Robert Brooks

Robert Brooks “Our boys Adi and Arjun are fortunate to have Robert as their basketball coach for over 4 years. His constructive methods help develop confidence and skill. Coach Robert has the unique ability to bring forward the best potential in each player. He coaches with positive approach and emphasis on fundamentals of the game. Above all, he encourages to ‘play with pride.’ We…

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Nick Abeyta

Nick Abeyta “Nick has modeled leadership in a multitude of ways, some of those being how he lives his life, interacts with members of the community and how much time and energy he devotes to his  family. Nick works tirelessly to ensure that the Y is able to uphold our mission of creating stronger communities. Even before he had kids of his…

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Michele McIntyre

Michele McIntyre “Michele is so sweet! She is constantly raving about the YMCA! She always mentions that her daughter went to the Y and now she works here. She talks about how great the YMCA is and how much she appreciated it when she was a young mom. She says that her daughter flourished during her years at the YMCA! She…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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