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Who Are We?
Thurston Young Professionals (TYP) is a great place to interact with new and established, younger business professionals in a low-pressure environment.
To provide opportunities for business networking, community involvement, and professional development to individuals in their 20s and 30s.
Moments With A Mentor
Moments With A Mentor: Once a quarter we have the privilege of hearing from an established professional in the community. Hear their professional journey, through successes, failures, lessons learned and sage advice for the next generation. Location varies based on the speaker.
If you would like to attend events such as this with TYP, please visit our events calendar to see any upcoming TYP events.
The Minds Behind TYP
The TYP Committee is a team of highly dedicated, engaged individuals focused on growing a connected, thriving community of young professionals. Our goal is to cultivate the professional talent within Thurston County, providing resources for professional development, networking and community engagement.
Thurston Chamber of Commerce
Ashley Chandler represents the Thurston County Chamber of Commerce in Member Services and Business Engagement. She enjoys connecting with people within a variety of capacities, bringing information along with resources, and holds community at the forefront of her efforts. When she’s not working, she can be found at a board meeting for the Olympia Host Lions Club or PARC Foundation of Thurston County, mentoring for the Bridge Music Project or hanging out with family, friends and her fur babies.
Symone Salvino is the owner of Sincerely Symone, a social media marketing firm focused on creating sincere brand stories through the power of social media platforms. After years in the public relations sector, she followed her passion for authentic brand stories and launched her own business. She thinks that meaningful connection is the key to all great businesses and relationships, which led her to the Thurston Young Professionals. In her personal life, you will find Symone planning her next home renovation, scratch-made meal, or vacation with her husband and 90-pound lap dog.
Premier Mortgage Resources (PMR)
West Coast native Kaelynn Sabin is an industry-renowned loan officer at Premier Mortgage Resources (PMR). When asked why she loves what she does, she said because her job allows her to authentically express who she is at her core: a communicative, transparent individual and a friend to the community. Kaelynn attributes her professional success to the well-rounded traits and interests she holds outside of her professional life: a love for animals, caring for many herself; a love for dance, an ability to merge with the cosmos through all forms; and a family-centered, wholesome attitude toward life, finding the most joy in floating the river with her son on a hot summer day.