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Management Staff | Personal Trainers

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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 spent the last three years as the Branch Director of the Northwest and East YMCA's.

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 3 year old son named Parker.  We are excited to have Shannan back with us at the East YMCA as our Senior Program 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.

PJ  holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Care Administration and a M. Ed in Exercise Science and Wellness from Wichita State University. She was involved in research with disabled populations for nearly seven years before becoming the Fitness Director at a health club in Ohio. Since January 2001, PJ has worked at the East YMCA as a Director and is a certified ACSM, ACE and YMCA personal trainer.

Sherrie has worked at various locations of the Wichita YMCA for the past 22 years as a Personal Trainer, Land and Water Instructor.  She became a trainer for the National YMCA for Group Exercise in 2005.  During her employment with the YMCA, she has also had the role of the East YMCA Group Exercise Coordinator and is certified in ACE and AFAA Group Exercise.


Scott holds a BA in Sport Management from Wichita State University.  He has over 25 years of experience involved in organized sports, extensively but not limited to baseball.  He serves on the board for a local NBC baseball team, Kansas Canons.  After completing his internship as Facility and Operations intern at the South Farha Sports Center, he is excited to bring his passion for sports to the East YMCA.

 Erin holds a Bachelor's of Science in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Exercise Behavioral Science from Kansas State University.  She began her YMCA career at the Providence/Ball Family YMCA in Kansas City, KS as a Healthy Living Coach/Group Exercise Instructor.  After working there for a year, she became the Aquatics Director for the Platte County Community Center North YMCA in Kansas City, MO where she worked for two years.  She has been working in aquatics for seven years.  We are excited to have her join us here at the East YMCA.

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 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 Youth Program Director and is excited to be a part of the East YMCA team.  She will oversee Gymnastics, Martial Arts and Youth and Family Programs.


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. 

Personal Trainers

Degree: B.S. in Exercise Science

Certifications: ACSM Health Fitness Specialist, YMCA Personal Trainer

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

Fitness Floor Associate


Certifications:  YMCA Personal Trainer

Specialties: Pilates Tower