Young Professionals Board Archives - Youthlink

Our Young Professionals Board Our Young Professionals Board is an active part of YouthLink's work to help youth go from homeless to hopeful.

We believe there’s a community of future leaders who care about young people experiencing homelessness in the Twin Cities – future leaders like you. YouthLink is currently accepting applications for positive, motivated young professionals to join our Young Professional Board. For more information please contact Vincent Henry Jr., at Thank you to our current board members for all that you do!

Cresston Gackle, Chair

Cresston Law LLC

I joined the Young Professionals Board to contribute in a concrete, dedicated way to YouthLink’s mission to end youth homelessness. I believe the Board’s work for and through YouthLink will help youth find their way through challenges.

Jeff Yoo, Vice Chair


I support YouthLink because I believe it is a powerful medium that can help resolve youth homelessness in Minneapolis.

Natalia Ayala, Treasurer

Bank of America

Gifty Amarteifio

TerraLuna Collaborative

I wanted to join the Young Professionals Board to feel connected to community. I also joined to engage with others who share similar values and a commitment towards addressing youth homelessness.

Lulu Bauermeister

U.S. Bank

Michael Blessing

General Mills

Taquisha Brown

Allianz Life Insurance

Annie Ketcham

Minny & Paul

Tobias Knight

4mativ Technologies

Catherine Mazzoleni


Annika Orne

Knock, Inc.

Faiçal Rayani

Haworth Marketing and Media

Janaye Stewart

White Bear Lake Area Schools and Forest Lake Area Schools

I joined because at one point in my life, I was the youth in need. With the right support, I was able to find God and find a way out of my situation. My goal is to share my testimony and help youth see that there hope for them too.

Emily Wold

Melrose Center