Senior Programs Director - Youth Sports & Rec
Zach was born and raised in Florida. He grew up swimming and surfing with his friends and family. That led him to join the swim team in high school. After high school he started his career at the YMCA by becoming a lifeguard. He met his now wife while working for the YMCA. He has since worked in membership, sports, wellness and childcare. He went on to become an aquatics supervisor, Senior Programs Director, and a Branch Manager and Sports Director. Zach has been with the YMCA since 2014. He and his wife moved to Maine to be closer to some family and they have four fur babies including two dogs and two cats. Zachary Ames is now the Senior Programs Director overseeing youth sports and rec for the Ellsworth and Blue Hill locations, as well as the new Camp Director for Camp Discovery.