|BOYS & GIRLS CLUB 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 clubhouse 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.
Shelby Brimmer, Development Coordinator
Shelby came to The Club in the summer of 2015, after having worked at both Early Education Services and Horizon Dental. She grew up in the Brattleboro area and is a graduate of BUHS.
Shelby returned to the area after going to school at UMASS Amherst where she studied Legal Studies and Military Leadership and doing a tour in the Army. Having grown up here Shelby has a wonderful
understanding of the community and its needs.
| |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 became the organization's Unit Director, a role that
touches on all areas of our programming and outreach. In 2013 Ricky was recognized as Youth Worker of the Year by the Vermont Children and Family Council for Prevention Programs.
He supervises a transitional housing unit for Youth Services and is active with Saint Michael's Episcopal Church. Ricky is excited about how the Club has grown and
looks forward to continuing to help the young people of our area achieve their dreams.
Sarah Lasher, Program Director-Westgate and Bellows Falls Units
Sarah first came to the Club to work as a fill-in staff member in the fall of 2013, but when the opportunity arose she jumped at the chance to work as a full-time staff
member at our Westgate clubhouse. In the spring of 2014 Sarah was promoted to Program Director and now oversees both our Westgate and Bellows Falls sites. Sarah's immense
energy and innovative ideas create a fun and educational environment for our members. Whether kids are cooking in the kitchen or playing Sarah's version of trivia known
as "Personal Scavenger Hunt", they are engaged and ready to have fun.
|Ryan Squires, Summer Camp Director & Weekend Recreation Staff-Flat Street Unit
Ryan has served in many roles from Sports & Fitness Coordinator at our Flat Street clubhouse to Program Director of our Bellows Falls Unit. Ryan answers to "Squires" and is known around the Club for his energy, enthusiasm, goofy sense of humor, and natural ability
to relate to kids. He can often be found playing games (many he has made up) or telling kids how awesome his hometown of Guilford is. The summer is one of Ryan's favorite times of year. He loves being active and helping kids have the time of their lives in their own back yard.
Kella Stone, Recreation Staff-Flat Street Unit
Kella worked as a Junior Staff member 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.
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.
Emilee Rogers, Recreation Staff-Flat Street
Emilee came to The Club in March of 2015. She studied Psychology and Sociology at UMASS Amherst, and after graduation she spent time working in local elementary schools as well as early
childcare settings. Emilee has a wonderful way of getting to know all of our kids and is enjoying how different it is working with pre-teens and teens.
| |Gabriel Weiss, Recreation Staff-Flat Street
Gabe can be found at our busy downtown clubhouse where he has made a place for himself with his calm, amiable attitude. A native of Maine, Gabe is truly
a jack of all trades, having worked as a painter, builder, landscaper, pizza chef, and bookseller.
Abigail Lively, Recreation Staff-Flat Street
Abby Lively came to work at the Club as a per diem when she was a student at the New England Center for Circus Arts. She quickly went from being a part-time to full-time staff member.
Now you can find Abby at our Flat Street clubhouse almost every day. Known for her quirky sense of humor and quick wit, Abby is fun to be around and often makes people
laugh. When not at the Club Abby spends time practicing the German Wheel at the Circus School, and during the warmer months she leads zip line tours in western Massachusetts.
Maya Carey, Recreation Staff-Westgate
Originally from California, Maya came to Vermont for college and decided to stay. Joining The Club staff at the beginning of the 2015-2016 school year,
Maya brings with her a wonderful mixture of experience and understanding of kids in need. She has traveled extensively and hopes to share a multi-cultural perspective with our members.
Aaron Evan-Browning, Recreation Staff-Westgate
A 2012 Marlboro College Graduate, Aaron fell in love with southern Vermont and decided to make this his home. In college Aaron combined his love for working with his hands and knowing
how things work by studying both sculpture and computer sciences. Aaron enjoys spending as much time as possible outdoors. Before coming to The Club in January of 2015, he worked in a number
of outdoor programs including the Vermont Youth Conservation Corps.
Hailee Galandak-Cochran, Recreation Staff-Bellows Falls
Hailee is new to Vermont, having moved here with her family in the summer of 2015. She started working with The Club that fall. Having grown up and gone to school outside New England,
Hailee is enjoying the small town aspect of our area. After college Hailee spent time on the west coast as an Americorps volunteer, serving both in inner city schools/after school programs and in programs geared toward sustainable agriculture.
She is looking forward to getting to know the Bellows Falls community and making a difference in the lives of young people in her community.
|Lucas Rawson, Jr. Staff-Flat Street Unit
Lucas started working at the Club in December 2013. He can often be found on the basketball court. He thinks he wants to study engineering in college and hopes to also play a little basketball when not in class.
Many days Lucas can be seen sporting a new baseball hat and when not at work he is often designing new basketball shoes online.
| |Jordan Baldwin-Page, Jr. Staff-Flat Street
Jordan has been a member of the Boys & Girls Club since October of 2006. A sophomore at Brattleboro Union High school, she performs in an
a capella singing group and has recently discovered a passion for photography. At the Club she is very active in Keystone and currently serves as the group's
treasurer. She is also involved in diploma2Degrees and is looking forward to her future.
| |Tyler Dodge Harrison, Jr. Staff-Flat Street
Tyler is a junior at Brattleboro Union High School and has been a member of the Club since July of 2010. An avid outdoorsman, Tyler is often out camping, hunting and
fishing. At the Club he is involved in Keystone and the diploma2Degrees program. Tyler's good nature and positive attitude make him a natural role model for others.
| |Josh Hansen, Junior Staff-Flat Street
Josh can often be found on the basketball court where he stands out because of his height and leadership skills. He has been a member of the Club since
December of 2008 and is currently a junior at Brattleboro Union High School. Josh is on the BUHS varsity basketball team and is hoping to play ball in college.
He also participates on the Club's basketball team and is very involved in Keystone and the diploma2Degrees program.