Staff Directory

Leadership Team

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Andrea Stevenson


Chief Executive Officer

(406) 994-9622

andrea@gallatinvalleyymca.org

Andrea wants to live in a world filled with happy kids, healthy families, books that come bundled with extra dark chocolate and a force field around her wallet that repels meddling fingers from teen-age boys. As an accomplished executive with more than 25 years experience, she’s worked in the non-profit and corporate worlds. Currently serving as the CEO of the Gallatin Valley YMCA, Andrea works every day to grow YMCA programs that serve the community. In the past five years, she has re-built the Board of Directors, grown the budget from $150,000 to almost $1 million, begun a capital campaign and grown the YMCA staff from 1 to over 65, all while continuing to visit the hairdresser to cover all her gray hair. When she’s not fund raising, working with her staff or playing with Y kids, she definitely wants to be skiing with her husband, smelling the roses in her garden or cheering on her two teen-age boys at sporting events.


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Brittany Cornell


Director of Operations

(406) 994-9622

bcornell@gallatinvalleyymca.org

If you’ve ever phoned our Y or stopped by the Y, most likely you’ve met Brittany Cornell. Brittany started her Y career as a teacher in the Hawk’s Nest Early Learning Center and then moved into our administrative office where she has helped serve many YMCA families and children. Brittany is a strong advocate for the Y and is proud of all the YMCA does for the Gallatin community. Brittany graduated from Montana State University in 2007 with a degree in Elementary Education. Go Cats! Brittany has a passion for the education of children and keeping them active and healthy. Her passion starts with chasing her very active and cheerful one-year-old around!


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Sandra Torgerson-Gould


Director of Marketing & Sales

(406) 994-9622

ymarketing@gallatinvalleyymca.org

Driven by her passion to help others achieve MORE! Sandra comes to us as an experienced local business owner & marketing professional well versed in helping organizations develop cohesive sales & marketing strategies that generated impressive growth. Raising two daughters in the valley, with a deep love for this community, Sandra found the Y’s mission aligned with her desire to do more. Building on the traditions you know and love about the Y, she is serious about adding so much VALUE to our membership that everyone in the valley will want to join. So keep an eye out for her smiley, friendly face that you’ll want to get to know. You will find her throughout the valley sharing about our new facility, programs, and events confirming that the GV YMCA is where you want to build community.


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Jake Bushnell


Director of Sports & Recreation

(406) 994-9622

sportsdir@gallatinvalleyymca.org

Born and raised in Helena, Montana, Jake is a lifetime athlete and fitness enthusiast. Arriving in Bozeman in 2010 to pursue a degree in Health and Human Performance, Jake fell in love with the area and all of the outdoor activities it had to offer. His passion for athletics stems from a childhood filled with YMCA sports, and he looks forward to bringing those same opportunities to the Gallatin Valley! When not at the Y, you can find Jake enjoying Bozeman’s beautiful landscape with his two dogs, Reba and Moose, or grilling in his backyard!


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Jenny Buhl


Director of Health & Wellness

(406) 994-9622

hld@gallatinvalleyymca.org

Jenny has been with the Y since August 2017. She loves her job at the Y because she gets to embrace her passion for healthy living while incorporating health and wellness into the community. She is a certified personal trainer and group fitness instructor through ISSA (International Sports Sciences Association). She graduated from Montana State University in 2014 with a Bachelors degree in Marketing. In her spare time, she enjoys powerlifting, snowboarding and hanging out with her family.


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Sarah Lutiger


Director of Youth Development

(406) 994-9622

salutiger@gallatinvalleyymca.org

Sarah Lutiger’s experience began as a YMCA camper 25 years ago and has continued to include years of experience as a Counselor, Site Coordinator, Day Camp Director and now our very own Camp Director. Sarah oversees all PIR Day camps, Summer Adventure Camps, Teen Camps, BOLD/GOLD trips, after school activities, teen leadership programs, family camping and more. Sarah’s combination of experience and education, holding a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and a Masters degree in Public Administration both from Montana State University, helps support the YMCA team in serving the needs of our community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.


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Emily Cuyle


Director of Early Learning

(406) 994-9622

eld@gallatinvalleyymca.org

Early Learning Director, Emily Cuyle grew up in a very small town in Montana before moving to Bozeman to attend Montana State University. She graduated in the spring of 2015 with two Bachelor's Degrees in Early Childhood Education & Child Services and Community Health. Throughout college, Emily worked at Quail Hollow Cooperative Day School in all three classrooms before becoming the Lead Preschool Teacher and Assistant Director. She also nannied for a beautiful little girl for three years before moving to Bozeman. Before becoming the Early Learning Director for the YMCA, Emily was a Youth Case Manager at Aware where she worked with children 0-8 years old in a program called Successful Starts. Emily enjoys creating positive relationships with parents and throughout the community to develop great programs for the youngest members at our YMCA.


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Avril Phillips


Administrative Assistant

(406) 994-9622

a.phillips@gallatinvalleyymca.org

Born in Idaho, Avril Philips returned to the Rocky Mountains after living in Tennessee for 15 years. Avril moved to Bozeman after working seasonally in Yellowstone National Park for 10 years. During her career in Yellowstone Avril held management positions in Food & Beverage and Operations in the Old Faithful area. Avril completed several leadership and management workshops through the ongoing training of Xanterra Parks & Resorts including being certified by the NAI as an interpretive host. Avril finds enjoyment in helping others and hopes to use her leadership and communication skills to support the executive office and the community. When she's not answering the phones and assisting in the office Avril is an avid disc golfer and likes to go on walks with her husband and their two dogs.


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Rachel Patrick, RDN, LD, CSCS


Registered Dietitian Nutritionist/Strength & Conditioning Coach

(406) 994-9622

nutrition@gallatinvalleyymca.org

Nutrition can be the missing link that allows people to get the most out of their training and exercise, whether to gain a competitive advantage in their sport or to reach health and fitness goals. As a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Rachel takes a whole-person approach and is trained not only in what the body needs to perform and be healthy but also places priority in guiding clients in a way that is sustainable and empowering. The YMCA is proud to now offer programs and services that incorporate nutrition including coaching, Holistic Health, and workshops. Our Holistic Health program, in particular, allows clients to optimize training goals and health with personalized nutrition plans and coaching.


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Daekwon Carter


Sports & Recreation Coordinator

(406) 994-9622

info@gallatinvalleyymca.org

Daekwon Carter hails form the east coast but has lived in Montana for over 6 years. He is currently completing his degree in (sports) Psychology. He is very outgoing and energetic with a passion for mental and physical health, who loves finding out what people are passionate about.


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Krista Martinson


Health & Wellness Coordinator

(406) 994-9622

hld@gallatinvalleyymca.org

Krista graduated from Miami University with a degree in Sports Management. She has been involved in the YMCA for over 5 years! Starting in Fairfield, Ohio as a summer camp counselor, transitioning to a wellness coach and then serving as the sports coordinator in Ohio as well as in Bozeman. She pursued her passion for fitness by becoming an ACE-certified personal trainer. Krista also teaches a handful of group exercise classes and helps oversee the fitness center as the Healthy Living Coordinator. When she’s not working out, she loves anything outdoors and driving her Jeep through the mountains!


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Holly Willson


Program Coordinator

(406) 994-9622

yprograms@gallatinvalleyymca.org

We have some exciting changes this summer! Holly Wilson, who goes by Buddy at camp, has stepped into the role of Program Coordinator. Holly grew up in the Y and always loved Camp, so much so, she never left. Holly has been with the Gallatin Valley YMCA for 3 years. She started with us as a camp counselor and has held many varying positions. She is excited to keep the magic alive at camp this summer, and enrich the lives of families and youth.


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Stacy Vono


Activities Coordinator

(406) 994-9622

ycamp_3@gallatinvalleyymca.org

Stacy Vono is originally from northwest Wisconsin. She moved to Bozeman for her love of the outdoors and to study at Montana State University. She is currently finishing her degree online in Middle-Grade Math Education. Stacy has worked for the Y since spring of 2017 as Child Watch staff, a summer camp counselor, and as a campsite coordinator. Outside of the Y and school, you can find her playing guitar, camping, or cross-country skiing.