Leadership Staff

 The Boys & Girls Club is led by a devoted team committed to empowering and inspiring youth  in their community through various programs and activities, creating a nurturing environment for learning and skill development.

Empowering Youth

The emphasis on empowering young leaders transcends gender, creating an inclusive space where boys and girls alike are encouraged to take initiative, express their ideas, and contribute meaningfully to the community.

Fostering Leadership

By embracing a variety of perspectives, experiences, and talents, the Boys & Girls Club is not only building a stronger team but also setting a powerful example for the young minds it serves, reinforcing the belief that leadership knows no boundaries and is truly a collective effort.

Guiding dreams, shaping futures: Our Boys & Girls Club leadership team inspires a community of limitless possibilities.

Lisa Sagdalen | Chief Executive Officer

Lisa, our leader; she’s a lot of fun and knows these Clubs inside and out. She’s been with BGCBH for more than fifteen 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 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 the Club busy, busy. We are glad we have her!

Lorelei Ball | Director of Operations

My name is Lorelei Ball, and I am the Director of Operation for the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Black Hills. Growing up as one of fourteen children, having three children of my own, and over 100 nieces and nephews, I am no stranger to caring for and mentoring children. I owned and operated a daycare for 7 years. For the last 12 years, I have worked for two surgeons managing their surgical staff while caring for patients and coordinating treatment. Helping to make a safe and happy place for children and young adults is very important to me and I am excited to be working in a field where I have a chance to make a difference. When not at the clubs, I enjoy reading, a good movie, having fun with my grandchildren, children, and their partners, and cooking for friends and family. I am looking forward to meeting new people and helping to grow the Boys and Girls Clubs of Hill City, Lead, and Hot Springs SD.

Roni Prautzsch | Director of Programming and Impact

Hi! My name is Roni and I’ve been with the Club since 2012. I have a passion for helping youth grow and encouraging them to be themselves and have fun! I bring a lot of international experience in youth programs and have a diverse career background. I enjoy pulling programs together to introduce to the youth. Creating successful programming is my goal.

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 rocking out in the Teen Center. You can always count on Roni!

Mattelyn Montoya | Hot Springs Unit Director

Hello, I am Mattelyn, the Unit Director for The Boys and Girls Club of Hot Springs. My husband, our 4 children, and I moved to South Dakota in 2023 from Kyle, Texas, where we lived our entire lives. We wanted to be closer to family and enjoy all that is offered outdoors here. Back in Texas, my husband and I had a successful tattoo, piercing, and permanent make-up studio, where we apprenticed aspiring artists helping them to achieve their artistic abilities. We decided to bring our passion here. Little did we know, so much more was in store. With over 20 years of experience in childcare, my number one passion will always be looking after our youth! With this and my love for art, I am so excited for all that is to come.

Forrest Wilson | Lead-Deadwood Unit Director

My name is Forrest Wilson, and I am the Club Director for the Boys & Girls Club of Lead-Deadwood. I graduated from Northwest College in Powell, WY in 2014 with an AA in Elementary Ed and Music, and 2017 from Chadron State College in Chadron, NE with a BA in Music Industry. I have spent most of my career working at the collegiate level, and I love to help young people! I have a few interesting hobbies like bookbinding, leatherworking, gardening, baking, and carpentry!

Jaci Herman | Club Prep Director

My name is Jaci Herman. I’m the Club Prep director. I’m a native to the hills, having grown up in Rapid City. I graduated from Rapid City Stevens High School in 2015. I have been with the club since May of 2017. I found a love for helping little kids learn and became the Preschool Teacher soon after. I have been dedicated to growing the Club Prep program and making a fun and engaging environment for the preschool aged kids in Hill City. Some of my hobbies include painting and shooting pool.

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