Say "Hello" to the Team
Chief Executive Officer
We like to call Lisa the big cheese -- she's a lot of fun, and knows these Clubs inside and out. She's been with BGCBH for 10 years: as a volunteer, a parent, part time staff and now our Chief Executive Officer. As our fearless leader, she has grown BGCBH to include our three fantastic sites, the Oelrichs satellite, and brought our tiniest members on board by starting the preschool program in Hill City. Lisa grew up in Montana, but has made a home in the Black Hills -- earning her degree from National College in Rapid City and keeping both of her kids busy at the Club since they were in Kindergarten. Lisa regularly brings the best snacks to staff meetings and was runner-up in last year's ugly sweater contest! Stop by the Clubs and you'll find her in the kitchen helping with snack, high-fiving kids, or keeping a watchful eye from her office.
Resource Development Director
Meet Jessica; born event planner & high-fiving fundraising girl on a mission to rally supporters for our Clubs. She loves developing and maintaining fulfilling, meaningful & feel-good relationships with hundreds of big-hearted donors, volunteers & board members. This Minnesota girl graduated from Black Hills State University with degrees in Tourism & Hospitality Management and Marketing. She plays mama bear to two boys and hoards motivational quotes. She loves a good party, in fact she put on seven stewardship & fundraising shindigs in support of our Clubs’ annual programming. Jessica is passionate about her work and she is proud to serve our Club members and communities throughout the Black Hills. She can’t wait to see you at our next gala, basketball tournament or 5k run!
Tessara Byrd, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tessara Byrd, a.k.a. Tess, is new to the Club. She is an all-round South Dakota girl - born and raised - and is a new grad from Black Hills State University. She LOVES exploring and hiking the Black Hills. She’s here to assist the dedicated staff in anything they need to make the Clubs run smoothly for our kids in the Black Hills. She has a passion for animals, outdoors, sports, and X-Men. She’s hardworking and kind; and will always welcome you with a warm smile when you walk through the door. She may seem quiet, but come to her desk with a witty joke or some fun facts, she won’t bite!
Lead-Deadwood Unit Director
Anne Rogers, email@example.com
Anne brings to the table 10 years experience in youth programs in the Black Hills. You may have seen her at library storytime or on an archaeology dig in Deadwood. Since coming to the Clubs, Anne has honed her skills in dodgeball, teen overnights, and selfies with Miss Roni and the kids. Anne earned her BA from Kenyon College in Ohio, where her professor and mentor inspired her to do the best work -- working for youth who need us most.
Hill City Unit Director
Roni has been with the Club for four years. Roni brings international experience in youth programs and a diverse career background. Staff know her as the program guru, and the kids affectionately call her a "crazy science freak." Stop by the Club and you might find Roni in her lab coat exploding things at science club or rock out in the Teen Center.
Hot Springs Unit Director
Kellie is joined our team in July 2016. Kellie grew up in Southern California and brings tons of experience working with youth. Her passion is cheerleading. She owned and operated a non-profit organization called Valley Cheer Academy an all-star competition squad. In the most recent years, she was the lead preschool teacher at the YMCA. This Cali girl brings a positive outlook with fun and entertaining ways to implement leadership strategies into our Clubhouse. She hopes to add more enjoyment of the Club experience for kids, parents and volunteers.