You are here

Our 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.

Management Staff | Personal Trainers

Click on a staff member's name or photo to send them an email.

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.

Katelyn received her BA in Marketing from Wichita State University in 2012 and her MBA in Business Intelligence and Analytics in 2014. In November of 2016 she accepted the position of Senior Program Director the Dennis Schoenebeck North YMCA. Katelyn has 10 years of experience in management, program implementation, business analytics, budgeting, and coaching. 

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  


Kyle received a BA in Exercise Science from Wichita State University.  He is certified in CPR-PR, AED, O2 and First Aid by the American Red Cross and by the YMCA of the USA in Lifeguarding and YSL.  Kyle started his career at the South YMCA as a swim instructor and lifeguard before he was promoted to Aquatics Director at the North YMCA in March 2011.  After a couple years, he left to pursue a career in education, but returned to the North YMCA as the Aquatics Director in May of 2016.  

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.

Dezert has been a Group Exercise instructor for the North YMCA since 2012 and is a certified yoga teacher with her 200 RYT from the School of Therapeutics in Kansas City. She received her bachelors from Fort Hays State University. She specializes in yoga for runners and helping others achieve their fitness goals.


Natasha is currently pursuing her BA in Fine Arts at Wichita State University.  She has 17 years training in tap, jazz, ballet, lyrical, hip-hop from Heartland Dance Academy, Becky's School of Dance in Hays, and Barb's School of Dance in Russell.  Natasha holds over 60 credit hours in jazz, ballet, modern, hip-hop, contemporary jazz and lyrical.  Award winning NYDC Choregrapher and 2015 VI Champion Choregrapher.  Natasha become the Cheer, Dance and Gymnastics Coordinator in 2011. 

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: B.S. in Kinesiology from KState.

Certifications: YMCA Personal Trainer, ACSM, CEP, CSCS.

Specialties: Analysis for Progressice Strength and Conditioning, Weight Loss, General Fitness, Sports Performance Strength and Conditioning, Active Older Adult and Injury Prevention.  


Degree: Obtaining a degree in Dietetics from K-State.  

Certifications: ACE YMCA Personal Trainer.

Specialties: Free Weights, Body Weight Training, TRX, Stability, Weight Loss, Diabetes Support, Se Habla Espanol. 

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.