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Employee Spotlight

Get to know us a little better!

Published 03.04.19
 
To help you get to know us a little better, we have decided to start an employee spotlight to highlight some of our team members: 
 

Nancy Hawk

Branch
Midtown YMCA
 
What is your job at the Y? 
Membership Services Representative
 
How long have you worked at the Y?
I worked at the Y in Cary before moving to the coast a little over two years ago. I have worked at the Midtown YMCA since moving here.
 
What is your Y story?
I have been a Y member and employee a long time... I raised my kids as a Y family where they played volleyball and basketball, learned how to swim and went to summer camp. I know first hand how the values and experiences they had helped shape them into the people they are today.
 
What do you like best about the Y?
I enjoy getting to know our members and consider many of them friends. I enjoy supporting /encouraging them in their health and wellness goals and appreciate the positive attitudes from everyone. Smiles all the time. I love seeing our members enjoying each others' company. Whether they are in a fitness class, on the pickleball courts, resting between sets, in the weight room or enjoying coffee in the lobby.
 
What do you like to do in your spare time?
I love taking Nala, my faithful rescue dog to walk on any of the dozen local beaches that are within an hour of Wilmington and I enjoy exploring our coastal communities.
 
Nancy can be found at the front desk at the Midtown YMCA several mornings of the week and often on the pickleball court! Everyone knows Nancy but if for some reason you have not met her yet, make sure you say "hello" next time you are in!
 

Dawn Nelson

Branch
Nir Family YMCA & Midtown YMCA
 
What is your job at the Y? 
Group Exercise Coordinator, Group Exercise Instructor and Personal Trainer
 
How long have you worked at the Y?
5 months
 
What is your Y story?
I moved from New York last year and tried out the different fitness facilities in Wilmington and then found the Express and loved the members and staff. At the time, I thought that was the "Y" and then WOW. In mid-December before the Grand Opening I was able to see what is now the most amazing wellness facility in Wilmington. I am so very blessed to be part of such a fantastic facility where I work with the nicest members and staff.
 
What do you like best about the Y?
I like the positiveness from everyone. Smiles all the time.
 
What do you like to do in your spare time?
I enjoy running 5K's, working out, and relaxing by the pool and beach.
 
We are glad Dawn found the Y in her search for fitness facilities in Wilmington and that she has found out we are so much more than a fitness facility! Make sure you say "hello" to Dawn if you run into her teaching a group exercise class or at one of the many local 5k's in the area!