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101 E Cherry St, Red Oak, IA 51566
PHONE: 712.623.2161 FAX: 712.623.4920
John started as a Y volunteer in youth sports when the Y first opened in 1995 and has transitioned from committee member to employee. John says that the best part of the job is seeing preschool age children mature into responsible young adults. He also gets a kick out of it being called "coach" by past program participants. In his time away from the many separate responsibilities he takes on at the Y, he enjoys his time officiating HS basketball, following his children's activities and being active with other community groups.
John Blomstedt
Executive Director
Serving your YMCA since 1999
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Kristi Potts
Webmaster & Media Specialist
Serving your YMCA since 2005
Kristi is originally from California but moved to Southwest Iowa area while in high school. In her free time Kristi enjoys participating in productions at The Wilson Performing Arts Center (you may have seen her in Steel Magnolias, State Fair, The Addams Family Musical, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, or Annie). She also enjoys reading, sewing, yoga, music and attending Renaissance Festivals with her children, Tristan and Rowyn.
Missy Stickland
Aquatics Director & Aquatics Fitness and Program Coordinator
Serving your YMCA since 2011 and as Aquatics Director since 2012
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Anne Stewart
Membership & Marketing Assistant
Serving your YMCA since 2011
Anne loves the friendly atmosphere and community outreach of the YMCA. She enjoys helping the families of the area to have a safe, healthy and fun place to go. In her spare time, Anne loves to watch her kids play sports, curl up with a great book or tend to her garden.
Todd Gilleland
Maintenance & Property Manager
Serving your YMCA since 2002
Todd joined the Y movement in 2002 as a part time maintenance employee. He advanced his career within the Y when he was promoted to Property Manger in 2003. Todd enjoys spending all the time he can with his three wonderful children Alexa, Hunter & Brooklyn.
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Missy and her family moved to Red Oak in December of 2010. Her husband is a Service Manager at A&M Greenpower, and they have 4 children. It has been a delight for Missy and her family to join this community, likewise she is very honored to have taken the position of Aquatics Director at the YMCA.
Her goal is to offer a wide variety of Water fitness programs, Lifeguard Training, Swimming lessons, and some exciting, fun family programs as well.
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Carrie Shalters
Customer Service & Membership Manager
Serving your YMCA since 2005
Carrie and her family has been part of the Y community for some time. Along with her Customer Service and Membership skills she was also a Lifeguard and is our Yoga Instructor. She loves spending time with her friends and family, reading science fiction, spending times outdoors, and trying new types of restaurants and foods.  
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Matt Davis
Program Operations Manager
Serving your YMCA since 2017
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Matt started working at the Y as our Part-Time Program Manager last year. He enjoys being around such great co-workers, coaching kids, and helping the Y serve the community. Matt loves being active with sports, hanging out with friends & family, and eating Pizza and Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. His favorite person is his daughter Grace.

Chase Kinard
Personal Trainer
Serving your YMCA since 2018
Chase graduated from Red Oak High School in 2003. He participated in track, baseball, basketball and was a volleyball trainer in high school. He discovered a passion for working out and has loved training in the weight room ever since. Chase just recently became certified as a Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. He is also certified as a group fitness instructor for MOSSA Group Strength. Chase looks forward to helping people to realize and achieve their physical fitness goals!
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