Stuart C. Gildred Family YMCA Announces Ayres Mitchell as New Director of Membership and Marketing





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The Stuart C. Gildred Family YMCA is pleased to announce Ayres Mitchell as a new Director of Membership and Marketing.

Ayres brings an extensive background in customer service and team management to the YMCA team. She joined the Stuart C. Gildred Family YMCA as a water aerobics instructor in 2015 and later that year began working at the Member Services Desk.

“We are thrilled to welcome Ayres as our new Director of Membership and Marketing,” said Craig Prentice, Stuart C. Gildred Family YMCA, Executive Director. “Her passion for learning and creating community will be an asset to the team.”

Ayres received her Bachelor’s Degree in History from the University of Denver.

About the Channel Islands YMCA

Established in 1887, the Channel Islands YMCA is a charitable organization of seven YMCA branches serving Santa Barbara and Ventura counties including: Camarillo Family YMCA, Lompoc Family YMCA, Montecito Family YMCA, Santa Barbara Family YMCA, Stuart C. Gildred Family YMCA in Santa Ynez, Ventura Family YMCA, and Youth and Family Services YMCA which operates Noah’s Anchorage Youth Crisis Shelter, the St. George Family Youth Center and My Home.

The Y is the nation’s leading nonprofit committed to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.  The Channel Islands YMCA serves over 46,000 individuals and provides over $1.3 million in financial assistance to families in need for child care, YMCA memberships, away and day camps, youth sports, and teen after-school programs. For more information about the Stuart C. Gildred Family YMCA (Santa Ynez Valley), visit or call (805) 686-2037.



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