Current Staff

Eddie Van Vlack

Executive Director

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!"


Brendan Diaz


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


Rebecca Thompson graduated from Santiam Christian High School in 2016. She currently attends Oregon State University and studies Psychology and Elementary Education. Rebecca joined PYAC in 2019.


Logan Hansen

Assistant Sports Coordinator

Logan graduated Philomath High in 2018 and joined PYAC in 2019. He currently attends Linn Benton Community College, where he is studying criminal justice.

Sarah Woosley

Associate Director / Childcare Site Director

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

Alyssa graduated high school in 2015 in Poulsbo, Washington. She studies Elementary Education and Human Development and Family Sciences at Oregon State University. Alyssa joined PYAC in 2019.

Adrienne Engle

Administrative Coord. / Sports Coord. /

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, where she got her B.A. in English from OSU in 2019. 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

Kelsey graduated high school in 2016 in Astoria, OR. She’s currently attending Oregon State University to become a high school FACS and health teacher. She has been involved in 4-H and played softball at Highline Community College. Kelsey joined PYAC in 2019.


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)

Kathy Motter (2013)
Oregon State University

Nathan Nystrom (2019)
Hull Oakes Lumber Co.

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

Jeannine Turner (2018)
Gene Tools, LLC