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Mike OrtizMike highlight

Marketing Associate/ Graphic Designer 

Mike is the creative mind behind all of our Y's imagery and presence in marketing. You can see his work throughout our posters, social media, and print advertisements. His sole focus is to keep communication with our members easy and simple to understand while visually expressing the happiness of our members through the images taken throughout our facility. We sat down with Mike to learn more. 

What do you do at the Y?

I am the Graphic Designer/ Marketing Associate here at the NSYMCA. I make things pretty. 

How do you help our members?

"I like to believe that I am helping members indirectly by using the skills I acquired in Graphic Design and in Marketing. Our communication with our members is crucial in our marketing and our ever-growing forms of social communication. I like to feel that I am making that difference in bridging that gap between our members."

What do you like most about your job/the Y?

The fact that my work is seen by a majority of people and to belong to an amazing organization that is dedicated to bringing communities together, helping those less fortunate, and helping those who are struggling with their everyday lives to have a place that they can belong, makes it worth it in my book and it brings joy to the work that I do. 

What is a fun fact about you?

I don’t know if it is a fact but I am a huge nerd when it comes to Video Games and Anime. Come up to me with a particular show or game and I can tell you a lot about it.  Despite that weird combination, I also play Adult Baseball. Currently playing for 2 teams and playing roughly over 50+ games during the summer months. It is one of my biggest passions in life.