Brenna Youlton, A Chatham-Kent Athlete Who Came baCK
Chatham-Kent sends athletes across Ontario, Canada, and the globe each year to compete athletically.
Sponsored by baCK to Chatham-Kent, we’ll be featuring local athletes who have left Chatham-Kent, and are now baCK, living, working, and staying connected to our own vibrant sports community in CK.
This week, we feature Chatham’s Brenna Youlton.
A former NCAA volleyball player for the University of Charleston, Youlton is now back living and working in Chatham-Kent.
Here are Brenna’s responses to our baCK to Chatham-Kent athletes interview:
1. Where did you grow up?
I grew up in Chatham.
2. What is your favourite Chatham-Kent pastime?
My favourite season of the year is summer, so I enjoy spending my time going to local breweries, restaurant patios, local beaches and my parents swimming pool. I also enjoying watching Peak Athletic Training’s athletes participate in their sports/events throughout the school year.
3. What did you do after high school?
I attended the University of Charleston on a NCAA Volleyball scholarship. I double majored with a Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Physical Education and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Health Promotion.
4. What are you doing now?
I am currently a teacher.
5. What has made you happiest, or been the best surprise about moving baCK to Chatham-Kent?
Being able to reconnect with my friends from high school, and to spend time with my parents and siblings. Three out of my four siblings have all moved back to Chatham-Kent, so it’s great to be able to spend more time with them.
6. What would you tell someone who is considering living in Chatham-Kent?
Chatham-Kent is great for someone young like me. CK offers an affordable lifestyle, is safe, easy to get around, close to bigger cities, and is close to the border for anyone who wants to travel (like me) or go to a Tigers game (Go Tigers Go!).
7. Why did you choose to move baCK to Chatham-Kent?
I chose to move back to CK because I was offered an employment opportunity before graduating from university. I accepted that position while waiting for my teachers license to transfer back to Ontario.
8. Describe your current sports involvement?
Besides from being a teacher, I am also a trainer at Peak Athletic Training. I work with both teens and adults, while putting an emphasis on movement quality, injury prevention, improved strength, body composition, and overall athleticism.
During my down time, you can usually find me in the gym working out on my own, with my nieces or nephews, or on the volleyball court with my co-ed team, as I still love playing volleyball competitively.