YMCA of Southeastern North Carolina

Employee Spotlight

Get to know us a little better!

Published 11.05.19
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: 

Seth Sherman

What's your job here at the Y?
Healthy Living Director
How long have you been with the Y? (This one or otherwise)
I came to the Nir Family YMCA in October of 2019. Prior to relocating from Huntington, New York to Wilmington, North Carolina, I worked as the Aquatic, Fitness, & Sports Director at The Suffolk Y JCC for 7 years.
What's your favorite thing about coming to our Y?
I have been overwhelmed by the positive, helpful and fun culture and true sense of community I feel when I walk through the front doors!
What would you like Y members and staff to know about you?
My door is always open! This is the community’s YMCA and I am very collaborative in nature and am always receptive to constructive comments and suggestions in an effort to provide any and all services and programs to support the staff and the members!
How do you like to spend your spare time?
In my spare time, you will find me enjoying time with my family and friends, working out, boating, hiking, traveling, and enjoying the culture and restaurants in the Wilmington area.

Shay Edwards

What is your job at the Y? 
I am an intern from UNCW, currently interning at the Midtown YMCA, assisting with Enhance Fitness and senior related classes. I am also a field assistant and coach for the YMCA's youth soccer program.
How long have you worked at the Y?
I started in August with the YMCA youth soccer program and started interning at the Midtown YMCA at the end of September. 
What is your Y story?
Where I was from in Roanoke Rapids, NC, we didn't have a YMCA. So on my first visit to the Y, I was overwhelmed with all the programs they had to offer. I became a member and now have the opportunity to be a staff member that now can help keep these programs running.
What do you like best about the Y?
The Y has so many amazing programs for people of all ages. There is something for everyone. I think the YMCA has some of the best programs for older adults. They also offer many opportunities for young children, which I think are very important because the held children learn team work, build confidence and learn leadership.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
In my spare time I do school work, volunteer, exercise, play soccer and spend time with friends and family. I enjoy doing anything outdoors.
Being part of the YMCA has been a great experience. I'm just a small piece of this puzzle, there are a lot of wonderful people who help make this happen!