Meet ystark! YP: Naja Palmer


Naja Palmer

Occupation/Title/Place of work

IT Professional, System Analyst at First Energy with a carpet cleaning company, Tech Geniuses LLC



Why are you interested in Stark County’s Young Professionals initiative?

I wanted to encourage everyone no matter what you face in life keep pushing towards your dreams and never let life obstacles hold you back. Stay positive, trust God and his process. In 2019. that whole year I was sick.  I had to see a specialist at the Cleveland Clinic. I lost weight, I couldn't eat. Because of my faith and trust in God my health is better.  What I went through motivated me to achieve everything I can. I had high expectations of myself.  I'm achieving everything that comes my way.

What would you share to encourage other people to join?

Your future starts here, trust God and his process.

Did you grow up in Stark? If so, where? If not, where did you move from and why?

Yes, I lived in Canton, Ohio my whole life.  Currently, I live in Jackson Township.

Why do you stay in Stark County, from both a personal and professional point of view?

I stayed in Stark County to continue to beat the odds.  To let everyone know no matter where you live you can make the best of it. I felt I had something to prove to help and want to encourage others in Stark County. From a professional perspective, I want to bring hope. The best businesses keep Stark County great.

What do you like MOST about Stark County?

I love the support the people give.  The community always finds ways to improve. The community support is great.

What would you change about Stark County if you could?

I would minister God and bring more outreach programs to Stark County to help give everyone greater hope. I will continue to find ways to stop the violence here in the community by being that light and speaking to the heart of the people.

What do you see as valuable opportunities for YPs in Stark County when it comes to career opportunities, cultural access, leadership or community involvement opportunities?

I feel this will help business accelerate to the next level. This will help other business get more engaged with other businesses in the community. This will bring everyone, of every nationality together and help us grow together creating unity.

What would attract more YPs to Stark County?

Reaching out and getting people involved making them knowledgeable of what Stark County is like.

What do you do in the evenings or on the weekends for fun in Stark County or NE Ohio?

I write out my next goals and the things I want to achieve next. Ways to have even more success on top of the success I already have.

Could you see yourself spending your lifetime in Stark County and if not, what would cause you to leave?

I can see my life spending a lifetime because this is where it all started and you can make the best of it.