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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!"

Joy Gogan,
Healthy Living Director

Hometown: Kansas City, Missouri

Y Start Date: November 2015

Certifications: Bachelor’s in Science (B.S.) in education, Certified Group Exercise Instructor, Certified Personal Trainer, Certified in Les Mills Core, Les Mills Tone, Advanced BODYPUMP Instructor

Hobbies: Run, bake, read, spend time with family

Favorite part of working at the Y: “The Y is for everybody! We are more than a gym. We are here for the community. Whether you come to the Y to be active or to connect with others, we welcome you.”

Ava Onwu,
Member Experience Director

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Hometown: Los Angeles, California

Y Start Date: January 2023

Certifications: B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies, M.B.A. in Human Resources and currently earning an MPA NonProfit Community Service, all from Park University. Ava will graduate Summa Cum Laude in December 2023

Hobbies: I love spending time with my family. I am the spouse of an active-duty Army sergeant and a full time mother of four (Silver -24, Faith-21, Prince-17, and Aiden- 9). I am a custom sneaker designer and avid crafter for the NPHC Greek Sororities and Fraternities. I am an active and Financial Ruby Member and Life Member #1673 of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. This year, I celebrate 31 years of membership.

Favorite part of working at the Y: "My favorite part of the job is meeting people and assisting them in completing their goals."

James Teuscher,
Program Director II


Hometown: Paola, Kansas

Y start date: March 2016

Certifications: Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Chemistry

Hobbies: Reading and playing trivia

Favorite part of working at the Y: "Teaching people safety around water!"