The staff members of Boys and Girls Club are carefully chosen to provide good role modeling. Prior to hiring, all potential employees are background-checked nationally, as well as drug tested, with a yearly follow up. This helps us, to the best of our ability, provide youth with qualified mentors who also have the safety of the children as priority. They come in with a clear vision of wanting to make a difference in the lives of our youth.
Heather Peterson, Chief Executive Officer, began her Boys and Girls Club experience as a youth attending the club. After graduating High School, she worked in different professional arenas before returning as a club director, a position she has held since 2003. She is responsible for all club operations and works with her Board of Directors to create lasting impact for our youth through sustained resources and club programs. She also is a Mastering The Journey Coach at LCO School.
Shelley Gerich, Director of Operations, has been with the club since the club began operations in 1996! Her duties include all payroll and accounting functions; financial and quarterly progress reporting on all grant-funded initiatives; audit and accountant support; staff support; building operations support and operational support for meals and snacks through the Department of Public Instruction.
Nick Chase, Unit Director, originally worked for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee where he was both a Sports and Fitness Coordinator and a Club Manager. He also has a bachelors degree in business management from Florida Gulf Coast University. He is responsible for all club program operations, special initiatives; management of all program staff; fulfillment of all grant funded programs with measurable outcomes; membership tracking and integrity of data; club safety; club presentation to the community.
Bob Dykstra, Indoor and Outdoor Sports Coordinator and Club maintenance, Girls Varsity Basketball Coach – LCO School.
Jathan Brubaker, Known for "Last Man Standing" Kickball at the Boys and Girls Club, and for 2 Painted Minions who dislike each other, Jathan Coordinates our Healthy Lifestyle and T.R.A.I.L Diabetes Prevention Program, as well as growing up some great "Live" food with the Garden Club, Physical Fitness Games in the gym, and Cooking up some awesome foods in our brand new kitchen!
Willis Ford, Youth Aide
Charisse Reed, Youth Aide
Jody Quarderer, Front Desk
Danielle Benton, Art Coordinator
Brianna Huckabee, Academic Coordinator
Deb Hong, Teen Outreach and Character and Leadership Coordinator