Cleveland County YMCA

Executive Staff

Cameron Corder, CEO

PO Box 2272, Shelby, NC 28151
Phone: 704.669.3622 | Email:


Cameron is the only YMCA Executive Cleveland County has ever had. Hired in 1992 to start the YMCA, Cameron has led the YMCA from its inception. A graduate of Wingate University, Cam is the son of a retired YMCA CEO and started his career 34 years ago with the Greenville, SC YMCA. He then served the High Point YMCA in a variety of positions from 1987 – 1992. Cameron is active with the national YMCA on several task forces including Financial Development and Strategic Planning. He served in 2004 as the Dean of the YMCA of the USA’s Executive Development Institute and is currently on the Leadership Development Board for YMCA of the USA. He enjoys spending time with his wife April, daughter Ryanne (21) and son Brooks (17). Cameron and his family are members of Aldersgate United Methodist Church.


Alan McWhirter, Vice President of Finance

PO Box 2272, Shelby, NC 28151
Phone: 704.669.3623 | Email:


Alan has been with the YMCA for 16 years. He has been an integral part of the growth of the Y during his tenure and has become a great leader in the organization. Alan came to the YMCA after 16 years with Plastic Oddities Inc. During his 16-year career with the drain manufacturing company he grew from assembly production staff to the General Manager of the business. Alan and his wife Lena have two daughters, Erin (26) and Kendyl (24). Alan spends most of his time with his wife and daughters in a wide variety of sports and serving Lafayette St. Methodist Church as the Finance officer.


Shannon Hovis, Executive of Ruby Hunt YMCA

PO Box 2272, Shelby, NC 28151
Phone: 704.669.3644 | Email:


Shannon started her career with the Y in March of 1998 as a part-time front desk receptionist, while working in sales for MetalsAmerica. She graduated from Gardner-Webb University in 1995 with a BS degree in Business Administration and minor in Marketing. After the birth of her first child, she accepted a full-time position as the Membership Administrator in December 1999. Two years later, she became the Membership Services Director then the Membership Marketing Director. Beginning in May of 2006, she became the Director of Development and Communication. She became the Ruby Executive in January of 2013. She and her husband, Jason live in Mooresboro and have two children: Nicholas (16) and Abbigail (13). They attend Putnam Baptist Church where Jason plays in the praise band. Shannon enjoys spending time with family, knitting and making jewelry.


Kevin Osborne, VP & Executive Director Kings Mountain YMCA

211 Cleveland Ave., Kings Mountain, NC 28086
Phone: 704.669.3686 | Email:


Kevin is a graduate of Appalachian State University. A 17 year YMCA veteran, he started his career with the YMCA of Iredell County in Statesville. He has spent 7 years with the Catawba Valley YMCA in Hickory. Most recently he has been the Associate Executive of the Hickory Foundation Branch. Mr. Osborne is a certified Senior Director with the YMCA of the USA and is an active member with the Association of YMCA Professionals. Prior to his YMCA career, Kevin worked in the camping industry with the United Methodist Church. Kevin and his wife Jennifer have a son Eli (11) and daughter Ruby (9).


Mark Pritchett, Executive Director, Dover Foundation YMCA

411 Cherryville Hwy., Shelby, NC 28150
Phone: 704.669.3630 | Email:


Mark is the Executive Director of the Dover Foundation YMCA. Prior to coming to the YMCA, Mark spent 15 years with the Cleveland County School System, most recently as Assistant Principal at Turning Point Academy. A native of Greensboro, NC and graduate of Ambassador Baptist College and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Mark has spent the past 14 summers working for Parks and Recreation in Shelby as Pool Manager and Summer Camp programs. He is an avid Outdoorsman with years of experience in hiking, back packing, camping, rock-climbing, rappelling and whitewater river sports. Mark enjoys spending time with his wife Cynthia, son Justin (19), and two dogs. Mark and Family are members of Nations Baptist Church where he serves as founder and pastor.


Jessica Bridges, Director of the Diabetes Prevention Program

PO Box 2272, Shelby, NC 28151
Phone: 704.669.3631 | Email:


Jessica Bridges, a Cleveland County native, graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Science in Public Health. Upon graduating, she served for 5 years as a consultant for Public Consulting Group, Inc. Following an extended period at home with her children, Jessica joined the Cleveland County Family YMCA in 2014 as a Certified Lifestyle Coach and currently serves as Director of the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention and Control Program. Jessica has a vested interest in wellness, both professionally and personally, and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Foothills Farmers’ Market. She enjoys spending time with her husband Sid, son Carter (12), and daughter Cooper (8), and can often be found watching one of her children playing a sport at the Y. Jessica and her family are active members of First Baptist Church in Shelby.


Phil Wallace, Director of Golf, River Bend YMCA Golf Course

3005 Longwood Dr., Shelby, NC 28152
Phone: 704.669.3663 | Email:


Phil Wallace was hired in to manage the golf course he has loved and treasured throughout his adult life. A graduate of East Carolina University, Phil played on three Southern Conference Championship teams. He served in the North Carolina Army National Guard from 1971-1977 and became a commissioned officer after graduating from OCS in 1973. Phil had previously worked at River Bend during the 1970’s, 80’s and 90’s. In 1997, Phil wanting to be closer to his aging parents, leased Flag Tree Golf Club in Fairmont, NC and Twin Lakes Country Club in Dillon, South Carolina where he served until spring of 2013. Phil serves on the Scholarship Committee as a member of the Cleveland County Schools Foundation Board. He and his wife, Kathy, attend Poplar Springs Baptist Church and have one son, Phillip.