Staff

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 Heather 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 Shelly 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 Nick 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 Club Maintance  
       
   

 

 
       
  Sarah Chucka Healthy Lifestyles Coordinator Sarah recently started at the Club. She was previously employed as a radio announcer at 92.3 WRLS. Sarah has been a powerlifting coach for the last 5 years. She is a nationally ranked powerlifter and lifts competitively in her free time. Sarah has lived in Couderay her entire life and attended college at UW Barron County for communications. Sarah teaches all of our gym classes at the Club as well as healthy cooking classes. She loves being able to teach young people new ways to incorporate healthy foods into their diets and ways to live active life styles. Sarah also teaches our T.R.A.I.L program which is Type 2 Diabetes prevention curriculum. 
       
       
       
  Danielle Benton Art Coordinator Danielle is from The Oneida Nation of the Thames in Ontario, Canada. She is Oneida, Delaware (Lenni Lenape), & Mohawk of the Turtle Clan. She is a mother of 5 children, 2 girls and 3 boys. Danielle enjoys attending ceremonies and travelling to powwows throughout the year with her family. She dances Northern Traditional and has been dancing since she could walk. She enjoys beading and sewing for her family and friends. Danielle has worked at the Boys and Girls Club of Lac Courte Oreilles for 2 years as the Art Director. She loves working with the youth and has made some great friendships in these past 2 years.