Bret Kiester

Bret Kiester

Executive Director

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Bret Kiester serves at the Executive Director of the Hays Communities YMCA and YMCA Camp Moody.  Bret has been with the YMCA of Austin since 2007 and has severed in various roles from programs to executive leadership.  Bret is dedicated to his local community and has served as the Chairman of the Board for the Buda Area Chamber of Commerce, Chamber Ambassador, Chair for the City of Buda Health And Human Services Grant Committee, and is a member of the Hays CISD Student Health and Advisory Committee. 

Bret also represents the YMCA of Austin as a member of the Central Texas Water Safety Action Team.  Prior to his time in Austin Bret served as a Aquatics and Youth Sports Director with the YMCA of Central Ohio.  Bret grew up as a Y kid in Austin and had several part time positons with the YMCA Austin, San Antonio, and the YMCA of Dallas.  Bret also serves as a trainer for Texas Parks and Wildlife as a Project Wild facilitator providing professional development for both formal and informal educators.