Meet the Executives...
Jessalyn Primrose & Megan NIssen, Co-Executive Directors
Majors/Minors: Jessalyn- Elementary Education/Spanish Teaching; Megan- Double Major in Elementary & Mid-Level Education/Mathematics
Roles: To lead the Executive committee and all committee meetings. To oversee the operations of the organization and to provide guidance to other members of the executive committee
Our Wishes: Jessalyn- To cuddle a baby kangaroo while walking through the Daintree National Park in Australia Megan- To visit Germany to learn more about where my Dad was born & where my family originated
Bradley Leslie, Director of Events
Major/Minor: Finance/Real Estate
Role: To plan and put on all of the major events. Also to manage every aspect of these events such as venues, master schedules, volunteer coordination, risk management, and so forth.
My Wish: To travel throughout Europe for 2 weeks
Madison Miller, Associate DIRECTOR OF EVENTS
Major/Minor: Organizational Leadership/Accounting
Role: To assist the Director of Events with planning the major events. Also to help with event details and volunteer coordination.
My Wish: To go to Yosemite National Park
Lindsay Beyer, Director of Fundraising
Role: To create and plan our fundraising events. These fundraisers help us function as an organization, with 90% still going directly towards our Wish Fund. Examples include car bash, restaurant nights, bake sales, etc.
My Wish: To go to New Zealand and go whale watching
Trevor Yuska, Associate Director of Fundraising
Major/Minor: Double major in Finance & Organizational Leadership
Role: To assist the Director of Fundraising with creating new fundraising ideas and volunteer coordination.
My Wish: To go to Italy and eat authentic Italian food
VICTOR SOUPENE, Director of Recruitment/Membership
Major/Minor: Biology/Environmental Health
Role: To obtain members for the organization through creating and putting on multiple creative recruitment events the spark interest within the students of UNI. Also in charge of getting participants and customers for our various events and fundraisers that we put on over the course of the year. Solider of the organization, on the front lines doing the dirty work.
My Wish: To climb Mt. Everest
Kinsey Vander lee, Associate DIRECTOR OF RECRUITMENT/MEMBERSHIP
Major/Minor: Elementary Education/Literacy
Role: To assist the Director of Membership/Recruitment with obtaining members, creating new ways to recruit and getting our name out there to UNI's campus.
My Wish: To play a round of golf in Ireland with Niall Horan <3
Jordan Huntington, Director of Marketing/Social Media
Role: Manage a lot of the behind the scenes work with keeping the Facebook, Twitter and blog updated. Also is in charge of getting us time on the radio and new stations and in the newspapers. He is to carry the image of the Wishmakers through the public outlets, and create a marketing campaign that will gain us more followers.
My Wish: To spend a day with Kobe Bryant
Taelor Williamson, Associate Director of Marketing/Social Media
Major/Minor: Communication Sciences and Disorders
Role: To assist the Director of Marketing creating advertisement posters, table tents, social media posts, etc. Also, think of creative ways to advertise to the community and on campus, as well as, making connections with local TV and radio stations.
My Wish: To travel to Australia :)
Courtney Krousie, Secretary
Major/Minor: Double major in Accounting and Economics
Role: Record the meeting minutes and assist with objectives of the executive and associate director
My Wish: To travel to New Zealand and go ziplining
Paige Nieman, Co-Advisor
Graduated: May 2012 from UNI
Major/Minor: Family Services/Leisure Youth and Human Services (Nonprofit Certificate)
Role: Advise organization on Make-A-Wish organizational resources and policies. Assist in events initiated by the Northern Iowa Wishmakers. Manages the website: www.uniwishes.com
My Wish: To go to Australia
Sadie Foertsch, Co-Advisor
Graduated: May 2010 from UNI
Major/Minor: Marketing/Public Relations
Role: Advise organization on Make-A-Wish organizational resources and policies. Assist in events initiated by the Northern Iowa Wishmakers
My Wish: To visit Ireland! My family originated from Ireland, and I would love to see the homeland and experience the culture!