OUR TEAM

Josh PaparazzoJosh Paparazzo
Josh grew up in the Inland Northwest of Eastern Washington. Graduating High School in Colville, WA. Josh continued his education at North Idaho College in Coeur d' Alene, Idaho, where he was a walk on athlete for the wrestling team. From there, he attended the University of Idaho,completing his undergrad and Masters degree in Recreation. Josh has nearly 20 years of experience in the recreation and youth development profession. His passion for his career began when he first ... more
Office Phone: 509-332-3524
Email: operations@palouseymca.org

Sharae GarroSharae Garro
Sharae is our accountant, and she graduated from Idaho State University in 1988. She worked as a CPA for LeMaster and Daniels in Colfax for almost 20 years and then at Hinrichs Trading Co. for the last 7 years as the chief financial officer. She has experience in many areas of accounting including income tax, payroll, general ledger accounting, and auditing. Sharae has two daughters, Alyssa and Rachel, who went to Pullman high school and graduated in 2007 and 2009. She spent most of her ... more

Aly BrinesAly Brines
Aly is our Administrative Support Staff and Volunteer Coordinator. She grew up in the Tri-Cities, and received her Associate’s degree from Columbia Basin College. Aly is a Social Sciences major at Washington State University with minors in Psychology and Political Science, and hopes to go into Public Interest Law! She loves color guard, reading, and playing with her pitbull, Rylie. Her favorite thing about the Y is the friendly and welcoming community, and she’s so ... more
Office Phone: (509)332-3524
Email: info@palouseymca.org

Victoria SmytheVictoria Smythe

Evelyn WheatleyEvelyn Wheatley
Evelyn is one of our Site Coordinators during the fall and the Assistant Director of our Summer Day Camp program! She grew up in Eastern Washington but was born in Canada. She loves getting to work with the kids in our program and being a part of our community, and her favorite part of the YMCA is being able to get to know the kids at her site and seeing their smiles every day! Evelyn graduated high school this year and will be attending Eastern Washington University to study Elementary ... more

Alondra OroniaAlondra Oronia
Alondra is our Sunnyside Site Coordinator as well as a part of our day camp staff, and came to the Palouse from Moses Lake. Some of her favorite things to do are travel, dance, and spend time with her family and friends. Alondra is currently working towards her Bachelor’s degree at WSU double majoring in Elementary Education and Spanish. She loves watching the growth and accomplishments of our students throughout the year, and seeing their big smiles every day! Fun Fact: Alondra ... more

Zoey SosinskyZoey Sosinsky
Zoey is a member of our day camp staff, and is from Edmonds, Washington! She loves active hobbies like biking, riding horses, and running long distance with her dogs. Zoey graduated high school at the top of her class, and participated in activities like student government, FFA, 4-H, and National Honor Society. She’s currently studying nursing at WSU, and is interested in a career serving her local communities in the ER, geriatrics, and/or pediatrics. Her favorite part of the Y is ... more

Kayla OwensKayla Owens
Kayla is a part of our Day Camp Staff! She grew up in Pullman, and is currently studying Biology at Washington State University with the hopes of teaching secondary science. She loves to sing, draw, and read. Kayla’s favorite thing about the Y is getting to work with so many diverse and creative children. She cherishes the opportunity to get to know and create meaningful connections with them. Fun Fact: Kayla has an extensive board game collection! We are so grateful to have a ... more

Jewel LopetiJewel Lopeti
Jewel is our Summer Intern, and a 2020 graduate from Washington State University! She hopes to find a career in Human or Social Services, as her goal is to be able to work with young children or adolescents. She loves being able to maintain relationships with our Y kids, and being able to learn new things from them! She also loves to get out of the house to go hiking, take her dog for a walk, or go to the lake. Fun Fact: Jewel moved to the Palouse from Oahu, Hawaii! We are so lucky to ... more