Our staff is deeply and passionately committed to the Prescott YMCA and its mission. They are individuals who foster a sense of fellowship and belonging. As ambassadors to health and community, the Prescott YMCA staff welcomes you!
After listing the position of Associate Director here at our YMCA, following the retirement of Diane Beneitone, and having interviews, a decision was made to hire long time YMCA employee Laura Winniford-Hodgins.
Laura brings 19 years of YMCA experience (here at the Prescott YMCA) and a wealth of program and special event experience as well as several key contacts in our community.
Aquatics Director - Trisha Soriano
Trisha Soriano started working in the Aquatics department in 2004, lifeguarding and teaching swim lessons, and was given the opportunity to run the department as the director in November of 2010. She is thrilled to be part of the management team at the Prescott YMCA and appreciates that her new position allows her to get to know the Members and patrons even better than she already did. When Trisha isn’t coordinating swim lessons or lifeguard trainings, she enjoys working out at the Y and spending time with her husband and daughter. You might see Trisha in the pool, too, as she loves to swim and continues to teach private swim lessons!
Business Director - Marsha Hollaway
My YMCA story starts with being a Member for the past 15 years. I became an employee in 2005 as an Indoor Cycling Instructor. Through the years I have gained experience and certifications to teach a wide variety of classes at the YMCA. When the Payroll/HR position became available, I applied and was hired in April 2012. When the Business Director position became available, I applied and was hired in March 2013. I have a BA degree in Broadcast Communications from Western Kentucky University and an MBA degree from ASU. I continue to teach Indoor Cycling, Aqua Aerobics, and Core and More. If you don't see me at the Y, I'm probably in the Grand Canyon!
Child Care Director - Rachelle Skvarek
Fitness Coordinator - Mary Byrne
Mary has been employed by the Prescott YMCA since February of 2005. At that time, she was hired as a Personal Trainer and First Step Coach. Today, she is the Fitness Coordinator for the Fitness Department, overseeing about 40 Group Fitness Instructors and Personal Trainers combined. She still works with clients on a one on one basis and also teaches Stretch n Flex, Pump Iron and Boot Camp classes. Over the years that she has been employed here, the members have become and extended family to her. The YMCA is a community of people that come together every day with diverse backgrounds and common interests. “I am blessed to be a part of this organization and I hope it will be a strong relationship for years to come!”
Gymnastics Director - Jon Sebastian
Senior Program Director: Wellness and Facilities - John Gust
Dance Coordinator - Dawna Olsen
Sports Director - Ryan Harlow