Barry has been with the Y for more than 15 years. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Fitness Management with a minor in coaching from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. Barry spent 5 years at the Oshkosh YMCA as the Youth and Camp Director and 8 years at the Decatur County YMCA serving as their Senior Program Director. In 2008, Barry took a position as the Associate Executive Director here at the Northwest YMCA. He transferred to the East Y in 2009 to serve as Executive Director and returned in 2012 as the Executive Director.
Marci earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communications from the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse, with a minor in Business Administration. She also holds an Elementary Education degree from Augsburg College in Minnesota. Marci has been with the Y since 2007. Prior to coming to Wichita, she served as a Y Child Care Program Director in Minnesota. Marci is a child care trainer for YMCA of the USA and a certified instructor in CPR, AED, First Aid and O2.
Jeannie’s passion for group exercise started as a Y member in 1987. Three years later, she began teaching classes, and has taught at the West, South, Downtown and Northwest YMCAs since then. Jeannie teaches a wide variety of group exercise classes and holds certifications in Water Fitness, Step, Turbo Kick, Martial Arts, ZUMBA, Cycle, Pilates, CPR, AED, First Aid and O2.
Hydi has studied dance for 24 years and competed for 8 years. She’s received numerous National Dance Titles and was a recipient of the NCAA All-American Cheerleader Award during all four years of college. Hydi has been part of the Northwest YMCA team since August 2006. She’s coached two competitive teams for the past 3 years - Limelight Dance Company and Storm Cheer – with each receiving a national title.
Jennifer is a graduate of Maize High School and Newman University. She’s a Professional Member of USA Gymnastics and has her Safety Certification through USAG. Jennifer was a competitive gymnast for seven years in Oklahoma and Kansas, and has coached competitive gymnastics for 9 years. She has coached 15 USAG Kansas State Champions and 5 Missouri Valley District Champions.
Candace joined the Northwest YMCA Neptunes staff after most recently coaching at the Masters level. As a swimmer, Candace qualified for Junior Nationals at age 12, was a Junior National Long Course Champion, a Senior National qualifier and an Olympic Trials qualifier. In college, she was Captain of her swim team and an Academic All-American. Candace holds a BS in Exercise Science and Sports Studies from Arizona State University.
Sam holds a Masters Degree in Exercise Science from Wichita State University. His background includes coaching collegiate athletics, functional training, sports specific training, strength development, endurance programs and personal and group training. He has served as an assistant rowing coach for Wichita State for 5 years and has worked a year in strength and conditioning at WSU. Certifications include: CSCS (certified strength and conditioning specialist) from the NSCA, ACSM Health Fitness Specialist Certified Trainer, US Rowing Level II coaching certification, USAW (USA Weightlifting) level I performance coach, YMCA personal trainer, CPR/AED, and First Aid.