Trish Klaver



As CEO of the Sterling-Rock Falls YMCA, Trish enjoys working with staff and volunteers to ensure a strong Y for the future generations while strengthening the foundation of our community through programs and services that focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.


Jamie Alexander

Senior Youth Development Director


Jamie started her career with the YMCA in 2012 in the Aquatics Department, and recently joined the Sterling-Rock Falls YMCA as the Senior Program Director of Youth Development. Jamie enjoys working with an outstanding team with a goal of serving the youth in this community.


Gwyn Bemis

Camp Benson Director


Gwyn aka, Mama G, came to YMCA Camp Benson in the Spring of 2017 and brings over 20 years of construction and maintenance experience. Her priorities are maintaining the natural appeal of YCB and to prepare fun meals for our campers to enjoy and enhance their camping experience.


Sarah Cleary

Health & Wellness Director


Sarah has been part of the YMCA fitness staff since 2018. She is the currently the Health & Wellness Director and teaches Kickboxing, POUND and Power Pump group exercise classes and been involved with our Girls on the Go running program. Sarah became ACE Personal Trainer certified in 2021. She has a passion for functional training and including movements that will make her clients better and stronger with their daily activities. Additionally she also leads a monthly small group Synrgy 360 class. CREDENTIALS: Pound Certified, ACE Personal Trainer Certified, American Red Cross CPR certification.


Julie Mashaw

Finance Director


As Finance Director, Julie brings 15 years of finance and accounting experience to the Sterling-Rock Falls YMCA. She has a Master’s of Business Administration, with an Accounting Specialization, from Loyola University Chicago. Julie enjoys being able to serve her hometown community by working in a non-profit industry. 


Deb Mortonson

Youth Sports & Aquatics Director


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.”

Board of Directors

Dan Arickx

Mary Benson

Marty Benson

Matt Birdsley

Shane Brown

Lance Buser

Sandi Cavazos

Tad Everett

Tom Myers

Frank Nelsen

Kris Noble

Katy Selmi

Elizabeth Wahl

Mary White