MEET THE TEAM

The Young Professionals of Parma

Brandon Bunyak,
President

What do you do?

I am a small business specialist and global disability business resources group board member for U.S. Bank.

Favorite thing in Parma?

State Rd Park (Memorial Park)

What brought you to parma?

I was born in Parma, and my family moved to Medina when I was really young. Third grade we moved back to Parma and I haven’t left since.

Anything else you’d like to share?

I look at Parma as the heart of Cleveland. I grew up here and it has a lot to do with who I am as a person. Now raising three children I want to raise them in the same area that made me, me. So it’s important to me to continue our mission and provide that for the next generation.

What do you do?

Graphic Designer

Favorite thing in Parma?

Honey Hut, West Creek Reservation, Red Circle, and Rudy’s

What brought you to parma?

My husband lived here. I was hesitant to also move here also but ended up falling in love with the community

Anything Else You’d like to share?

Founding and running this group for 5+ years has been the biggest honor of my life.

Jackie Baraona,
Marketing Director / Immediate Past President

Jeremy Jusek,
Treasurer

What do you do?

I am a writer.

Favorite thing in Parma?

Parma’s park system is impressive. There are several to choose from within walking distance from just about any point in the city, and the grounds are well maintained.

What brought you to parma?

I chose Parma because it was affordable and closer to my extended family.

What do you do?

I am a real estate agent in Parma.

Favorite thing in Parma?

The sense of community, the engaging events that bring residents together, the well-established park systems and the vibrant cultural diversity all make Parma a special place in my eyes.

What brought you to parma?

As a resident of Ward 6 since 1995, I spent the majority of my childhood here and when the time came for me to purchase my own home, it was an easy decision for me to remain in this community.

Sarah Hjort,
Secretary

Anthony Winfield,
Connections Director

What do you do?

Parma Walmart Branch Manager & DEI Council Lead for U.S. Bank.

Favorite thing in Parma?

If I had to focus on one thing it would be the residents! The sense of community is second to none in my opinion. Food-wise, I’d have to say Daddario Pizzeria.

What brought you to Parma?

U.S. Bank. I have the opportunity / privilage to serve the residents of Parma by managing U.S. Bank Parma Walmart.

What do you do?

I’m real estate agent with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Stouffer Realty.

Favorite thing in Parma?

The parks, there are so many hidden community parks and metros to explore. My children love to explore them all!

What brought you to parma?

My wife and I were house hunting about 5 years ago, we searched everywhere and found the perfect home to start our family in. We are grateful to call Parma our home!

Nick Reyes,
VP of Membership

Kate Blake,
Pizza Bake Off Chair

What do you do?

Talent Acquisition Manager

Favorite thing in Parma?

We love Colozza’s Bakery for all our cakes. I also like Walls of Books and Little Birdie Wine Nest. There are so many great local businesses in Parma that it really has everything you need!

What brought you to Parma?

I moved to Cleveland 8 years ago with my husband. We bought our house in Parma 4 years ago and love it. It’s such a great community with so much to offer!

Brandon Bunyak, President
What do you do?
I am a small business specialist and global disability business resources group board member for U.S. Bank.

Favorite thing in Parma?
My favorite thing in Parma would have to be State Rd Park (Memorial Park)

What brought you to Parma?
I was born in Parma, and my family moved to Medina when I was really young. Third grade we moved back to Parma and I haven’t left since.

Anything else you’d like to share?
I look at Parma as the heart of Cleveland. I grew up here and it has a lot to do with who I am as a person. Now raising three children I want to raise them in the same area that made me, me. So it’s important to me to continue our mission and provide that for the next generation.
 

Mathew Egizii, Philanthropy Director
What do you do?
I am a National Collections Specialist for Airgas currently.

Favorite thing in Parma?
I love that Parma is a great big melting pot, there’s a lot of cultures represented. That and it feels central to just about anything you could want to do on the West side.

What brought you to Parma?
I originally moved to Parma to live with my significant other.
 

Jeremy Jusek, Treasurer
What do you do?
I am a writer.

Favorite thing in Parma?
Parma’s park system is impressive. There are several to choose from within walking distance from just about any point in the city, and the grounds are well maintained.

What brought you to Parma?
I chose Parma because it was affordable and closer to my extended family.
 

Nick Reyes, VP of Membership
What do you do?
I am a full time real estate agent with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Stouffer Realty.

Favorite thing in Parma?
My favorite thing about Parma is the parks, there are so many hidden community parks and metros to explore. My children love to explore them all!

What brought you to Parma?
My wife and I were house hunting about 5 years ago, we searched everywhere and found the perfect home to start our family in. We are grateful to call Parma our home!
 

Sarah Hjort, Secretary
What do you do?
I am a real estate agent in Parma.

Favorite thing in Parma?
Choosing a single favorite thing about Parma is challenging, but the sense of community, the engaging events that bring residents together, the well-established park systems and the vibrant cultural diversity all make Parma a special place in my eyes.

What brought you to Parma?
As a resident of Ward 6 since 1995, I spent the majority of my childhood here and when the time came for me to purchase my own home, it was an easy decision for me to remain in this community.
 

Kate Blake, Pizza Bake Off Chair
What do you do?
Talent Acquisition Manager

Favorite thing in Parma?
We love Colozza’s Bakery for all our cakes. I also like Walls of Books and Little Birdie Wine Nest. There are so many great local businesses in Parma that it really has everything you need!

What brought you to Parma?
I am originally from Iowa and my husband is from Akron. We moved to Cleveland about 8 years ago for his job. We have always lived on the West side and loved the area, so when we bought our house, we really wanted to stay close by. Parma is such a great community with so much to offer.
 

Jackie Baraona, Marketing Director / Immediate Past President
What do you do?
Graphic Designer

Favorite thing in Parma?
Honey Hut, West Creek Reservation, Red Circle, and Rudy’s

What brought you to Parma?
My husband lived here. I was hesitant to also move here also but ended up falling in love with the community

Anything else you’d like to share?
Founding and running this group for 5+ years has been the biggest honor of my life.