• 2021 Parkville Area Chamber Board of Directors

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  • President, Ryan Reed, Country Financial - Parkville   

    8835 NW 63rd St, Ste 101, Parkville, MO  64152 | 816-390-3231 | ryan.reed@countryfinancial.com

    Ryan has over 15 years of experience in the insurance and financial industry and has been with COUNTRY Financial since 2005.  His firm provides Annuities, Auto, Commercial, Home, Life, Long Term Care, Retirement Planning.  Ryan and his wife Katie have two children, Harper and Hudson.  In his free time Ryan enjoys spending time with his wife and kids, playing in his golf and poker leagues, enjoying and playing music on the piano, watching the K-State Wildcats along with the local sports teams here in KC.


    – Member of the Parkville Chamber since 2005
    – Board Member of Parkville Chamber 2015-2016, 2018-2021
    – Parkville Chamber Board VP 2014-2016, 2019-2020

    – Parkville Chamber Board Secretary 2019



  • Vice-President, Rita Strickland, Fogo de Chao 

    222 W 47th St, Kansas City, MO  64112 | 816-223-3003 | rstrickland@fogo.com

    Rita is currently the Sales Manager and is responsible for developing customer relationships, scoping out the needs of the local market and delivering a strategic sales plan that will meet and exceed goals. Rita is very passionate about community service and serving others. She is highly involved with her church, MO PTA, and loves hanging out with her husband who has recently retired from the Police Department, her daughters, and her 31 nieces and nephews. She is also the owner of Strickly Proverbs 31 Events and Designs with her 2 daughters Csaniyah and Xsilynn.  She is also a survivor of Rape and Cervical Cancer and is a big advocate of bringing awareness to Mental Health Awareness.



    – Parkville Chamber Member since 2018
    – Chamber Board Member since 2019 
    – Northland Regional Chamber of Commerce member
    – Northland Leadership C/O 2019
    – Platte City Chamber member

    – HopeKids Board Member
    – Restart Inc - 40th Anniverary Legacy Committee Member
    – Greater KC Chamber member - Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee Member
    – Centurions C/O Fall 2021
    – YMCA NKC Board Member
    – City Year Change Agent



  • Secretary, Bridget Mendoza, BEM Business Services

    612 White Oak Lane | Liberty, MO  64068 | 816-213-4553 | bridget@bembizserv.com 

    Bridget came to the Chamber as the representative of the 2016 Charity of Choice.  She felt a very strong admiration of the Chamber, what it represents and what it gives to the community, and decided she needed to be a part of the Chamber.  While on medical sabbatical, fighting stage 3 Cancer, she remains involved supporting their family-owned business, BEM Business Services.  She has been active on many committees and events since joining the Chamber.  She and husband Edward love living in the Northland and enjoy family time with their children and grandchildren.



    – Parkville Chamber Member since 2016
    – Chamber Board Member since 2017
    – Member of several other Chambers of Commerce
    – Liberty Kiwans
    – KCI Rotary Club 
    BNI Chapter Director Consultant/Launch Director

    – Thomas P O'Sullivan Committee
    – Various 501c Organizations; Boards, Chairs, Committee & Event Coordinator



  • Treasurer, Dale Brouk, Fivestar Lifestyles, LLC   

    6325 Lewis St, Ste 116, Parkville, MO  64152 | 816-505-4297 | daleb@fivestarlifestyles.com


    Dale has over 34 years of experience in the accounting field, six of those in the public sector with KPMG Peat Marwick and the remaining 27 years in the real estate industry. During his 27 years in the real estate industry, he has been involved in the many facets of real estate accounting, including property management and leasing, acquisitions, sales, finance, analysis and development. He has extensive accounting experience in the development and management of real estate assets along with operating real estate development and management companies.


    – Chamber Member since 2004
    – Chamber Board Member since 2009
    – Board Member Platte County EDC 2016 - 2020
    – Buck O'Neil Bridge Committee 2017- present
    – President Generosity USA self-created 501(c)3
    – Board Member NBKC Bank
    – Board Member MMMA Self-Insured Work Comp Fund




  • Edna Adelusola, SERVPRO of Platte County  

    444 NW Business Park Ln, Riverside, MO  64150 | 816-579-1600 | spplattecounty@gmail.com

    Edna Adelusola is CEO of SERVPRO of Platte County, a fire and water mitigation company.  She was born and raised in the Kansas City area where she graduated from Central High School.  Her parents were her first role models, instilling a strong work ethic and a solid spiritual connection.  She earned an Associate Degree in Social Services Technology and a Bachelor of Science Degree from Wilberforce University in Ohio.  She has a lifetime of service, serving the community as a Social worker, Police Officer, Missionary, and restauranteur.  She has served on the board of the nonprofit, Bridges to Bridges in Columbus, Ohio, President of social organization, Weavers of Nigeria, and Chair of the Board of Trustees at Centenary United Methodist Church.  She and her husband have been partners in business for the past 17 years.  They are the proud parents of one daughter Titilayo Adelusola.

    – Member of the Parkville Chamber since 2018
    – Member of the Chamber Board since 2021



  • Joe Carroll, Wells Bank  

    8500 N Green Hills Rd, Kansas City, MO  64154 | 816-612-8000 | jcarroll@wells-bank.com

    Joe has been employed in the banking and financial industry for more than 35 yrs. He is a graduate of NWMSU in Maryville with an Ag Business Degree.  Joe has been a Platte County resident since 1985. He is married to wife Roberta and has 2 daughters in school at MIZZOU. Joe enjoys his job at Wells Bank, as it is a small, hands-on Community Bank. Joe likes to treat his customers the way they want to be treated. He enjoys coaching softball, riding bikes, grilling for the community on the Wells Bank Grill and watching the Chiefs and Royals.

    Past President of Platte City Chamber of Commerce
    – Past President Platte City Rotary Club
    – Current Member of the Parkville Chamber since 2014
    Current Member of the Parkville Rotary Club
    – Current Member of the Oregon Mo Kiwanis’s Club



  • Chris Collins, Arvest Bank   

    5600 N Broadway, Gladstone, MO  64118 | 913-953-4290 | ccollins3@arvest.com


    Chris believes in having a positive impact on the people he meets and the businesses they operate.  He has over a decade of leadership experience in the banking industry.  Chris and his wife Erin, met at Kansas State University and returned to the Northland to raise their family.  he is always game for a round of golf and loves to travel with his wife and kids.


    – Chamber Member of Parkville Chamber since 2013
    Board Member of Parkville Chamber since 2016
    – Secretary, 2017
    – President, 2019-2020

    – Co-Chair, Team Educate, 2016-2017



  • Tim Emerson, Emerson & Co   

    1001 Westport Rd, Kansas City, MO  64111 | 816-582-5300 | tim@emerson-co.com


    Tim has 30 years of experience in the financial service industry.  He founded Emerson & Co in June of 2006.  His firm provides Payroll, Merchant Services, Bookkeeping, and Insurance.  Emerson & Co works with public organizations and businesses to cut costs and streamline processes. Tim and his wife Darci reside in the Brookside area with their 3 children, Sophie, Zoey, and Vaughn, and enjoy outdoor activities, travel, and music.


    – Parkville Area Chamber Member since 2015
    – Current Board member of the Parkville Area Chamber and past Treasurer
    – Current Board member of The Greater Kansas City Association of Healthcare
    – Current President of the Kansas City Breakfast Club

    – Current Board member of the Southtown Council
    – Current Assistant Governor of Rotary District 6040
    – Member of Gladstone, Hispanic, and Fort Scott Area Chambers
    – Past Treasurer for Hands and Hearts Auxiliary for Children's Mercy Hospital

    – Past President and Treasurer of Waldo Brookside Rotary Club


  • Michael Estrada, Bonefish Grill   

    6334 N Lucerne Ave, Kansas City, MO  64151 | 816-746-8179 | michaelestrada@bonefishgrill.com


    Michael is a Managing Partner at Bonefish Grill




    – Chamber Member of Parkville Chamber since 2017
    – Board Member of Parkville Chamber since 2019



  • Jason Fewin, Parkville Frame Gallery  

    6325 Lewis St, Parkville, MO  64152 | 816-326-7949 | jason@parkvilleframegallery.com






    Main Street Parkville Association Representative
    – Member of Parkville Chamber since 2014
    – Board Member of Parkville Chamber since 2018



  • Michelle Ford, Executive Director, Platte County Community Center South/YMCA 

    8875 Clark Ave, Parkville, MO  64152 | 816-505-2622 | michelleford@kansascityymca.org






    – Platte County Community Center Representative
    – Chamber Member since 2005
    – Chamber Board Member since 2018



  • Adrian James, Park University   

    8700 NW River Park Dr, Parkville, MO  64152 | 816-584-6213 | adrian.james@park.edu

    Adrian James, Ph.D. is the Chair of Management, Human Resources, and Logistics and an Assistant Professor of Management in the College of Management at Park University.  She joined Park in 2018 and teaches courses in strategic management, organizational behavior, and leadership development.  Dr. James has a passion for maximizing efficiency, productivity, and human capital.  She is active in the Parkville and greater Kansas City community where she assists organizations with strategic planning and organizational development.  Dr. James has facilitated professional development workshops and retreats both nationally and internationally.  In addition to her Ph.D., she holds an MBA, a B.S. in Industrial Psychology, and is a Six Sigma Green Belt.

    – Park University Representative
    – Member of Parkville Chamber since 2018

    – Board Member of Parkville Chamber since 2021



  • Christina Mesa, Equity Bank 
    6200 NW 63rd Ter, Kansas City, MO  64151 | 816-587-4322 | ccmesa@equitybank.com


    Christina was born in Garden City, KS. She spent most of her childhood in the CA Bay Area but moved back to SW KS to graduate from Garden City High. She attended Stanislaus State in Modesto, CA where she earned her Bachelor's degree in Communications. She moved to Topeka, KS in 2015 where she started as a teller at Equity Bank. She was soon promoted to a Personal Banker and has now managed the Kansas City location for the past two years and calls the Northland home. She loves supporting local businesses whenever she can. She enjoys spoiling her fur babies, and spending time with friends and family.


    – Chamber Board Member since 2021
    – Member of Parkville Chamber since 2014



  • Kevin Robinson, Undo Skincare Center  

    6442 NW Crooked Rd, Parkville, MO  64152 | 816-974-8636 | kevin@undo.today








  • Mike VanDever, Anytime Fitness 

    7000 NW 83rd St, Kansas City, MO  64152 | 816-522-3581 | mike.vandever7@gmail.com


    Mike has lived in the Northland for over 45 years.  He graduated from Oak Park High School in ‘75 and SMSU (now MSU) as a Software Engineer. He was with TWA/American Airlines from 1984 to 2010 and held positions of programmer, Manager, and Director. Currently Mike and his wife Marsha are the Owner/Operators of the franchise Anytime Fitness located S of Zona Rosa. Mike is a Personal Trainer and has been the President of M&M Health and Fitness since 2010.


    – Chamber Member of Parkville Chamber since 2010
    – Board Member of Parkville Chamber since 2011
    – Parkville Chamber Secretary from 2012-2014
    – Parkville Chamber President from 2015-2016

    – Member of Parkville BNI from 2010-2015
    – Certified Personal Trainer



  • Tina Welch, City of Parkville, Alderman   

    8880 Clark Ave, Parkville, MO  64152 | 816-741-7676 | twelch@parkvillemo.gov



    – Resident of Parkville since 1993
    – Married with 2 daughters who attended Parkhill schools
    – Alderwoman since 2016, also serves on the Finance Committee
    – City liaison to Give Seven Days, an organization that provides opportunities to encourage kindness
    – City representative for MSPA
    – Clarb Board for 2 terms
    – Serves on the YMCA BoardCity liaison to Give Seven Days, an organization that provides opportunities to encourage kindness

    – Realtor with Reecenichols

    – Native of Chicago


  • Marsha VanDever, Executive Director, Parkville Area Chamber of Commerce

    8878 NW 63rd St, Ste 103, Parkville, MO  64152 | 816-587-2700 | info@parkvillechamber.com


    Marsha began her career with the Parkville Chamber in November, 2012. She graduated from Southwest Missouri State University (now Missouri State University) with a B.S. in Education. She has had several careers throughout her life, including 7 years as a Legal Secretary in downtown Kansas City and 17 years as a Database Analyst for Worldspan (now Travelport). Marsha and her husband own an Anytime Fitness franchise. She has two grown children, and is blessed to have 5 adorable grandchildren, all living in the Kansas City area.


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