I have been working with a YMCA since 2002. I started at the Bangor YMCA as a preschool teacher. I began working full-time at the KV YMCA as the Learning Center Director in 2006 and have been here ever since. I love working at the Y because there is never a dull moment and no two days are ever the same! I get to create partnerships and collaborations with people and businesses in our community. I get to help the people, of all ages, of the community find the healthiest versions of themselves. I'm moved everyday by the strength, passion, and grace I see in the members and staff!
I am the Sr. Director of Human Resources and also work closely to oversee the childcare department. I have been with the Y since November 2014. I love working for the Y because of the amazing community connections and impact we make on a daily basis, and being a part of an organization that is committed to bettering the community we live in.
When I moved to the Augusta area, I learned about an opportunity at the Kennebec Valley YMCA, and I was offered a position to join the leadership team. After just one year, I have learned that I joined a dedicated, hard working team focused on the Y mission which focuses on providing the community an environment for the enrichment of all people.
I am looking forward to helping in developing new and interesting programming that will grow membership and sustainability for the community.
I started with the Freeport Y in 2013 and moved to the Kennebec Y in 2021. Having been raised by a single mother and limited financial resources, the Y played a very big role in my childhood experience. I enjoy being able to give back and to support the cause instead of being the cause.
I have been working for the KVYMCA for 17 years now. When I started in 2006 I was an Assistant teacher in the Learning Center and worked my way up to Director in 2020. I'm also a mother of 4 children and while I'm not working I enjoy spending time with my children making memories. I choose the KVYMCA because the Y allows me to be the parent I need to be. All my children have grown up in the KVYMCA and I love what the Y stands for and the impact on our community.
I started working at the Y the same year my second daughter was born. The chance to develop youth programming, take charge of Camp KV and the opportunity to work in a community-driven non-profit were all part of my choice to come to the KV Y in 2019, that the chance to work in the same place as our daughter's child care! Over the last 5 years, I have grown to appreciate all of my Y family in the admin office and throughout the whole organization. What I love the most is the flexibility and understanding when it comes to scheduling and fitting in work around raising two children when on any given day we need a parent to drop everything and be there for our kids.
I'm originally from upstate NY but have spent the last 15 summers in Maine! In 2020 my husband and I moved to Maine fulltime to raise our 2 kids. I have loved Maine for many years and have wanted to become more involved in the community, and what better way than to join the KV YMCA?! I am very excited to work for the KV YMCA and look forward to helping enrich our community!