Youth Development Staff

  Nate Gonyea

Nate Gonyea

  KB Belton

KB Belton

Youth Development Coordinator - Frank G. Berlin, Sr. YMCA
(for School Sites: Southside and Gocio Elementary)
Nate Gonyea office: 941-952-9533 x116
ngonyea@sarasotaymca.org

Nate Gonyea was born and raised in South Rockwood, MI. I graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Sports Management from Madonna University in Livonia, MI. I worked for the Plymouth Whalers (now Flint Firebirds) of the OHL before starting childcare work. My first professional childcare experience was in 2013 at Camp Boggy Creek in Eustis, FL. I worked as a summer cabin counselor for the 2013 and 2014 summers. In 2014 I spent the school year as a Program Instructor at Thousand Pines Outdoor Education in Crestline, CA. This is an overnight outdoor education experience for 5th and 6th grade students where we would hike through the mountains of southern California and teach them different science lessons along the hike. In 2015 I worked the summer at Camp Boggy Creek as a Pride Leader where I would oversee 4 cabins of campers and counselors. After the summer I moved to Jacksonville, FL. Where I worked with a sports merchandise company until the summer of 2016. I then started my career with the YMCA as a Site Manager for one of their summer day camps. That fall, I transitioned to membership and stayed there until I moved to Sarasota in 2017. I started working at the Frank G. Berlin YMCA as a Membership Representative that March, then transitioned to Youth Development in October. 


Fun Facts 

Favorite Sport: Hockey 

Skydiving twice 

Can kind of juggle

Play some Ukulele 

I have a dog named Huck

2 brothers 1 sister 

Can make 70% of basketball free throws with my eyes closed 

Youth Development Coordinator - Evalyn Sadlier Jones YMCA
(for School Sites: Fruitville and Wilkinson Elementary, as well as Pine View School)
KB Belton office: 941-922-9622 x1313
kbelton@sarasotaymca.org

KB Belton is a coach-turned-youth developer passionate about growing and interacting with our rising youth.

As Youth Development Coordinator, he is responsible for implementing new and innovative programs to the youth development department while also focusing on quality and safety of all programs.

When he isn’t working, you’ll find KB either coaching his middle school football team at Out of Door Academy, organizing Under the Lights Flag football or simply enjoying the dog park with his wife and 2 dogs.  Originally a New York Native, KB has fell in love with Sarasota, Florida and continues to give his all to help create a positive force in the community.