I am currently the Youth Wellness & Sports Program Coordinator at the Glens Falls Family YMCA. I have been at this position since April of 2012 and have been a sports instructor there since fall of 2010. I have performed a number of services for this organization since. I have developed and helped market numerous youth and adult sports and wellness programs from soccer and basketball to trail running and hiking.
Right off the bat I was given the task of hiring and training employees to run our summer sports camps. We ended up surpassing our last year's participation by almost 15%. My soccer academy which I organize and help coach is constantly growing in numbers. We compete against the best teams from the capital region and are ranked highly in the standings every season. I am bringing in additional revenue by creating tournaments and clinics in soccer and racquetball. I am constantly looking for new programs to offer our community and better ways to deliver them.
Before this, I was given the opportunity to head up a first year children’s camp in the Town of Moreau. I worked closely with administrators from the Department of Health to develop a comprehensive one hundred and fifty page camp safety plan. Last spring I designed the new program brochure and added several new programs to the itinerary; one which has been very much unchanged for over ten years.
I obtained my B.S. degree at SUNY Brockport. I graduated Magna Cum Laude with an overall GPA of 3.6 and a major GPA of 3.9. I participated in several volunteer activities like organizing games at special events and introducing speakers at conferences. I also served as the Activities Director for the Recreation and Leisure Club. My final test was a semester long internship at Paul Smith's College. While completing my internship I created, organized, and ran all intramural sport activities while at the same time leading weekend hiking trips and assisting both college soccer teams.
Although I am quite content with my current situation I am looking to explore other opportunities. I have been fortunate to be given such opportunities within the first couple years after graduating from college and have met those opportunistic challenges with nothing but success. I know that I, given the right opportunity, would give it everything that I have. I am relatively young and full of enthusiasm and ideas. My determination to establish myself in the field of Recreation and Leisure could be what your organization needs. I hope that you may feel the same.