Andy Thornton
Executive Director
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Andy Thornton began his career with the Y as an intern in 1995 and worked his way up to become the CEO of the Sterling-Rock Falls Family YMCA in May of 2010. Andy is committed to keeping our promise of, “Never turning anyone away from a needed program or service due to the inability to pay.” As part of the Y mission Andy works to make sure that programs are designed to make everyone better and the organization is focused on fostering youth development, supporting healthy living and encouraging social responsibility at the local state and the national levels.



Amy Robbins
Business Manager
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Amy Robbins

As the Business Manager for the Sterling-Rock Falls Family YMCA, Amy Robbins manages the daily operations. Amy excels in this position, receiving the 2010 Illinois State Alliance of YMCA’s Outstanding Administration Staff of the Year Award. In the seven years she has been with the Y Amy has seen the impact the Y has on the community, “I love what the Y stands for and how many lives we touch from children to seniors. I believe there are many people who need a little support and I think our staff works hard to help.



Keri Olson
Branch Operations Director
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As the Branch Operations Director, Keri Olson, maintains positive relationships with members, staff, volunteers and the community along with the promotion of the programs and services the Y has to offer. With a background in non-profit management and graphic design, Keri uses her skills to promote the Y, ensure member satisfaction and strengthen the community.



Tom Bemis
Maintenance Director
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Tom brings over 20 years of construction and maintenance experience to the Sterling-Rock Falls Family YMCA as the Maintenance Director. His priority is the comfort and cleanliness of the YMCA to enhance our member’s experience.



Deb Mortonson
Aquatics and Youth Sports Director
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Debra Mortonson, aquatic and youth sports director, brings over 25 years of YMCA experience to the Sterling-Rock Falls Y. Because of her dedication the Y, Deb received 2013 YMCA Spirit Award. Deb is driven by the Y cause, “My goal is to be a positive role model, inspiring and working to help those we serve and make the community better.”

Ashley Richter
Director of Engagement
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Ashley Richter started her career at the YMCA in 2014 when she started as the School and Community Wellness Coordinator. She later moved into her role as the Engagement Director and began to oversee Wellness, Fitness, Personal Training, and Member Engagement. Ashley loves being able to serve this community and also help create a positive member experience.