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STAFF

YMCA OF THE OKOBOJIS

ASSOCIATION STAFF

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ANDREW FISHER

CEO

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.

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AMANDA SHAFFER

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

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.

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CINDY ROSA

SR. DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT & ENGAGEMENT

Cindy Rosa is the Development Director for the YMCA of the Okobojis. Cindy grew up around the Marshall, MN area and enjoys spending time with family. Cindy has spent her career working for the YMCA in a variety of capacities at locations in MN, OH, and now IA. Cindy is excited to join the team and help support all of the wonderful things happening through the YMCA of the Okobojis!

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KYLE STRUVE

COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR

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.

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GEORGE WIGEN

HUMAN RESOURCES GENERALIST

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.

BEDELL FAMILY YMCA STAFF

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JAYMEE RICKMAN

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Jaymee has lived in the lakes area for the past 3 decades. Her and her husband have 2 sons. She has worked at the YMCA since 2005 starting at member service to finance assistant to administrative assistant.

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CORY DANIELSON

MEMBER SERVICES DIRECTOR

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.

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ANDY WOLF

SR. DIRECTOR OF FACILITIES & PROGRAMS

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 two sons.

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PROGRAM DIRECTOR
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KYLE JOHNSON

SCHOOL AGE PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Kyle moved to Spirit Lake from Doliver, IA, when he was 2 years old. He graduated from SDSU with a bachelors degree in Health Physical Education Recreation (HPER) in 2010. He enjoys spending time with his wife and kids, as well as spending time outdoors.

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BRITTNEY JANICEK

FITNESS DIRECTOR

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.

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ANGIE GILLESPIE

AQUATICS DIRECTOR

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.

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JACEY SOAT

YOUTH PROGRAMS COORDINATOR

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.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Dr. Zach Borus, Kristy Miller, Jeremy Morrison, Abby Goodlaxson, Luke Donnenwerth, Alex Robinson, Debbie Parks, Michaela Tamisiea, Erick Turner, Angela Schaub