Vice President of Operations - East Side
Shane Loy, Branch Director, Dr. Jim Farha Andover YMCA
Shane is an Estherville, IA native. He holds a degree in Mathematics Education from the University of Northern Iowa. Shane began his YMCA experience during college at the YMCA of Blackhawk County where he worked as camp counselor, lifeguard, fitness, childcare programs, sports and membership. He began his career with the Heritage YMCA Group in Naperville, IL as Program Director working mainly with children programs throughout the community. Shane moved in to the role of Director of Childcare, Family and Community Outreach managing programs within the Naperville community as well as with the Oswego YMCA. He held the role of Operations Director at a community outreach branch and membership branch before moving in to his current role at Andover. Shane is married to Nicole and they have a 5 year old daughter, Ava, and recently welcomed Ayden to their family.
Brian Hargrove, Senior Program Director
Sports, Gymnastics, Martial Arts and Climbing Wall & Facility Rentals at the Andover Farha Sports Center
Hargrove is a graduate of Wichita State University’s sports administration program. He has more than 20 years experience in the sports industry, and has worked in two Olympic games – Sydney, Australia and Athens, Greece. Brian has experience as the general manager at Wichita Sports Forum and spent 11 years at the Greater Wichita Area Sports Commission as the director of events and marketing. He most recently was the Executive Director of Sports Development at Visit Wichita. Brian enjoys golfing, traveling and spending time with his wife Lisa and 2 children, Grace and Rylan.
Elissa Knolla, Senior Program Director
Membership, Fitness, GX, Aquatics, House Keeping
Elissa is a native of Massachusetts and moved to Wichita in 2016 after spending 30 years as a military spouse moving all over the world with her husband (a Wichita native) and two children. Elissa holds a Master’s Degree in Human Relations and a Bachelor’s in Behavioral and Social Science. Elissa’s experience includes over ten years in the health and fitness field, most recently serving as the Center Director at Wichita’s Opti-Life Health and Wellness Center. She previously served as the Project Director for Youth and Family Services in San Diego, a Center Director for an overseas Navy Child Development Program, as well as positions working in programs that service children and adults with developmental disabilities. Elissa’s hobbies include fishing, travel and exercise.
Jennifer Weber, Administrative Assistant, Youth & Family Coordinator
Jennifer has lived in Andover for over 20 years, and a Butler County Community College graduate. She is currently working on her Bachelor’s Degree in Non-Profit Organization Leadership from Fort Hays State University. She began her career with the YMCA as a Membership Associate in 2014, and started her current role at the beginning of 2016. She has been a community volunteer for many years, dedicating her time to organizations such as the Girl Scouts, Tornado Alley Young Marines, and Andover Public Schools. Jennifer is married and has three children.
Ally Kaylor, Fitness Director
Ally is a Denver, Colorado native and holds a Bachelor's degree in Exercise Science from the University of Kansas. Ally began at the Andover YMCA in 2014 as a Personal Trainer before accepting the position as Fitness Director in 2018. She is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA as well as a Fitness Nutrition Specialist. She holds additional certifications including USAW Sports Performance Coach, TRX Group Trainer, and BOGAfit Instructor. Ally and her husband, Shawn, are the parents of four fur-babies, Gunner, Jax, Ella, and Harley.
Shannon Mallinson, Gymnastics Director
Shannon Mallinson has been a gymnast since age six. Since 1998, she’s coached gymnastics at the El Dorado and Northwest Ys and Sunrise Gymnastics. Before joining the Andover Y team, she had team members medal at local, state and national competitions. Shannon holds a Bachelor’s in Liberal Arts with an emphasis on Psychology from Wichita State University. She’s also received certifications in Personal Training, USAG Safety, CPR, AED, First Aid and O2.
Kyle Doerksen, Sports Director
Kyle is a Hutchinson, Kansas native and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Sport Management from the University of Kansas. He is currently pursuing his Master’s Degree in Sport Management from Wichita State University. Before joining the Andover YMCA team, he previously worked in the Facilities and Events Office at The University of Kansas Athletic Department as an intern. He also has continuously been a part of a YMCA organization since age 15 where he began his first job as a Sports Official in Hutchinson, KS. He has also been at the South YMCA as a Sports Site Supervisor. Kyle is a KSHSAA certified official in basketball since 2018. He is happily married to his wife Angela.
Shannon Le, Aquatics Director
BS in Kinesiology/Exercise Science from Longwood University in Virginia
YMCA Certified Lifeguard, ACSM Exercise Physiologist, ACSM Group Exercise Instructor, AFPA Certified Pre and Postnatal Fitness Specialist
Shannon was born and raised in Northern Virginia. She moved to Wichita in 2014, where she met her husband, Paul. She has two little ones and lives on a small homestead on the outskirts of town.
Abby Baden, Swim Coach
Abby Baden has been coaching for the Andover All Stars since August 2017. Coach Abby grew up in Wichita and started swimming at age 13 for the NW YMCA Neptune’s. Coach Abby’s favorite stroke is the breaststroke, and her favorite race to swim is the 200 Breast. Abigail’s favorite thing about coaching swim is getting to share my love of swimming with others. It’s fun to watch the swimmers progress and see them reach their goals.
Abigail graduated from Wichita State with her Bachelors of Science in Social Work.
Abigail and her husband, Matthew have one daughter Sophia. When Coach Abby is not busy at the pool or busy with family activities, she enjoys baking, reading a good book, and going to Colorado. One day she and her husband hope to own a cabin in Colorado so they can go hiking anytime they want.
Austin Hoheisel, Membership Director
Austin is a native of Wichita, KS and holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Wichita State University. His Y journey began in 2016 as a Member Service Associate at the Northwest YMCA before moving into his position as Membership Coordinator at Andover in May 2019.
Danni Hybsha, Dance Coordinator
Dawn has been teaching at the YMCA for over 10 years. She did competitive dance for 14 years and danced for 2 years on a college dance team. Dawn has a passion for helping children realize their full potential and attain their goals no matter how big or small.
Kimmy Emmons, Personal Trainer
Bachelor's Degree from Kansas State University in Kinesiology and Human Nutrition
ACSM EP-C, ACSM CPT YMCA Personal Trainer, and Pilates
Active Older Adults, Special Populations, Weight Loss, and Pre and Post Natal
Fitness Mission Statement: “Everyone measures progress differently, and my goal is to do whatever I can to help someone see progress based on how they measure it. That can be general health, weight loss, injury rehab, disease control or prevention, or anything that makes them feel better physically and mentally. The biggest reward of my job is helping someone increase his/her quality of life.”
Jenni Boyle, Personal Trainer
YMCA Personal Trainer
Weight Loss, Strength Training, Advanced Boot Camps, Small Groups Training
Fitness Mission Statement: "I enjoy encouraging others to work towards the best version of themselves. I appreciate the challenge of working with current and chronic health concerns and incorporating a regimen that allows the participant to continue with their fitness goals. I want everybody to have the opportunity for wellness as it benefits every facet of their lives. Lastly, I like to empower those who have not developed a fit lifestyle to reach their goals and continue to set new ones."
Jenna Hill, Personal Trainer
MS in Instructional Design & Technology, Emporia State University
YMCA Certified Personal Trainer, Certified LIVESTRONG Trainer
Jenna is a lifelong athlete who believes that movement and exercise is the key to a long, healthy and happy life. Jenna ran cross country and track and field at the collegiate level and was inspired by many positive and influential coaches in her life. This inspiration led to a pursuit of combining three of her passions: creativity, health and fitness, and helping others. Jenna also works as a high school cross country coach. She enjoys working with clients and athletes of all ages, levels, shapes, and sizes and believes that there is potential to improve physically and mentally no matter where you begin. Jenna strives to inspire, encourage, motivate, and teach valuable life lessons through all that she does at the Y and elsewhere.
Kali Richardson, Personal Trainer
BSE in Community Health, University of Kansas
NASM – CPT, TRX Suspension training
Group training, Beginner Fitness, Strength and Conditioning, Weight Loss, Stretch and Flexibility
Kali graduated from the University of Kansas in 2018 with a degree in Community Health. She became a National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Certified Personal Trainer in 2019. She is currently working on a specialization in Cancer and Sr. Mature Fitness. Kali believes that fitness is a huge component in maintaining both physical and mental health. Her passion for fitness has developed throughout her life and has really grown in the last few years. She aims to motivate and instill confidence in all of her clients to help them reach their individual goals.