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

Contact Dana: dduran@bgcnwc.org

Kelly Landers

Development Director

Kelly joined the Boys & Girls Club team in 2019 and brings with her a wealth of Routt county experiences.  Kelly moved to Steamboat in 1992 after graduating from Purdue University with a degree in Financial Planning and Counseling.  This move fulfilled a lifelong dream of living in Steamboat.  Kelly’s first year in Steamboat entailed skiing everyday and meeting her husband Jason.  In 2000 Kelly and Jason opened the Creekside Cafe which through their hard work, talent and determination became a successful Steamboat restaurant.  During this time they also have been raising two amazing children, Timmy and Caroline.  Kelly is so excited to join to Boys and Girls Club team and have the opportunity to add to the success of a vital piece of Steamboat and Craig.   In her free time Kelly can be found, coaching mountain biking and alpine skiing at SSWSC, volunteering on the YVCF board, leading Girl Scouts, volunteering at Strings, training for triathlons and actively participating in Rotary.  

Contact Kelly: klanders@bgcnwc.org

Jamie Knez

Director of Operations

Jamie joined the Boys & Girls Club team in 2023. A graduate from SoRoCo high school, Jamie received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Ashford University and a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership from Regis University. Jamie brings to the team expertise and skills in leadership, non-profit fundraising, business development, continuous improvement, project implementation and management. Jamie and her husband Joe were both raised in families with deep roots in the local energy sector and met while working at the local coal mine. Having raised two extraordinary children in the valley, Makenna and Keaton, Jamie counts their successes as young adults in her daily blessings. Jamie enjoys reading, gathering with friends, long hikes, critical thinking activities and visual arts and music.

Contact Jamie: jknez@bgcnwc.org

Lisa Johnson

 Business Manager

Lisa Johnson  joined BGC as the Business Manager in March of 2020.  She graduated from Grand Valley State University with a degree in Photography, as well as from Central Wyoming College with a degree in Outdoor Education and Leadership. She brings a wide variety of experience having recently worked in operations for a local non-profit, as well as working as a consultant for a locally owned Accounting Firm.  She is passionate about people and making a difference in other people’s lives, but is also very passionate about numbers.

Throughout the last 15 years, she has worked for a variety of non-profits. She truly enjoys supporting organizations through data analysis, setting in place policies and procedures, implementing a variety of technology systems, and using these tools to increase  organizational efficiencies.

Lisa loves being outdoors engaging a variety of activities. She spends a lot of time on her bike and hiking in the summer, and she is still learning to  enjoy  more winter activities. You can also find Lisa at Wyldife supporting our youth through this wonderful ministry. Lisa is excited for this new adventure at BGC and to be a part of a supportive team.

Contact Lisa: ljohnson@bgcnwc.org

Kristen Weese

Unit Director, Steamboat Club

Kristen moved to Steamboat from southwest Montana where she raised her two children, who now also live in Colorado.  Kristen and her husband, Paul, have lived in Steamboat since 2015.  She is excited to call this home!

Kristen received a BA from Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio.  Since graduation she has worked with kids in many capacities including babysitting, start-up and management of day care centers and Montessori’s; creating her own summer and after school programs.  She excelled at coordinating soccer programs of over 500 kids and coaching youth swim teams and lessons.  Now her greatest joy is getting to spend time with her granddaughter and working for the Boys and Girls Club.  She enjoys exploring this beautiful state by camping, hiking and going to listen to music.  She also loves being in the water, either swimming or teaching water aerobics.

Contact Kristen: kweese@bgcnwc.org

Erin Steger

Unit Director, Craig Club

Erin joined the Boys and Girls club team in 2021 however, she has been coming to the club since she was 6 years old.  Erin has been a Club kid, volunteer, jr. staff, college staff, and now the Unit Director. She was born and raised in Craig and loves what Moffat County has to offer. She attended Chadron State College and received her bachelors degree in Family Consumer Science- Child studies. Throughout college Erin always knew that she wanted to come back and work at the Boys & Girl Club. “I love what we do here at the club and I believe in the opportunities we give to the kids we serve.”

Other than the Boys and Girls club Erin’s passions are hunting, fishing, and agriculture. Her and husband Kyle have been married since 2021 and since have welcomed three fur babies into our life named Case, Buck, and Teeter. They are both excited to contribute the community by coaching sports, being involved with 4H/FFA and Boys & Girls Club.
Contact Erin: esteger@bgcnwc.org

Nicole Fox

Steamboat Club Teen Director

Working with kids has been a passion of mine since I was 16. From summer camp to alternative school to wilderness therapy, I’ve done a little bit of everything. Originally  from Maine, I attended school at and graduated from the University of Florida with my Bachelors  in psychology. I then found my love for thru hiking and have since walked both the Appalachian Trail and Pacific Crest Trail, totaling over 4000 miles. I moved to Steamboat on a whim thinking I would stay seasonally but quickly fell in love with the community and lifestyle. You can probably find me training for my first ultra-marathon or creating art when I’m not at BGC.

Contact Nicole: nfox@bgcnwc.org