Staff Directory

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Richard West

Chief Executive Officer

Rich West joined the YMCA of Northern Utah in 2006. As Chief Executive Officer, Rich is responsible for strategic development and implementation for the organization. He also oversees operations as a whole: scheduling, directing, leading, troubleshooting, development and sales while managing finances and budgets. Rich’s background is in youth, health, and recreation management where he has thrived in growing and expanding programs. Rich has an MBA from Westminster College, an MS in Nutrition Science and Education from CSU Chico, and a BS in Biology from UC San Diego.

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Ashley Radel


Ashley Radel joined the YMCA of Northern Utah as Controller in 2018. She leads the organization's financial reporting, financial analysis and internal controls functions. Ashley is thrilled to fulfill her dream of working for a nonprofit organization that helps children, families and communities improve their lives and become the most successful versions of themselves. In 2005, Ashley began her career in the e-commerce, corporate training, construction and mining equipment, insurance, and vision care industries. Ashley holds an MBA from Utah State University and a BS in Accounting from Utah Valley University. She lives in Sandy, Utah with her husband and five children.

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Lindsey Edwards

Regional Director, Salt Lake County

Lindsey Edwards joined the YMCA of Northern Utah as Regional Director of Salt Lake in 2018. She is delighted to bring her 13 years of community and youth development experience to the Y. Lindsey is a proud volunteer veteran for AmeriCorps in Texas and the Peace Corp in Uganda. Lindsey's passion for the outdoors drive her to build a lasting future for Camps Roger and Mill Hollow. Her goal is to help Salt Lake's diverse communities grow through youth and outdoor education. Lindsey holds an MSW from Columbia University and a BS in Communication Studies from UT Austin. Originally from Texas, Lindsey enjoys breathing in the mountain air while riding her bike or hiking with her dogs.

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Lee Vaughan

Director of Camping, Wasatch Region

Lee Vaughan joined the YMCA of Northern Utah in 2018 as the Director of Camp Roger. Originally from Auckland, New Zealand, Lee brought with him his 14 years of experience working in YMCA Camps in Massachusetts, New Zealand, Australia, China, Vietnam and Armenia. Lee is passionate about developing our up and coming generations by using the outdoors as the classroom. As each year passes he has seen first hand the benefits children get from these unique locations with amazing team of young and diverse staff. Lee's main goals revolve around continued improvement and strong stewardship of the YMCA of Northern Utah's resident and day camp programs in the Wasatch region. Lee received his Diploma in Outdoor Leadership at Auckland's (NZ) University of Technology. He has always had an affinity with the great outdoors and as a result he greatly appreciates the outdoor lifestyle in Utah!