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Governing Board

Alana Fiero


Marketing Chair

     Alana is a Senior Communications Specialist at C&S Wholesale Grocers. She is originally from Albany, NY and moved to Keene in 2018.  Alana heard about KYPN through a co-worker and joined because she wanted to get involved in the community outside of work.  Her favorite thing about KYPN is all of the new people she gets to meet!  KYPN has the ability to make a big impact through the events that we host and she finds that extremely rewarding.  Alana enjoys kayaking, playing the piano and skiing! 

Amanda Smith

Partnership Chair

     Amanda is the Manager and Co-Owner of The Farm Cafe and she has lived in the Keene area for more than 8 years.  Amanda first heard of KYPN when she was a vendor at the Taste of Keene event with her restaurant.  The strong sense of community effort and involvement encouraged her to reach out and become a member.  Amanda loves that KYPN creates a space for likeminded people to connect and collaborate to enhance the community.  Amanda is currently working toward an MBA and a M.S. in Industrial Organizational Psychology from the University of Hartford.  She is also a member of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology.

Annie Rule

Administrative Chair

Annie works in global supply chain for ThermoFisher Scientific.  Originally from Massachusetts, Annie graduated from Franklin Pierce University in 2011 and returned to the Monadnock Region 10 years later to purchase her first home in Keene.  Shortly after moving to Keene, Annie saw a KYPN flyer on the wall at a local brewery and joined right away.  KYPN gave her an instant sense of community in her new city.  In her free time, Annie works in various mediums as an artist and takes classes at the New England Center for Circus Arts in Brattleboro, VT.  She also enjoys mineral collecting and is the current President of the Keene Mineral Club.


Mike Remy

Events Chair

     Mike Remy is the Senior Director of Operational Network Strategy at C&S Wholesale Grocers in Keene. He first joined the company in 2009 as an intern before becoming a full-time employee in 2011 after graduating from Babson College in Massachusetts.  Mike was born and raised in Westmoreland and is a graduate of Keene High School.  He is a board member of the Monadnock United Way and serves on both the Planning Board and Economic Development Advisory Committee.  Mike enjoys cooking and traveling when he gets the chance. He can usually be found at restaurants around downtown Keene. He currently serves on the Keene City Council as a Councilor-at-Large.

Gregg Kleiner


  Gregg is an Assistant Accounting Manager for the Fenton Family Dealerships.  Proudly calling Keene his home since 2018, he joined the KYPN Board shortly after participating in the Taste of Keene event in 2021.  Gregg's favorite aspect about KYPN is the monthly after-hours social events.  He enjoys getting to know people and developing a strong network of professionals.  Gregg is no stranger to Public Service as he is also a member of the Board of Directors for the Keene Housing Kids Collaborative, Second Vice President of the Keene Lions Foundation, Treasurer for the Partner City Committee and an Alternate for the Historic District Commission, both for the City of Keene. He can usually be found in his favorite bar seat at The Stage or Fireworks or watching anything on Bravo.  Gregg has a weakness for great food and his latest wacky goal is to run the Demar Marathon in 2023!

Jay Hayston



Jay is the President & CEO at the Cedarcrest Center for Children with Disabilities.  He joined KYPN in order to grow his personal and professional network in a new place.  He loves the combination of personal and professional connections available in a super welcoming group atmosphere.  Jay was introduced to KYPN via Alana, our incredible Board President.  In his free time, Jay teaches courses in the Doctor of Law & Policy program at Northeastern University.  He also serves on the boards of the New Hampshire Health Care Association and the Pediatric Complex Care Association.  Jay also enjoys downtime with his wife Michaela and daughter, Isla.

Danya Landis


Danya is a Partner and Co-Founder of Machina Kitchen and ArtBar.  She has lived in Keene for over 9 years.  Danya joined KYPN because she believes in creating the type of place you want to live in.  Attracting and retaining young professionals and helping to build a platform which creates a thriving city is very important to her.  KYPN gives her the opportunity to meet and work with others who share in this belief.  Danya learned how to stilt walk when she was 12 years old.  Since then, she has stilt walked in many parades and walked the runway in two high-fashion shows in Philadelphia and Atlantic City.  

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