Branch Director
A business headshot of Trey Hightower the branch director of the Dennis Schoenebeck NORTH YMCA

Trey Hightower

Trey graduated from Friends University, in 2007, with a BA in Health Management and Minor in Business Administration.  Trey began his career with the Y in 2006, as an intern.  In 2007 he began working at the East YMCA as the Manager on Duty and after a year was then promoted to Membership Director.  In 2013 he then moved to the North YMCA as a Director in the same role.  In 2014, Trey left the YMCA and began to work in the health field as the Chief Operations Officer for a Health & Dental Clinic in Wichita.  In August of 2018 he returned to the Y and accepted a position of Senior Program Director of the Dennis Schoenebeck North YMCA.  

Staff
White YMCA logo on a blue background

Julie Perry, Senior Program Director

Degree :
MEd in Education from Slippery Rock University
Certifications :
ACSM CPT, RRCA Running Coach, TRX Rip Core and Suspension Training, YMCA Personal Trainer
Specialty :
Running and Race Preparation, TRX, Endurance Sport Conditioning, Baby Boomer Fitness, Youth Sport Performance Conditioning, Special Needs, Weight Loss, Boot Camps, Motivational Encouragement
White YMCA logo on a blue background

Jamie Moore, Senior Program Director

Jamie has been with the Greater Wichita YMCA since 2000 where she gained experience and training working in the West YMCA Kid Zone before coming to the Dennis Schoenebeck North Branch YMCA as Youth & Family Coordinator.  In November of 2016 she was promoted to Youth & Family Director. Jamie oversaw Kid Zone, Climbing Wall, and Martial Arts.  In May of 2018 Jamie was promoted to Sr. Program Director overseeing Youth Programs, Sports, Aquatics and Youth & Family.  

Kendall Davis

Kendall Davis, Sports Director

Degree :
Bachelors in Business from Pitt State
Specialty :
Strength Training, HITT, Sport Specific, Speed and Power & Youth Fitness

Kendall is a Wichita native attended Heights High, Hutchinson CC, and Pittsburg State University as a Football and Track student-athlete. Before work at the North YMCA, he had been coaching and personal training for the past 6 years in the inner City of Wichita. He is very passionate about youth sport and activities geared to instill life skills through athletics. Kendall started with the YMCA at the Steve Clark branch in March of 2020, where he developed youth programs around fitness as well as being a personal trainer emphasizing on health through exercise. Kendall is pleased to join a strong team at the North YMCA to use skills and knowledge around sports to continue providing opportunities for youth to stay actives. Kendall is married to DeAge’a and has  2 brilliant boys, Kendall Jr. 9 years old and Kylo 1 years old.    

White YMCA logo on a blue background

Becca Clark, Aquatics Director

Degree :
Degree in Psychology

Becca began her Y career at the Valparaiso Family YMCA in Valparaiso, Indiana in 2016. She became an aquatic coordinator there in 2018. Her aquatic experience, however, started right here in Wichita where she was a lifeguard at the Wichita State University Heskett Center. Since then, Becca has worked in many different aquatic environments, including indoor and outdoor pools, waterparks and a swim beach. She has a degree in Psychology from the University of Kansas. Becca has a passion for swimming, and hopes to provide a safe environment for all to enjoy the water.

White YMCA logo on a blue background

Natasha Jones, Dance, Tumbling and Gymnastics Director

Degree :
Bachelors of Performing Arts in Dance

Natasha has 13 years of teaching experience for both competitive and recreational dance and has been taking dance since the age of five. She has trained in ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, lyrical, hip hop, and modern techniques. She was apart of her high school dance team all four years. After graduating high school she received a scholarship to dance at Barton Community College where she was Dance Team Captain and asked to help coach for the Argonne All Stars. After Barton Natasha decided to further her education and went on to Wichita State University and joined their dance program. She graduated with her Bachelors of Performing Arts in Dance in 2017. Her senior solo was asked to be performed at an additional showcase and she was awarded Choreographer of the year in 2017 by the WSU Dance Staff. She has had the opportunity to teach camps for surrounding high schools and other studios throughout the years. Natasha has been working as an instructor for the YMCA since 2011 and was promoted to Coordinator in 2014. Natasha decided to move away in 2017, however, is so glad to be back as the new Dance, Gymnastics, and Tumbling Director and looking forward to her time at the YMCA.

White YMCA logo on a blue background

Amy Yenzer, Sports Director

Degree :
Bachelor’s in Sports Management with a Concentration in Wellness and Fitness

Amy Yenzer has a Bachelor’s in Sports Management with a Concentration in Wellness and Fitness from Cal U of Pennsylvania. Amy began her YMCA career at the Minot Family YMCA in Minot, North Dakota as the Sports Director before moving back home to Kansas. She has been with the Wichita YMCA since 2017 where she started as the Sports Director at the Newton YMCA. As a student-athlete, she excelled in basketball, soccer, softball and volleyball. In December 2019 Amy accepted the Sports Director Position at the Dennis Schoenebeck North YMCA.

Membership Mobile Banner

Alison McMillan, Fitness Director

Degree :
MEd in Exercise Science from Wichita State University
Certifications :
YMCA Personal Trainer
Specialty :
Strength and Conditioning, Weight Loss, HIIT, Active Older Adult, Diabetes Management

Alison has been with the Greater Wichita YMCA since 2018 where she began as a fitness floor intern while she was working on her Masters of Exercise Science degree from WSU. She graduated in December 2018 and was hired on as a fitness floor associate and personal trainer. In May 2019 she took on a duel position as a membership services associate. Alison accepted the position of Fitness Director in November 2020 where she plans to continue chasing her goal of helping improve lives through her work. 

White YMCA logo on a blue background

Crystal Owens, Youth and Family Coordinator

Degree :
Bachelor of Arts in Human Resources

Crystal graduated from WSU in 2004 with a BA in Human Resources. She has been with the Dennis Schoenebeck North YMCA since 2005 where she started in the Kid Zone. Later she also took on the role of Mom's Day Out teacher and Birthday Hostess. In May of 2018, she was promoted to Youth & Family Coordinator where she oversees Kid Zone, Mom 's Day Out, and Birthday Parties. 

White YMCA logo on a blue background

Aisha Smith, Group Exercise Coordinator

Certifications :
Yoga (Yogaworks 200hr), Pilates Mat Level 1-3 and full systems level 1, Barre, Cycle, Zumba, Muscle Pump, Fierce, Ybox, and Ultimate Strength and Cardio

Aisha’s fitness journey with the YMCA started in 2009 as a member. She participated in yoga classes and was hooked ever since, becoming an instructor soon after. She has experience and certifications in multiple studios in Wichita and courses, including personal training. She is currently certified in Yoga (Yogaworks 200hr), Pilates Mat Level 1-3 and full systems level 1, Barre, Cycle, Zumba, Muscle Pump, Fierce, Ybox, and Ultimate Strength and Cardio. Aisha is also a dance and cheer coach for the Boys and Girls Club, as well as a volley ball coach for the YMCA. She hopes to bring my passion for fitness and my experience to bring unity, consistency and cohesiveness to Group X at North. Aisha accepted the Group Exercise Coordinator position in May of 2019.

White YMCA logo on a blue background

Dalton Haight, Membership Coordinator

Degree :
Obtaining a degree from Wichita State University in Physical Education

Dalton started his career at the YMCA in 2014, as a part-time lifeguard at the West YMCA. In February 2015, he moved to the Membership Service team at the North YMCA. In October of 2015, he was promoted to part-time Manager on Duty. In August of 2016, he accepted the position of Assistant Membership Director at the Northwest YMCA. In November 2018, he accepted the position of Membership Coordinator at the Dennis Schoenebeck North YMCA. He brings his experience from two different branches and two different departments back to the North YMCA. He is excited to make new relationships and reconnect with old ones. He will be obtaining a degree from Wichita State University in Physical Education. 

Stephanie Waldeck, Administrative Assistant

Degree :
Business Quality Management

Stephanie started her career with the Greater Wichita YMCA in 1997 working part-time as a KidZone attendant at the East Branch.  She was promoted to the  Youth and Family Program Director position at the East Branch at which time she also completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Quality Management.  She then moved into the administrative office at the East branch for a bit before moving up into the Metro office where she held several positions before leaving the YMCA in 2006.  She then returned to the YMCA in June of 2017 as a group exercise instructor, in May 2019 she joined the YMCA full-time as a Member Services Associate and continued to teach Pilates. Then in August 2020 she became the administrative assistant at the North Branch.

Personal Trainers
White YMCA logo on a blue background

Suresh Menon

Certifications :
B.A. Communications from Pittsburg State, MS Human Resource Development, Med in Sports Management from WSU
Certifications :
ACE CPT and ACE Senior Fitness Specialist Certifications
Specialty :
Preventative Care; Balance, Stability, Flexibility, Weight Loss, Active Older Adults
White YMCA logo on a blue background

Rhonda Rickert

Degree :
B.A. in Health Science Degree In Respiratory Therapy from WSU
Certifications :
YMCA Personal Trainer, Pilates Towers
Specialty :
Pilates Towers, Geriatric Fitness, Exercise for Disabilities, Special Populations, Cancer Survivors and Kids Fitness
White YMCA logo on a blue background

Cheryl Cortez

Degree :
Finishing Registered Dietitian with a minor in Exercise Science from KState and EMU
Certifications :
YMCA Certified Personal Trainer, YMCA Group Exercise Instructor, Y-USA Arthritis Foundation Aqua Certified
Specialty :
General Health and Fitness, Active Older Adults, Water Exercise, Balance and Agility, HITT, Foam Roller and TRX
White YMCA logo on a blue background

Alison McMillan

Degree :
MEd Exercise Science WSU
Certifications :
YMCA Personal Trainer
Specialty :
Strength and Conditioning, Weight Loss, Diabetic Prevention/Management
White YMCA logo on a blue background

Zach Fox

Degree :
BA in Sports Management and MS Exercise Science from WSU
Certifications :
ACE YMCA Personal Trainer
Specialty :
Beginner Fitness, Weight Loss, HITT, Strength and Conditioning
White YMCA logo on a blue background

Noe Rodriguez

Degree :
AA in LAS from BCCC, BA Exercise Science from WSU
Certifications :
ACE YMCA Personal Trainer
Specialty :
Strength and Conditioning, HIIT, Beginner's Fitness, Sports Training