The Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals Organization

Adirondack Regional Young Professionals
Board Member Bios

Let’s put some faces with those names! Get the skinny on the "who’s who" in the Adirondack Regional Young Professionals Organization! Mix and mingle at the next networking event with ease. Browse through the list of member bios and if you’d like to join this up and coming group, please contact us.

Mike Murray: Chair 2011 - Get to Know Mike
Assistant Vice President, Commercial Lending: Adirondack Trust Company

Mr. Murray joined the Adirondack Trust Company in 2009 as an Assistant Vice President in the Commercial Lending Department. He is a graduate of the College of Saint Rose and currently serves on the board of Junior Achievement of Northeastern NY, as Chair of the Adirondack Region Steering Committee. He is also actively involved with the Tri-County United Way, and is a 2009 graduate of ARCC Leadership Program.

Adam GrayAdam Gray: Vice Chair - Get to Know Adam
President: and Gray Digital Marketing, Inc.

Aside from his current role of President of, Adam currently is on the Board of Directors for the Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce and plays an active role as a Leadership Board Member for the Young Professionals Organization. He was awarded Business Student of the Year for the Capital Region in 2004, along with receiving a Steven M. Sutton Business of the Year nominee in 2009. A progressive thinker with an eye towards the future, Gray continues to grow his team with a determination not only within the local community, but also nationwide.

Sarah Boone: Marketing Chair - Get to Know Sarah
Vice President: Gray Digital Marketing, Inc.

Sarah is responsible for managing and leading all existing client projects related to website software development, e-commerce solutions, website design, digital marketing, mobile commerce and traditional marketing services, as well as strengthening internal business development.

Craig Seybolt: Events Chair - Get to Know Craig
Credit Analyst: Glens Falls National Bank & Trust Co.

Craig is a 2003 Graduate of South Glens Falls High School and a 2007 Graduate of Plattsburgh State University. In the last two years, he has been working for Glens Falls National Bank as a commercial Credit Analyst which has given him the opportunity to work with many great local businesses. Craig participates in Glens Falls Kiwanis, Junior Achievement, ARCC Ambassadors, and the Young Professionals Organization. He enjoy meeting individuals who have similar goals and looks forward to utilizing these connections throughout his career.

John Marcantonio: Secretary & Chamber Liason - Get to Know John
Membership Manager: Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce

John’s main goal is to bring in new members to the ARCC and retain our current members.  John’s days are spent talking to local businesses, big and small, about the many ways in which the Chamber can help businesses succeed, grow and thrive.  Once they become members, it is John’s responsibility to help Chamber members maximize the value of their membership.  

For the past six years, John has volunteered on the ARCC Membership Committee Board.  He is a member on the Adirondack Business Council, Glens Falls Rotary and Red Cross Golf Committee.

Nick Taylor: Past Chair 2010 - Get to Know Nick
Financial Advisor: Taylor &  Leonard

Upon graduation from Siena College in Loudonville, NY with Cum Laude honors, Nicholas, a Glens Falls native, returned to his hometown community to begin his professional practice in the Insurance and Financial Services Business. Trustworthiness and integrity are the values of which his practice is built upon. Nick recognizes that serving the community is a privilege and he treats the opportunity as such.

Whitney Basque: Ambassador/Nominating Committee - Get to Know Whitney
Assistant Branch Manager: NBT Bank

Whitney is a 1999 graduate of Whitehall Central School and a 2003 graduate of Ithaca College with a Bachelor's degree in Communications. She is currently the Assistant Branch Manager at the Glens Falls office of NBT Bank and a resident of South Glens Falls. Working in the banking industry for the past 9 years she has had the opportunity to meet and develop relationships with many local businesses. She loves to volunteer in the community and is excited to be a part of the Adirondack Regional Young Professionals.

Mike Baxter: Ambassador/Nominating Committee - Get to Know Mike
Controller: Heber Associates Staffing Services

Michael Baxter is the controller for Heber Associates Staffing Services, Heber Travel and Heber Group LLC.  He is third generation in the family business which began in 1961.  His job duties include accounting, marketing and sales.  Heber Associates, Inc. is a staffing firm dedicated to helping small, medium and large businesses find the right employees to grow their business.  Heber Staffing’s expert knowledge, ability and thorough screening procedures allows us to connect employers with employees from Albany to Utica and everywhere north to the Canadian Border.  We offer many different staffing solutions to help all types of business.  Our headquarters are located in Queensbury. 

Michael Baxter is a graduate of Florida State University.  In Michael’s off time you can find him involved in various community organizations and groups such as the Saratoga Lions or Dr. Gerber LiveWell ADK activities.  Also he enjoys all sports, and participates frequently in Ice Hockey, Softball, Golf, Skiing and more.  After a recent large weight loss, 93 lbs to be exact you can also try to catch Michael running in various 5k, 4 mile, 5 mile or 8 mile races, across the area for charity.

Nick Bodkin: Ambassador/Nominating Committee - Get to Know Nick
Owner, Licensed Massage Therapist: Massage Works

Owner of Massage Works est. 1993 and Adirondack Holistic Health Center, LLC est. 2003, Nick has worked as a licensed massage therapist since 2002.  He is a professional member of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) and has been an active member of the Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce and of BNI, the world’s largest word of mouth networking group, since 2003. Nick served as the area director and regional director of BNI for two years.  His experience includes a position as the official massage therapist for professional sports teams such as the Adirondack Ice Hawks, Adirondack Frost Bite UHL hockey teams and the Adirondack Wild Cats basketball team. 

A supporter of his community, Nick is a member of the planning board for the village of South Glens Falls and has volunteers his services for many local charities and their events, such as JDRF, South High Marathon Dance, Prospect School and the Feeder Canal alliance.

Josh Engel: Ambassador/Nominating Committee
Cash Management Officer: Glens Falls National Bank & Trust Company

Josh graduated in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from SUNY Oswego. He is currently a Cash Management Officer for Glens Falls National Bank and currently living in Saratoga Springs and is engaged to be married in 2010!

Matthew F. Fuller: Events Committee - Get to Know Matt
Partner: FitzGerald Morris Baker Firth PC

Matt is a partner with the law firm of FitzGerald Morris Baker Firth, P.C. where he concentrates in the areas of business, municipal and real estate law. He is a native of Fort Edward and graduated from SUNY Potsdam and Albany Law School. Matt enjoys working with local officials, business owners and individuals to further their goals and volunteers with the Hudson Falls Rotary Club. He is also on the Executive Committee of the New York State Bar Association’s Real Property Committee and is the Secretary and Chairman of the Real Property Committee of the Warren County Bar Association. Matt lives in Queensbury with his wife Nancy and enjoys just about anything outdoors.

Pete Hoffman: Events Committee - Get to Know Pete
Director of Operations: Glen Street Associates

Pete joined Glen Street Associates in 2007 as Director of Operations. Prior to moving to Glens Falls, Pete worked in banking in Dallas, Texas, and then in financial services in Boston, Massachusettes. He earned his BBA in both Finance and Business Information Systems at TCU in Fort Worth, Texas and currently serves as the Youth Director for Glens Falls Youth Lacrosse, as well as the head coach for the 7th/8th team.

Mandy Rudolph: Marketing Committee - Get to Know Mandy
Human Resources Director: Glens Falls Family YMCA

Mandy is the Human Resources Director for the Glens Falls Family YMCA, where she coordinates staffing, employee benefits, performance management and training. She earned her BA from Ithaca College and her Masters in Labor and Policy Studies from SUNY Empire State. Mandy volunteered as an AmeriCorps VISTA in Philadelphia before moving to the Adirondack Region in 2007, and she is looking forward to networking and continuing her commitment to volunteerism through the Young Professionals organization.

Bryan Steele: Ambassador/Nominating Committee - Get to Know Bryan
Licensed Chiropractor: O'Leary Chiropractic, PLLC

As a chiropractor, Bryan treats conditions of the neck and back. Commonly used procedures include spinal manipulation (a.k.a an “adjustment”), interferential current, ultrasound, as well as therapeutic stretching and exercise. Using these therapies he is able to treat sprains, strains, overuse syndromes and disc injuries of the spine.

A typical new patient exam includes a detailed history and physical examination including orthopedic and neurological exam. Upon completion of these exams, Bryan discusses the injury with his patients and  outlines what types of therapy he can offer for treatment.

Maura TitteringtonMaura Titterington: Marketing Committee - Get to Know Maura
Regional Marketing Coordinator: Mannix Marketing, Inc.

Maura graduated from Siena College in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and Management and is currently attending Union Graduate College. As a Glens Falls native, Maura enjoys working in her hometown and giving back to the community. When she's not busy introducing herself to local businesses, Maura enjoys running, skiing, volunteering and spending time with family and friends.

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