Moody Family Y Staff
The greatest source of energy for the YMCA is our staff. Our staff contributes to the advancement of the Y's mission by meeting the needs of the people in our community.
No matter what your position is at the YMCA, you can touch people's lives. From the aquatics staff teaching a child to swim - to a wellness center staff helping a member develop a workout routine, we all make a difference.
The most rewarding part of this job doesn't happen on payday - it happens EVERYDAY!
Director of Business Services
I started working at the Richardson YMCA in August of 2003. I had started college and had looked for work all summer when I ran across an opening in the afterschool program. I really liked working with the children, and it gave me an outlet in the afternoon after being in classes all day. This spawned a job opportunity to move up to the front desk. I was very grateful for this opportunity, because it helped me grow as an individual to become more outgoing and professional in learning to deal with people.
After receiving my degree, a coworker forwarded me a job opportunity to become a full time office manager at the Park Cities YMCA. Thankfully I got this job, and have been here ever since. I take a big role in the Partners Campaign, and it really fulfills me because I get to help raise funds for those in need which I feel is my mission. I get to hear the stories from people that are being helped by our funds, and it’s a wonderful feeling! I have worked with some really great, inspiring people whom I have learned a lot from, which to me is invaluable!
Associate Sports Director
My family moved to Highland Park in 1998. I did not know a soul, so I joined the Y. The Kids Place Coordinator befriended me and my six month old daughter. I came to the Y almost daily for a few years. My relationship with Y staff allowed me the opportunity to work part-time in Kids Place; that turned into eight years.
In the Fall of 2010 I threw in the pacifier for a whistle and a new title of Associate Sports Director. Now, I help maintain and oversee youth sports for more than 11 thousand kids in Park Cities. This role provides children the opportunity to learn life lessons through sports.
Our family has always been active in the YMCA. Our YMCA is in Garland, TX. My husband was Assistant Soccer Coach and I was a team Mom. Our children were active in Sports. My daughter learned how to swim at our Y. My Mom was Executive Secretary for Downtown YMCA, Dallas, TX for 31 years.
The YMCA gave us an opportunity to be part of a larger family - we got to know other families in our city. The Y always was glad to see our family. We felt we belong. I worked part time and full time at the Garland YMCA. Then, I came to work for Park Cities Y. We are a YMCA family!