- What is your job title at the Monroe County YMCA?
- What brought you to the Y?
I have been a member since 1990, Kyle and I joined right after we were married. I become a much more active member after Jonah was born in 1994. We came to the Y several times a week so he could go to preschool and have fun in Play and Learn. I started coming in so often that Susan Adam, the childcare coordinator at the time, asked me to start working there. Being pregnant with my second son, Ben, the flexible hours and the comradery with the other moms made the job a perfect fit for me. After five years in childcare I moved on to teach Preschool and CPR. Sharon was working in Marketing by this time and noticed some of the bulletin boards I had made for my preschool class. She asked if I would like to pick up a few hours working with her and I jumped at the chance. A few part time hours grew into full-time and with the exception of a few months last year I have been here ever since!
- After serving 20 years as a staff member, what is your outlook on the Y? How is it “More than a Gym” to you?
The Y could never be just a gym to me. While I have definitely enjoyed better health and wellness as a result of working here that is not what keeps me coming back to work every day. I come back and take pride in what I do because the Y feels like family to me, like home away from home. And I can honestly say after testing the waters outside of the Y that there is no place like home.
- If you have a favorite memory from your time at the Y, share that with us!
Every moment that I have spent with my fellow Divas* has been my favorite!
*A diva is a past or present member of the Monroe County YMCA Marketing team. 🙂