Our Motto:
We are the Boys and Girls Clubs of the San Luis Valley!
Our kindness will shine brighter than a star.
Our pride is strong and so are we. 
We are responsible and respectful. 
We work as a team. 
We encourage others and hold each other accountable

One Club. One Team. One WE!

About the Team
We are a crew of passionate individuals working together to create a positive & fun environment for youth to learn and grow.

Leadership

Aaron Miltenberger

CEO & President
Tel: (719) 850-1464
On-Call Tel: (719) 588-5433

aaron@bgcslv.org

Mr. Miltenberger joined the Boys and the Girls Clubs of the San Luis Valley as President/CEO in April of 2018. A long time advocate for historically underserved and marginalized youth, with over 25 years of working in student and youth development programs. Mr. Miltenberger has worked with foster homes, environmental education programs, youth corrections, wilderness therapy programs and with social services. He was a three-year employee at the Boys & Girls Clubs of the San Luis Valley working in the Intel Computer Clubhouse. Most recently, Mr. Miltenberger was the Director of Student Life & Recreation at Adams State University, where he worked for 10 years. He received his Master in Higher Education Administration and Leadership from ASU in 2012 and is pleased to serve the community in this new capacity.

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Dale Baker

Operations Director

(719) 589-5252
opsdirector@bgcslv.org

 

Dale is a valley native with over two decades of operations and workforce management experience. Husband and father of two grown daughters, Dale has deep family ties to the San Luis Valley and a strong level of dedication to the youth of our diverse communities. With a broad understanding of the challenges faced by children and parents, he brings compassionate, yet firm, leadership to the Club membership and staff, acting as a mentor and guiding force that continues to carry the organization into the 21st century.

 

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Katie Walker

Case Manager

(719) 401-4156 (Direct Line/Text)
(719) 589-5252 (Alamosa Clubhouse)
casemanager@bgcslv.org

My name is Katie Walker, I am a Colorado Native who was born and raised in Canon City, CO as the youngest of two children in a family of four.  After graduating high school in 2011, I attended the University of Wyoming for

one year before transferring to CSU-Pueblo Campus. During my last semester

at college, I was offered a full time position with the Sangre de Cristo

Arts Center & Buell Children’s Museum, where I spent the

next five years creating programming & coordinating field trips.

 

After the successful creation and expansion of grant funded ‘Sensory Friendly’

days for families with individuals on the autism spectrum, I transitioned

from my position as Associate Curator of the Buell Children’s Museum

to a career as a Registered Behavior Therapist (RBT) in December 2020.

From late 2020 until joining the Boys and Girls Club of the San Luis Valley,

I implemented Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) behavioral therapy

with autistic individuals aged 2-18 years of age under the guidance

of a board certified BCBA. I am honored to be joining not only

the community of the BGCA, but of the San Luis Valley, and hope to add to

the positive transformations currently in progress.


During my off hours I enjoy camping, reading, bike riding, table top

RPG gaming, and spending time with my husband (a valley native, himself)

and our 3 month old son. Outside of club hours, you can usually spot me downtown at Milagro’s or The Narrow Gauge Book Co-op.

Position Vacant

Director of Social Emotional Learning

(719) 589-5252
seldirector@bgcslv.org

Look for this position to be posted soon on our Join Us page!

Please direct any inquiries to 

opsdirector@bgcslv.org

 

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Theresa Shown

Finance Director

(719) 589-5252
finance@bgcslv.org

Theresa is a graduate of Adams State University who combines her MBA degree with over 20 years of experience serving non-profit organizations to bring an exciting portfolio of skills and abilities to the Boys and Girls Clubs of the San Luis Valley’s executive team. Her extensive accounting background and passionate drive to give back to the community allow her to focus her role as Finance Director towards helping valley youth achieve their goals and dreams in our richly diverse world. She also loves the outdoors and can often be found tending her large garden, camping, and hunting. When not exploring the wild outdoors, she cares for her loving family and attends church.

Lola Garcia

Human Resources Director

(719) 589-5252
lola@bgcslv.org

With an extensive background in Human Resources and a strong passion for helping people achieve their goals, Lola brings a powerful skill set and vast personnel management experience to the growing team of caring professionals at the Boys & Girls Clubs of the San Luis Valley. She is always inspired by her two boys, Nathaniel and Nicholas, who are actively involved in sports, which can make for a hectic yet incredibly rewarding family life that is often spent watching games or just hanging out with family and friends. Lola looks forward to making the BGCSLV a choice employer in the San Luis Valley, with competitive pay and benefits, in addition to creating a rich learning environment where staff can develop their skills and continue to grow as service professionals.

 
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Emma Campbell

Alamosa Unit Director

(719) 589-5252
unitdirector@bgcslv.org

Emma is driven by a passion for guiding youth to learn and grow to be their

best individual selves. Originally from Goffstown, New Hampshire, Emma

graduated from Fitchburg State University with a Bachelor's degree in Special

Education, and an Elementary Teaching License.

 

Following graduation, she worked as a behavior technician for kids with Autism, then found herself in Colorado as a part of an Americorps program, Alpine Achievers Initiative. AAI gave Emma the opportunity to serve at the Boys and Girls Club, where she fell in love with the youth, the staff, and the community of the San Luis Valley.

Emma is eager to learn and grow alongside the youths we serve and her colleagues at the Boys and Girls Clubs. She continually strives to find new ways to support and nourish a positive, safe environment for valley youth!

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Garrett Marquez

Outdoor Adventure Director

(719) 589-5252
garrett@bgcslv.org

Garrett is most passionate about introducing kids to the outdoors and providing them with memorable experiences. This makes him an ideal leader for the Outdoor Adventure program. Previously a teacher, Garrett has experience educating and working with kids. On a Sunday, you can find him cheering for the L.A. Chargers or hiking to big bodies of water.  

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Dave Hargis

Marketing & Resource Development Specialist

(719) 589-5252
marketing@bgcslv.org

With an extensive background in Sales, Marketing, Office Management, and Career Services, Dave brings a diverse set of skills that is well paired with a strong sense of wonder and hope for the future. 

Dave's innate belief that we all have the potential to help each other create meaningful lives for ourselves and prosperous communities that enrich us all is strongly linked to his love of heroes, science fiction, and his faith in the ability of each one of us to be a catalyst for each others greatness! Semper Fi!

Organizational Chart

Our 2022
Board of Directors

Note: BGCSLV Board terms are three years, are renewable, and are staggered. In addition, the organization has 100 percent of board members contributing financially to BGCSLV on an annual basis. 

Mr. Rob Oringdulph, Retired, Edward Jones

Interim Chief Volunteer Officer (2022)

County of Residence: Alamosa 

Board Member Since: 2007 

Term Expires: 2022  

Contact info: Email oringdulphr@icloud.com Tel 719-580-0130

 

Mr. Adam Lopez, Regional Manager, Wal-Mart Corporation

Vice Chair, Chair Elect (2022)

County of Residence: Alamosa

Board Member Since: 2019

Term Expires: 2022

Contact Info: Email adam.lopez281@gmail.com Tel 719-588-7982

 

Mr. Robert Van Iwaarden, Owner, Van Iwaarden Builders, Inc. 

Secretary (2023)

County of Residence: Alamosa 

Board Member Since: 2005 

Term Expires: 2023

Contact info: Email vib@gojade.org Tel 719-589-4224

 

Mr. Mike Hudson, CPA and Shareholder, Wall, Smith, Bateman & Associates, Inc. 

Treasurer (2023)

County of Residence: Alamosa

Board Member Since: 2014

Term Expires: 2023 

Contact info: Email mikeh@wsbcpa.com Tel 719-580-3619

 

Mrs. Judy McNeilsmith, Chief Operating Officer, La Puente Homeless Services

County of Residence: Alamosa 

Board Member Since: 1998 

Term Expires: 2022 

Contact info: Email jmcneilsmith@gmail.com Tel 719-588-0779


Mrs. Kimberly Chacon, Assistant Professor of Nursing, Adams State University

County of Residence: Rio Grande

Board Member Since: 2019

Term Expires: 2022

Contact Info: gkds@msn.com Tel 

 

Mrs. Helen Sigmond, Lawyer Private Practice

County of Residence: Alamosa

Board Member Since: 2021

Term Expires: 2024

Contact Info: helensigmond@gmail.com  Tel 

 

Mrs. Anke Spiegelhauer, CPA, MT, Tax Manager , Wall, Smith, Bateman & Associates, Inc.

County of Residence: Rio Grande

Board Member Since: 2019

Term Expires: 2022

Contact Info: ankes@wsbcpa.com Tel 719.589.3619

 

Dr. Lauren Sonderegger, Valley Wide Health Systems 

County of Residence: Alamosa

Board Member Since: 2021

Term Expires: 2024

Contact Info: lauren.sonderegger@gmail.com  Tel 

 

Ms. Megan Smith, Director of Operations, La Puente Enterprise

County of Residence: Alamosa

Board Member Since: 2021

Term Expires: 2024

Contact Info: director.enterprises@lapuente.net

 

Ms. Holly Van Hoy, Youth Services Librarian, Alamosa Public Library

 County of Residence: Alamosa

Board Member Since: 2021

Term Expires: 2024

Contact Info: hvanhoy@ci.alamosa.co.us

Ex Officio

 

Mr. Ron Chapman, CPA and Shareholder, Wall, Smith, Bateman & Associates, Inc. 

Emeritus (2020)

County of Residence: Alamosa 

Board Member Since: 2007 

Term Expires: N/A 

Contact info: Email ronc@wsbcpa.com Tel 719-580-3692

 

Parent Representative

Mrs. Esther Vasquez, parent educator Early Childhood Center

County of Residence: Alamosa

Board Member Since: 2017

Term Expires: 2023

Contact info: Email mendozaesther65@yahoo.com  Tel 719-588-5386

 

Youth Representatives

Amaya Garcia White-Buffalo,

Current Youth of the Year 2022

Board Member Since: 2022*

Term Expires: 2024

Cynthia Mejia, 

Current Youth of the Year 2021

Board Member Since: 2021*

Term Expires: 2023

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