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Blue Springs Family YMCA

We're here for you. The team at the Blue Springs Family YMCA is ready to connect you with our many programs and services that focus on Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility.

Be Part of Our Team

Our Y is always looking for talented associates to help us make our community stronger. Explore and apply for full- and part-time job opportunities available at the Blue Springs Family YMCA.

Ben Coffey

Executive Director

Ben has worked at various Ys nationwide for the past 12 years and joined the Blue Springs Family YMCA in June of 2014. Prior to his current role, he worked as a Branch Manager at the El Dorado Family YMCA in the Wichita area. A native of Louisburg, Kansas, Ben holds a Bachelor's of Science in Health Promotion from Emporia State University. Ben is very involved in his community and is part of the Blue Springs Rotary Club, Independence Chamber of Commerce and the Blue Springs Chamber of Commerce.

Tina Caruso

Aquatics Director

The career path leading Tina to her current role at the Y is certainly a diverse one. She graduated from UMKC with degrees in Paralegal Studies and Criminal Psychology. She has managed a country club, worked for the Department of Homeland Security and sold insurance. Tina believes all of her jobs have been a learning opportunity and hopes the Y continues molding and shaping her professional development. She joined the Y family in 2015 at the Paul Henson Center, and has certificates from the YMCA and American Red Cross in Lifeguard and Lifeguard Training. In addition, she has certificates in Water Safety Instructor, CPR, AED, 1st Aid and Oxygen Trainer, ASHI, Swim Lesson Instructor and Boy Scout Merit Badge Instructor. Her job involves everything from swim lessons to spreadsheets and a lot of problem-solving, but what she likes best is the water. She loves being in the water, teaching water skills, swim lessons or lifeguard training. Tina grew up in the Lakewood area of Lee’s Summit, and when she’s not working, she likes going to the movies or the spa, or watching football.  

Justin Giger

Healthy Living Director

As Healthy Living Director, Justin enjoys interacting with members and helping them reach their health and fitness goals. A native of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Justin came to the Blue Springs Family YMCA in February of 2015. He is a graduate of the University of Northern Colorado, where he majored in Sports and Exercise Science. His certifications include Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist from the National Strength and Conditioning Association and Senior Athlete/Sports Performance Coach through USA Weightlifting. Outside of work, Justin enjoys football. 

Ted Nelson

Sports Director

A native of Blue Springs, Ted is a graduate of the University of Missouri at Rolla, where he majored in Mathematics and Economics.

After working in insurance and banking, he began coaching youth soccer at other organizations before finding a home in sports at the Y in 2011. He has been the Sports Coordinator at the Blue Springs Family YMCA since November 2014. "I love the focus and the atmosphere on game day," he said when describing what he enjoys about his role.

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