Meet Our Staff

The Y is a nonprofit like no other. That’s because in 10,000 neighborhoods across the nation, we have the presence and partnerships to not just promise, but deliver, positive change. Every day, our staff — of all ages with diverse backgrounds and life experiences — work to bridge the gap in community needs. These team members nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the nation’s health and well-being and provide support to our neighbors.

Learn more about why the Y is a great place to work by viewing our short video featuring Y staff and members and read their stories below.

Meet Jim, one of our group exercise instructors and LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA coaches who has worked at our Y for nearly 30 years

“I enjoy the social atmosphere and sharing knowledge with other people. I like seeing members advance in class as we go along, and see their confidence increase.”

Meet Phil, one of our Wellness Center instructors who has worked for our Y for nearly 40 years

“The Y has been a huge part of my life. It’s just become part of who I am.”

Meet Maria, also known as Miss Bel, one of our Child Care assistant teachers

“I started working here in September, but my family has been members for 11 years – since we moved to the area.”

Meet Kaylee, one of our teacher’s assistants who began as a volunteer

“I like being around kids and I enjoy working with them. Each one is so different and it’s great to see them grow into their personalities.”

Meet Roberta, our new Healthy Living Director

“I have a passion for health and wellness and I love working with people. I’m looking forward to working with the members and bringing new ideas to the Y.”

Meet Alexa, one of our School Age Child Care site supervisors at School One Elementary

“Working here is going to help me in the future. I’m getting my master’s in clinical psychology with a concentration in children and families.”

Meet Maria, our new MS Water Exercise program teacher who has over 30 years’ experience working in aquatics and fitness

“The Y is a place where I can use my versatile aquatic background and I get to work with different groups of people.”

Meet Ken, one of our team members who works in multiple departments including Wellness, Aquatics and Sports

“I’m a sports management major at my school and last semester, I was offered an internship at the YMCA. I actually used to be a member of a different Y when I was younger.”

Meet Nick, Chase and Hannah, siblings who work in our Aquatics Department

“My siblings and I all did swim lessons at the Y when we were young, and this eventually led to my sister, Hannah, joining the Swim Team. The combination of our great experiences with the Y and Hannah being on the Swim Team made the Y the ideal place to work.”

Meet Ethan, one of our lifeguards and swim instructors who enjoys helping kids gain a love of swimming

“I’ll be here for 3 years in October. I started as a lifeguard and Ellen (the Aquatics Director) asked me if I would help with swim lessons one day and I liked it. What I like about swim lessons is you never know what to expect from the kids.

Meet Justin, one of our Explorer Camp Counselors who started as a Y volunteer

“I originally applied to be a volunteer at a special event. I was still new to the area and I was trying to meet people and thought volunteering would be a good way to do this.”

Meet Jonathan, one of our Explorer Camp Counselors

“I like doing the activities with the kids, like tie dye, and it’s nice that I know a lot of the kids from sports classes or from working at camp last summer.”

Meet Gabi, one of our Gymnastics Camp Counselors

“I love all the different elements of gymnastics. It teaches mental toughness as well as physical fitness.”

Meet Zoe, one of our Specialty Camp Counselors

“STEAM Camp combines my two favorite things: kids and science.”

Meet Danny, one of our Discovery Camp Counselors

“I’ve been coming here for as long as I can remember. At camp, I was always one of the kids all the counselors knew and I kind of figured I would work here one day.”

Meet Jess, one of our Discovery Camp Counselors who grew up coming to our Y

“I wanted to become a counselor since I knew I liked working with kids. I have babysat before and helped with my younger sister and cousins.”

Meet Kiana, an AmeriCorps VISTA Summer Associate, who is assisting our camp program this summer to help close the gap on summer learning loss

“This is a really great camp program. It’s my first time working with kids like this. I think it’s important to give kids as many resources as we can, including over the summer.”

Meet Mia, one of our new Membership Representatives who took swim lessons at our Y growing up

“I used to come here as a kid and took swim classes with my sisters. We would use the gym, too. This was back when I was in elementary school. Now, I’m seeing the Y from a different perspective.”

Meet Owen, one of our awesome lifeguards who was a longtime member of our Swim Team

“I feel like my life has come full circle. I came here as a kid and now I’m working here.”

Meet Miss Liz, one of our fantastic early childhood teachers who enjoys watching our students learn

“I really enjoy working with the kids here. Watching them learn and figure things out is pretty cool.”