of Amherst

Upcoming Events

May 18


After Hours Event

50/50 Fitness

251 Russell St, Hadley, MA

June 23


3rd Annual YPA Golf Outing

Hickory Ridge GC

191 W. Pomeroy Ln, Amherst, MA

July 20


3rd Annual Joint YPA Event!

Dockside Restaurant

1 Alvord St, South Hadley, MA

Our Mission

Connecting Young Professionals in the Amherst area.

Our Goals

To help young professionals build both personal and professional relationships with one another.

To support community development making the Amherst area a more attractive place for young professionals, businesses and entrepreneurs.

To build community through raising awareness, working with community organizations and fundraising.

To have fun.

Download our Mission & Bylaws

Membership Benefits

Member Directory

What does a $30 annual membership to YPA provide you?

  • You will be able to connect with other young professionals
  • There will be organized afterhours networking events to help broaden both professional and personal relationships
  • There will be organized unique events that highlight the area and all it has to offer
  • You will be able to make a positive impact in the community through increasing business awareness in the area and help strengthen the local economy
  • By being a member, you will be able to participate in promotions offered by various restaurants, organizations, local shops and entertainment offered exclusively to YPA members

Contact youngprofessionalsamherst @ to join today!

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Executive Committee

Nicholas E. Stern


CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ at Robert L. Stern Financial Services

413.253.8989 / Email

Lindsay Barron

Co-Vice President

Loan Originator at Applied Mortgage, A Division of Merrimack Mortgage

413.586.5626 / Email

Ryan Footit

Co-Vice President

Sales Representative at Pacific Scientific Transport

413.695.3460 / Email

Tom Crossman

Board Member

Owner/Operator of Crossman Properties

413.256.6982 / Email

David Long

Board Member

Owner, Epic Filmmakers Cinematography

413.374.9677 / Email

Gabriel Owen

Board Member

Information Specialist,Town of Amherst

413.259.3318 / Email

Abby Stern

Board Member

Project Manager at MBL Housing & Development

413-835-0242 / Email

Keith Toffling

Board Member

Owner of Keith Toffling Photography

978-866-7671 / Email

Michelle Tomlinson

Board Member

Owner at Michelle Anne Hair Design

413-695-1833 / Email

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Get in Touch


youngprofessionalsamherst @




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