Meet some of our youth services and sports instructors below. To sign up the kids for sports, special events, camp or parents night out, explore our youth programs.
Ashley joined Kids Zone in August 2015, and completed an internship at the Healthplex in the Wellness Department in the spring of 2015. She graduated from the University of Indianapolis in May 2015 with a bachelor degree in community health education. Ashley is passionate about improving the health and wellness of children and looks forward to developing and implementing new and exciting programs that will benefit the health of children. She enjoys spending her free time with family, exercising and being outdoors.
- B.S. in Community Health Education, University of Indianapolis
- CHES (Community Health Education Specialist), CPR/AED, First Aid, Safe Sitter
Jennifer currently attends IUPUI, studying for a degree in exercise science. She has worked in Kids Zone since 2014. She has six years of previous babysitting experience. In her free time, she likes to hang out with friends and family, study, and work out.
Mr. Cruz has a 1st degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do and has competed in the Olympic sport since the age of 8. He has competed at the national level, placing 1st in forms and 3rd in sparring. His reasons for starting Tae Kwon Do are the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and the Power Rangers. Mr. Cruz also has experience with an assortment of different martial art weapons, from the nunchuks to the bow staff. On his free time, Czarnest enjoys spending time with family, running, playing basketball, and traveling.
- Pursuing a B.S. in Exercise Science/Pre Physical Therapy at IUPUI
Michelle Kirkendall is currently attending IUPUI pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science Kinesiology. She has taught dance for many years in a variety of different styles. Michelle has mentored other dancers throughout her high school career and taught all ages. She has attended Dupree Dance Conventions and competed in various competitions. She is excited to step in to her new role at the Healthplex Sports Club and loves being able to teach kids things she’s learned throughout her own experience.