YMCA OF GREATER WICHITA

Andover YMCA Staff

YMCA staff are committed to serving you and your family. That's why we strive to both model and exemplify the Y's core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.

Shane Loy, Branch Director

Shane is an Estherville, IA native.  He holds a degree in Mathematics Education from the University of Northern Iowa.  Shane began his YMCA experience during college at the YMCA of Blackhawk County where he worked as camp counselor, lifeguard, fitness, childcare programs, sports and membership.  He began his career with the Heritage YMCA Group in Naperville, IL as Program Director working mainly with children programs throughout the community.  Shane moved in to the role of Director of Childcare, Family and Community Outreach managing programs within the Naperville community as well as with the Oswego YMCA.   He held the role of Operations Director at a community outreach branch and membership branch before moving in to his current role at Andover.  Shane is married to Nicole and they have a 5 year old daughter, Ava, and recently welcomed Ayden to their family.

Alisha Schoenecker, Senior Program Director

Membership, Fitness, Group Exercise, Housekeeping

Alisha is a Wichita native and received a Bachelor’s in Exercise Science from Wichita State University. She began working at the South YMCA in 2006 and has worked as membership associate, manager on duty and in fitness. She took time off from the Y to work as Wellness Coordinator at Breakthrough, a mental health organization, and served as an English teacher for a year in South Korea. She joined the West YMCA in membership and fitness when she returned to Wichita. She joined the Andover team in 2014 as Membership Director, and gladly accepted her new role in fall of 2016. 

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Bryan Goff, Senior Program Director

Aquatics, Sports, Rock Wall, Facility Rentals

Bryan grew up in Blytheville, Arkansas. He graduated from Arkansas State University with a degree in Physical Education – Exercise Science. He has over 14 years’ experience with 4 different YMCA associations. He was the Program Director for Blytheville Regional YMCA, Program Director/Associate Executive Director for YMCA of Memphis and the Mid-South, and Senior Program Director for Twin Lakes Family YMCA in Texas. He has worked with all ages in programs such as sports, fitness, gymnastics, aquatics, membership, after school and summer camps. He has also helped run the daily operations of the branches. Outside of the YMCA, he has management experience from Royal Caribbean cruises, 20 years’ experience in HVAC and electrical work, 10 years’ experience as a volunteer firefighter, an EMT for 5 years and also served as a Sheriff Deputy. Bryan has two beautiful daughters, ages 14 and 9, living in Arkansas.

Jennifer Weber, Administrative Assistant

Jennifer is a native of Andover and a Butler County Community College graduate. She is currently working on her Bachelor’s Degree in Non-Profit Organization Leadership from Fort Hays State University. She began her career with the YMCA as a Membership Associate  in 2014, and started her current role at the beginning of 2016. She has been a community volunteer for many years, dedicating her time to organizations such as the Girl Scouts, Tornado Alley Young Marines, and Andover Public Schools. Jennifer is married and has four children. 

Ally Kaylor, Fitness Director

Ally is a Denver, Colorado native and holds a Bachelor's degree in Exercise Science from the University of Kansas. Ally began at the Andover YMCA in 2014 as a Personal Trainer before accepting the position as Fitness Director in 2018. She is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA as well as a Fitness Nutrition Specialist. She holds additional certifications including USAW Sports Performance Coach, TRX Group Trainer, and BOGAfit Instructor. Ally and her husband, Shawn, are the parents of four fur-babies, Gunner, Jax, Ella, and Harley. 

Shannon Mallinson, Gymnastics Director

Shannon Mallinson has been a gymnast since age six. Since 1998, she’s coached gymnastics at the El Dorado and Northwest Ys and Sunrise Gymnastics. Before joining the Andover Y team, she had team members medal at local, state and national competitions. Shannon holds a Bachelor’s in Liberal Arts with an emphasis on Psychology from Wichita State University. She’s also received certifications in Personal Training, USAG Safety, CPR, AED, First Aid and O2

Gideon Root, Sports Director

Gideon graduated from Sterling College in 2017 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Sports Management.  At Sterling, he played football for four years. Gideon started his YMCA career as a membership associate for the South YMCA before stepping in to the Sports Coordinator role. He started as the Andover Sports Director in October of 2018.

Shelbi Carpenter, Aquatics Director

Shelbi grew up in Derby, Kansas where she worked her first lifeguarding job at Rock River Rapids Aquatic Park. She holds a Bachelor’s in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing from Wichita State University. She has over eight years of experience in aquatics and holds certifications in both YMCA and Red Cross lifesaving skills. Since beginning her first job as a lifeguard, she has worked as a water fitness instructor, lifeguard instructor, and water park manager for the Derby Recreation Commission. Shelbi transitioned into a career with the YMCA in March of 2017 when she became a lifeguard at the East YMCA in Wichita. Since then she has gained experience as a Member Services Associate and Swim Instructor. She joined the team at the Andover YMCA in December 2017. She is excited to live the mission of making aquatic environments safer at the Andover YMCA.

Al Stephenson, Swim Coach

Al’s years of aquatic experience includes coaching student-athletes of all levels, including younger age groups, NCAA Division III All-Americans, and USA Paralympians.  His coaching accomplishments include being a multiple finalist and winner of Oregon Coach of the Year, and three-time Northwest Conference Coach of the Year while at Willamette University.

Amy Hill, Youth & Family Director

Amy Hill began her career with Greater Wichita YMCA in January 2006 where she gained experience working as the East YMCA Youth and Family Coordinator before coming to the Andover YMCA in 2009 as Youth & Family Coordinator. In August of 2017 Amy was promoted to Youth and Family Director.  She has a B.S. from Wichita State University and oversees the Kid Zone, Mom's Day Out Program, Birthday Parties, and Dance and Cheer.

Kristen Daniels, Group Exercise Coordinator

Kristen Daniels holds a Bachelor’s in Marketing from Pittsburg State University. She started her Y career in Nebraska as a Group Exercise Instructor before moving to Andover in 2007. Kristin holds certifications in Foundations of Group Exercise, Cardio and Step, Pilates, Personal Training, Reebok Cycling, Muscle Pump, Body Design, Ultimate Strength and Cardio, Gliding, Foam Roller Fusion, Silver Sneakers and Johnny G Spinning.  Kristen is also certified in CPR, AED and First Aid.

Holly Northrop, Swim Lesson Coordinator

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Rebekah Bowyer, Membership Coordinator

Rebekah was born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, but has spent the majority of her life in Kansas. She has over 8 years of experience working for three locations of the Greater Wichita YMCA’s. She began her career at the El Dorado YMCA in 2010, working as a lifeguard, Fitness Floor Associate, Membership Associate, and Manager on Duty. When she married her husband, Cody, she transferred to the South YMCA in Wichita, KS working in Membership and then later joined the East YMCA as full time Manager on Duty. Rebekah is a Butler Community College Graduate, and is currently working on her Bachelors in Animal Science and Nutrition online at Kansas State University and has plans to pursue her Doctorate. Rebekah and Cody have a daughter, Addie.  

Kimmy Emmons, Personal Trainer

Bachelor’s Degrees from Kansas State University in Kinesiology and Human Nutrition

Certifications: ACSM  EP-C, ACSM CPT YMCA Personal Trainer, and Pilates

Specialties: Active Older Adults, Special Populations, Weight Loss, and Pre and Post Natal

Fitness Mission Statement: “Everyone measures progress differently, and my goal is to do whatever I can to help someone see progress based on how they measure it. That can be general health, weight loss, injury rehab, disease control or prevention, or anything that makes them feel better physically and mentally. The biggest reward of my job is helping someone increase his/her quality of life.” 

Chris Peters, Personal Trainer

Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Science from Wichita State University

Certifications: NSCA CSCS,  ACSM-CPT and YMCA Personal Trainer

Specialities:  Strength Training, Sports Performance, Weight Loss, Youth Fitness, Balance and Coordination

Fitness Mission Statement: "It is my passion to use my knowledge and skills to teach others the benefit of exercising and developing an active lifestyle. Nothing is more rewarding to me than seeing someone who really has the desire to change and watching them improve and achieve their individual goals. It is not only my job, but it is my pleasure, to assist others to become healthier and happier and feel accomplished."

 

Kera Harrod, Personal Trainer

Bachelor's in Kinesiology from WSU

Certifications: ACSM EP-C & YMCA Personal Trainer

Specialities: Athletic Performance, Flexibility, Balance, Weight Loss, Kettlebell Training, Boot Camp, Circuit Training, Beginner Fitness, Active Aging, Strength Training, Extreme Motivator, and Pilates.

Fitness Misssion Statement: "My goal is to empower my clients to push past their comfort zone and towards a strong and healthy lifestyle. My mission is to help achieve a healthy and functional lifestyle through various workout routines. You're goals are my goals. I specialize in kickboxing, functional training, and core strength. Let me be the driving force of motivation for you to help achieve your goals. I want to put the fun into functional fitness."

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Mark Schock, Personal Trainer

Master's in History from WSU

Specialties: Strength Training, Cable Machines & General Health

Fitness Mission Statement: "I have been an active weightlifter/power lifter/bodybuilder for more than 40 years. During that time I have learned a lot about what to, and what not, to do in pursuit of a stronger and healthier body. I see my mission here at the Y as two-fold. First, to share what I've learned in those 40-plus years with anyone interested in improving their own strength and/or overall health. Second, to learn all I can that will help me to do a better and more thorough job in pursuit of that first goal. If I've learned anything at all it is that there is no end to what can be learned in this field.

Lori Tober, Personal Trainer

Certifications: NASM Certified Personal Trainer and Women's Fitness Specialist

Specialities:  Group Fitness, Weight Loss, Women's Fitness, Active Older Adults

Fitness Mission Statement: "My desire is to help others not only achieve their short term fitness goals, but also to help them establish a permanent lifestyle of good health through regular exercise and proper nutrition. I enjoy helping people set realistic goals and then working with them to make it happen! Life is short. It is so rewarding to help people find satisfaction with themselves and to see them living their lives to the fullest."

Jenni Boyle, Personal Trainer

Certifications:YMCA Personal Trainer

Specialities: Weight Loss, StrengthTraining, Advanced Boot Camps, Small Groups Training

Fitness Mission Statement: "I enjoy encouraging others to work towards the best version of themselves.  I appreciate the challenge of working with current and chronic health concerns and incorporating a regimen that allows the participant to continue with their fitness goals.  I want everybody to have the opportunity for wellness as it benefits every facet of their lives.  Lastly, I like to empower those who have not developed a fit lifestyle to reach their goals and continue to set new ones."

Jackie Silvia, Personal Trainer

Certifications:YMCA Personal Trainer

Specialities: Active Older Adults, Water Strength, Cardio Training, Beginners Training