Current Staff

Eddie Van Vlack

Executive Director

pyac@peak.org

A 1998 graduate of Western Oregon University, Eddie has been with PYAC since 1996! In his time at PYAC, Eddie has seen the organization grow from a small grass roots organization into the multi-faceted youth development organization that it is today. When asked what the organization’s greatest asset was, he quickly replied, "The people involved. We have a very dedicated staff, and wonderful volunteers!"

 

Jenae Larson

Assistant Sports Coordinator

Jenae comes to PYAC from Lassen High School in California, where she graduated in 2016. She is currently studying criminal justice at Western Oregon University. She has played sports her whole life and is happy to be part of the youth sports in Philomath.

 

Brendan Diaz

STARS Aide

Brendan graduated from high school in 2017 in Fort Collins, Colorado before moving to Oregon later that year. He currently studies economics at Oregon State University and joined PYAC in 2018.

 

Rebecca Thompson

STARS Aide

Sarah Woosley

Associate Director / Childcare Site Director

swoosley@peak.org

Sarah is a 1999 graduate of Portland State University, where she received a Bachelor of Science in Social Sciences. She began working with PYAC in 2001. Sarah enjoys gardening and camping with her family. Sarah and her husband Mark live in Philomath with their two boys, Rustan and McCully.

 

Trey Ecker

Clubhouse Coordinator

Trey graduated from Philomath High School in 2015. He currently attends Linn Benton Community College and is an assistant coach for boys basketball at Philomath High.

 

Alyssa Beatty

STARS Teacher

Adrienne Engle

Administrative Coord. / Sports Coord.

pyacadmin@peak.org / engle4@live.com

Adrienne joined PYAC as the Sports Coordinator in 2013 and took over as Administrative Coordinator in the fall of 2018. She graduated from Phoenix High School in 2011 and moved to the area for college. She grew up in the sports world and has enjoyed being part of youth athletics in Philomath.

 

Ashley Hendrix

STARS Teacher

Ashley graduated from Philomath High School in 2015. She enjoys spending time with her family and is currently going to Western Oregon University to get her teaching degree.

 

Kelsey Wullger

STARS Teacher

 
 
 
 
 
 

Board of Directors

Denny Bennett, President (1998)
Timber Supply

Jeff Minter, Vice President (2009)
Starker Forests

Ken Rueben, Treasurer (2015)
Philomath Police Department

Eric Niemann, Secretary (2015)
IBM & Philomath City Council

Steve Bell (2015)
Philomath Middle School

Blake Ecker (2016)
Country Financial

Melissa Edwards (2015)
Heresco Chiropractic & Associates

Rusty Jensen (2016)
Self-employed

Kathy Motter (2013)
Oregon State University

Shane Russell (2016)
Shaneco Timber Services

Laurie Shenk (2016)
ATI Metals

Shane Stueve (2018)
Hewlett Packard

Andrew Taufa'asau (2018)
Philomath Church of the Nazarene

Jean Turner (2018)
Gene Tools, LLC