Association Staff

Jeanne Wood

Associate Executive

Jeanne was born and raised in Ellsworth. She had an early introduction to the Down East Family YMCA. Her mother, ...

Michelle Tuttle

Chief Financial Officer

A longtime resident of Maine, Michelle has Master’s Degrees in Information Technology & Security, Accounting with a concentration ...

Matt Johns

Matt Johns

Director of Development

Matt Johns joined our staff in December 2021 as the new Director of Development for the Down East Family YMCA. In ...

Zachary Ames

Senior Programs Director - Youth Sports & Rec

Zach was born and raised in Florida. He grew up swimming and surfing with his friends and family. ...

Elizabeth Stanley

Unique Programming & Volunteer Development

Elizabeth was born in Ellsworth, raised in Gardiner and came back to the area in 2007. She lives in Lamoine with her three girls and puggles Ruthie & Agnes. ...

Heidi Tupper

Director of Membership and Program Management

Heidi was born and raised in Ellsworth. She graduated from Ellsworth High School in 2003 and received her pharmacy ...

Brian Townsend

Regional Aquatics Director

Brian grew up swimming and working at the Bath Area Family YMCA *(LRSC) where he first started teaching swim lessons, mentoring ...

Bob Dyer

Director of Maintenance

Bob came to the YMCA after many years in the restaurant business. Bob leads our maintenance department, including ...

Beechland Center

Courtney Wood

Director of Child Care Corporate Services

Courtney began her career at the Y in the Early Preschool program which was located behind the Wiggins center. As the child care program ...

Lawrence Center – Blue Hill

Matt Montgomery

Branch Executive & DEFY Head Coach

Matt moved to Maine from the Virgin Islands with his wife, Jessica, in 1998. He started in the Aquatics Department as an Assistant Swim Coach ...

Kellie Allen

Front Desk

Kellie grew up in Ellsworth and started working at the DEFY front desk shortly after graduating Ellsworth High School. Soon after, Kellie starting ...

Joy Bragdon

Health & Wellness Director – Lawrence Center

As Joy reached middle age she found her passion for fitness. After a complete body and mind transformation, she quickly moved from the back ...


Matt McInnis

Operations Director

Matt grew up in Portland Maine, participated in multiple sports growing up and went on to play football at Husson University. Matt graduated from Husson ...

Caitlin Hawes

Administrative Assistant

Caitlin is a Bucksport Native who loves working with children because of their energy and creative minds. She ...

Brody Gaslin

Fitness Attendant & Personal Trainer

    Brody, an alumni of Bucksport High School and a Bucksport Resident, played football for the Golden Bucks and was a 1st team ...

    Amanda Fraser

    Amanda Fraser

    Director of Young Bucks Camp


    My name is Amanda and I am very excited to be the Camp Director for the Young Bucks Summer Camp this year! ...

    Moore Center

    Shauna Esposito

    Director of Operations - Moore Community Center

    Shauna was born in Ellsworth and after graduating from Ellsworth High School, traveled to Westerville, Ohio where she received her Bachelor's ...

    Crystal Follette

    Director of Food Services & Director of Childcare Services

    Crystal has been part of the Y for 15 years. She began in the Early Preschool classroom that was located behind the Wiggins center. She ...

    Wiggins Center – Ellsworth

    Robin Clarke

    Fitness Director

    Robin has worked for Y Fitness since 2005. She is a personal trainer and loves to motivate people and help them to reach their goals and get ...