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 been a part of the YMCA in Virginia and moved to El Dorado in May 2015 to continue his journey as the Fitness Director. John is passionate about helping members of all ages become healthier and more informed about exercise. His multiple personal training certifications and his bachelor’s degree in Sport and Exercise Studies from Randolph College give John the tools to coach people and help them develop a healthier lifestyle. 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.”
As Program Director Sara oversees the cheer, dance, gymnastics, and aquatics departments at the El Dorado YMCA. Sara graduated cum laude from Oklahoma City University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Dance Management. She has performed with OCU’s American Spirit Dance Company, in addition to assisting the production of the shows. She is excited about sharing her passion with others through teaching dance, cheer, and gymnastics.
April chose to work at the YMCA because of the people and the value of a healthy lifestyle. Overlooking the group exercise classes, April gets to teach and help guide 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, balance, golf fitness, all age groups, and strength training.
Certifications: ACSM Health and Fitness Specialist, YMCA Personal Trainer, EMT-I, BS in Exercise Science. Specialties: Athletic performance, running, motivating others, goal attainment.
Certifications: ACSM Certified Personal Trainer, YMCA Personal Trainer, B.S. in Kinesiology from Wichita State University, TRX, Mat and towers pilates, Foundations of Group Exercise. Specialties: Athletic performance, flexibility, balance, weight loss, Kettle bell training, boot camp, circuit training, beginner fitness, active aging, strength training, extreme motivator, and Pilates.
Certifications: YMCA Personal Trainer and Associate's Degree in Exercise Science from Butler Community College. Specialties: free weights, strength training, bodybuilding, bootcamps and functional fitness.
Certifications: ACE Personal Trainer Specialties: cross training, physique building, and weight loss.