Meet Kim Payne, our Family Programs Director

We’re excited to introduce you to Kim Payne, our Family Programs Director of the new YMCA/Sammamish Community & Aquatic Center!

Kim has been with the Sammamish Family YMCA at our City Church location for almost 8 years, serving in a number of different capacities – membership, aquatics, operations, facilities – you name it, she can do it.


One of the things Kim loves most is coming up with unique programming that brings the whole family together. She is excited to bring some fun to Sammamish families through our Kids Zone, Birthday Parties, special events and family fun nights!


Name: Kim Payne

YMCA Position: Family Programs Director

Hometown: Portland, Oregon

Childhood Hero: My mom Childhood Dream Job: Librarian


It’s a rare sunny day in Seattle and you have nothing on your calendar, what do you do?

Head out to the Mukilteo waterfront, go to the Pacific Science Center, or take part in one of the many community festivals the Puget sound towns have to offer!


Why do you work for the Y?

The members and staff are friendly and it’s a positive place to be for everyone! People are truly happy to be at the Y, and it’s great to see generations of families take part in the activities we offer.


Pick one of the 3 focus areas (youth development, healthy living, social responsibility) and explain why it is important to you.

Youth Development – kids need to know they are loved, important, and respected. It’s so fun to see the kids at the Y grow up and become awesome teenagers and young adults!


Name a random fact about yourself that other people might not know.

I know the lyrics to every song from Frozen, Mary Poppins and most other Disney films.


We’re so lucky to have Kim on our team!