YMCA OF THE OKOBOJIS
Andrew has been with the YMCA movement since 2005 when he began working for the Ottumwa Family YMCA in Ottumwa, IA. In 2007 Andrew joined the Bedell Family YMCA where he served the organization in various capacities until being named the CEO in December 2016. He is a 2007 graduate of William Penn University and originally from Blakesburg, IA. Andrew and his wife Rachel reside in Spirit Lake.
Amanda moved to Okoboji from Omaha, NE, where she worked in public accounting with Deloitte. She earned her BSBA and MPA from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and holds an active CPA license. Originally from Sioux Falls, Amanda spent much of her childhood visiting family in the lakes area, so she is excited to be back full time as the Y’s Chief Financial Officer.
George Wigen is the Human Resources Generalist for the YMCA of the Okobojis. A native of Northwest Iowa, George has worked in Human Resources for over thirty years. He received his B.A. from Iowa State University. George presently resides in Estherville with his wife. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his grown children and grandchildren. He also enjoys hunting and fishing. George is excited to join the team.
Kyle Struve is the Communications Director for the YMCA of the Okobojis. A native of Sheldon, Iowa, Kyle has been familiar with the lakes area his entire life. He received his B.A. in Graphic Communications from the University of Northern Iowa. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and three kids, as well as hunting and fishing.
BEDELL FAMILY YMCA STAFF
Andy has been a part of the Bedell Family YMCA since 2010. Andy is originally from Bancroft, IA so he is familiar with the lakes area. He is an avid outdoorsman, so when he’s not at the Y, he’ll be hunting or fishing. He also enjoys spending time with his wife, Amber, and their three sons.
Cory is the Member Services Director for the YMCA of the Okobojis. He grew up here in the central Midwest and relocated to the Great Lakes area in 2016 from Omaha, NE. He earned his BA from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and is a supporter of the Huskers and Vikings. He enjoys reading, concerts, scary movies, & spending time with his family.
Quinn grew up in Austin, Texas and now has been in northwest Iowa for six years. He got his bachelors degree in computer science from Buena Vista University while playing baseball and football. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family, friends and dog. He also enjoys watching, playing, and coaching baseball & football.
Angie grew up in Alta and moved back to the area from Davenport. She worked at a YMCA there for more than eight years as an Aquatics Director and Youth Leadership Director. She graduated from Buena Vista University with a degree in Fitness Management. Angie enjoys spending time with her two kids, running and watching Nebraska football.
Izaak grew up near New Ulm, Minnesota and has lived in the Okoboji Lakes area since 2019. He earned his Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education from Concordia University – Nebraska. He enjoys being outdoors, exercising, a good board game, spending time with family, and watching a good game of football – especially if it's the Packers!
Jacey grew up in Spirit Lake and has lived in the area her whole life. She is an ILCC graduate in Recreation and Leisure Management. She enjoys a variety of outdoor activities including downhill skiing and SUP Boarding.
Brittney is a graduate from the University of Northern Iowa where she studied Exercise Science. She is a native of Spirit Lake, IA and is happy to have the opportunity to continue to call this home. She joined our staff as our Fitness Coordinator in August of 2013.
Sommer is a graduate from Baltimore County Community College where she studied Business Administration. She moved from Baltimore, MD in 2018 to Lake Park, IA and is happy to call Iowa home now. She joined our staff as our Accounting/Payroll clerk in February 2023.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Kristy Miller, Jeremy Morrison, Bill Kallsen,
Luke Donnenwerth, Alex Robinson, Debbie Parks,
Michaela Tamisiea, Angie Hinn, Jason Lorenzen, Dr. Zach Borus