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Our Y Staff

Andrew Corley
Executive Director/CEO

Andy Corley (he/him) is the CEO and Executive Director at the Sioux YMCA. Though he has been working for the Sioux YMCA for the last several years, he has been working within the Y movement for more than a decade. His YMCA story started off in Cape Cod, MA at a resident camp called Camp Burgess and Hayward. Of his commitment to the Y world and the Sioux YMCA, he says "It is amazing to see what an impact one organization can make in an area."

In his free time, Andy likes to stay active.  He can usually be spotted around town running or walking with his dogs, Mello and Murphy. Along with running, biking takes up a great deal of his free time.

Mark Barron
Chief of Staff

Mark Barron (he/him) comes all the way from South Carolina even though he is lacking a southern accent. He comes from a rather small family, just one brother and sister, with 3 nieces, a dog named Misha and a cat called Gremlin.

 

He has over a decade in experience working with kids in many different capacities. He started as a camp counselor at a YMCA in South Carolina and eventually worked his way up to being an assistant director and a camp director in his final years at that YMCA.

 

He hopes to do all he can to be a positive influence in the community and help make any time spent at the Sioux Y as fun and rewarding as possible for the local kids and teenagers.

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Brittany Brooks
Associate Executive Director

"I am so excited to join the Y team! Growing up in Dupree, I can see the positive effects the Y has on our community. Andy, Mark, and the rest of the team have done an amazing job at making the YMCA of the Seven Council Fire thrive! I am excited to help continue growing the Y on the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe communities and making a positive impact on our youths' lives. I love working with youth and adults and collaborating to make our area a safe place for people to be. I look forward to helping the Y continue in their efforts throughout the area."

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Sky Krakos
Volunteer Coordinator 

Sky Krakos (They/Them) is the Volunteer Coordinator at the YMCA of the Seven Council Fires. Although just start in that position in March of 2023, Sky has been coming to the YMCA in Dupree since 2013. Sky originally came to Dupree through a YMCA Youth Exchange Program while a CIT in St. Louis, their home town. 

Sky has a great love for the environment and teaching. They are currently pursuing a Master's degree in Environmental Arts, and Humanities. In their free time, Sky likes to cook, play piano, or go hiking/biking. 

Kimberly Turney
Daycare Director

My name is Kimberly, I was born and raised in Pierre, SD recently moved to the reservation. I am an enrolled member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe. I am the second youngest of 10 kids. I am a mother to two little boys who keep me on my toes. I attended college in Sioux Falls where I have an associates degree in media art but accidentally found passion in early childhood when I was working a part time job at a daycare. My early childhood career started almost 10 years ago working as an infant teacher, I have worked in every aspect involving daycare's, from everything to infant teacher, cook, transportation of children to now director. I have 4 years experience working for the Head Start Program where I obtained accreditation in preschool education. When I am not chasing kids, rocking babies, working cattle for our ranch or helping my husband flip houses for rentals, I am nose deep in a good book, gardening, or baking cookies! 

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Mariah McLellan
Youth Development Director

My name is Mariah McLellan.  I was born and raised not far from Dupree and spent most of my life in the education field.  I am a member of the Cheyenne River Sioux tribe.  I recently took a leap of faith and joined the Y team and I could not be more happy and excited to see where this adventure takes me! Having 4 kids of my own, children are my passion. When I'm not at the Y, I can be found at a kids sporting event, cooking for a crowd, or spending time with my family!  I look forward to spending time with the kids at daycamp and continuing to learn and grow effectively with the Y team.

Frank Hernandez 
Kitchen Director

Hello Y family! My name is Frank Hernandez and I've been with the Dupree Y for 2 years.  Prior to working with the Y, I worked as a mentor for Aliso/Pico, a multi-purpose center working with inner city children in Los Angeles, California.  I then moved to Oregon where I began my culinary road.  I started as a donut fryer for a large grocery chain and moved my way up to cake decorating and eventually assistant bakery manager.  I then moved to ND where I worked for Prairie Knights casino and resort as a pastry chef. After Prairie Knights I had the pleasure of working with many chefs learning different skills not only in pastry arts but also in fine dining as well.  After many years of learning several cultures in food, I am proud to bring my skills to the YMCA meals on wheels food program and the youth feeding program during the summer and afterschool during the school year.  My goal is to offer our elders and youth a healthier way of eating and introduce different dishes from different countries that are healthy.  

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Board of Directors
 

Alli Moran, Chair

Shane Farlee, Vice Chair

Melissa LeBeau, Sec.

Mark Stevens Treas.

Ardis Warcloud

Ryan Maher

Cindy Linskov

Barb LaPlante

Erick In The Woods

Lance Frazier

Nicky White Eyes

Kelsie Haskell

Jayme Murray

Jace Birkland

Heather Allen

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