Rancho Family YMCA Staff

Executive Director

Mark Thompson - [email protected]
Mark has been working for the YMCA of San Diego County for over 20 years. He spent the majority of his tenure in Overnight Camping as the Executive Manager of YMCA Camp Surf. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Human Services from Springfield College and Masters of Arts degree in Leadership and Nonprofit Management from the University of San Diego. He is certified as YMCA faculty in Leading Successful Teams and Group and Teamwork. Mark is passionate about staff development, capital development, program innovation, training and leadership development. Mark and his wife Zayanne live at Camp with their son Keaton. In his spare time Mark enjoys the outdoors and likes to surf, golf, read and volunteer for his Rotary Club.


Jesse Pazdernik - [email protected]
Jesse is originally from Wisconsin and graduated from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. He started with the YMCA during college as a part time youth sports coach and front desk staff. It was during this time that he realized the impact the YMCA had on people and families in the community and thought it might make a good career path for him. When he relocated to San Diego in 2003 the YMCA was one of the first places he looked to gain some more experience and connections. Jesse started as a Site Supervisor for the before and after school child care program at the Peninsula YMCA and then took the Sports Director position at the Rancho Family YMCA in 2005 and has been here ever since. If Jesse is not at the YMCA you’ll most likely find him working out, playing basketball, or talking/reading/watching sports.

Building supervisor

Frank Quijada - [email protected]

Business Application Specialist

Kathryn Olmstead- [email protected]
Kathryn Olmstead is originally from Ventura, CA. She moved to San Diego in 2007 to attend San Diego State University where she received her BS in Marketing. She has years of experience working for nonprofits and started at the Rancho Family YMCA in September of 2013. Kathryn is an avid soccer player, ocean sports enthusiast, baseball fan, and member of the Surfrider Foundation.


Kyle Leroux - [email protected]
Kyle was raised in San Diego County and loves to be in and around the water. Kyle has been with the YMCA for 11 years. He started at the Ecke YMCA in the camp department and then found his passion for Aquatics. He left the YMCA in 2006 to join the United States Coast Guard. While stationed in the Bay area he worked at the Peninsula Family YMCA in San Mateo County. When Kyle left Active duty, he came back to the Y and was a Head guard at the Rancho Family YMCA. Over the last 2 years Kyle was promoted to the Aquatics Coordinator and then had the opportunity to become the director of Aquatics in May of 2015. Kyle’s passion for the water and the community is evident by his dedication to the branch and the aquatic programs. He is able to see the impact that lessons have on young swimmers and adults. Kyle is excited to be a part of a great family here at the Rancho facility and could not do what he does without such a great staff to support him.

Gymnastics Director

Diane Wavrik - [email protected]
Diane, who grew up in Solana Beach, has been a YMCA Gymnastics Director for 24 years. The first 14 were at the East County YMCA (now the Cameron YMCA) and the last 10 here at Rancho. She was a competitive gymnast from age 10 until her senior year of college at
UC Santa Barbara (competing NCAA Division I). Diane has been a professional member of USA Gymnastics for 29 years and is USA Gymnastics Safety Certified. She has also been the head gymnastics coach at Westview High School for the past 5 years. Diane has one daughter, Bailey. In her free time Diane likes to read and spend time with her daughter.

Camp & Adventure Guides Director

Molly Dillon - [email protected]

membership engagement director

Monica Duggan - [email protected]
Monica was born and raised in England UK and loves to be around people. Monica has been with the YMCA of San Diego County for 12 years. She started at the Ecke YMCA as the Manager on Duty Coordinator and then realized her passion for Serving Members and became the Membership Director in 2006. She left the Ecke YMCA in 2014 to join the Rancho Family YMCA. Since joining the Rancho Team, Monica has helped raise awareness for the Y’s mission and has helped raise over $200,000 for the Rancho Family YMCA community through their Annual Giving Campaign. Her eagerness to help make everyone’s experience at the Y the best it can be is evident by her dedication to the branch and the Membership Department. She is able to see the impact that being part of a Cause Driven Organization can have on the families and staff in our community. Monica is excited to be a part of a great family here at the Rancho facility and could not do what she does without such a great staff to support her.

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