The Monterey County Young Professionals Group

MCYPG was founded in 2002 by Lisa Thomas, Elizabeth Diaz and their colleagues. In July 2008, MCYPG became an independently-operated organization with a purpose of connecting and networking the next generation of leaders in our area, and having a little bit of fun doing it.


Our Team

The Board of the Monterey County Young Professionals Group is a collection of volunteers and professionals here in Monterey County, representing a wide variety of careers and backgrounds, just like Monterey County!


Jared Wiegand



Krishna Patel

Krishna Patel is a graduate of California State University, East Bay.  She has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting.  For the last 13 years Krishna worked in Public Accounting within Monterey County, most recently for Hayashi Wayland Accounting & Consulting in their Salinas office.  She is now the Financial Controller for Allen Brothers Oil, Inc. which is a local & family owned business owning numerous Valvoline Instant Oil Change franchises in Monterey County & San Francisco.  She is an active volunteer and non profit board participant for a handful of local organizations, including MCYPG since 2015.   Krishna also is an Independent Beauty Consultant with Mary Kay Cosmetics.  Not only does she help get the business books in order, but your looks too!


JEssica McKillip 

Jessica is a California native who grew up on a small family farm in the central valley, and moved to the area in 2000 to attend CSU Monterey Bay, graduating with a dual concentration in Community Health & Social Work. After college she worked for numerous local non-profit organizations spending almost 11 years, improving community access to locally grown healthy fruits and vegetables, running farmers' markets and special events all over the peninsula. Jessica is currently the Director of Human Resources, Accounting, and Administration for The Club at Crazy Horse Ranch which is the second established golf course west of the Mississippi. She has held positions on numerous boards over the past decade including Past President of the Marina Chamber of Commerce; 2016 Chair of Salinas Valley Food & Wine, and is excited to bring that experience and knowledge as an addition to this years team.


David HUdson

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Natalia Roehling