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Management Staff | Personal Trainers

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Hillary started her Y career teaching dance at the South YMCA 13 years ago.  She left the Wichita YMCA Association for a short time to join the Ozark Mountain Family YMCA.  While there she worked her way up to Associate Executive Director.  In that role, she was responsible for daily operations, facility management, budget, Annual Campaign and Special Events.  In addition she gained experience in volunteer and board recruitment and management.  She returned to the South YMCA last Fall as the Dance, Cheer and Gymnastics Director. 

Kasey has been with the Greater Wichita YMCA for twelve years and is very excited to be working with the South staff and community. Kasey has a Bachelor's degree in Psychology/Human Services and a Masters in Organizational Development from Friends University.

Jessie started her career at the Greater Wichita YMCA in 2011 working at the Andover branch in member services. She worked as a Fitness Service Associate for the South Y in 2012 and went on to open the Downtown YMCA as a Membership Director. She left the Y for two years, following a different career path, but she’s excited to be back. Jessie has a bachelor’s degree in communications and is currently pursuing her master’s in that field

Jason has been involved with the YMCA for over 8 years. He has been volunteering for the North YMCA Dance Company assisting with prop building, set-up and take-down for the past 5 years. Jason is a devoted family man and enjoys supporting his 2 daughters in their YMCA dance programs. Jason also holds his B.S. in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing from Wichita State University.

Derek received a degree in Communications and his Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science from Wichita State University in 2014. Derek started his Y career in 2013 as a personal trainer and he specializes in rehab, sports specific training, weight loss, nutritional coaching and strength training. Derek became our Fitness Director in August of 2015.

Liz began her Y career in August 2008 at the North Branch.  She taught and choreographed there for 3 years working with dancers of all ages and skill levels.  She joined the West Branch in June of 2011 as the Dance Coordinator.  In the Fall of 2014 she was promoted to the Dance, Cheer and Gymnastics Director here at the South Branch. 

Elizabeth started her career with the YMCA in 2013 as a competitive cheer coach.  She was then promoted to cheer/dance/gymnastics coordinator in July of 2014. Elizabeth has years of teaching experience and grew up at the East Y while competing on the competitive gymnastics team there. 

Ashley began working at the South branch YMCA in 2005-2011 as a Kid’s Zone attendant and returned in 2016 to work at the membership desk. After a short time working membership she was promoted to Youth and Family Coordinator. She is excited to be a part of a great team and loves what the Y has to offer the families of the Wichita community.  

Thomas began his career with the South YMCA  in November of 2015 as our Assistant Member Director. He has his Associate's Degree in Exercise Science from Heritage College. Thomas is passionate about bettering his community. 

Warren started his career with the YMCA in 2012 as a lifeguard and swim instructor at El Dorado. In December of 2016 Warren was promoted to Aquatics coordinator here at the South Branch. He hold his Associate's Degree in Liberal Arts from Butler County Community College. Warren is very passionate about teaching kids life saving water skills. 

Certifications: YMCA Personal Trainer

Christian is currently pursuing a B.S. degree in Exercise Science at WSU. 

Specialties: Muscle gain, weight loss, athletic performance and physique building.

Certifications: ACSM Health Fitness Specialist

Specialties: Weight/fat loss, muscle gain, group and personal training, general fitness, interval training (including H.I.I.T.), and healthy lifestyle development


Brandon is pursuing a B.S. in Exercise Science from WSU. Experience in personal training ranges from beginners to military physical conditioning

Certifications: YMCA Personal Trainer

Specialties: Strength & Power, Weight loss, Olympic lifting and General Health


Certifications: YMCA Personal Trainer

Danielle is currently pursuing a B.S. degree in Exercise Science from WSU. 

Specialties: General fitness