Governing Board

Alana Fiero


Marketing Chair

     Alana is the Communications & Community Relations Specialist at C&S Wholesale Grocers here in Keene.  She is originally from Albany, NY and has lived in the Keene area for more than 3 years.  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 and also plays the piano and ukulele...when she has the time!

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 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, such as wood burning and resin casting.  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 was previously an advisor for the Keene Interact group and a member of the Keene Rotary where he traveled with the group to El Salvador three times.  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 Office Manager for the Fenton Family Dealerships.  He has lived in Keene for more than 4 years.  Gregg was drawn to KYPN by the passion and drive of members to do great things for the City of Keene and the Monadnock Region.  He joined 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 also a Board Member of the Keene Housing Kids Collaborative, member of the Partner City Committee for the City of Keene and lastly a member of the Keene Lions Club. He can usually be found in his favorite bar seat at The Stage restaurant or watching anything on Bravo.  Gregg has a weakness for brunch and is also a huge Star Trek nerd.

Casey Volikas

Social Events Liaison

     Casey is the Customer Experience Supervisor at UNFI and a graduate of Keene State College.  After graduating, she moved back to the Keene area in 2013.  Casey joined KYPN because she wanted to make a difference in the community experience of local young people.  She loves to organize events and see others create lasting connections.  If Casey came with a warning label, it would be:  "WARNING:  If there is a hint of a song lyric in a sentence you just said, I will just start singing the song out loud with no context."

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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