Our Team

At the Santa Barbara Family YMCA, you’ll discover a gathering place where families bond and stay connected, youth and teens build character values and leadership skills, seniors find companionship and improve their health, and adults find community, well-being, and support. For many, the Y is like a second home.


✉ Craig Prentice
Executive Director
☏ (805) 687-7720 ext 1131


Craig Prentice started his career, just after graduating with a BA in Communication from the University of Arizona, at the Crescenta-Cañada Family YMCA. He moved up to the position of Association Executive Director in 2004 for the YMCA of the Foothills. In 2012, he accepted the position of Executive Director at the Stuart C. Gildred Family YMCA. Since 2016, he has been the Executive Director of the Santa Barbara Family YMCA.

He is certified as a YMCA Organizational Leader and has an MBA from Pepperdine University.


Santa Barbara Family YMCA Board of Managers

Dave Callanan - Board Chair
Joshua Keith
Joni Hoadley
Juan Leon
Jaylon Letendre
Janay Marshall
Dave Novis
Beth Schmid
Rachel Van Mullem 
Hap Ziegler