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If you come to the Y, volunteer with us, work at a branch or give to a campaign, we want to know what it means to you.

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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 »

Staff Spotlight: Jason Mayeu

JASON MAYEU: DIRECTOR OF MARKETING   What job(s) have you held at the YMCA? I have been the Director of Marketing at the YMCA of Greater Nashua for just over 2 years. It’s hard for me to believe it’s been that long already, time is surely flying by. What’s your favorite childhood memory? My childhood… Read more »

Staff Spotlight: Tim Thompson

TIM THOMPSON: LIFEGUARD   What job(s) have you held at the YMCA? I’ve been a lifeguard since August of 2016. However, I’ve been working at pools since I was 14 years old in the surrounding areas (guarding, teaching, coaching, etc.) So that’s about 25ish years. What’s your favorite grade in school and why? Well I… Read more »

My Y Story: Pat Slide

PAT SLIDE: MEET ME AT THE Y Pat Slide had a difficult time when her husband of 25 years passed in June 2015. She had been his caretaker for 20 years during his multiple bouts with cancer.  Pat shares that she ‘hit bottom’ after his passing and joined a Grief Support Group through Home Health… Read more »

Volunteer Spotlight: Brian Lee's Story

BRIAN LEE: NASHUA YMCA WELLNESS CENTER VOLUNTEER I have been volunteering at the Nashua YMCA most recently, since February 2017 in the wellness center. Why do I volunteer? Great question! I volunteer my time to make a small difference in my community! I believe that if everyone makes a small difference volunteering in their community,… Read more »

My Y Story: Mallory Busnach

MALLORY BUSNACH: HAPPINESS IS KEY Hi Everyone, I’m Mallory Busnach, a 6th grade student, here at HMS. My classmates and I are the first students ever to attend the YMCA Achievement Center! At the YMCA it’s not all about the comfy couches and fun games although happiness is key, we also learn valuable life skills…. Read more »

My Y Story: Brian Martel

BRIAN MARTEL: YOGA IS THE DIFFERENCE I have always enjoyed competitive sports, baseball, ice hockey, skiing, tennis, and ping pong since childhood. No one could have told me that in my very early 60’s, I would be playing competitive baseball on an over men’s 50 league in Bedford, NH! Playing baseball in high school and… Read more »