We’re excited to introduce our Social Media Champion Team! These dedicated, passionate individuals will be taking to Twitter to share their unique perspective on the work the Y does for our members, our employees and the Fargo-Moorhead community! Check out their accounts and give them a follow to stay up-to-date with everything going on at our Y – and to get an insider’s look at the work we do!

MEET THE TEAM – And learn why they’re passionate about being a part of the YMCA of Cass and Clay Counties!
Paul Finstad | President | @YMCAPaulF

“To me, it’s all about the people. In a positive way we transform the lives of the people we serve.”

Julie Cook | Vice President of Member and Program Services | @YMCAJulieC

“My motivation has been to make a positive impact on peoples’ lives through sports, health, fitness and recreation programs and services. Every day I work side by side with individuals and organizations that ensure everyone – regardless of age, income or background – has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. It is inspiring for me to be a part of an organization that is so intentional in being community centered, bringing people together and nurturing the potential of all.”

Shannon Lang | School Age Director | @YMCAShannon

I love being a part of the YMCA of Cass and Clay Counties. It’s so much more than “Just a Y.” I see people from all walks of life connecting and building relationships that otherwise may never have happened. They smile and talk to each other, not through a text but through face to face conversations. They find common ground to become a community. I’m honored to be part of a team that’s helping to create the futures by building quality programs for kids and families through safe, enriching after school experiences. The Y isn’t just a job – it’s my way of life.

Britt Selbo | Aquatics Director | @YMCABritt

“I thoroughly enjoy working with kids and teaching them how to swim. Swimming and the YMCA took such a major role in my life from an early age and I enjoy teaching little kids how to enjoy the water while also being safe.”

Anna Hagen | Marketing Director | @YMCAAnna

“For me, working at the YMCA means making a difference in people’s lives everyday. Being on the marketing team, I don’t work directly with members everyday, but I get to tell their stories. I get to share about all of the incredibly impactful things that our going in our Y, like people reaching their wellness goals, making new friends and rekindling their spirits.”

Casey Sanders | Membership and Retention Director | @YMCACasey

“Building relationships with members that last through gained confidence, skills and concurring goals! I feel I am at my best when the team I work with is connected together, with our community and our members.”

Cortney Whaley | Assistant ELC Director | @YMCACortney

“I don’t just work at the Y, I live the Y. Every day the work I do changes lives, including my own. Hearing children giggling in the next room, I can’t help but smile and be excited for their future. Our littlest learners are curious, resourceful and observant. They teach me something new every day, and sharing that with my Y family is something I couldn’t ever live without!”

Christie Gleason | Financial Development Coordinator | @YMCAChristie

“The Y strengthens the community and works to ensure that every child, adult and our community has what they need to be successful. Being a part of the YMCA is a tremendous honor. I enjoy connecting with passionate Y advocates and volunteers to create positive change. I love giving hope, providing opportunities and changing lives for people in our community.”

Dan Streeter | Member Services Coordinator | @YMCADaniel

“I love the YMCA because it is where you LEARN to live healthy, GROW as a family and THRIVE as a part of the community.”

Heather Johnson | Aquatics Coordinator | @YMCAHeather

“I love working for the Y because we can make a difference in the lives of others each and every day. Seeing smiles on the kids’ faces brightens up my day and makes me realize how small things can go such a long way. Also, my coworkers are great and all the events we put on are always such a blast and great way to get involved!”

Katie Kimbro | SALC Site Supervisor | @YMCAKatie

“I grew up as a Y Kid! Having the YMCA School Age Programs available has given me so much in my childhood and even into my adulthood. It has taught me to be more confident, how to be independent, and the leadership skills I needed to be successful! I love my job because I can pay it forward to the YMCA and provide those life skills to another child in my programs. Nothing gives me more joy than seeing a child succeed towards their own personal goals!”