Our Team

At the Stuart C. Gildred 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.


✉ Kathryn Thompson
Executive Director
☏ (805) 686-2037 ext 3123

Kathryn Thompson

Born and raised on the California Central Coast, Kathryn Thompson graduated from California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology. Her Y Career began in 2019, after spending the past decade working with non-profit community centers in San Diego County. During the last three years at the Y, Kathryn has been awarded Channel Island’s Rookie Director of the Year Award and completed the Channel Islands Change Makers Leadership Training. Today, Kathryn serves as Executive Director of the Stuart C. Gildred YMCA where she strives to continue to offer and build programs that strengthen the Santa Ynez Valley.


Stuart C. Gildred YMCA Board of Managers

Jeff Sgobba - Board Chair
Scott Arellano
Kristin Callahan

Rich Glaus
Ken Gruendyke
David Hall
Jeanmarie Harty
Brett Jones
John Kirkgard
Danielle Laudon Ruse
Veronica Medina
Chris Parker
Ken Sorenson
Gary Thorne
Monica Trouve’ Sapp
Cody Ullman
Jim Watts