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.
While studying for his B.A. at Randolph College 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. In this role he leads the fitness, group exercise, kid zone, 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 in college and 3 years at the professional level. After his baseball career he found his passion for coaching sports which brought him to the El Dorado YMCA in 2015 as the Sports Director. In January of 2017 Taylor accepted the Youth Program Director position, where he will oversee sports, gymnastics, dance, cheer, martial arts, mom's day out, birthday parties, and parents night out.
Donavan has been involved in 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 swimming but to love spending time in the water. He does this through many programs and by teaching them water survival 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 she wants to inspire as many people as possible to live a healthy lifestyle. As the Wellness Coordinator April leads the Group Exercise instructors and Fitness floor staff in making our members have the best experience possible!
Morgan started dance and gymnastics at 3 years old. She started to compete in gymnastics at 7 years old and when she was 11 years old she placed in the top 50 in the state of California. She retired from gymnastics at the age of 15 and persued a career in dance. She went to work with dancers and choreographers from the shows So You Think You Can Dance and Dancing with the Stars. Working under the boscutti's and the founder of Sol Innovations, she received an Associates of Fine Arts with a Major in Dance and Choreography in 2016. Now she is committed to help the youth in El Dorado to learn the same skills she was taught and reach their full potential.
Paige has worked with the El Dorado YMCA since 2014 when she started her career as a Kid Zone Attendant. Her passion for the YMCA's mission and helping the El Dorado Community grew as she moved into a full time position with our Membership department. She now uses her appreciation for our mission and her connections with the members who come in the door everyday to give them the best experience possible. She hopes to continue to grow her career within the YMCA so she can continue to impact our community for a long time.
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 training.