Youth Center Staff
Gabrielle Hinahara, Director
Gabrielle has directed the Middleton Youth Center since it’s reopening in 2014. She loves working with middle school students and finds this work very fulfilling. In particular, Gabrielle enjoys building relationships with the Youth Center’s students and families, supporting the staff and interns, and finding new ways to grow and improve the program. Gabrielle grew up in Middleton and went to college at UW-Madison. Outside of her time at the Youth Center, she loves dancing, gardening, travelling, and spending time with the 12 housemates, friends, and kids that live in her co-op house. She is also in graduate school studying Clinical Mental Health Counseling for Children and Adolescents.
John Hunter, Assistant Director
John was born in Madison and has lived here most of his life. He graduated from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, MI in 2012. Before working for the Middleton Youth Center starting in 2015, John worked for one year at the Bridge Lake Point Waunona (BLW) Community Center on the south side of Madison as a PASS AmerCorps Member. John’s interests include playing and watching sports, fishing, reading, and playing video games.
Skye Moss, Youth Center Assistant
Skye is a Wisconsin native, and has been working with youth of all ages for over 8 years. After graduating Memorial High School in 2016, she joined PASS AmeirCorps and spent time traveling. She is a community advocate and strives to support all people within it. She is pursing a degree in Social Work at UW Madison. Most of her free time she is teaching yoga, playing volleyball, and crafting.
Savannah Hill, PASS AmeriCorps Member
Hi, My name is Savannah Hill! I live in Madison, WI and recently welcomed a baby into my family just one year ago. Along with my son, Oliver, we have: Two Snakes, a tortoise, fish and cats. I absolutely love ALL animals, we even have horses as well! My favorite things to do include spending time with my family/friends, exploring outside, and photography!
Haley Czerwinski, UW-Madison Social Work Intern
My name is Haley Czerwinski, and I am a senior at UW-Madison completing my bachelor's in Social Work. I am hoping to go into child welfare once I graduate, hopefully helping children and families. I am passionate about working with children in all aspects and love to take part in their growth!
Lily Karl, UW-Madison Social Work Intern
Hi, my name is Lily, and I am currently an intern for the Middleton Youth Center! I am a senior at UW Madison, studying in the bachelor's of social work program. I enjoy reading, playing with my dogs and taking long walks outside! My favorite season is fall and I love the color pink. I'm so excited to meet all the kids and form meaningful relationships through the youth center!
Kaelyn Kruchten, UW-Madison MSW Intern
Hi, my name is Kaelyn and I will be an intern at the Middleton Youth Center this school year! I am a graduate student at UW Madison and am working towards getting my master's in social work. I am very passionate about working with youth and plan to work within the school system in the future. In my free time I love to read, spend time outside, and take naps!
Fleta Stavileci, Coordinator
Fleta was was born in Kosovo, Europe and moved to US when she was 9. She just graduated from Middleton High School (2023) and has been working for City of Middleton since 2020 (at the WBAC and Recreation Department). She is currently a student at Madison College. She loves to read, watch sports and spend time with family.
Alice Yang, High School Intern
Alice is a senior at Middleton High school and was a student at the Youth Center. She helps supervise the homework room and tutors kids, and helps lead various enrichment activities. She is a second degree blackbelt in taekwondo and is part of the Middleton High School Marching band.