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East 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.

Casey Garten: Branch Director

Casey holds a Bachelor's of Science in Health Promotion and Wellness from Fort Hays State University.  He began his YMCA career at the Northwest YMCA as a Personal Trainer in 2008.  In 2009 he became the Fitness Director at the East YMCA.  In 2012 he moved to the North Y as the Associate Executive Director.  Casey has been a Branch Director of the Northwest and East YMCA's since 2014.

Shannan Broughton: Senior Program Director

Shannan holds a Bachelor's of Science in Health Promotion and Wellness from Fort Hays State University.  She began her YMCA career at the East YMCA as a personal trainer in 2009.  In 2010 she moved to the North YMCA and spent 5 years as a Fitness Director until 2013 when she joined the Community Development team at our Metro office.  Shannan is married to James and they have a 4 year old son named Parker.  In Novemeber of 2016, Shannan accepted the Senior Program Director position at the East Y.

Rhonda Ormsby: Administrative Assistant

Rhonda has worked for the East YMCA since 1991.  She helps with the Annual Campaign as well as day to day functions at the Branch. 

Jami Pratt: Membership Director

Jami began her YMCA career in 2002 as a Membership Associate at the North YMCA.  She spent four out of the six years there as the Manager on Duty.   In October of 2008, she became the Membership Director at the South YMCA . In May of 2014, Jami brings her experience to the East YMCA as the Membership Director.

Morgan Plummer: Fitness Director

 

Sports Director: Toby Baxter

Toby graduated from Friends University in 2017, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Health and Physical Education.  At Friends, he played basketball for four years.  He began his YMCA Career in 2016 as a Site Supervisor for the Farha Sports Centers.  In January of 2017, he became the Youth Sports Coordinator for the South YMCA.  In March of 2018, Toby accepted the Sports Director position at the East YMCA.  

Christina Ultreras: Kid Zone Coordinator

Christina has worked in the East YMCA Kid Zone since 2007. She started as a Staff Attendant and was promoted to the evening supervisor position before becoming the Kid Zone Coordinator in September 2009.

Melissa Summers: Gymnastics Coordinator

Melissa began her YMCA career at the South YMCA as a gymnastics instructor and competitive team coach.  She was promoted to the East YMCA in June of 2017 as the Gymnastics Coordinator.

PJ Barrett: Head Trainer

Degree: B.S. in Exercise Science

Certifications: ACSM Health Fitness Specialist, YMCA Personal Trainer, Pilates Tower

Specialties: Volleyball, health risk and special needs populations, strength training, health and wellness for all ages

Tanner Smith: Personal Trainer

Degree: B.S. in Exercise Science

Certifications: ACSM Health Fitness Specialist, YMCA Personal Trainer

Specialties: Sport performance training, special needs populations, all ages

Rosa Weaver: Personal Trainer

Certifications: ACE Personal Trainer

Specialties: Small group training, beginners fitness and female weight training
 

Frances Kangas: Personal Trainer

Certifications: ACSM Certified Personal Trainer

Specialties: Group Ex, LIVESTRONG,  and Enhance Fitness
 

Sheryl Merrill: Personal Trainer

Certifications:  ACE Personal Trainer

Specialties: Pilates Tower
 

Heidi Heuer: Personal Trainer

Certifications: ACE Personal Trainer

Specialties: Group EX, small group training and injury recovery
 

Gavyn Yetter: Personal Trainer

Degree: B.S. in Exercise Science

Certifications: ACSM Certified Personal Trainer

Specialties: Sport Performance and weight loss
 

Kurtis Heit: Personal Trainer

Certifications: ACE Personal Trainer

Specialties: Strength training, sport performance, weight loss,and youth fitness
 

Valon Neal: Personal Trainer

Certifications: Ace Personal Trainer

Specialties: Boot camp and sport performance