Get To Know Us – Cheung and Luke

Luke is in grandfather, Cheung’s arms, safe and warm with a look of delight on his face. The same look of delight is on Cheung’s face, and you don’t need to know these two to know what a special relationship they have. It is apparent upon meeting them. Cheung-Foo, nickname Willy, better known as Kong […]

Get To Know Us – Michael Maffei

Michael Maffei has been a member of our Y for two and one-half years since he transferred from the Norwalk Y when it closed. Originally from the Bronx, he moved to Yonkers and then settled in Norwalk in the mid-1990’s. My image of him, imprinted in my mind, is not of Michael going to and […]

Get To Know Us – Meg George

“Growing up as a “Y brat” (being raised in a YMCA) is probably what really makes me really believe in the mission. Every day I come into work knowing that I am making a difference in a way I can be proud of.” Meg George, our Director of Camp and Family Services, started volunteering at […]

Get To Know Us – Jennifer McDonald

“When I became a lifeguard instructor and then taught my own class, it really gave me a new perspective for just how important our job is. I train people on how to make sure all children are safe in the water.” Jennifer McDonald knows that teaching children how to be safe around water is not […]

Get To Know Us – Larry Hamilton

Sometimes passionate employees make all the difference in our community at the Westport Weston Family YMCA. Since Larry Hamilton, Sports and Rec Director and YMCA Camp Mahackeno Specialist Director, came onto the staff team 18 months ago, the kids in our community have seen a big impact! Larry’s journey to the Y wasn’t through a […]

Get To Know Us – Kristin Hantler

“Being a mom is the most rewarding and challenging job I’ve ever had and it wasn’t until recently that I realized the importance of making time for myself.” Kristin Hantler said. “I’m on a mission to lose the baby weight I’ve been hanging onto and be in great shape, for both me and my family.” […]

Get to Know Us – The Acampora Family

Moving from one to coast to the other, the Acampora family left California to come back home to Westport six years ago. Though the YMCA is a national nonprofit, Denise, mother to Ryan and Megan, was introduced to the Westport Weston Family Y through a friend over one year ago when they wanted to enroll […]

Get To Know Us – Danette Meigel

“Purpose!” Danette Meigel said. Being a part of a cause-driven association, especially one with a focus on nurturing the potential of every child, teen and beyond… that’s what makes her passionate about her work. Danette Meigel is YMCA Camp Hafaday Director and Dance Instructor and has been with the Westport Weston Family Y since 2009. […]