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My name is Kyrsten Bruce, Managing Director  

Kyrsten moved from Fond du Lac, WI in 2021 where she received her BS in Exercise Science with a minor in Psychology from Marian University. Before moving to Seattle she worked at the Fond du Lac YMCA as a wellness coach and youth fitness program instructor where she helped people of all ages learn how to enjoy fitness in a fun and safe way. Kyrsten has been working for STEF since November of 2021 and has enjoyed every minute of it. Creating a safe environment for children to grow and explore new interests is her favorite part of the job. 

Kyrsten started playing tennis at the age of nine and has continued to play throughout her life. Tennis has been an important aspect of Kyrsten’s life because her parents were in the military which meant moving frequently. Tennis is where she found community and learned how to be a good teammate and communicator. She believes that sports have a great impact on children because it helps them build confidence and learn important life skills.

During her free time, she enjoys hiking, being outdoors, and arts and crafts. She is enthusiastic about finding new adventures and learning new things.

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Kyrsten Bruce

My name is Alice Dayton, Youth Development Coordinator

Alice recently relocated to Seattle from Chicago, IL. She received her BA in English from Northwestern University and is working towards her Master’s in Library and Information Science at the University of Washington, focusing on youth development and information behavior. She previously worked as a Children’s and Teen Services Coordinator at Highwood Library & Community Center, where she co-designed programming with local teens, engaged in community outreach, and had the opportunity to work directly with many of the incredible young people in her community. She is committed to creating and facilitating accessible programs that are relevant and exciting for young people and looks forward to continuing that work at STEF.

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My name is Natalie Jones, Tennis Coach and Mentor

Natalie is excited to be a part of the STEF team! Natalie moved to Seattle from Fresno, California in the summer of 2018. She graduated with a degree in Economics from Seattle Pacific University in the class of 2022. Tennis has been a big part of her and she enjoys sharing the love of the sport. Much like the kids, she attended an after-school tennis program and fell in love with the sport at a young age. Natalie competed in local tournaments throughout elementary school/middle school and went on to be a 4-year varsity athlete for her high school tennis team. During her free time, Natalie enjoys working out, cooking, and working on her endless sewing projects!

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