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Who we are

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.

Cyndi Oringdulph

Senior Director of Programs and Social Emotional Learning

(719) 589-5252

cyndio@bgcslv.org

Cyndi comes to the club after having worked here 12 years ago. She also brings 23 years of experience working with children including work as a school director, teaching kindergarten, and developing enrichment/readiness programs, to name a few. She graduated top of her class from Ashford University with a BA in Early Childhood Education Administration. She’s also certified in Restorative Justice, SEL (Social Emotional Learning), Behavior Management, Digital Threat Assessment, PBIS, and MTSS.

Theresa Shown

Finance Director

(719) 589-5252

finance@bgcslv.org

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.  

Michael Mora

Unit Director

(719) 589-5252

director@bgcslv.org

Michael has over 5 years of experience 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.

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.  

Organizational Chart

Staff

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Louisa Cheslock

STEM Coordinator 

Fawn Tatro

Cultural Arts Coordinator

Garrett Pearson

Music Tech Coordinator

Kaitlyn Simon

Membership Coordinator

Alonna Younger

Program Aid

Olga Montano

Extended Learning Program Coordinator 

Claudia Corvera

Teen Coordinator

Brandon Doss

IT

Americorps Members:

Amy Brenneman

Development Associate VISTA- Marketing and PR

Our 2021

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. 

Dale Baker, General Manager, expo LLC 

Chief Volunteer Officer(2021) 

County of Residence: Rio Grande 

Board Member Since: 2018 

Term Expires: 2021 

Contact info: dale_baker@hotmail.com Tel 719-580-2122 

Mr. Sean Palas, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Valley-Wide Health Systems. Vice Chair, Chair Elect (2021

County of Residence: Alamosa 

Board Member Since: 2020 

Term Expires: 2023 

Contact Info: seanpalas@gmail.com Tel (719)580-1221  

Mr. Rob Oringdulph, Retired, Edward Jones 

Past Previous CVO (2021) 

County of Residence: Alamosa  

Board Member Since: 2007 

Term Expires: 2022 

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

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

Secretary (2021) 

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 (2021) 

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 

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

County of Residence: Alamosa 

Board Member Since: 2019 

Term Expires: 2022 

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

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 

David Mize, Immigration and Naturalization Services 

County of Residence, Alamosa 

Board Member Since: 2014 

Term Expires: 2021 

Contact info: Email damize12571@yahoo.com Tel 785-456-3503 

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 

Jedrick Sanders, Youth Representative, ValYouth 

County of Residence: Alamosa 

Board Member Since: 2020 

Term Expires: 2023 

Contact Info: jedimonkey0624@gmail.com Tel 719.589.3619  

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 Mendoza, 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 Representative 

Isaiah Avila  

Board Member Since: 2020*  

Term Expires: 2021