Meet our new Senior Youth Director - Alex Mayfield!

Friday, November 16, 2018

Meet the Chatham YMCA’s new Senior Youth Director, Alex Mayfield. Alex joined our team earlier this fall, but is a long-time friend of the Chatham YMCA team from his years working with the Chapel Hill - Carrboro YMCA. We're very excited to have the benefit of Alex's experience in a variety of youth programs, not to mention his passion for serving youth and families. We had a quick Q&A session with Alex recently and hope that you'll take some time to get to know him!

Alex, can you tell us a little about yourself?
I grew up in Orlando and moved to North Carolina to attend Appalachian State University. I fell in love with North Carolina and knew that I had found my new home. While attending Appalachian State, I worked as a summer camp counselor at YMCA of the Triangle's Camp Kanata and that is where I found my passion for youth programs. I've spent the last five years at the Chapel Hill-Carrboro YMCA as the Director of Camp Clearwater and overseeing after school programs. I love working with programs that give students and campers a safe and fun place to learn, grow, and belong.

What does the YMCA mean to you?
The YMCA has always been a welcoming place to me - a place to belong. It has been my home away from home for so many years and I have met some of the most incredible people while working with the Y. The YMCA has always been a place where you can work to be the best version of yourself and do that in a supportive community and I feel a lot of pride in being a part of that community. 

What excites you most about working with the Chatham YMCA?
Just in my first few days with the Chatham County YMCA, I have already met some incredible people. I'm excited to join this community and work with the YMCA to find the best ways to support the wonderful members, participants and families of Chatham County. There is something really special happening in this region and I look forward to being a part of that. 

What else should we know about you?
I love watching movies, so I am always happy to talk to you about the last great movie you watched!
 

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Alex can be reached at Alexander.Mayfield@YMCATriangle.org.