Catelin Drey, PRESIDENT
Catelin Drey is the owner of Shirley Chic Photography, which specializes in portraits and weddings. After high school in South Dakota, Catelin received her bachelor's degree from Morningside College in 2010. Following graduation, she spent a year in Honduras teaching first grade at a bilingual school. Catelin has been proud to call Sioux City her hometown since 2011. Catelin has been a member of Sioux City GO since 2015, serving as the Special Events chair person for two years and board adviser for one, before becoming 2018's President. In her spare time, Catelin can be found bantering with her handsome husband, soaking up Sioux City's food and beverage scene or binging on Parks & Rec reruns.
Jared Noteboom, VICE PRESIDENT
Jared Noteboom works at F&M Bank where he is Assistant Vice President and a mortgage loan originator. He was born and raised here in Siouxland and graduated from South Sioux City High School. Jared then attended Morningside College, and graduated in 2010 with a degree in Business Administration. Jared spends much of his down time with his wife and two sons. He and his family can be found at Bacon Creek during most sunny summer weekends in Sioux City, bicycling the trails in South Sioux City, or dining out at some of their favorite local restaurants. Jared has been a member of Sioux City Growth Organization since 2014 and has served as the chair person for GO University and board advisor for the Connect Committee.
Tyler Kruse, TREASURER
Tyler Kruse grew up in Sioux City, and graduated from Dakota Valley High School in 2009. He headed off to college at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where he studied Biomedical Engineering. After graduation he moved back to Sioux City and joined his father’s financial planning firm, Kruse Financial Group. Being gone from Sioux City for 5 years, Tyler immediately started looking for ways to get involved in Sioux City, which is how he found Sioux City Growth Organization.He initially joined SCGO to find ways to get involved in the city and to network with other young professionals. Tyler soon learned, however, that SCGO is so much more than that. It is a great organization that is filled with great people. Everything that SCGO does as an organization is focused on how to make Sioux City a better place for everyone, not just young professionals. Tyler says he has made some amazing friendships and have been a part of some great things through SCGO, and would encourage anyone joining the organization to do what he did, and jump right in!
Adrian Kolbo, SECRETARY
Nate Blaeser, CIVIC
Nate Blaeser works at Kelly Construction where he is the Operations Manager. He was born and raised here in the Siouxland area and graduated from Dakota Valley Highschool. Nate attended Minnesota State in Mankato and Bellevue University where he pursued a degree in Business Administration. Having only recently joined the Sioux City Growth Organization last year and making the decision to jump right in to a board position, he quickly learned the benefit of networking with like minded professionals and the impact that we can make as group on our community. Nate would encourage anyone that is considering on joining not to wait and reach out to any of the board members to learn more! When he is not managing projects and wrangling construction deadlines, you will find him chasing after his young kids with his wife, cheering for the Vikings during football season, and spending time in the great outdoors with his family and friends.
Sarah Davy, SPECIAL EVENTSSarah Davy is originally from the Twin Cities, but came to Sioux City to golf at Morningside College. She graduated in 2014 with a degree in Corporate Communications and Marketing and from there gained a passion for health and wellness after an internship with the Blue Zones Project here in Sioux City. Sarah is currently a Preventive Health Specialist and Health Coach at IBC Insurance located right across the street from the Hard Rock. In her free time, she can be found going on walks at Bacon Creek, trying out new recipes, or out on the golf course in hopes of getting her second hole-in-one of her career! She also has a fur baby named Pete the Cat who she rescued from the Siouxland Humane Society.
Karrie Meyerhoff, CONNECT
Karrie Meyerhoff grew up in the small Northwest Iowa town of George. After high school she moved to Sioux City to attend Morningside College. While attending Morningside, Karrie worked at Central Bank and following graduation in 2015 she was given the opportunity to stay with Central Bank. Karrie went from a teller during college, to broadening her overall banking knowledge in the audit department right after college, to now working as a personal banker. Karrie first got involved with the Sioux City Growth Organization through Go University while attending Morningside. Since becoming a member in 2015, she has helped co-chair Go University and is now the Connect Committee board adviser. In her free time, Karrie can be found attending concerts, cozying up on the couch with a good book or binge watching Netflix, getting her competitive fix in while playing volleyball and slowpitch softball, and spending lots of time with her friends and family.
Cassy Kaplan, MARKETING
Cassy Kaplan was born and raised in Sioux City, but moved to Alabama in 2010 to attend college. While at the University of Alabama, she received her bachelor’s degree in Public Relations with minors in Creative Writing and Consumer Sciences, and a master’s degree in Advertising and Public Relations. After an internship at a large communications firm in Dallas, Texas, Cassy made the move back home to start her career. She is currently the Advertising Coordinator at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. She became a member of SCGO in 2016 and was involved in the marketing committee before becoming the Marketing Committee board adviser. In her spare time, you can find her playing board games at Jackson Street Brewing, traveling/hostel-hopping with friends, and cheering on her beloved Crimson Tide.
Kalynn Sortino, INNOVATION MARKET
Originally from Overland Park, KS Kalynn moved to Sioux City in 2011 to attend Briar Cliff University. There she played soccer while receiving her Bachelors Degree in Business Administration and Marketing and a Master’s Degree in Leadership Management. During the day, she can be found walking around Downtown Sioux City working with businesses as Downtown Partners Business and Entrepreneur Support Coordinator. There, Kalynn works to attract and retain businesses to build a forever growing and successful Downtown Sioux City. This is what led her to the Sioux City Growth Organization and shortly becoming a board chair for Innovation Market. Both Downtown Partners and SCGO have the same vision to attract, develop and retain professionals in Siouxland area, obviously this was a perfect fit! Her favorite pastimes include smiling, drinking coffee, practicing an “indoor voice”, and stopping to pet every dog that she passes.