Meet Our Staff
We have an experienced staff that genuinely cares about each and every child at our ACES After School Programs.
Cathy Hay, Executive Director
Cathy Hay has been teaching kids for over 30 years. In 1994 she began her own gymnastics program and conducted four different programs in Bigfork, Kalispell, Whitefish and Columbia Falls. In 2007 the first afterschool program in Bigfork began under her direction. Today ACES has five programs throughout the valley all partially funded by the 21st Century Community Learning Center grant. Cathy has two grown children and is married to her biggest supporter, Jon!
Melissa has a background working as an activities director for Flathead Industries with Special Needs Adults. She works with all ages of ACES kids by providing them with opportunities in Community Service, Cooking, STEM and Outdoor Recreation. She is also our wonderful cook that prepares all meals and snacks!