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
Associate Executive Director
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
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!!
How long at Y: I have been with the YMCA since Jan. 2017. I have been the Sports Director here in New Bern for 2 months.
Favorite thing about working with Y: I get to do what I love and interact with the YMCA family every day.
Greatest Accomplishment: Returning to the Twin Rivers YMCA to take over as the Sports Director after completing my internship with the previous Sports Director, Eric Zudweg, in 2017.
Motto: "To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift." -Steve Prefontaine
Favorite Activity/Hot Spot: Hiking/the beach
Favorite Movie: Interstellar
Dogs or Cats: Dogs
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.
How long at Y: Start date August 27, 2018
Favorite thing about working with Y: Helping to strengthen our community here in New Bern
Greatest Accomplishment: Being a father to 3 awesome children
Motto: Shine your light
Favorite Activity/Hot Spot: Basketball, Baseball, Football and Nascar
Favorite Movie: Hoosiers
Dogs or Cats: Dogs (Gracie)
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...
Volunteer & Special Events Director
How long at Y: March 2012
Favorite thing about working with Y: My favorite thing about working at the YMCA is that I have had the opportunity to work through multiple departments and build member and community relationships.
Greatest Accomplishment: My greatest accomplishment has been becoming a mother to two amazing kiddos!
Motto: Worrying is like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do, but it doesn't get you anywhere.
Favorite Activity/Hot Spot: Anything that involves food.
Favorite Movie: Grease
Cats or Dogs: Dog - We have a Morkie named Cali