Have a question or comment about the Y?  Use the guide on this page to direct your comments or questions to the appropriate member of our team or submit a general “contact us” message and it will be passed on to the appropriate department supervisor.

Do not use this contact form for account changes. If members wish to change account billing, update information, or add or delete members, contact the Y in person to complete and sign an Account Change form for updates to go into effect.

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Ashley Green – Childcare Director- agreen@cookcountyymca.org

  • Lead contact for active families and waitlist families at all the childcare sites.
  • Provides Orientations for new child care families.
  • Supervises all childcare providers and Kids Club Staff. Hires, trains, schedules, and recruits providers and Kids Club Staff.
  • Develops curriculum for the child care programs maintains all licenses and certifications.
  • Lead contact for child care billing.
  • Cell: 218-370-2109

Laura Greenwald – Membership Coordinator x 509 lgreenwald@cookcountyymca.org

  • Manages membership set-up and changes, addresses billing and program registration problems.
  • Contact for rental inquiries, birthday parties and large group visits.
  • Processes all Scholarships (PPPA Applications).
  • Supervises, trains, and schedules all Membership Desk Staff.
  • Manages retail store.
  • Staff-on Duty role

Mary Curry – Healthy Living Coordinator  mcurry@cookcountyymca.org

  • Supervisor for all Group Fitness Classes and Instructors.
  • Contact and manager of personal training, fitness orientations, Activtrax, and wellness assessments.
  • Supervises paid programs of Kettlebells and Tai Chi.
  • Manages the schedules, space, and equipment of the Fitness Studio, Weight Room, and Cardio Room and gymnasium.
  • Contact for school district use of the Y including GES and ISD PE classes.
  • Diabetes Prevention Program Coordinator – Supervises Life Coaches.
  • Staff-on Duty role

Martha Finley -Aquatics Coordinator – mfinley@cookcountyymca.org

  • Supervisor for all lifeguards and swim instructors. 
  • Contact for private swim lessons and school lessons.
  • Certified Pool Operator, manages pool testing, troubleshoots pool and spa issues.
  • Manages first aid supplies and equipment.
  • Staff-on Duty role

Martin Peper -School Age Childcare Coordinator 

  • After-School All-stars contact for questions and schedules. To register, contact the membership desk.
  • Develops after-school program schedule and activities.
  • Coordinates all Family communication for the program

Emily Marshall –Branch Executive Director x 506 emarshall@cookcountyymca.org

  • Advisory Council Liaison: Answers questions about becoming a council member or what the council is working on.
  • Program development, grant writing, and strategic planning lead.
  • Contact for donations and annual campaigning.
  • Directly supervises all Leadership staff.
  • Reviews and responds to member comment cards
  • Main contact for Volunteer Applications
  • Risk Management lead: reviews all incidents reports and emergency procedures.
  • Liaison for ISD 166 School and county contracts with the YMCA.
  • Marketing duties
  • Staff-on Duty role

Betsy Blaisdell- Support Service Specialist- bblaisdell@cookcountyymca.org

  • Duluth Area YMCA Association employee
  • Human Resources lead staff on site.
  • General purchaser for program supplies.
  • Contact for accounts payable and receivable,  program registration issues and insurance questions.
  • Marketing duties
  • Troubleshoots internet, phone, and hardware issues.
  • Staff-on Duty role

Brian Silence – Building Services Coordinator, Cook County Employee

  • Contact for all maintenance requests, Certified Pool Operator
  • Supervises the Cook County employees that provide cleaning and maintenance services at the YMCA.

Staff-on Duty role

One of these managers is on duty during most hours that the Y is open if you have a concern or issue that needs attention. The Staff on Duty supports employees, gives tours, checks facility for cleanliness and resolves issues that arise in the facility. The Staff on Duty takes a lead role in any emergency situation. Staff on Duty is available Monday-Friday from 8am-7pm, Saturdays from 10:00-6:00, and Sundays 12-5.

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Grand Marais, MN 55604
(218) 387-3386

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Grand Marais, MN 55604