Y Care Staff – Pabst Farms

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!

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.

Tina Wittmann

Hello, my name is Tina, but you can call me Tigger! I am a Youth Development Assistant Director at the YMCA at Pabst Farms. I worked in Youth Development for 2 years while in graduate school. I loved it so much I decided to stay full-time after getting my Master of Science in Occupational Therapy in December of 2021 from Mount Mary University. The best part of my job is getting to build relationships with both kiddos and their families. It is such a joy to see them grow within our programs. When I’m not at the Y, I enjoy spending time outside by the lake with my dog and husband, reading, and trying new restaurants in the area!

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!

Harrison Puestow
My name is Harrison Puestow, and I am a Youth Development Coordinator with the YMCA at Pabst Farms. I have been with the YMCA since May of this year, and I am eager to start my first school year with the YMCA. I was born and raised in Oconomowoc, and have also spent time living in Minnesota and Arizona. I graduated from St. Olaf College in 2021. In my free time, I enjoy hiking, spending time on the lake, and cheering on Wisconsin sports teams. I cannot wait to meet you all!