|BGC STAFF MEMBERS |
|Beth Baldwin, CPO/Executive Director
Beth comes to the club from the field of education where she spent many years teaching in both public and private schools and working with all types of children. Beth spent a number of months with us as the Program Director for our main club on Flat Street. She then spent over a year as the interim Executive Director, before being promoted to the full-time CPO/Executive Director. Even though she is the Executive Director she can often be seen on the floor in the club, playing games and interacting with our members. Beth has often said she does this for the love of young people and her desire to give them every advantage possible.
Hillary Twining, Administrative Coordinator
Hillary has worked at a number of nonprofits including the Monadnock Humane Society and the Humane Society of the United States. She enjoys the fun atmosphere at the club and spends most days juggling a variety of tasks from donor development to website maintenance to grantwriting. Her young daughter enjoys coming to the club to color pictures, watch movies, and even to try the climbing wall.
|Ricky Davidson, Unit Director-Flat Street Unit
Ricky has worked at the club since August of 2004, and in many ways he is a fixture at our Flat Street clubhouse. In 2008 Ricky took on the role of Program Director for our Flat Street Unit. He is excited about how the club has grown and changed and looks forward to continuing to help the young people of our area achieve their dreams.
|Michael Marchand, Program Director-Westgate and Bellows Falls Units
Michael comes to the Boys & Girls Club with experience in both school and community-based youth organizations. He has a wealth of skills, as well as patience, kindness and a sense of fun that he brings to both our Westgate and Bellows Falls sites. Michael really enjoys the outdoors and the excitement of a day spent outside.
|Amee' LaTour, Arts & Education Coordinator-Flat Street
Amee' came to our Flat Street clubhouse in the fall of 2008 and in her own way has made a very special place for herself at the Boys & Girls Club of Brattleboro. On top of running our educational programs Amee' loves to find time to help our members explore their musical sides.
|Kella Stone, Recreation Staff-Flat Street Unit
Kella worked as Jr. Staff for the Boys & Girls Club at our Flat Street Unit while in high school. She then completed a year of college in northern Vermont before returning to Brattleboro and working at our Westgate site. Kella is now based at the Flat Street clubhouse and helps with a variety of programs and activities. She is also the proud mom of twin boys.
Megan Dupille, Recreation Coordinator-Flat Street Unit
Megan came to work for at the club in the fall of 2010 as a per diem staff member and she very quickly became a regular staffer and a very valued member of our community. Megan has since taken on doing programs and helping our members see the world in new ways.
|Rob Dichard, Sports & Fitness Coordinator-Flat Street Unit
Rob joined our Flat Street staff in 2011. He earned a degree in physical education from Plymouth State University and enjoys coaching and getting kids excited about exercise. When he's not at the club, Rob can be found at the Brattleboro Area Middle School where he teaches gym.
|Mark Kenney, Program Assistant-Bellows Falls Unit
Mark is a resident of Chester who has three kids ages 12-16. He is a small business owner, veteran, and has coached hockey, baseball, and soccer. In his time off he enjoys motorcycles. Mark also DJ's for WOOLFM on Fridays and really enjoys music.
Sara Chard, Program Assistant-Bellows Falls Unit
Sara has worked as an administrative assistant at Leland & Gray Union High School and Middle School and the Brattleboro Union High School, Brattleboro Area Middle School and Windham Regional Career Center. Sara is passionate about working with youth and loves the challenges it presents. At our Bellows Falls site, you will find her working on crafts, knitting, instructing youth on digital photography, or jus baking a favorite recipe with our club members.
Esey Tewolde, Program Assistant-Westgate Unit
Esey came to Brattleboro as a student of SIT/World Learning. He brings with him a global perspective and a natural enthusiasm for spending time with kids. Esey loves the outdoors; he plays soccer any day of the week and enjoys running on a track or around town. He also enjoys a fresh cup of tea or freshly brewed coffee from downtown Brattleboro. When Esey is not at the Boys & Girls Club, he is planning education-based opportunities abroad for volunteers to explore.
Jason Etheridge, Program Assistant-Westgate Unit
Jason brings extensive experience mentoring kids to his position at our Westgate site. He worked as a counselor at a local YMCA camp, taught ski lessons at Mount Snow, and has served as an AmeriCorps member developing programs for middle and high school students.
|Stacy Blackadar, Jr. Staff-Flat Street Unit
Stacy is a member of the BUHS class of 2013 and has been working at the club since she was in 10th grade. She feels like working at the club is her dream job, because she can hangout with her friends and participate in things she loves while getting paid. Also, working at the club gives her the flexibility to go to concerts and shows.
Dmitri Dodge, Jr. Staff-Flat Street Unit
As a Club member for many years, Dmitri could often be found in our skate park. In the summer of 2012, he served as a Jr. Staff member to our water week and skate week summer camps. In the fall of 2012, entering his junior year of high school, Dmitri began working as a Jr. Staffer at our Flat St. Club. He can still often be found in our skate park, helping kids learn tricks and stay safe.
|Maia Gilmour, Jr. Staff-Flat Street Unit
Maia is one of our newer Jr. Staff having started in the fall of 2011. She really enjoys learning new things and sees working at the club as a great opportunity. When she is not at the club you can find Maia on the stage somewhere performing and learning more about acting and singing.
|Jake Harnish, Jr. Staff-Flat Street Unit
Jake started working at the club in the summer of 2011 when he was hired as one of the lifeguards for our summer camp program. He made the transition from summer camp staff to regular Jr. Staff very smoothly and is really enjoying everything having a job can do for you.
|Kayla Boyd, Jr. Staff-Flat Street Unit
Kayla became a Jr. Staff member in the fall of 2011. She is really glad to be working at the club, mostly because it is like a second home to her. After high school Kayla is only sure of one thing: she is going to college, possibly to be a writer, teacher, artist or something else she hasn't heard of yet. Whatever she chooses, she will be great!