The Wyman family extends a warm welcome to our new Senior Director and VISTAs – Take a moment to meet the newest members of the Wyman team!
Katrina Peoples, Senior Director – Wyman Center St. Louis
Katrina, a St. Louis native, has over 10 years’ experience working with and advocating for some of the most vulnerable youth and families. Her background consists of leadership in the areas of clinical and crisis intervention services, training, program design and delivery, grant management, and supervision of personnel and practicum students. She has worked with a vast array of youth and families in a variety of capacities including school, community and site based mentoring, residential programming, and a 24-hour crisis helpline. In her spare time, Katrina teaches group exercise fitness classes at a local gym. She specializes in dance based formats, including the popular fitness craze, Zumba. She has presented Zumba workshops at a local and national conference for youth serving organizations.
Carly Hughes, Volunteer & Recruitment Specialist VISTA
Carly grew up in Northwestern Illinois and attended Eastern Illinois University, where she received a teaching degree. This will be her third term of service with AmeriCorps, but my first term with VISTA. She is currently finishing up her second term in New Hampshire, and is looking forward to being back in the Midwest!
Kyle Alley, Program Quality VISTA
Kyle is a recent graduate from the University of Missouri, where he studied Psychology and Sociology. He is looking forward to the challenges offered by Wyman’s Program Quality & Support position. He enjoys sports, hanging out with friends, and ultimately plans on attending graduate school.
Andrea Bachmann, Partner Services VISTA
Andrea was born and raised in St. Louis and got her bachelor’s degree in International Relations at American University in Washington, DC. After she graduated last year, she spent six months traveling before coming back home to re-connect with family and friends and start working. Having a strong interest in social and community development, Andrea feels like Wyman will be a good fit for her.
Sarah Keifer, IT Coordinator VISTA
Sarah Keifer has spent the last two years working as a barista at the local coffee shop/ice cream parlor in her hometown in New Jersey. Prior to moving back home she spent a year serving with AmeriCorps-St. Louis as an Emergency Response Team member responding to ice storms and tornados, assisting with prescribed burns, and using a chainsaw to help save the environment! Sarah attended Goucher College where she spent her time swimming, taking photos and creating large sculptures. She is excited to be moving back to the mid-west to join the Wyman team.
Emily Pirraglia, Public Affairs VISTA
Emily Pirraglia is our Public Affairs VISTA and comes from Spring, Texas. Prior to joining the Wyman Center, Emily worked as an Educational Administration intern at KIPP Austin College Prep, a charter school in Austin that educates underserved students. Emily holds a B.S. in Communication Studies and a B.A. with honors in History from the University of Texas, Austin.