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

Leadership...

Theresa brings over 15 years of experience in non-profit accounting to the Boys & Girls Clubs of the San Luis Valley. She is an education professional with a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) with an emphasis in Accounting from Adams State University.She is passionate about making making a difference in the lives of those around her and is most excited to give back to the children and the community through her position as Finance Director. In her free time you will find her tending to her large garden, camping, hunting or at church.  

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.

Michael has over 5 years of exeperience working with youth in the San Luis Valley. Michael is passionate about working with young people and learning. Michael graduated from Adams State University in 2014. In his free time, Michael enjoys spending time with his family, training at his gym, and drinking coffee. Michael believes in loving others and loving yourself is the best way to live.

Diego brings experience in the education field and is an advocate for encouraging adults to converse with youth about real-life issues. He is most excited about preparing the future leaders of society and through his position hopes to make a meaningful difference in the members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the San Luis Valley. In his free time you will find him working out, spending time with family, friends and pets.

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.  

Driven by passion motivated by love Vince strives to be the best “Vince” he can be. Vince has dedicated his time to promote loving who you are and being who you are. With this, he has worked with young adults in discovering their true potential, from finding their place at the right college to discovering their inner strength through conferences to one on one conversations all the while strengthening his true identity.

 

Vince is a product of Adams State University holding a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an Emphasis in Healthcare. His passion for working with young adults and youth has brought him to work at BGCSLV in the hopes of bringing positivity, passion and love
to the youth of the San Luis valley to show the youth their full potential and how they can make an impact in this beautifully diverse world we live in today.

 

Vince believes that if we are open to ourselves, fight for our beliefs, fight for what is right and love freely...we will be unstoppable!!

Organizational Chart

Staff...

Louisa Cheslock

Education Program Aide

Fawn Tatro

Cultural Arts Program Aide

 

Dylan Lindberg

HEAL Program Aide

Cece Orozco

Membership Coordinator

Americorps Members:

Kirstin Wolgast

Alpine Achievers Initiative- Full Time

Lea Peafford

Alpine Achievers Initiative- Part Time

Lorena Jurado

Development Associate VISTA- Grants

Meet our Board...

 
Board of Directors 2019

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. 

 

Mrs. Mary Rice, Retired Manager, SLV Health Laboratories

Chief Volunteer Officer (2020)

County of Residence: Rio Grande

Board Member Since: 2017

Term Expires: 2020

 

Dale Baker, General Manager, expo LLC

Vice Chair, Chair Elect (2020)

County of Residence: Rio Grande

Board Member Since: 2018

Term Expires: 2021

 

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

Treasurer (2019)

County of Residence: Alamosa 

Board Member Since: 2007 

Term Expires: 2018 

 

David Mize, Immigration and Naturalization Services 

Past Previous CVO (2020)

County of Residence, Alamosa 

Board Member Since: 2014 

Term Expires: 2018 

 

Mr. Rob Oringdulph, Retired, Edward Jones

Vice President of Resource Development (2020)

County of Residence: Alamosa 

Board Member Since: 2007 

Term Expires: 2020  

 

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

Secretary (2019)

County of Residence: Alamosa 

Board Member Since: 2005 

Term Expires: 2020

 

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

County of Residence: Alamosa

Board Member Since: 2014

Term Expires: 2018 

 

Eric Carpio, Philanthropy Director, History Colorado

County of Residence: Alamosa

Board Member Since: 2018

Term Expires: 2021

 

Judy McNeilsmith, Chief Operating Officer, La Puente Homeless Services

County of Residence: Alamosa 

Board Member Since: 1998 

Term Expires: 2020 

 

Matthew Martinez, Director, Correspondence Education, Adams State University

County of Residence: Rio Grande

Board Member Since: 2018

Term Expires: 2021

Adam Lopez, Regional Manager, Wal-Mart Corporation

County of Residence: Alamosa

Board Member Since: 2019

Term Expires: 2022

 

Lonnie Gillespie, Director of Organic Sales, Farm Fresh

County of Residence: Rio Grande

Board Member Since: 2019

Term Expires: 2022
 

Karl Keunhold, Lawyer, Keunhold, LLC. 

County of Residence: Alamosa

Board Member Since: 2019

Term Expires: 2022
 

Parent Representative

Esther Mendoza, parent educator Early Childhood Center

County of Residence: Alamosa

Board Member Since: 2017

Term Expires: 2020

 

Youth Representative

Joy Medina

Board Member Since: 2018*

Term Expires: 2019

Youth Representative

Kevin Gonzales

Board Member Since: 2019

Term Expires: 2020

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