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Staff 2018-05-23T13:11:07+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’s role is to oversee and grow the organization’s fundraising activities, designing a development plan focused on individual giving, event based fundraising and corporate and legacy giving. In addition to this, Celina is responsible for the growth and cultivation of two distinct donor committees: The Boys & Girls Clubs’ Leadership Circle and Club Council. Additionally, she directs all aspects of Club marketing and promotion, both online and in print. 

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@bgcnwc.org

Bobby Jones

Operations Director

 

Bobby started at the Boys & Girls Club in the summer of 2017 as the newly created, Director of Operations. The Club has grown to serve more youth with more staff, creating a need for additional support to help fulfill the mission of the Club. Bobby graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a degree in Criminology. After working in the oil and gas field in Oklahoma and Colorado, Bobby recognized a community thrives by what its members do to give back. His involvements in the Steamboat community lead him to the Boys & Girls Club to be a part of the real community available in the Yampa Valley. Bobby’s outgoing personality is a great fit in the Club with staff, members and the greater community.

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.

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.

Tanya Ferguson

Program Director, Craig Club

Tanya joined the full time staff at the Boys & Girls Club in August of 2017, but she has been a consistent member of the volunteer crew and staff since the Club’s inception in 2004.  Tanya has built a 30 year career dedicated to helping all kids, especially those with special needs, reach their full potential. At the Club, Tanya helps design a rich program calendar designed to enrich and enhance out of school time for every kid who walks through our doors.

 

Mariah Meeks

Program Director, Steamboat Club

Mariah joined the management team at the Boys & Girls Club in February 2018, but she has been a part of the staff since 2010.  She graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a degree in Sports Medicine.  She worked her way up in our organization from a Junior Staff with an internship at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Weld County and most recently served as our Gym Director.  Mariah has increased gym activities and the amount of time kids spend in moderate to vigorous physical activity.  Mariah brings youthful energy and enthusiasm to the Club and all she does.