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EL DORADO YMCA

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Management Staff | Personal Trainers

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Graduating from Pittsburg State University with a degree of Bachelor of Science Jessica began her career in the Pittsburg Family Y in 2002.  She moved and became the East Y's Sports Director in 2005 and in 2009 was promoted to Associate Executive at the West Y.  Becoming the El Dorado Branch Director in 2014 her goal is to support the staff and the volunteer Advisory Board on the mission and purpose to better serve our community.

Rebecca has been part of the El Dorado team since 2008. She loves the opportunity to make a positive impact on El Dorado and surrounding communities. Rebecca is passionate about the Y's Annual Campaign and the life-changing experiences it provides to all children and families. 

John has a B.A. from Randolph College in Sport and Exercise Studies. While studying at Randolph John started his career with the YMCA of Central Virginia. He moved to El Dorado in May 2015 to continue his journey as the Fitness Director. In November of 2016 John took on the role of Senior Program Director at the El Dorado YMCA. In this role he is leads the fitness, group exercise, youth and family, membership, and housekeeping departments. He is glad to be here in El Dorado because it allows him to develop new personal relationships and make a lasting impact within such a strong community.

Taylor graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Superior in 2011 with a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education.  Always being very active in sports he continued playing baseball 4 years in college and 3 years at the professional level.  After his baseball career he found his passion for coaching sports and youth development. “I am excited for the opportunity to make a positive impact on the El Dorado youth.”

Donavan has been a figurehead for El Dorado aquatics for many years now through the YMCA and the City pools. Donavan accepted the role of Aquatics Director in October of 2016 and has a goal of teaching the youth in the community how to thrive in the water. He does this through many programs and by teaching them water surival through our SPLASH program. Donavan hopes to continue his impact in the community in a positive way.

April chose to work at the YMCA because of the people and the value of a healthy lifestyle.  Overlooking the group exercise classes, April teachs and guides other instructors in making our members have the best experience possible!  She enjoys helping a person change their lives in a caring way.

Caitlin joined the Y team in 2012.  She is excited to be bringing fresh and creative ideas to her staff.  As a team they will create life lasting memories for the youth from our community, and help guide the children towards success. 

Matt joined the El Dorado team in 2009.  He graduated with an Associates in Science from Butler and received a HVAC degree from WATC.  Along with maintenance at the 40,000 square foot El Dorado branch, Matt has taken on the challenge of day to day maintenance at the other Greater Wichita YMCA branches too.  

Certifications: ACSM Certified Personal Trainer, ACE, YMCA Personal Trainer, SrFit, Foundations of Group Exercise and Yoga.  Specialties: flexibility, strength training, and general fitness for all ages and abilities.

Certifications:  ACSM EP-C, EMT-I, BS in Exercise Science.  Specialties: special populations, group training, TRX

Certifications:  ACSM Certified Personal Trainer, B.S. in Kinesiology from Wichita State University, TRX, Mat and towers pilates, Foundations of Group Exercise.  Specialties:  functional training, kickboxing, and core strength.

Certifications: ACE YMCA Personal Trainer and Associate's Degree in Exercise Science from Butler Community College. Specialties: physique training, circuit training, and strength training.

Certifications: ACE YMCA Personal Trainer Specialties: group training, physique building, and weight loss

Certifications: ACE YUSA Personal Trainer, B.S. in Biology from Tulsa University Specialities: speed and agility, strength training, and injury prevention

Certifications: ACE YUSA Personal Trainer Specializations: strength training, bodyweight training, and flexibility/range of motion trianing.