduate of the Leadership Coeur d'Alene Class of 2021 (best class ever!). She also participates in the LCSC-CDA Alumni Association and is involved with the Coeur d'Alene Chamber of Commerce Education Committee. In her spare time she she enjoys baking, traveling (she has a goal to visit all 50 states and as many National Parks as possible!), and spending time with her family and friends.
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 Vice President at Morgan Stanley. She has 3 children, ages 10, 19, & 24 as well as a 2-year-old grandson.
Scarlet has experience on several boards and committees, but now only serves as a volunteer for the Festival of Trees Executive Committee as well as a Board member and Membership Director for KCYP. Last year she started Epic 360 Moments, a photo booth business with one of her best friends! 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 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.
Brett was raised in Coeur d'Alene and graduated from Coeur d'Alene High School. After high school, Brett when on to graduate with a Civil Engineering degree from Boise State University. He now works as a Financial Advisor with Edward Jones with an office in Hayden.
Brett and his wife, Brooke, have two little kids and an energetic black lab. Along with KCYP, Brett is also involved with the Chamber of Commerce and as a Youth Leader for his church's youth group. You can find him outside with his family enjoying the year-round activities that North Idaho has to offer.
KCYP is a registered Non-Profit Organization that is overseen by a volunteer eight member Board of Directors. The board members are elected annually.
- 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.
- Watch for an announcement to be made on KCYP Social Media.
- Submit a letter of interest to email@example.com
- 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.