Haley Tarase

Haley Tarase

Health & Wellness / Adaptive Program Director

Languages Spoken

I received my Master of Science degree in Adapted Physical Activity from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania. I interned at Kinetic Kids Inc. in San Antonio, Texas which provides sport and recreation opportunities to children with disabilities. Following the internship, I was employed with Kinetic Kids as an Adaptive Dance Instructor.  As I began looking for additional work, I found an opening for an Adaptive Program Director with the YMCA of Austin and joined the Y in 2019. My favorite part of working at the Y is the connections I make with members and staff every day.  I really love to hear everyone’s stories of how they found the Y, what the Y means to them, and just learning about their life and their personalities.  All individuals come from different walks of life, and I really appreciate how the Y is very accepting of everyone. When I am not at work, my favorite things to do are dance, bake, and play with my dog.