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Management Staff | Personal Trainers

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Jason graduated from Wichita State University in 2004 with a BA in Sport Administration. He began his career with the Y in 2003 as an intern and Manager on Duty for the South YMCA. In 2005, he left Wichita to become a Sports Director for the YMCA of Greater Kansas City. He returned in 2009 as the Sports Director of the new Andover YMCA. In that role, he’s served on the Andover Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, and the City of Andover Parks Committee. He also earned the Annual Campaign Staff Campaigner of the Year award for the Andover YMCA, as well as the Kevin Padrnos award for the Greater Wichita YMCA.

Prior to my YMCA career, I played collegiate softball on a scholarship for Wichita State University and earned my BA in Business Administration in 2007. I began working as a Member Service Associate and Manager on Duty at the North YMCA in July of 2008. I was promoted to Membership Director of the Andover YMCA in May of 2011 and then continued my career as Membership Development Director for the Greater Wichita YMCA in October of 2013. I accepted the position of Senior Program Director of the Dennis Schoenebeck North Branch YMCA in October of 2016.

Leticia holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Arts from Emporia State University and has been dancing since age five. She was captain of dance teams at both Emporia State University and Barton County Community College, and has personally competed in both New York and L.A. She’s been teaching dance and cheer for 17 years, including coaching dance and cheer for Emporia High School. Leticia is a certified National Dance Alliance Instructor and is also certified in CPR, First Aid and AED.

Degree: MEd in Education from Slippery Rock University

Certifications: ACSM CPT, RRCA Running Coach, TRX Rip Core and Suspension Training, YMCA Personal Trainer

Specialties: Running and Race Preparation, TRX, Endurance Sport Conditioning, Baby Boomer Fitness, Youth Sport Performance Conditioning, Special Needs, Weight Loss, Boot Camps, Motivational Encouragement  


Taryn graduated from the University of South Dakota, in 2009, with a BA of Science Degree in Recreation.  At South Dakota she played soccer for four years on scholarship.  In high school Taryn was a two-time Nebraska State Champion in volleyball and soccer.  Taryn has over 10 years of experience working in the recreation field; working for companies in South Dakota, Yellowstone National Park, Austin Texas, and Denver Colorado. In May 2016 Taryn accepted the Sports Director postition at the Dennis Schoenebeck North YMCA.  

Jamie Moore has been with the Greater Wichita YMCA since 2000 where she gained experience and training working in the West YMCA Kid Zone before coming to the North YMCA as Youth & Family Coordinator. In November of 2016 Jamie was promoted to Youth and Family Director.  She will now over see Kid Zone, Mom's Day Out, Birthday Parties, Climbing Wall and Martial Arts.  Jamie is certified in CPR, First Aid and AED and Signs and Symptoms of Child Abuse.

Lydia has been a Group Exercise Instructor for the Dennis Schoenebeck North YMCA since 2012.  Along with being a licensed ZUMBA Fitness instructor, she received both her bachelors and Master's degree in Exercise Science from Wichita State University.  She has background in Cancer Wellness working with Via Christi St. Francis Cancer Wellness Program where she puts together individual exercise programs for individuals both inpatient and outpatient.  Lydia is currently working toward her ACSM Certified Exercises Physiologist certification. 

Degree: B.A. in Health Science Degree In Respiratory Therapy from WSU 

Certifications: YMCA Personal Trainer, Pilates Towers

Specialties: Pilates Towers, Geriatric Fitness, Exercise for Disabilities, Special Populations, Cancer Survivors and Kids Fitness


Degree: B.A. in Exercise Science from WSU

Certifications: YMCA Certified Personal Trainer, ACSM HFS, Livestrong Coach

Specialties: Weight Loss, Beginngers Fitness, Active Older Adult Fitness, General Strength and Conditioning, Special Populations


Degree: B.A. in Exercise Science from WSU

Certficiations: YMCA Personal Trainer

Specialties: Boot Camps, Youth Fitness, Weight Loss, Strength and Conditioning, Active Older Adult Fitness, Beginner Fitness, Sport Specific Training, Balance and Agility

Degree: Finshing Registered Dietitian with a minor in Exercise Science from KState and EMU .

Certifications: YMCA Certified Personal Trainer, YMCA Group Exercise Instructor, Y-USA Arthritis Foundaton Aqua Certified.

Specialties: General Health and Fitness, Active Older Adults, Water Exercise, Balance and Agility, HITT, Foam Roller and TRX.

Degree: BA in Exercise Science from WSU.   

Certifications: YMCA Personal Trainer

Specialties: Beginners Fitness, Free Weights, Bodyweight Training, HIIT, Strength and Conditioning, Active Older Adults, Kids Fitness.  

Degree: ACSM-CPT; Attended Butler Community College

Certifications: ACSM-CPT, Y Personal Training

Specialties: Agility, Gymnastics and Acrobatic support, Youth and Adults

Degree: ACSM-CEP BA Ex Sci, BA in Athletic Training, MED Sports Management from WSU, Completing a BS in Dietetics and Nutrition from KState

Certifications: ACSM-CEP, Pilates Towers, TRX, Yoga, Kettlebells

Specialties: Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation, Weight Loss, Strength Training, and Flexibility. Enjoys working with all age groups.

Degree: Associates Degree from Dodge City Community College

Certifications: ACE, YMCA Personal Trainer

Specialties: Strength and Conditioning, Body Building, Power Lifting, Sports Training and Olympic Lifting

Degree: B.A. in Exercise Science from WSU

Certifications: YMCA Personal Trainer

Specialties: Beginner Fitness, Weight Loss, Sport Specific Training, Balance and Agility, Active Older Adults