Faces of Experience: Taryn Louma

Did you know that members of the Experience committee are volunteers with careers outside of event planning?

Taryn Luoma is a Roanoke native who moved away at a young age and recently moved back to the region after taking a job at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute. She is excited to see more young professionals come here for work. When she is not working, she enjoys indoor rock climbing at The River Rock Climbing gym, petting any dog that crosses her path, reading, and trying to spruce up her own little fixer-upper.

Experience 2019 is June 6-7 at the Taubman Museum. (What are you waiting for? Registration is open.) Make sure to say “hello” to Taryn there. Continue reading “Faces of Experience: Taryn Louma”

Experience 2019: The Future of Leadership Starts Now

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Get all the tools you need to grow your career and leadership skills at Experience 2019. This year’s conference, “The Future of Leadership,” will help you redefine leadership to inspire innovation and thrive in the workplace of tomorrow. National and local speakers will help you connect and develop your professional narrative and goals for the next year, 5 years, or 10 years. Continue reading “Experience 2019: The Future of Leadership Starts Now”

Faces of Experience: Tim Pohlad-Thomas

Experience committee members are involved in a variety of ways throughout the Roanoke Region.

Committee member Tim Pohlad-Thomas works at RIDE Solutions as an outreach and communications specialist, helping to make the region more bike-friendly. In his free time, he’s an outdoor enthusiast and father of two who spends many of his days hiking or camping.

In his first year on the Experience committee, Tim was instrumental in helping launch the Outside series, pulling together his love for the outdoors and a little professional development.

Experience 2019 is June 6-7 at the Taubman Museum. (Sign up to be first to know when registration opens.) Although Tim is in his first year on the committee, he’s excited to make Roanoke even better.

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Save the Date for Annual Experience Conference

You might have noticed that Experience looks a little different.

Now in its fifth year, the annual conference for young professionals in the Roanoke Region is growing and will get full-time management from the Roanoke Regional Partnership. The conference, which has its own identity, can still be accessed at experienceyp.com and lives within this website. Continue reading “Save the Date for Annual Experience Conference”

Faces of Experience: Ashlee Warren, Conference Chair

Did you know that Experience is planned by a group of volunteers? A committee of young professionals works throughout the year to create programming that impacts the personal and professional lives of those who attend.

Ashlee Warren is the committee chair for Experience 2019 on June 6-7 at the Taubman Museum. (Sign up to be first to know when registration opens.) Warren has been working with Experience almost since it started in 2014.

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