Friday, June 18, 2010

Meet the 2010-2011 YPS Executive Team: Alex Hamling, President

The Rebuilding Together Seattle Young Professionals Society is entering their 3rd year of existence and getting stronger by the day. RTS would like to introduce the new 2010-2011 Executive Team for YPS! First up is our incoming President, Alex Hamling.

1. How did you get involved with YPS?

I joined YPS soon after I moved to Seattle. I was looking for a group of fun, energetic, young professionals that had a heart for giving back to the community and being active volunteers. YPS IS that group. I felt connected to the projects and to the people who belonged to YPS, and I wanted to do my part in helping others.

2. What is your favorite part about YPS?

Seeing the amazing difference that 15-20 YPS members can bring to a home, after devoting an afternoon of helping. I enjoy sharing that energy and enthusiasm with other like-minded people after completing a project.

4. What are your favorite pastimes?

I've always had a passion for travel (both US and international), and I toured around Japan in 2006, London two years after that, and most recently I took a cruise for the first time! If my work allows and the stars aline I'll be in Haiti helping out with disaster relief in about a month. I'm hoping my next vacation (maybe in a year or two) involves Alaska somehow. :-)

5. Where do you work? What do you do for a living?

I moved Seattle to start work as a pediatrician at two hospitals in the area about a year ago. One hospital is in Kirkland and the other is is Everett.

What the RTS Director has to say about Alex:

"Alex has been a phenomenal addition to our group. Alex joined YPS in August of 2009, and instantly brought a new level of enthusiasm, committment, and heart to the group. Alex will be a fantastic President during our 3rd year of YPS. He has a true passion for volunteering and the mission of RTS, and we're all excited to see what he brings to the table!"

Interested in joining YPS? Contact Alex at and join the YPS Facebook page!


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