Branch Director
George Sorenson

Greorge Sorensen

Prior to joining the Greater Wichita YMCA, Sorensen completed construction of, opened, and managed Wichita’s Opti-Life. Before moving to Wichita, Sorensen ran employee wellness initiatives at Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel, now part of AdventHealth. He has 17 total years of YMCA experience in several roles, including Executive Director for the Tampa Metropolitan Area YMCA in the under-served North Brandon community of Seffner, Florida, and a Branch Director within the First Coast YMCA in Jacksonville, Florida. Sorensen has also worked in sports information and media relations for Jacksonville University.

Staff
Alisha

Alisha Ulbrich, Membership Director

Alisha is a Wichita native and received a Bachelor’s in Exercise Science from Wichita State University. She began working at the South YMCA in 2006 and has worked as membership associate, manager on duty and in fitness. She took time off from the Y to work as Wellness Coordinator at Breakthrough, a mental health organization, and served as an English teacher for a year in South Korea. She joined the West YMCA in membership and fitness when she returned to Wichita. She joined the Andover team in 2014 as Membership Director and transitioned to Senior Program Director in 2016. Now she’s excited to help open the Steve Clark YMCA! Alisha is married to Isaac and they enjoy their rescue dog, Leia.

Emily

Emily Sanagorski, Wellness Director

Emily is from Olpe, Kansas, and she earned a degree in Health Promotion from Emporia State University after attending Wichita State University for three years, where she studied Chemistry. While in college, Emily was a track and field athlete competing in javelin, and has most recently coached both track and cross country at Bishop Carroll Catholic High School. Emily is married to Taylor and their favorite pastime is baseball.

Kelley

Kelley Richardson, Group Exercise Coordinator

Kelley was born and raised right here in Wichita. She attended Wichita State University and earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Services in 2001, and a Master of Public Health Degree in 2006...Go Shocks!! Kelley began working at the North branch YMCA in 2010 as a group exercise instructor. Kelley holds several local and national certifications and enjoys teaching a variety of classes. She has taught many classes in the past 10 years, mostly at the North and East branches. Kelley and her husband, Curtis, have been married for 16 years.  They have three kids; Anna is 14, Robby is 11, and Will is 7.

Sara

Sara Augustine, Administrative Assistant

Sara is from Kingman, KS and graduated from Fort Hays State University. She is new to the Y team but her passion to help people and be within the health and wellness industry is nothing new. Sara was a college athlete and has worked for other wellness centers such as 24-Hour Fitness and Opti-Life. Sara is active within her church, believes in being a life-long learner and spends most of her time with her husband and two little kiddos.

Nathan

Nathan Vinson, Maintenance Tech

Nathan grew up in Arcadia, Florida, and has been a resident of Wichita for the past 8 years. He attends Wichita Technical Institute studying HVAC where he is a Student Ambassador. He was recently awarded Directors Academic Honor Roll and Perfect Attendance. Prior to joining the Steve Clark team he worked in hospitality for 6 years, where he was awarded Employee of the Month on two separate occasions.

Personal Trainers
Emily

Emily Sanagorski

Degree :
B.S. in Health Promotion from ESU
Specialty :
TRX Suspension Coach, Strength Training, HIIT, Active Older Adults, Speed and Power & Youth Fitness

Cale Preston, Y-USA/ACE

Degree :
B.S. in Exercise Science from WSU
Specialty :
Strength Training, HIIT, Active Older Adults, Rehabilition, Circuit Training & Functional Training

Jack Tomlinson, Y-USA/ACE

Degree :
Bachelors in Management & Communications from Bluffton University
Specialty :
Strength Training, HITT, Sport Specific, Speed and Power & Youth Fitness

David Akao, Y-USA/ACE

Degree :
Working toward Bachelors in Health & Physical Education from Friends University
Specialty :
Strength Training, HITT, Circuit Training, Functional Training & Olympic Lifting

Denis Ortiz, Y-USA/ACE

Degree :
Working toward Bachelors in Exercise Science from WSU
Specialty :
Strength Training, HITT, Circuit Training, Functional Training

Kendall Davis, Y-USA/ACE

Degree :
Bachelors in Business from Pitt State
Specialty :
Strength Training, HITT, Sport Specific, Speed and Power & Youth Fitness