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Olathe Family YMCA

We're here for you. The team at the Olathe 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 Olathe Family YMCA.

Danny
Helmich

Danny Helmich Headshot

Executive Director

Danny has been with the Y for more than six years. Although he has a bachelor’s degree in accounting and worked several years in the business management field, his heart wasn’t in it. He knew he wanted to be in fitness and health, which brought him to the Y.  

He has worn many hats in his career here, including membership engagement director, healthy living coach, group exercise instructor, personal trainer and community initiatives director. He has also worked at several locations across the metro.

Danny has a passion for whole body wellness and feels strongly that a healthy lifestyle should be available to everyone. In his current role, he and his fitness staff work to design and maintain a diverse schedule of activities, classes and programs for members, no matter their ability or fitness level.  

He has implemented many healthy eating classes, including Salsa Sabor Y Salud, a program designed for the Hispanic community focusing on food and fitness, and Y Weight, a program focusing on healthy eating designed for all to enjoy.

A lifelong athlete, Danny has a passion to provide kids in his community an opportunity to play sports. He developed a sports program -- including soccer, football and basketball -- for his local Y where one had been missing for years, and created a sports programming partnerships with Wyandotte County Parks and Recreation.

Danny’s love of people and being involved in improving his community has made him never look back on his decision to leave accounting behind.

Crystal
Babb

Crystal Babb Headshot

Healthy Living Director

Helping others lead a healthy lifestyle is important to Crystal. She has been doing that at the Y since August 2016. She is a certified lifestyle coach for diabetes prevention and a personal trainer. She has certifications from ACE (American Council on Exercise) and in CPR/AED/First Aid. She has also worked at the Greater Birmingham Y as group exercise coordinator.

Crystal’s position at the Y connects her with an amazing community of like-minded people who come together to experience fitness, fellowship and fun all under one roof. It’s the vibrancy of the members that lifts her spirits daily and propels Crystal to create and foster better experiences, programs and opportunities for them to lead a healthy lifestyle.

Growing up in Bonner Springs, she graduated from Kansas State University with a degree in journalism and mass communications with a focus on public relations. Outside of the Y, Crystal is involved in organic gardening and the urban farming network. She also volunteers for Cultivate KC. Appreciating the power of reading, she often tutors adults and youth. She also enjoys painting and has assisted with large local mural projects.

Crystal is grateful for all the Olathe Y staff, especially the healthy living team, for welcoming her with open arms and minds.

Justin
Greene

Justin Greene - Sports Director, Olathe Family YMCA

Sports Director

At the Y, Justin enjoys the opportunity to interact with the youth in sports and build strong relationships with others in the Y community. He grew up in Mansfield, Ohio, where he first started working and volunteering for the Y. He worked in various roles in Ohio, including aquatics, Child Watch and sports.

Justin attended and played football at Emporia State University in Kansas, where he received his Bachelor of Science in interdisciplinary studies with an emphasis in recreation and master’s degree in health, physical education and recreation. Prior to his current role, Justin served as a site supervisor in our before and after school program, Y Club.

Outside of the Y, Justin serves as a youth leader at his church and also enjoys working out, playing basketball and spending time with family and friends.

Danelle
Huske

Danelle Huske Headshot

Youth and Family Program Coordinator 

Danelle started working at the Y in 2001 after graduating from Emporia State University with a Bachelor of Science in recreation and master’s degree in health, physical education and recreation.  

She has worked in various roles, including youth and family coordinator, youth and family director, membership engagement director, and Child Watch coordinator.

Danelle grew up in Silver Lake, Kansas, and likes spending time with her family and friends. She’s also a big sports fan, following the Royals, Chiefs, and KU. She loves to be outside whenever possible and enjoys working out, whether in a group setting or on her own.