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Emily Lopez: Health & Wellness Director

Here at the Y, we have a great team of staff members! We'd love for you to put a face to a name and get to know them a little better. Each month, we will feature a different director from either our Pabst Farms or Watertown branch locations. We hope you enjoy this new opportunity to meet our incredible Y Team! 

This month, we'd like you to meet our Health and Wellness Director at the YMCA at Pabst Farms, Emily Lopez. Emily's contagious smile matches her friendly personality! Here's a bit more about Emily...


-How long have you worked for the Y? Since June 2021, 1 year!


-My job at the Y is: Health & Wellness Director


-Pets: 1 Pup - George


-Hobbies include: Working out, Coaching Lacrosse, Going to concerts & live sporting events


-I work for the Y because: At first, I just needed a job that was in my field and would allow for personal and professional growth. Now, a year later, I work at the Y because it truly feels like home and I cannot imagine working anywhere else! 


-Favorite music: Country, but I listen to everything.


-Favorite movie: Fever Pitch


-The most fun part about my job is: Hanging out with some of the most fun, energetic people I've ever met.


-Favorite sports team: Is that even a question? GO PACKERS!


-Favorite restaurant: Uncle Julio's Mexican 


-The most meaningful part of my job is: Being a part of someone's health and wellness journey. If I am helping in any capacity, then I've won.


-Favorite way to relax: Drinking coffee on my back patio.


-Favorite holiday: Christmas


-The biggest lesson I’ve learned while working at the Y is: The Y loves everyone. We are a safe, welcoming environment for anyone in our community and will call this home to whomever walks through the doors. I have never felt acceptance like I do here.