The VVYPA was formed in early 2013 by a group of young professionals in Vail who wanted to network with other young professionals in the local community.


Maria Klopfenstein
Maria KlopfensteinTreasurer

Office Manager/Accountant – Habitat for Humanity Vail Valley

Maria was born in St. Paul, MN, graduating from Bethel University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism. Growing up with missionary parents, she spent her childhood in Hawaii before the family returned to Minnesota when she was 10 years old. After college she moved to Colorado to work at a dude ranch, taking a break from journalism. Deciding that she wanted to stay in CO, she moved to the Vail Valley in 2011 to live near her now-husband, Reid, while also switching career paths – accepting a job as the Director of Accounting and Government Compliance at Crazy Mountain Brewery. Four years later, she decided to pursue her passion of community development and is now the Office Manager and Accountant at Habitat for Humanity Vail Valley. Maria spends her free time hiking with her dog, working out at GOAT, skiing, fishing, camping, hunting, and anything else that involves the outdoors.

Troy Fuller
Troy Fuller

Agent/Owner-Farmers Insurance Eagle

Troy originally grew up in the suburbs of Chicago, IL, he graduated with a Bachelors degree in Restaurant/Resort Management and a Minor in Business from Colorado State University. He managed several restaurants and breweries throughout Colorado mountain towns including Winter Park, Grand Lake, and Steamboat Springs. He has lived in Eagle County now for the last nine years. He has owned the Farmers Insurance agency in the Valley now for six years. He enjoys all of the natural beauty and outdoor activities Colorado has to offer.

Jordan Benjamin
Jordan Benjamin

A Colorado native who has spent time on both coasts in Southern California and Boston before moving to the valley. Jordan has spent his helping businesses and humans define their growth strategies.  From working with early-stage startups to joining HubSpot and enjoying the ride from ~700 employees to 5,000+ he has seen business operate from every stage of the growth cycle.
His passion lies in helping companies and individuals unlock even more greatness within their teams.  He runs MyCoreOS.com and brings together neuroscience, mindfulness, and resilience strategies to help humans be their best and is also the host of the Peak Performance Selling Podcast.


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