President & CEO
How long at Y: 29+ year in the Y, 11+years here in New Bern
Favorite thing about working with Y: Interacting with my YMCA family
Greatest Accomplishment: Seeing Staff grow into greater responsibility and positions in their careers.
Motto: Safety 1st, Quality 2nd
Favorite Activity/Hot Spot: At the Y = Cardio; Away from Work = Camping
Favorite Movie: Doctor Zhivago
Cats or Dogs: Dogs
Senior Director of Community Impact
How long at Y: 18 years
Favorite thing about working with Y: The people here! The Y is my home away from home.
Greatest Accomplishment: At work: Raising money for scholarships and helping people achieve their goals. In life: The family my husband and I have built together.
Motto: Do what you love, LOVE what you do!
Favorite Activity/Hot Spot: Top off the Jeep anywhere with my family.
Favorite Movie: Field of Dreams
Dogs or Cats: Dogs - I have three! Daisy, Stubby & Jarvis
How long at Y: 8 Years
Favorite thing about working with Y: Something different every day!
Greatest Accomplishment: Serving my Country
Motto: Why Plan when you can react!
Favorite Activity/Hot Spot: Dragons Tail
Favorite Movie: Man from Snowy River
Cats or Dogs: Both
Family Services Director
How long at Y: I've been employed at the YMCA since September 2014.
Favorite thing about working with Y: That I get to spend most of my time around children, which keeps me constantly keeps me focused on our YMCA mission and values!
Greatest Accomplishment: Becoming a mom, because it's helps me grow as a person daily.
Motto: Pray Like it all depends on God, but work like it all depends on you!
Favorite Activity/Hot Spot: Cooking healthy, Vegan meals and bike riding. My daughter and I LOVE Flanner's Beach and hiking trails, and we go any chance we get!
Favorite Movie: Pitch Perfect, and anything with Jean-Claude Van Damme (The Quest)!
Cats or Dogs: BOTH!!
Senior Director of Member Engagement
How long at Y: 26 years
Favorite thing about working with Y: Working at the YMCA has been a rewarding experience. I love the family atmosphere and the amazing members we have at our Y. I feel lucky to have a job that I truly enjoy coming to every day!
Greatest Accomplishment: There have been many accomplishments in my life but my greatest is definitely being a mom to two awesome kids.
Motto: When You Can't Find the Sunshine, Be the Sunshine
Favorite Activity/Hot Spot: I enjoy hiking and being outdoors
Favorite Movie: Gone With the Wind
Cats or Dogs: Dog
Director of Health & Wellness
How long at Y: 7 years
Favorite thing about working with Y: The family like feel of all the members and staff. I love my Y family!
Greatest Accomplishment: Beginning my Y career as a personal trainer and group fitness instructor, working my way up the Health and Wellness Coordinator, and eventually Health and Wellness Director.
Motto: Find the good in every day
Favorite Activity/Hot Spot: Stand up paddle boarding on the river and going to the beach
Favorite Movie: Remember the Titans
Cats or Dogs: Dogs. We have a Plott hound mix named Lucy.
Director of Financial Development
How long at Y: Since January 2018
Favorite thing about working with Y: A strong culture of philanthropy
Greatest Accomplishment: Convincing the Town of Davidson to buy a church for the sole benefit of Davidson Community Players and overseeing its renovation to a theater.
Motto: If a job’s worth doing, it’s worth doing right.
Favorite Activity/Hot Spot: Kayaking on The River
Favorite Movie: Family Man
Cats or Dogs: Cats: Mine are named Callie and Hobbes
How long at Y: 2 months
Favorite thing about working with Y: Interacting with all of the great members and getting to have a positive impact on our local youth.
Greatest Accomplishment: My family and 20 years in the Marine Corps
Motto: This is easy, no one is shooting at me.
Favorite Activity/Hot Spot: swimming
Favorite Movie: Boondocks Saints
Cats or Dogs: dogs
How long at Y: 5 Years (Jan 2013)
Favorite thing about working with Y: I love meeting people who are passionate about bettering our community
Greatest Accomplishment: Learning to forgive
Motto: “A ship in harbor is safe — but that is not what ships are built for.” — John A. Shedd
Favorite Activity/Hot Spot: Boating, Paddleboarding, Fishing - anything on the water!
Favorite Movie: "The Little Mermaid"
Cats or Dogs: Both! And chickens...