Where and when did your Y journey begin?

I started volunteering shortly after Desert Foothills opened in 2009.  I have had a long history in volunteering including working with the YMCA in Portland.  Although I am now a Desert Foothills YMCA employee, I continue to volunteer for Scottsdale Healthcare.

What do you like to do at the Desert Foothills Family Y? 

I enjoy trying different classes and equipment while here at the DFFY. I have done small group training with several other employees which has been a great team building experience and workout too!

Why the Y?

As the construction for the Desert Foothills Family YMCA began, it became clear that I had a strong desire to become involved in an active community. I filled out the volunteer application and began my journey.  After 5 months I stepped in to a part time position at the Welcome Center where I enjoy connecting with people and assisting them on their own wellness journey.