Michael Proud

Michael Proud “I met Dr. Michael Proud a little over two years ago. Joan Loch, my assistant, walked into my office and did something she has never done before or since. She had just taken a cold call from someone. This happens hundreds of time every year. This time Joan walked into my office and said, ‘I think you need…

Memory Rose

Memory Rose “Memory and her family are devoted to the YMCA Youth Basketball League. They are devoted to helping out the community and teaching young kids the values of team work and the fundamentals of basketball. This is evident in the passion and excitement she brings to coaching.” – Paul Tritle, Senior Program Director   Her Story “I grew up in a household that…

Luis Estrada

Luis Estrada “Luis has been volunteering as a youth soccer coach for about 1.5 years. Luis has coached the six and under arena soccer for 5 seasons. He stresses sportsmanship, having fun and team work with his players. His practices are well planned out and fun. The youth soccer league participants have grown due to his devotion and commitment. He is a…

Kristin Anderson

Kristin Anderson “Kristin joined the Mission Viejo Family YMCA in the Spring of 2010 as a ‘trial basis’ after attending our annual Healthy Kids Day. During that summer, she registered into our Train Like You Mean It program to train for a Sprint Triathlon. On one of many runs, she was paired with Elizabeth Bishop, our Branch Development Director. Through that program’s camaraderie…

Kimberly Vonkaenel

Kimberly Vonkaenel “Kimberly has helped our PAC team grow by recruiting other members and spreading the word of our efforts to build a stronger community together. She consistently recognizes the staff and I, and the efforts we make to help Castille YMCA become the best program it can be. She and her daughter Sophia always think of ways to make the…

Jasmina Muller

Jasmina Muller “She started a great service learning project where we stuff Stockings for the Troops. It started as a site service learning project and now it is a huge YMCA Branch & Association Service Learning Project. For years she has helped coordinate with Comfort, Hope, and Promise to help the kids learn about the Troops and send them cards and…

Hamid Nassiri

Hamid Nassiri “Hamid has coached the six and under Arena Soccer League for 5 seasons. He stresses sportsmanship, having fun and teamwork with his players. Along with coaching, Hamid volunteers with the weekly soccer classes and his family is actively involved with the swim team. The Youth Soccer League participants have grown due to his devotion and commitment. He is a highly…

Greg Weiss

Greg Weiss “Greg Weiss started the Community Service Event Holiday Food Drive 4 years ago with 2 main goals: Help feed the less fortunate in our community and teach our children/members of our program about charity and giving back. This started as a one-time community service event for Greg’s Circle and has now grown to an Annual Community Service Event that ALL Huntington Beach Expeditions…

Dave Wallach

Dave Wallach “Dave has been a vital part of our volunteers for many years. He has served on both our campaign and Turkey Trot committee for many years. His dedication of service to our Y has helped create community involvement. His commitment as a campaign volunteer has helped many children go to camp with the funds he has raised for scholarships. His…

Alma Cortez

Alma Cortez “In large part due to their volunteer efforts, 2015 was one of the smoothest running Crab Feast events for us to date. With their help and promoting of the event, the staff were able to focus on other responsibilities of the event. That is truly what volunteers do – ease the stress of the staff and make the event…