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ABOUT YPNSD
Young Professionals Network San Diego

YPNSD is San Diego's largest cross-industry networking group for young professionals, entrepreneurs, and small business owners. We connect young professionals who are interested in expanding their professional networks and meeting like-minded individuals. We host monthly in-person and virtual networking events throughout San Diego county to benefit the local professional community.

2018

Year Founded

49

Events

MEET THE TEAM

 

RYAN CLIFF

President and Founder

Ryan is an active member of the San Diego business community, serving as President and Founder of YPNSD. Originally from Northern California, Ryan relocated to San Diego to further his career in banking and later real estate. He is a passionate community organizer who takes pride in connecting local professionals to help foster growth and innovation in San Diego.

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SHAWNI DANNER

 Director of Events

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Shawni has been living in San Diego for almost 3 years and she can recommend a great beer or brunch spot in any of the neighborhoods. She loves getting to know people around our community. She works remotely as a Project Manager for a custom mobile app agency so she is always looking to grab coffee or a craft beer around San Diego. In her free time, she enjoys the beach, the dog park, painting, drawing, and crafting of any sort.

ERIKA RODRIGUEZ

 Director of Sponsorships

Erika is a marketing coach to mission-driven companies, social impact organizations, and ecopreneurs. Living in San Diego for 12 years, Erika is rooted in the community and is passionate about building connections that are beneficial for the environment and small businesses. Outside of work, Erika volunteers for Rotary International and Surfrider Foundation, you can catch her cleaning up our local beaches, re-painting storm drains, or helping restaurants become ocean-friendly. Connect with Erika at erika@nadimarketing.com or by visiting Nadi Marketing

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DOUG PENTA

 CTO

Doug Penta has a career spanning 10 years it the IT industry.  He has spent the majority of his career implementing large-scale enterprise software for companies all over the world.  In 2021, Doug decided to take a different turn and focus on delivering web solutions for individuals and small businesses as Doug believes entrepreneurs and small businesses and are at the heart of what drives the American economy.

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