|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.
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 likes coming to the club to color pictures, watch movies, and has even tried 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.
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.
Amee LaTour, 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 side.
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.
Megan Dupille, Recreation Coordinator-Flat Street Unit
Megan joined our organization 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.
Abigail Lively, Recreation Staff-Flat Street Unit
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.
Meghan Hopkins, Program Staff-Westgate Unit
Meghan was hired for the summer camp program at the Flat Street clubhouse in 2012. After working as a lifeguard for two summers and graduating from Johnson State College in December of 2013 with a degree in history and a teacher certification, Meghan joined the staff at our Westgate clubhouse.
A Brattleboro native, Meghan attended BUHS and has worked, played and volunteered in this area her entire life. Her sense of fun and love of sports is infectious. On her off hours Meghan teaches a spinning class. One day she hopes to be a high school history teacher.
Sara Chard, Program Staff-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 just baking a favorite recipe with our club members.
|Maia Gilmour, Jr. Staff-Flat Street Unit
Maia joined the Junior Staff program 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.
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.
Samantha Fisher, Jr. Staff-Flat Street Unit
Samantha became a member of our Junior Staff in the fall of 2013. She really feels at home at the Club and looks forward to helping others find a second home here. Samm's love of movies and playing sports shows through in almost all of her interactions with people. She is not sure what the future holds, but she is looking forward to going to college and seeing the world.
Sydney Fisher, Jr. Staff-Flat Street Unit
Sydney joined the staff during the summer of 2013, working with our camp program. When the summer was over she became a member of the Junior Staff. Sydney has a real love of working with kids and enjoys watching them grow and learn. After high school and college she hopes to work with preschoolers and children with special needs. Sydney is our 2014 Youth of the Year!
|Lucas Rawson, Jr. Staff-Flat Street Unit
The newest member of our Junior Staff, 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.