How long at Y: I began working at the YMCA when I was 16 years old! It was while I was “growing up” at the Y that I discovered this was truly the place for me. That continued to be my focus and goal throughout my college career. Shortly after graduation, nearly 35 years ago, I was blessed with a position as part of the Y team in Corning, NY. I spent the next 15 years serving our community every Y program area possible. I left the YMCA in 2003 to broaden my skill base with the goal of returning to the YMCA. During that time I served as a volunteer fitness instructor and as a Board member. That brings me to today; blessed part of an amazing community and Y team here in Greenville, SC!
What’s your reason for coming to work every day: I love the YMCA mission and how we reach out into our communities and make a difference in the lives around us!
Favorite thing about working with Y: The members and the staff.
Greatest Accomplishment: Raising my 25 year old daughter to be an outstanding role model with a mission to serve others.
Motto: “We know what the problems are; let’s focus on solutions”
Favorite Greenville Activity/Hot Spot: The YMCA! You will have to ask again once I have spent a whole year here J
Favorite Movie: Hope Floats
Cats or Dogs: Dogs!
Feature This Staff Member:
Shelley has worked with Ys for more than 35 years and joined us in 2015 from Corning, NY