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 more than a decade: 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.
Emma Pereda, firstname.lastname@example.org
Emma is new to the Clubs, and is a great addition to our team. She's fun, smart, and gets things done! Although new to us, she is not new to the afterschool program world, and has worked in afterschool programs since 2010. Emma has always been 'local' to the Black Hills Area, growing up in Newcastle, WY and attending college in Rapid City. She has made Hill City her home, and has found passion in helping build great futures for our local Youth. During Club Hours, if Emma isn't at the desk greeting parents with a warm hello, she's upstairs helping kids in Homework Help, teaching a fun and educational Mindworks science activity with her group for the day, OR making slime and challenging the kids to a round of 'Wipe Out!' on the XBox with the 4th & 5th graders during 'Tween Center'! Need info about any of our three locations or special programs? Call Emma in the Hill City office. She'll point you in the right direction!
Lead-Deadwood Unit Director
Kierstin Webster, email@example.com
Kierstin is new to the unit director position, but not new to our Clubs. Kierstin has been with the Lead-Deadwood Club since we opened our doors in 2014! She just completed her education degree from Black Hills State University, and is headed to Boys and Girls Clubs Club Director's Academy this summer to hone her skills. Kierstin makes the best casseroles, has been the teacher on the First School float in the Days of 76 parade for three summers, and loves technology programs. When she's not at the Club, Kierstin spends time with her horses, bakes, and hikes the beautiful Black Hills.
Hill City Unit Director
Roni has been with the Club since 2012. 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 rocking out in the Teen Center.
Hot Springs Unit Director
Kyle Stainbrook, firstname.lastname@example.org
Hello! My name is Kyle Stainbrook and I have taken over the Unit Director position in Hot Springs. I am excited to be coming on board with the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Black Hills. I grew up right here in the Black Hills and graduated from Black Hills State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Human Services. After graduating I moved to the Chicago suburbs for two years to study at Northern Baptist Theological Seminary. Through my years of study, I have developed a passion for community building, and for helping young people to grow and thrive. I have learned how valuable a healthy community has been in my life and look forward to sharing that value with the boys and girls at the Club.
More than just building a healthy community, I think it is important that the youth at the Boys and Girls Club have opportunities to grow and learn in fun ways. My hope is to use programs like Mindworks, and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) activities to introduce the kids in Hot Springs to new ways of thinking, and to help them explore the possibilities in these vibrant and growing career fields. That being said, I believe it is also important that we not forget the value of art and creativity. I have always loved creative endeavors, whether it be building with Legos as a kid, or writing stories as an adult. These are also valuable possibilities I look forward to exploring with the young people at the Club.
All in all, I believe this is an exciting opportunity and I am very pumped about coming on board with the Boys and Girls Club in Hot Springs to build great programs for the kids in the community. Hope to see you all at the Club!