CYP Club Networkers of the Month

March Networker of the Month: Lauren Bezilla

Sales Coordinator, Concord Hospitality – Residence Inn Columbus Downtown
Lauren Bezilla grew up in Warren, Ohio. College took her to UNLV in Las Vegas, Coastal Carolina in South Carolina, and The Ohio State University from which she graduated in March 2012 studying Hospitality Management and Business. She lives to travel and share lots of laughs with family and friends!

February Networker of the Month: Matthew Smith

Project Manager,
Matthew is a local Project Manager, originally trained in IT Project Management by the U.S. Air Force, and a recent recipient of an M.B.A. from Franklin University. He lives in New Albany with his wife Emily, who recently gave birth to their first son. He is a political and current events enthusiast who enjoys studying new topics, staying fit, and is currently learning to golf.

January Networker of the Month: Corey Tyson

Director of Business Development, On Target Performance Group
Corey Tyson is a proven leader in professional sales, organizing and directing strategic growth, creating new customer partnerships, expanding existing customer relationships, and coordinating corporate sales-force targets. Corey has delivered proven sales leadership across a diverse set of industries including, but not limited to, retail, consumer products, business solutions, legal services, housing, and banking.

December Networker of the Month: Mark Weiker

Attorney, Means, Bichimer, Burkholder & Baker Co., LPA
Mark Weiker lives in Gahanna, is married to Courtney, and together they have a daughter, Kennedy. He has a twin sister named Marie, ("who is much better looking"). He works for a terrific law firm in Grandview. He enjoys almost every type of music and food, and claims his biggest vice is being often overly optimistic.

November Networker of the Month: Tom Johnson

Sales Associate, Braveheart Sales Performance
Tom Johnson recently joined Braveheart after two years with the Columbus Blue Jackets. He is an Ohio University alumnus and lives in Dublin with his wife.

October Networker of the Month: Sara E. Diehl

President & Coach, Empire Coaching
Sara grew up "very rough" (her personal blog tells her story) and she has made it her life's goal to turn all of that into something positive she can share and use to empower others and move them forward! She spends her time writing workshops, writing programs, networking, continuing her education and working on a book, In Spite Of My Mother.

September Networker of the Month: Jason Rubinstein

Account Performace Coordinator, Diebold, Inc.
Jason has Bachelors and Masters degrees from The Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University. He is a Past President of the Columbus Chapter of the American Marketing Association. He also plays cymbals for The Ohio State University Alumni Band. When he is not working, he enjoys spending time with his family.

March Networker of the Month: Elio Harmon

National Sales Director, WOW!brands
Elio Harmon says he is addicted to learning, especially on the subject of human performance, potential, consciousness and psychology. "I am completely fascinated."

January Networker of the Month: Jason Parks

Owner, The Media Captain
Before starting his business in Columbus, Jason Parks was a sports reporter in Phoenix, Arizona covering the Arizona State football and basketball teams. The first video that he ever posted on YouTube received over 40,000 views!

December Networker of the Month: Brad Asbury

Owner / Agent / Broker, Asbury Insurance Agency
Brad Asbury was the first in his family to attend college. He graduated from OSU as a respiratory therapist, but discovered his passion was "to be out meeting other nice people and not locked away in a hospital lab."

September Networker of the Month: Michael Levine

Owner, Brand Marketing Works, LLC
Originally from Toledo, Mike Levine studied Sports Administration at Ohio University before moving to Las Vegas, NV where he launched Brand Marketing Works, LLC. He recently returned home to Ohio to further grow his company in the Buckeye state.

August Networker of the Month: Jill Van Buskirk

Private Banker, Private Wealth Management, JPMorgan Chase
As a Private Banker for high-net worth individuals at JPMorgan Chase, Jill Van Buskirk works with clients to set-up deposit accounts and lending to meet their various needs.

July Networker of the Month: JP LaFramboise

Financial Services Representative, Centric Financial Group
JP LaFramboise grew up in Columbus, around the Bethel Road area. Throughout his early 20’s, he lived in several states and traveled frequently, prior to graduating from Ohio State. After receiving a finance degree from The Fisher College of Business he proceeded to the financial services world. JP has been working in this field over eight years and for this he feels grateful every day.

June Networker of the Month: Daniela Adams

Title Insurance Sales Rep., Pro Market Real Estate Solutions, Inc.
At 23 years old, Daniela Adams grew up in Hillsboro, Ohio and recently moved to Columbus. She attends OSU as a senior (Human Nutrition major with an exercise Science minor). After she graduates, Daniela plans on continuing her education (PhD in Physical Therapy). A self-proclaimed workout fanatic, she also enjoys Muay Thai Boxing, is very outgoing, motivational, and has a passion for people. Daniela is a Marketing Rep for Pro Market Real Estate Solutions, Inc., a Real Estate Title Company.

April Networker of the Month: Erika Pryor

Independent Publicist, Digital 411
As an Independent Publicist, Dr. Erika Pryor works with businesses and professionals to create and maintain a compelling digital presence using social media networks to market their services to current and future clients. She helps clients evaluate existing digital presence, formulate a plan compatible with their professional and business goals, and assist with execution. On both her blog, Erika Pryor At Large ( and online radio program Digital 411, Dr. Pryor address topics such as business blogging, personal branding, niche communities, digital marketing, online networking and more.

February Networker of the Month: Whitney Williams

Rehabilitation Specialist, The Winchester Institute of Chiropractic Health and Wellness
Originally from Dublin, Whitney Williams is a graduate of The Ohio State University. She has several part-time jobs all fitness, health and wellness related. Whitney is currently continuing her education and applying to graduate school for Physical Therapy.

January Networker of the Month: Matt Crumbaker

Route/ Marketing Manager, Rockwood Dry Cleaners
A Grandview-area resident, Matt Crumbaker is 27 years old and enjoys being challenged and a competitive environment.

November Networker of the Month: Ryan Conway

Residential/Commercial Realtor, Keller Williams Consultants Realty
Ryan is a graduate of THE Ohio University, but aside from that brief four year stint in Athens, he has been a resident of Central Ohio since he was a newborn. Working in real estate, Ryan has learned a lot about our great city and its surrounding communities and loves to educate his clients on all Columbus has to offer.

October Networker of the Month: Tara Grove

Associate Financial Representative, Northwestern Mutual: The Kemelgor Financial Group
Tara Grove graduated college in 2009 from Ohio Northern University (Go Polar Bears!) and has been working full time in Columbus ever since. She enjoys trying new things, playing sports, networking and keeping busy. If you have any questions, feel free to ask... she feels she is an open book!

September Networker of the Month: Greg Daugherty

Attorney-Executive Compensation and Employee Benefits, Porter Wright
Greg was born and raised in Sandusky, Ohio (home of Cedar Point!) and moved to Columbus in 2001 to attend law school at Ohio State. He's been living here ever since. In his free time, Greg enjoys playing in different sports leagues, such as kickball, volleyball, and softball. He also enjoys listening to live music. You can find him relaxing at Cup 'O Joe reading a good book on the weekends too.

August Networker of the Month: Tracey Hopkins

Health Educator and Blogger, Self Employed
After graduating from Miami University in 2007 with a degree in Health Studies, Tracey went on to work with companies like the American Cancer Society where she did health promotions. She has also consulted local companies on social media and blogging. Tracey also finds great joy in cooking and creating new recipes in the kitchen. Since going vegan in January of 2010 she has created many wonderful meat-free meals, which you can check out on her blog at

July Networker of the Month: Kim Seferi

Member Service Rep / Legal Intern, CME Federal Credit Union / Watson Law Group
Born and raised in Albania, Kim moved to Columbus in 2001 and has lived here ever since. She is a recent graduate of The Ohio State University with a Bachelors in Economics. Kim plans to attend law school in the next few years and she loves to travel (thus far having visited United Kingdom, Greece, and Mexico).

June Networker of the Month: Bryan Hines

Senior Auditor, Clark, Schaefer, Hackett & Co
Born in Cambridge, Ohio, Bryan went to college at Bowling Green State University. He lived and worked in Toledo at a small CPA firm until Fall of 2008, when he moved to Columbus to work for a bigger firm and to be closer to his family. Bryan enjoys playing basketball, hanging out with friends, and meeting new people.

May Networker of the Month: Ivan Isreal

Assistant Sales Manager; Purchase Division, Residential Finance Corporation
Ivan has been in mortgage banking for five years. While he specializes in jumbo and super jumbo home loans, however, he does all types of mortgages - Jumbo, Conforming, FHA, VA, and OHFA for Purchase and Refinance (to name a few).

April Networker of the Month: Ryan Puckett

Managing Associate, Innova Financial Group
Originally from Indiana, Ryan spent 8 years in the Air Force. He graduated from Franklin University and has been a financial planner for about 5 years. Ryan came to Innova in 2009 and is helping grow the firm as well as add new clients.

March Networker of the Month: Dr. Julie Hartman

Chiropractor, Worthington Chiropractic Center
Originally from Iowa, Julie graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic West in 2006. She was in practice for three years in the Dayton, OH area before moving to Columbus with her husband in July of 2009. Julie has taken several post-graduate programs regarding prenatal and infant care (including being certified in the Webster Technique) and is currently completing her Diplomate in Clinical Chiropractic Pediatrics.

February Networker of the Month: Eric Chang

Residential Real Estate Consultant (Realtor), Exit One Realty
Eric grew up in Mentor, Ohio and got his B.A. in Corporate Finance and Real Estate from The Ohio State University. Since then, for 12 passionate years, he has been helping homebuyers in central Ohio find the home of their dreams.

January Networker of the Month: Keri Buonavolonte

Leasing Consultant Specialist, The Pines at Tuttle Crossing Luxury Apartment Community
Keri grew up in Powell, Ohio and graduated from The Ohio State University with a B.A. in Economics in June of 2008. Since graduation, she has been working at the Pines and taking classes to obtain her Real Estate License.

December Networker of the Month: Ross Mahaffey

Account Manager, Technology Consulting, Kforce Technology Staffing
Ross grew up in Chillicothe, Ohio then pursued his college education at Wittenberg University in Springfield, OH. He graduated in May of '07 with a double major in English Literature and Communication, and a minor in Geography. He began working for Kforce in June of '07 and has been there ever since. About 10 years ago, Ross picked up music as a hobby and it has become a life-long passion. A current music project of his is an acoustic cover duo called the Rum Shakers. Ross plays the guitar, harmonica and sings with his counterpart on the upright bass, which is pretty unique. He occasionally performs with the local rock band OCD when they have local shows.

November Networker of the Month: Maria Grimshaw

Attorney, Mularski, Bonham, Dittmer & Phillips, LLC
Maria grew up in Dublin, Ohio and attended Denison University to play soccer. After graduating from Denison in 2005, she attended Capital University Law School. Upon graduating law school, she joined a general practice law firm, Mularski, Bonham, Dittmer & Phillips, LLC.

October Networker of the Month: Bryan Curtiss

Recent College Grad Looking for Full-Time Employment,
Bryan graduated from Otterbein College this past June with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Broadcasting and a concentration in Media Production.

September Networker of the Month: Laura Hammond

Staffing Manager, Robert Half International/Office Team
Laura graduated from Ohio University in 2006, lived in Charlotte, NC after graduating college and worked in health care and financial services, moved to Columbus in May and is happily living in the downtown area.

August Networker of the Month: Sarah Black

Director, Columbus Region, Beacon Executive Recruiting Group
Sarah earned her B.S. in Accountancy and Master of Accounting Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She holds an active CPA license as well as maintains certification as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR). Sarah is also responsible for the Columbus Metro chapter of the 100(+) Women Who Care.

July Networker of the Month: Jennifer Carney

Attorney, Law Offices of William L. Geary
Originally from Orrville, OH, Jennifer moved to Columbus to attend Capital University Law School after graduating from Wittenberg University in 2005. She joined the Law Offices of William L. Geary earlier this year, in large part due to the firm's focus on family law.

June Networker of the Month: Keith Lampe

Senior Sales Representative, OPENonline
Keith grew up in Tallmadge, Ohio, and just recently moved to Columbus. He owned his own business for four years and recently merged it with OPENonline. Keith is newly married and has two dogs.

May Networker of the Month: Julie Barnes

Account Manager, Project Coordinator, Software Trainer, Currently Unemployed
Julie grew up in Gahanna, Ohio, traveled for a few years and ended up back here to start her career and family. She is an accomplished business management professional with 10 years of experience primarily in the Financial Services industry. Julie is also a dedicated mother of two boys and values a hard day's work.

April Networker of the Month: Becca Weinstein

Account Executive, Aerotek

March Networker of the Month: Kirsten Dransfield

Staffing Specialist, Manpower

February Networker of the Month: Brad Johnson

Financial Consultant, GLS Financial Consultants, Inc.
Brad is not new to Ohio, but he's just getting re-acquainted with Columbus. He grew up in Delaware, Ohio and moved back to central Ohio in 2008 (from Chicago) to work in financial consulting. He graduated from Northwestern University with a B.A. in economics and American history, and has a J.D. from Loyola University Chicago School of Law. Brad is licensed as an attorney in Illinois and is also seeking his law license in Ohio. "That will happen sometime in 2009, hopefully," he says. In Chicago, Brad practiced business law, banking and real estate, so his legal background and experience reviewing contracts could be helpful to clients who own a business or may be buying a house.

January Networker of the Month: Anish Mistry

Vice President, UnitedWare, LLC
Anish has been in Columbus on and off for the past eight years. He grew up in Cincinnati and then attended The Ohio State University. He's been a part of the CYP CLUB for close to 2 years.