Today we’re delighted to spotlight two of our newest Flight Directors: Emma Fraser & Andrew Pricener. Both Emma and Andy have joined the ranks of Flight Directors through our partnership with the YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh. This partnership began as a series of tremendously successful summer camps at the IKS Highlander last year and is quickly taking off to bring smiles to many more children throughout the region. And now, without further ago, let’s take a look closer look at Emma and Andy!
Alias: Admiral Soror de Terra
Emma Fraser is currently a STEM Educator for the YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh working with their after school programs. She brings fun STEM activities into the program and encourages students to be creative and develop problem solving skills. She received her Bachelor of Environmental Science from Allegheny College and has been working with children for the past 6 years. Emma enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking and backpacking, and she loves teaching about science and nature.
Alias: Admiral Draconis
Andy is currently the Youth and Family Director for the Spencer branch of the YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh. He is responsible for the 1,400 member Guides and Princess Program, as well as the 3 summer camps offered at the Spencer facility. His main goal is to create new and inventive programming for the Y, which makes the partnership with Dream Flight so special to him.
After graduating with a degree in Business, it only seemed natural for him to start working with kids! Self described as “a really tall 9 year old,” if Andy is not forced to be in his office, you can almost always find him playing kickball or foursquare with the kids. He believes that it is his life’s calling to put a smile on the face of everyone he meets, which is easy, he says, once you stop taking yourself too seriously.
Andy is so excited to join the Dream Flight Team, and can’t wait to start this journey.