Meet the Team

The YMCA of the Upper Pee Dee has a great team of staff directors in place to keep things running smoothly, and give our members a great experience. It is our pleasure to serve, and help strengthen, our community. Please feel free to contact us at any time!

Administration Team Position E-mail
Gary Lukridge CEO
Wendy Kelly Finance Director
April Griggs Communication & Member Engagement Director
Mike Essex Maintenance  
Nique Knockemus Director of Operations - Hartsville & Darlington
Tara McCormick Director of Membership and Group Wellness
Brooke Humphries Community Impact Team
Darlington Team Position E-mail
Alycia Lee Childcare Director
Elizabeth Hellmig Front Desk/Admin
Chesterfield Team Position E-mail
Jamie Denham Office Manager/Childcare supervisor
Bill Rivers Branch Director


Hartsville Team Position E-mail
  Childcare Director  
Jordan Scott Program Director
Karen Rhyne Front Desk Supervisor
Tiffany Simcic Director of Aquatics

If you have any general questions, please feel free to contact us!