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The Y Staff

meet the ymca of steuben county staff

Krista Miller

With the Y since: July 2013


Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Ecology from The Ohio State University. She has over 19 years of fundraising experience in the non-profit setting in Ohio, Michigan and Indiana. Krista has over 18 years of professional tenure within non-profit organizations. Volunteer Opportunities within Steuben County; Angola Kiwanis, Key4Women, United Way of Steuben County, Junior Achievement.
Hobbies: I enjoy my sons sporting activities especially their youth baseball leagues in the summer, lake activities and spending time with family and friends.


Jon Lies
program director, sports and facilities

With the Y since: December 2012


Bachelor of Science Degree in Sports Management from Tri-State University. Master of Arts in Education with a Coaching Concentration from Defiance College.
Hobbies: Sports, coaching baseball, spending time with family and friends.

RAchael Wells
Director, Healthy Living and Aquatics

With the Y since: October 2018



danielle mcdaniel
Director of Member Services

With the Y Since: July 2016


Pursuing Bachelors Degree in Communication and Marketing, YMCA Leadership Certifications
Hobbies: Spending time with her Daughter and Husband, Volunteering, Investing in Youth, Anything outdoors, and Music.

Racheal Benner
chief financial development officer

With the Y Since: January 2018 


Undergraduate (Criminal Justice)and Master's (Leadership, Nonprofit Organization Management) degrees from Trine University. Five years of fundraising experience ranging from gift entry to donor relations to fundraising and special event planning.
Hobbies: Fishing and camping with her husband, two sons, and her dogs; traveling and exploring new places, antique and vintage market shopping, and Chicago Cubs baseball

Kaitlin Kobelak
Program Director

With the Y Since: June 2014 


Bachelor of Science Degree in Healthcare Leadership with minors in Business and Psychology from Valparaiso University, Certified Rock Steady Boxing Coach
Hobbies: Spending time with family, watching sports, listening to music, and working out 

Dave Neeley
Facilities Director

With the Y Since: March 2018 


Kelly Kobelak

With the Y Since: October 2009


Kelly has over 20 years of experience in the fitness industry. She is an ACE Certified Personal Trainer, Group Fitness Instructor, Stott Pilates Certified Instructor, Diabetes Prevention Program Lifestyle Coach, and Rock Steady Boxing coach.




The Y is, and always will be, dedicated to building healthy, confident, connected and secure children, adults, families and communities.