YRCC Staff

    • Tenisha Gist
      Director

      Tenisha Gist

      Director

      A native of East Tennessee, Tenisha Gist relocated to Fayetteville, AR in January of 2005. She has a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Mississippi in Art and a Master’s degree from the University of Arkansas in Education. Prior to becoming the YRCC’s Director five years ago, Tenisha’s experience focused in developing mental health wellness strategies and providing recreational therapy activities for youth with disabilities.

      Following three interviews, Tenisha’s pursuit of serving her community soon aligned with her life’s purpose. She continues to enjoy her role as one who seeks to build community through collaborations as well as equipping others with the tools to impact people, programs, & policy.

    • Sarah Livengood
      Program Coordinator

      Sarah Livengood

      Program Coordinator

      Sarah is a North Carolina native who has worked as a counselor and program director at multiple Girl Scout Day and Resident Camps. She has also worked as a teaching and research assistant while earning her B.A. at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and her M.A. at Georgia State University. Most recently she was the lab manager for the Paleoanthropology Lab at the University of Arkansas where she earned her second M.A.

      She started volunteering at the YRCC in spring 2016 and was hired as a recreation assistant for summer camp before being promoted to Program Coordinator in August 2016. She still actively volunteers for Girl Scouts and is the troop leader to a multi-age level troop at the YRCC, and loves every moment she gets to spend with the girls in her troop.

    • Bryttni Hardin
      Recreation Assistant

      Bryttni Hardin

      Recreation Assistant

      A senior at the University of Arkansas, Bryttni is a Texas native who relocated to Fayetteville to continue her education. She is pursuing a degree in Human Development and Family Sciences with a concentration in Child Development and a minor in Social Work. She started with the YRCC as a summer camp counselor in May 2018, stayed on to help facilitate homeschool PE in the fall of 2018, and began her role as Recreation Assistant in January 2019.

      In addition to her work at the YRCC, she is also a Girl Scout troop leader to a Daisy troop that meets at the YRCC as well as their sister Senior/Ambassador troop. She is passionate about working with children and families in the community, and loves that she gets to pursue that passion through her work and volunteer roles.