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
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!