NexGen Young Professionals Network


What is the NexGen Young Professionals Network in Door County?

NexGen Door County seeks to engage, energize and grow the next generation in our community. The mission of NexGen is to connect people in our community through exploration and collaboration by providing opportunities for people to network, learn and lead. 

The Door County Economic Development Corporation (DCEDC) proudly launched the NexGen Door County Young Professionals Network with two events in November and December 2015, and the group has been going strong ever since!

NexGen offers a regular schedule of events, including professional development, community service projects and social gatherings, throughout the length and breadth of the peninsula.

How do I get involved with NexGen?  Fill out a membership application and join for $50/year.

How do I find out more? Visit our website, like/follow our Facebook Page, attend a NexGen event and talk to a steering committee member.  (All events are posted on our Facebook page

What is the time commitment?  We generally plan one event a month with the exception of summer.  Attend as many events as you want – no minimum attendance required.  For more information on joining the steering committee, talk to us at an event, contact us on our Facebook page or at

What types of events does NexGen host?  We focus on hosting personal and professional development events as well as networking and social events.  We aim for a mix of all topics. If there is something you’re interested in, please let us know! We’re always looking for new ideas.

Join NexGen as an Individual Member or as a Business Sponsor

Click here (2019 Individual Membership Application) to download an editable PDF membership application.
You can pay below via Paypal or print and fill out the form, and mail with a check. Mailing instructions are on the application.

Pay here via Paypal (Click arrow to select Business Sponsorship):

NexGen Membership

Shining and Rising Stars in Door County recognized

STURGEON BAY, Wis. — Two outstanding individuals were recognized as leaders in the Door County community at the third annual ypAwards on Wednesday, April 24 at Horseshoe Bay Golf Club in Egg Harbor; hosted by NexGen Door County, a program of the Door County Economic Development Corporation.

Dakota Londo of the United Way of Door County was recognized as the 2019 Rising Star, and Amy Sullivan of the Pinkert Law Firm was recognized as the 2019 Shining Star.

Dakota Londo has served as the Community Impact Coordinator for the United Way’s health initiatives since August 2018. In this role, Dakota meets monthly with law enforcement, school administrators, students, mental health providers, and employees from the Door County Health and Human Services Department to develop and implement programs for our schools and community. Prior to joining the United Way, Dakota worked in an administrative role for the then Public Health Department. She does all of this while going to school full-time to complete her degree in School Counseling. Dakota was born and raised in Door County and a Southern Door graduate.  She loves Door County and hopes to be able to continue her career here after completion of her degree.

Other nominees included Lauren Brey, Brey Cycle Farm and Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative; Adam Peronto, Door County Medical Center; Journey Sikorsky, Quantum PC Services; Sarah Traege, Door County Medical Center; and Devin Vandertie, Door County Medical Center.

Amy Sullivan is a Partner at the Pinkert Law Firm. Born and raised in Door County, Amy began her legal career working for the Pinkert Law Firm as an Associate Attorney in 2012. She has worked her way up to earning a spot as partner, and mentors new Associate Attorneys working at the firm. Amy has built valuable relationships by volunteering in the community. She has served on the board of directors for Money Management Counselors, Powered by FISC as their secretary since 2014. She has also served as the secretary of We are Hope and the Boys and Girls Club of Door County, and has provided pro bono legal services at the last four Habitat for Humanity closings. Amy and her husband Mike have one young daughter and another baby on the way. They feel blessed to work in the community that they love and they are both committed to doing their part to make Door County a better place to live.

Other nominees included Tara DuBois, Stangel Accounting and Tax Office; Brianna Holm, Vintique Resale; Lane Methner, Ephraim Business Council; Brandon Schopf, Door County Emergency Services and Crossfit Armati; and Amy Sullivan, Pinkert Law Firm.

The selection committee considered professional achievement, community involvement, and leadership at work and in the community in their selection of winners.

Special thanks to the sponsors of the third annual ypAwards: Associated Bank, Horseshoe Bay Golf Club and Luke Collins Photography.

NexGen Door County seeks to engage, energize and grow the next generation of our community. The mission of NexGen is to connect people in our community through exploration and collaboration by providing opportunities for people to network, learn and lead.

NexGen Steering Committee:

  • Molly Brauer, Door 44 Winery & Vineyard
  • Lauren Brey, Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative & Brey Cycle Farm, LLC
  • John Grochowski, Ephraim Historical Foundation
  • Spencer Gustafson, Wisconsin Department of Justice
  • Anthony Stahl, Camera Corner Connection Point
  • Tyler Pluff,  Pinkert Law Firm

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