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Assistant Director
* at time of recognition

Pella Historical Society & Museums
* at time of recognition

Lives In

Pella Christian High School
Calvin College

Pella CVB
PACE Alliance
Kerstmarkt Planning Committee
Pella Community Memory Database Advisory Committee

Working in Marion County
The best part about working in Marion County is the support system and accessibility to a variety of resources. When work- ing on a project, I know so many people I can contact for support in many forms, whether that’s research materials from the Pella Public Library, marketing requests from the Pella Convention and Visitors Bureau, or even financial support from a multitude of businesses and organizations in the community.

Living in Marion County
Life in Marion County is the perfect balance between small town living and opportunities to learn and thrive. People here are friendly and know how to take care of each other. At the same time, I’m always finding new ways to grow both personally and professionally in Marion County.

Favorite Place to Relax
My favorite ways to relax and spend time with friends in Marion County include getting sushi at Yamato or wontons at Fuji Chinese, camping at Lake Red Rock, trying craft beer at the Cellar Peanut Pub, and shopping in downtown Pella.

Career Advice to Teens
My biggest piece of advice is to look for internships wherever you can find them. Experience is a key part of both learning what you like and getting a full-time job when the time comes; internships provide this in meaningful ways. If you don’t see specific internship postings in your field, reach out first – it never hurts to ask! Can’t work for an entire summer? Ask about a micro-internship that spans just a week or two. Can’t afford a full-time unpaid internship? See if you can intern just one or two days a week. Making connections and gaining experience through internships is invaluable!

Class of 2020

Joel Cornilsen
Chief Operating Officer
Leighton State Bank
Cindi Fuller
Senior Manager, Tax
Megan Green
Counsel & Engineering Manager
Suzi Huizer
Registered Nurse in Infection Prevention
Knoxville Hospital & Clinics
Grace Neer
Housing Choice Voucher Coordinator
Low Rent Housing Agency of Knoxville
Brandon Nemmers
Parks & Recreation Director
City of Knoxville
Derek Sparks
District Store Director
Colin Van Kooten
Production Control Manager
Vermeer Corporation
Jessi Vos
Assistant Director
Pella Historical Society & Museums
Seth Williams
Manufacuring Engineer/Owner
Vermeer Corporation/SW Designs LLC