Director of Group & Family Retreats
Danielia Barron went to Ithaca College, earning a B.S. in Recreation Management. She then went on to earn an M.S. in Organizational Leadership from Gonzaga University. Her YMCA career started at YMCA Camp Thunderbird where she climbed the ranks, starting as a Program Instructor, then Conference Coordinator, Assistant Conference Director, and lastly Conference Director. She began working at Frost Valley YMCA in September 2017 as the Group and Family Retreats Director. Danielia heard wonderful things about Frost Valley and wanted to be a part of this unique facet of the Y movement. “No matter who you are, what stage of life you are in or what your interests are, Frost Valley has something to offer you,” she says. She enjoys being able to play a part in that by welcoming everyone, eliminating distractions for them, and overall, providing atmosphere and the opportunity to experience wonderment.
Ashley is from Liverpool, NY, and graduated from SUNY Plattsburgh with a degree in Social Work and NOVA Southeastern with a Master’s in Environmental Education. Ashley became a Program Coordinator in 2015 after spending 5 years as an instructor here. She previously worked as an Environmental Educator at the Rock Eagle 4-H Center and Pali Institute and spent 22 summers at Camp Talooli in Central NY. Ashley loves connecting with our guests at Frost Valley and giving them special unique experiences. She enjoys living at camp, spending time with her husband, and hiking.
Kris is a Michigan native who spent several years in the Pocono Mountain region of Pennsylvania before moving out to the Catskills in New York. He has worked with several YMCA’s, including YMCA Camp Timbers in Michigan, YMCA Camp Kresge and South Mountain YMCA, both in Pennsylvania, and has been working at Frost Valley YMCA since the fall of 2011. During that time, Kris has held a variety of positions such as Summer Camp Counselor, Outdoor Educator, Assistant Summer Camp Director, Program Coordinator, and Farm Camp Director. Some of his favorite things include, bad jokes and puns, dogs, trees, and, of course, his family.