October 2018 General Meeting
October 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
“The Y and Wellness in Guelph”
Geoff has a long history with Guelph and with the Y. Geoff grew up in Guelph and still has family here. In the early 1990s while a student at GCVI, he completed a co-op placement with the YMCA-YWCA of Guelph when it was on Speedvale Avenue and worked at the day camp on Guelph Lake beginning a lifelong admiration for the vision and values of the Y.
Geoff spent more than a decade working first at Simon Fraser University and then at the University of Western Ontario in the recreation and athletic departments. For the next 9 years, he has served as the Vice President of Health Fitness and Aquatics for the YMCA of Western Ontario. In his tenure, Geoff has more than doubled the operational size of health and fitness, operates eight centres in six different communities and oversaw $235 million dollars of capital expansion for the Y.
Geoff has served on the Board of Directors and as Board Chair with London and Middlesex Children’s Aid Society. Geoff holds a BA from Brock University in Health Studies and an MA from Ball State University in Sport Business. Geoff’s partner Krista and their two children Anne (11) and Elliot (14) are very active at the Y.