IMG_9198 2.jpgDarian Blattner
Executive Director

dblattner@nracentre.com
715-243-0851

A 27-year professional in the health and wellness industry, Darian Blattner is the 1st Executive Director of the Centre.  His career started in 1993 at the Eau Claire YMCA as a part-time youth sports and building supervisor while attending college at UW-Eau Claire.  In January 1994 he accepted a full-time position as the Youth, Sports, Fitness and Camp Director with the Chippewa Valley Family YMCA in Chippewa Falls.  During his time he started Camp Chip-a-Y-a day camp which is still in operation today.  In January 1997 an opportunity to move to Hudson to join the St. Paul YMCA system came about through the Youth, Teen and Child Care Director position.  Over a 12 year career with the St. Paul YMCA, Darian moved up the organization first as a Senior Program Director in 2000 to an Executive Director in 2003.  He worked with starting up the River Falls YMCA before coming to New Richmond in 2004.  He also had responsibility over the Osceola YMCA branch for a number of years.  When the YMCA left New Richmond in December 2003, Darian was hired to stay on as the Executive Director of the Centre.  Darian earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing from UW-Eau Claire while also playing on the baseball team for four years. 

Colleen.JPGColleen Davis
Member Development Director

cdavis@nracentre.com
715-243-0852

Colleen Davis has been with the Centre since April 2013, beginning as a part time staff member at the Welcome Center.  Seven months later, the Communications Coordinator position opened up and she knew that was the job for her.  With a BS in Graphic Design from UW-Eau Claire, she would be able to put her degree and passion to work again.  Eleven month into the Communications Coordinator position, she jumped at the chance to be a full time Communications Manager and landing currently as the Member Development Director.  She has enjoyed working with program staff to create marketing collateral, developing communications to members, and designing promotions.  Flyers, fundraising campaign materials, promotional offers, PSAs, bulk mailings, newsletters, social media, and the website are all tucked in her back pocket. 

Prior to working at the Centre, Colleen worked for 10 years at KRM, a professional webinar event management company, while in college and after graduation.  Those 10 years were broken up by a short period of time working at The Hartford before being asked to work again for KRM.  However, between then and now, she says her most challenging job yet was being a stay at home mom! 

Ashley.jpgAshley Meyer
Child Care Manager

ameyer@nracentre.com
715-243-0849

Ashley moved to Hudson with her husband in June of 2020 from Kansas City, Missouri. She attended college at Northwest Missouri State University earning a bachelor's degree in Elementary and Early Childhood Education. After graduation, she moved to Lee's Summit, Missouri and began a career as a 1st grade teacher in the public school system at Matthews Elementary and Pleasant Hill Primary School. Ashley's husband got a new job in Hudson which sent her searching for something new as well! She had always wanted to work in childcare and be a director at an Early Childhood Center, so when she found her way to the Centre as the Child Care Manager she knew she found exactly where she wanted to be. She loves being part of a smaller community and enjoys the team she works with here at Centre!

Dave Rummel.jpgDave Rummel
Properties Manager

drummel@nracentre.com
715-243-0855

Dave is looking forward to the challenge of managing the facility because “it’s a vital hub of life in New Richmond”.  He said this job will give him “an opportunity to work in my hometown and be a part of the community.”  Being that New Richmond is Dave’s hometown, he is eager for the chance to connect with new residents he has not yet had the opportunity to meet.

Dave and his wife, Roxanne, have lived in New Richmond most of their lives and worked in and around St Croix county most of his life.  Dave brings 40 years carpentry experience and 10 years home inspection experience to the Centre.

Connie (2).JPGConnie Nelson
Member Experience Manager

cnelson@nracentre.com
715-246-2252

Connie grew up in New Richmond and, after having a full-time job with the New Richmond School District for over 20 years, joined the Centre part-time in June of 2014. Working and building relationships with the members is one of the things she enjoys most about her job, and she is happy to be one of the smiling faces that greets you at the Welcome Center. In 2021, Connie was asked to help out in the business department and has been enjoying that as well, and when the opportunity arose to become the Membership Experience Manager, she couldn't pass up the chance. It was like a dream come true, and she realized that the Centre is home. She loves the Centre like she loves her hometown, and she sees the Centre as a vital component to New Richmond’s physical and social well-being. When Connie isn't at the Centre she enjoys going to church, spending time with her two grown sons, and her time spent with friends.  

Dan (3).JPGDan Chapman
Aquatics & Sports Manager

dchapman@nracentre.com
715-243-0850

Dan Chapman has been with the Centre starting in May of 2022. He moved from St Paul, MN to New Richmond in 2021 with his daughter and is loving the area. He graduated from Concordia - St Paul with a Physical Education/Health Education Bachelor of Arts Degree and began working in the east metro area. Before starting at the Centre, he was at Discovery Charter School teaching physical education and health for kindergarten - 8th grade. He was also previously in the Army and deployed to Iraq in 08’-09’. Dan has always loved everything involved with sports and loves to spread and teach his love for athletics and fitness. When he found his way to the Centre he knew he was in the right spot, using everything he learned previously to help make the Centre the best place possible in the best small town ever!

Sarah (3).JPGSarah Reas
Business Manager

sreas@nracentre.com
715-243-0848

The Centre journey began for Sarah Reas when she first joined as a member in 2009 when she introduced her daughter to the pool, sharing her passion for being in the water. In 2012, Sarah joined the Welcome Center team, working part time during a life transition and while going back to college. She absolutely loved greeting and helping folks as they entered the Centre, striving for excellent customer service and finding mutually positive solutions when needed. "People who come to the Centre want to be here to better themselves, have fun, socialize, and find connections. It is always a great day at the Centre!"

Sarah has always appreciated the community ties and friendly atmosphere the Centre offers. She worked at the Welcome Center for 6 years while attending WITC, now Northwood Technical College, to obtain her Associates Degree in Accounting and then obtaining her Bachelors Degree in Accounting in 2018 from UW-River Falls. She was active at the campuses, participating in clubs, Student Senate, and tutoring others for several business courses. She is most proud of how she achieved her degrees while raising her two young daughters.

In 2022, Sarah rejoined the Centre as the Business Manager. From her past experience, Sarah has a strong business and banking industry background. Community and connections are important to her and she strives to be involved. In her free time, she likes to read, sketch, help others, spend time with family and friends, and cheer on her kids during their sports. Sarah and her family, including their dog Bailey, enjoy camping, hiking, volleyball, and swimming together.

Marie (2).JPGMarie Moore
Aquatics Programs Manager

mmoore@nracentre.com
715-243-0854

 

 

Facility Hours:

  May - September October - April
Monday - Friday 4:45 AM - 8:00 PM 4:45 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday - Sunday      6:00 AM - 6:00 PM      6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
     
Program areas close 15 minutes prior to the Centre closing.

 

Contact Us:

425 E 5th St
New Richmond WI 54017
715-246-2252

 


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