Staff 2017-03-31T15:11:19+00:00

Meet Our Staff

Dana Duran

Executive Director

Dana joined the Boys & Girls Club of Craig as the Executive Director in May 2007.  Dana previously worked in college admissions, emphasizing on increasing access to higher education to under represented populations.  She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and Mathematics from Regis University and a Masters of Nonprofit Management from Regis University. In her six years as Executive Director of BGCNWC, Dana counts the following as key accomplishments:

  • Increase average daily attendance to well over 100 members at both Clubs
  • Collaborated with key Steamboat Springs community members to launch a Club in Steamboat Springs (summer 2009)
  • Coordinated with resource development director to implement a donor tracking system
  • Successfully secured grant funding and individual support for renovation and relocation of the Craig Club’s front entrance increasing safety and security
  • Integrated 5 AmeriCorps members into the Clubs’ Volunteer Program, increasing volunteers by 30%
  • Successfully implement local fundraisers securing needed local match dollars
  • Graduated from El Pomar’s and Community Resource Center’s leadership programs
  • Completed Boys & Girls Club of America’s Advanced Leadership Program for Executives

Celina Taylor

Director of Development

Under the direction of the Executive Director, Celina is responsible for overseeing all aspects of special events planning, coordination, organization and promotion; marketing/public relations development through community education, involvement and support; donor relations and fundraising efforts.  Celina’s position assists the Clubs in development and implementation of an effective marketing plan including website management, email and collateral communications and media advertising.

Celina holds a BA in Religious and Medieval Studies from the University of North Carolina; her professional background is in Higher Education Marketing working as an Admissions and Alumni Recruiter for Mitchell College. Most recently she served as the Creative Marketing Director for Simply Steamboat in Steamboat Springs. She is excited to be working for a community based organization where her efforts will directly impact the lives of those in her community.

Celina can be reached at 970-871-3162 or by emailing ctaylor@craigbgc.org

Ruth Schuessler

Business Manager

Ruth joined the Boys & Girls Club of Craig in April 2005 after working for two area non-profit agencies, RAD and Grand Futures over a five year period.  Prior to that, she served eleven years as the Fiscal Officer for the Colorado Governor’s Office.  Ruth brings a strong background in grants management, governmental accounting, non-profit accounting, and payroll to her current position.  Responsibilities at the Club involve all accounting functions, including budget preparation, review, and analysis; grant management; preparation and submission of required federal and state government reports; and biweekly payroll plus deposits.  Ruth also serves as the primary contact for the Club’s annual financial audit.

Colleen O’Gorman

Unit Director, Steamboat Club

Colleen is the Unit Director for the Steamboat Club.  Colleen graduated from Western Illinois University with a degree in recreation and focus on youth and sports.  Colleen has a passion for spending time with kids, including reading, coloring, dancing and running.  Colleen comes to the Club after working at a park district in a suburb outside of Chicago for 3.5 years running fitness, athletics, and other recreational programs for kids ages 5 to 18.  Colleen moved to Steamboat in May of 2010 after spending a couple of summers in the area, and she started her Steamboat career with the City’s Parks and Rec Department.  Colleen’s experience with afterschool programs is a tremendous benefit to the Boys & Girls Club.

Bonnie Petersen

Program Director, Steamboat Club

Bonnie is a retired Special Ed teacher and Assistant Principal who worked for 28 years in the k-12 grade levels in the Greeley area. She founded the first Alternative High School in Weld County in 1987.  Recently, Bonnie worked as Health Aid for Steamboat Schools.  Bonnie’s extensive background with at-risk youth has been proven as a key to the success of the Steamboat Unit.

Kari Neuman

Unit Director, Craig Club

Kari joined the Boys & Girls Club staff in June 2013 as a Program Leader. She quickly worked her way into the gym and educational program areas.  In 2015, Kari accepted a full time position as Unit Director.  She works specifically on Homework Help and Gym Activities.  Kari has a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice and Psychology from the University of Wyoming.  Kari worked for the Moffat County School District for 2 years, and she has a passion for assisting youth toward reaching their personal best.

Toni Hess

Program Director, Craig Club

Toni joined the Boys and Girls club team of Craig in March of 2014 as the Program Director.  She is a Craig native and is very passionate about the youth in her community. Prior to working at the Boys and Girls Club she was a Special Education Paraprofessional at an Elementary School  but has been working with children in some capacity since age 16.  She came to the club in hopes of making a difference and loves coming to work each and every day.