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Meet our YMCA at Pabst Farms Y Care Staff. Our team is dedicated to the safety, health, social growth and academic enhancement of your child! 


Youth Development Assistant Director

Aaron Hack

My name is Aaron Hack, and I am the Youth Development Assistant Director with the YMCA at Pabst Farms. I help to oversee our Y Care and Camp programs for the Y. I have been with the YMCA since July of 2019, but I have been in the Youth Development field since 2013. I am very passionate about Youth Development and building into, and making an impact, in the community wherever I go. I was born and raised in a rural town in southeast Wisconsin and although I've been all over the country, it will always be home. When I was living in Colorado I fell in love with the YMCA and know that I'll be with the Y for a very long time. In my free time I love: spending time with my wife Lauren and my Mini Australian Shepherd Lucy, recreating outside, and enjoying the rich Wisconsin culture and history we have here.


Youth Development Coordinators

Katie Carleton

Hi, my name is Katie Carleton. I graduated from UW-Whitewater in 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in social work and a minor in human resources foundations. Prior to working with the YMCA, I worked for Rogers Behavioral Health for 7 years. My first year I spent as a Residential Counselor in the Adolescent Eating Disorder Residential Program. After my first year, I trained to become a Behavioral Specialist and started to work in the Adult Mood and Anxiety Disorder program for the remainder of my time with Rogers. I am very passionate about helping all ages learn to identify their emotions, cope through difficult situations appropriately and effectively all while continuing to engage in daily activities of living and meeting each person where they are at in that process. In my free time I enjoy exercising at Burn Boot Camp, playing and cuddling with my two dogs, spending time with my husband watching movies, cooking, and traveling together, and crafting. I look forward to becoming a part of this community and getting to interact with all of your children, families, and staff.

Dena Lippold

Hello, My name is Dena Lippold. I graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater with a bachelor’s degree in Physical Education and a minor in Health Promotion. I interned for a park and rec department which gave me a lot of community event-planning experience. I have also worked at multiple child care facilities. I enjoy teaching today’s youth basic skills that they can carry with them throughout their life. When I’m not working, I enjoy spending time with my husband and our dogs, hanging out with family, cooking and baking, and attending sporting events. I am enjoying my new role as a Youth Development Coordinator and I look forward to using my skills to serve the community!

Dom LaPorte
Hello, my name is Dom LaPorte. I started working as a Youth Development Coordinator with the Y in February of 2022. I have a Bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of Wisconsin in Madison, where I played varsity soccer. Previously, I’ve worked as a summer camp counselor, as a firefighter/paramedic, and as a technician in the ER of the UW-Hospital in Madison. I hope to help grow the skills that children need to succeed academically and socially in an outrageously fun and engaging environment. In my free time, I like to play chess, learn languages, play guitar, and exercise. Feel free to say hi!

Anthony Torres
Hi, my name is Anthony Torres! I graduated from the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse in 2020 with a bachelor's degree in recreation management and a minor in sociology. I started working for the YMCA in December of 2020. My prior experiences have been with summer camp programs through other YMCAs and other childcare facilities. I am passionate about implementing fun experiences for youth which will leave lasting memories and develop them into leaders within the community. Some hobbies I enjoy consist of sports, skiing, cooking, archery, and movies. I look forward to becoming a part of the community and getting to interact with children, families, and staff.