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Volunteer Spotlight: Lee Ann Phoenix

LEE ANN PHOENIX: NASHUA YMCA WELCOME CENTER VOLUNTEER   I am really enjoying my new volunteer position at the Welcome Center at the Nashua YMCA. I used to volunteer at my boys school but now that they are older I don’t have those opportunities anymore. I have seen other members volunteering and that made me… Read more »

Staff Spotlight: Dave Bott

DAVE BOTT: DIRECTOR OF COMPETITIVE SWIM   What jobs have you held at the YMCA? Lifeguard/swim instructor/swim coach/volunteer for the Metrowest YMCA Director of Competitive Swimming for Y of Greater Nashua Storm What was your favorite grade in school and why? I’d say, without a doubt, my senior year of high school. I found my… Read more »

My Y Story: Ashlynn Millard

ASHLYNN MILLARD: POWER SCHOLARS ACADEMY PARTICPANT Fifth grade student Ashlynn Millard spent 5 weeks this summer reading, writing and learning mathematics. And this may have been the high point of her summer. Ashlynn was one of the students in the Y’s Power Scholars Academy, a summer program that expands learning time to improve the academic… Read more »

Volunteer Spotlight: Linda Feldeisen

LINDA FELDIESEN: MULTIPLE PROGRAM VOLUNTEER My motivation for volunteering is that the Y has given me so much I just want to be able to give back to the Y. Initially I was helping Diana Newman with the many administrative tasks required when teaching the “Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance” (TJQMBB) class, which… Read more »

Staff Spotlight: Margaret Kane

 MARGARET KANE: KIDS STOP STAFF   What jobs have you held at the YMCA? I initially started as a YMCA volunteer at Kids Stop in Nashua during January 2018 and became a YMCA employee in June 2018.  Working at Kids Stop has been a great experience.  I get to work with a nice group of… Read more »

Volunteer Spotlight: Beth Denaro

BETH DENARO: LIVESTRONG PROGRAM VOLUNTEER I love working with Karri with the LiveSTRONG program. I have met many amazing and inspiring people through the program! I assist Karri by helping participants with set up of machines with appropriate weight and ensure they use good and safe technique with using machines or performing exercises with bands,… Read more »

Staff Spotlight: Marji Kuhn

MARJI KUHN: ZUMBA INSTRUCTOR   What job(s) have you held at the YMCA? I started at the Y as a volunteer close to 20 years ago, leading group exercise classes, such as aerobics and step aerobics.  I now teach Zumba and Zumba Toning classes. What’s your favorite grade in school and why? I guess I’d… Read more »

My Y Story: Tom Tollefson

TOM TOLLEFSON: YMCA FOR LIFE The YMCA has meant a lot to many people all the United States.  I’m one of those people.  For me, it’s not just a “gym” but a safe place where I cold be myself and enjoy being healthy and active by working out and playing basketball.  Today, I am a… Read more »