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Kirk Family YMCA

Our team 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 Kirk Family YMCA.

Cameron Erlandson,
Executive Director

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Hometown: Mesa, Arizona

Y Start Date: October 2022

Certifications: Master's Degree in Organizational Leadership

Hobbies: My favorite things to do always involve time with my wife and kids. Along with that, I love to exercise at the Y, read books, and will dance just about any time I hear music with a good beat.

Favorite part of working at the Y: "I love working with a great team to serve our community. I love the diversity of our staff, members, donors, and community partners working together to improve the lives of people in our community. I am grateful to be part of an organization that strives to live out the values of honesty, respect, caring, and responsibility. The YMCA is a wonderful place to make friendships, live a healthy life, and make a positive impact in our community!"

Sara Mader,
Associate Executive Director

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Hometown: Clarksville, Tennessee

Y Start Date: January 2023

Certifications: Masters in Sports Management Administration; ACE Personal Trainer; ACE Fitness Nutrition Certification; ACE Weight Management Certification

Hobbies: "Camping, kayaking, quilting, reading and I'm a huge KC Current fan."

Favorite part of working at the Y: "Getting to know the members and helping our community grow stronger and healthier."

Carly Carlton,
Healthy Living Director

Y start date: July 2023

Certifications: Bachelor of Science (B.S. Sport and Fitness Management), ACE Certified Personal Trainer, YUSA Group Exercise Instructor, Water in Motion (WIM Instructor)

Hobbies: Running, hiking, reading, volunteer Girls on the Run Coach, volunteering at animal shelter

Favorite part of working at the Y: "Health and wellness is where my heart lies. I like working for an organization where healthy living for all is the focus, while also striving to exemplify the values of respect, responsibility, caring, and honesty." 

Matt Cavlovich,
Aquatics Director

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Hometown: Raytown, Missouri

Y start date: August 1996

Certifications: Lifeguard and CPR instructor

Hobbies: Watching the Chiefs play, movies, traveling, and watching my 5-year-old son, Greyson, grow up.

Favorite part of working at the Y: "I enjoy watching adults and children get so excited when they learn to swim and seeing how the YMCA impacts peoples' lives for the positive. The YMCA has always had a positive impact on my life."