Returning to Door County and the YMCA as their new executive director earlier this year is one move Heidi Erickson is happy she made. After serving as the Northern Door YMCA executive from 2016-19, Erickson left for a branch executive position at the east-side YMCA in Green Bay. She returned in January after being appointed by the Door County YMCA Board of Directors to replace the retiring Tom Beerntsen. Erickson shares her excitement about leading the Door County YMCA for the foreseeable future and her goals.
Erickson notes the past year's challenges the Door County YMCA faced due to the pandemic. She says it's been a learning experience while working with health officials to phase in more in-person classes while still offering virtual opportunities like the new upcoming on-demand Y-360 program. You can listen to the rest of our Spotlight in the Community interview with Heidi Erickson on our podcasts page.