Staff Spotlight: February Love Stories — Kathy & Burt Cannon

Their journey at the Y began in the spring of 1996 when they started their first jobs as high school students. Starting in Youth Development, they began their careers in our Summer Camp and Before and After School Programs. Over the past 28 years, they have worn many hats within the First Coast YMCA. Today, Burt can be found at the Winston Y as the Associate Executive Director, while Kathy leads as the Vice President of Membership and Experience at our Metropolitan Office. What started as a high school friendship blossomed into a beautiful love story – they were married in the Spring of 2002 surrounded by their Y family. The Y isn’t just a workplace for them; it’s a second home where their two children, Avery and Will, have grown up surrounded by love and community.

Kathy and Burt are fully dedicated to their work at the Y . Their commitment to the Y’s cause of strengthening the foundations of the community aligns perfectly with the organization’s values. Working for a cause that directly impacts the lives of those they serve is not only fulfilling but also enriching, which is why they continue to choose to serve their community in their roles at the Y. Kathy and Burt’s experience at the Y exemplifies the power of dedication and belief in a shared mission. Their unwavering commitment to making a difference reflects the core values of the organization and serves as a beacon of hope for those they serve. As they continue to work towards strengthening the community, their determination and passion will undoubtedly inspire others to join in the cause and make the world a better place for all.