Meet Our Amazing Team!

Mary Swingle
President/CEO
mswingle@bgcmn.org

In Sept. 2018, I walked through the “Blue Doors” of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central MN for the first time starting a new career adventure, and it was the best decision ever. The past two years have been filled with so many rewards and challenges to “Do Whatever It Takes…” I am incredibly fortunate to call Boys & Girls Clubs of Central MN my forever home.

Geri Bechtold
Vice President of Operations
gbechtold@bgcmn.org

I have been a part of this great organization for more than 35 years! I started as a college student and worked my way up to managing Kennedy KIDSTOP for many years to support youth in the St. Joseph community. Today, I ensure quality programs and services for youth across our organization. When I’m not at the Club, I’m working on my family farm or being an aunt to some great kids!

Deb Nebosis
Vice President of Resource Development
dnebosis@bgcmn.org

I have worked at the Club for 22 years in resource development. No small feat! I love this team, and I love this mission. When I’m not at the Club, I enjoy spending time with my wonderful husband and two amazing kids, spending time at the cabin and always looking for new hobbies, like crafting, golfing, hiking and fishing.

Tracy Johnson
Chief Financial Officer
tjohnson@bgcmn.org

I have been the CFO for 8 years. I found the Club and knew it was the perfect fit for me. It is a place where I can use my skills for an organization whose mission matches my own.

Favorite color: purple
Favorite ice cream: double fudge brownie
Favorite movie: The Shack
Favorite animal: bald eagle
Favorite hobby: concerts

Tommi Neuman
Senior Director of Human Resources
tneuman@bgcmn.org

I’ve been a part of the Boys & Girls Club family for more than 30 years. Most of my time at the Club was spent as a KIDSTOP Program Manager. But a few years ago, I moved over to HR, and it has been such a rewarding journey to serve youth in this new capacity!

Aimee Minnerath
Senior Director of Communications
aminnerath@bgcmn.org

I joined this amazing team more than 20 years ago, and I couldn’t imagine a better job than supporting the mission to do whatever it takes to help our youth! In my spare time, I chauffer three kids around to their various activities and get on the lake whenever I can!

Christine Kustelski
Director of Clubs
ckustelski@bgcmn.org

I started working at the Club more than 20 years ago as a college student volunteer. The Club’s mission became ingrained in me, and I spent 20 years serving the Club as a unit director before entering my current role as Director of Clubs in 2020 to support and mentor Club site managers and ensure quality programs and services for youth.

Nikki Klehr
Director of KIDSTOPs
nklehr@bgcmn.org

I started working at the Club more than 20 years ago in the KIDSTOP program. I managed KIDSTOP sites in each of our partnering school districts before moving into my current role as Director of KIDSTOPS to support and mentor KIDSTOP site managers.

Brady DeGagne
Director of Programming
bdegagne@bgcmn.org

I have been working here for over a year. I love working at the Clubs, because I am passionate about helping kids and strengthening this awesome community!

Favorite movie: Miracle
Favorite animal: Moose
Favorite sport:Hockey!
Favorite hobby: Golf
Favorite food: Chicken Parmesean

Pam Westergren
Accountant
pwestergren@bgcmn.org

I have been with the Boys & Girls Club for 18 years, and I am part of a great team that is always looking to see what we can do to enrich our members lives. When I’m not at the Club, I’m hanging out with my husband and our two dogs!

Favorite color: Green
Favorite ice cream: Dilly Bars
Favorite movie: Easy A
Favorite animal: Dogs
Favorite hobby: Reading
Favorite food: Chinese
Favorite way to spend a Saturday: car ride

Nancy Vossen
IT & Database Specialist
nvossen@bgcmn.org

I attended summer KIDSTOP in St. Joe when I was a kid and looked forward to every summer when I could be back in the program and see my summertime friends. When I started with the organization 23 years ago, I worked at Kennedy KIDSTOP and later moved into the office where I now work as the IT & Database Specialist. When I’m on vacation, my family and I enjoy going to a cabin in Detroit Lakes to spend time fishing, tubing and enjoying the beach.

Deb Nathe
Accounting Assistant
dnathe@bgcmn.org

I have been with the Boys & Girls Club for just over a year, and I feel very blessed to be working for such a great organization that does so much to help our children. My favorite way to spend a Saturday is with my family and my grandson!

Favorite color: yellow
Favorite ice cream: sea salt caramel
Favorite movie: Dirty Dancing
Favorite sport: Ice Skating
Favorite hobby: Scrapbooking
Favorite song: The Rose
Favorite food: Chinese
Favorite vacation: Duluth

Anne Soenneker
HR Assistant
asoenneker@bgcmn.org

I’ve been with the organization for about a year and half now. I absolutely love working at BGCMN because we provide a safe place for children in our community to go.

Favorite color: Blue
Favorite season: Summer
Favorite ice cream: pistachio
Favorite movie: The Great Gatsby
Favorite animal: Dogs
Favorite sport: Basketball
Favorite vacation place: Key West, FL

Chris Mrozek
Facilities Manager
cmrozek@bgcmn.org

I’ve been the facilities manager at the Club for 15 years! I love staying active and busy fixing things inside and outside Club buildings. When I’m not at the Club, I’m hanging out with my son or tinkering around the house or the cabin.

Kristin Schaefer
Purchasing Agent
kschaefer@bgcmn.org

I started working for the Boys & Girls Club about two years ago. I really like the people I work with. It makes the days better!

Favorite color: Gray
Favorite season: Fall
Favorite ice cream: Rocky Road
Favorite movie: Forest Gump – I love Tom Hanks
Favorite animal: Sloths
Favorite hobby: reading
Favorite song: I listen to everything from Frank Sinatra to Ozzy
Favorite food: Tacos
Favorite restaurant: Panera
Favorite way to spend a Saturday: on the deck with feet up and a good book

Alyssa Fennell
Oak Ridge KIDSTOP
Site Manager
afennell@bgcmn.org

In 2015, I started working at the Roosevelt Club before I transitioned to Oak Ridge KIDSTOP Site Manager. As a Sartell graduate, I am excited to be serving the community I grew up in. My favorite part about my job is when I get to plop down on the floor and get to know each kid as individuals.

Favorite ice cream: Brownie & Cookie Dough
Favorite TV show: Grey’s Anatomy
Favorite animal: My puppy Tetta
Favorite hobby: Reading
Favorite song: Any country song
Favorite vacation place: Somewhere on a beach
Favorite way to spend a Saturday: Hiking with my family

Brock Korbel
Pine Meadow KIDSTOP Senior Site Manager
bkorbel@bgcmn.org

I have been with the Boys and Girls Club since 2010, and I enjoy working for the Club because I love working with kids in a setting that is outside of their classroom. 

Favorite color: blue 
Favorite season: fall
Favorite movie: Remember the Titans 
Favorite animal: dog
Favorite emoji: 🤣
Favorite sport: basketball 
Favorite hobby: golf 
Favorite vacation place: Mexico 
Favorite way to spend a Saturday: Hanging out with my wife & 2 beautiful girls!

Cullen McAnally
Madison KIDSTOP
Site Manager
cmcanally@bgcmn.org

I’ve been with this amazing organization since 2012 in a variety of positions, and the enthusiasm the kids bring every day is just one reason why I love my job. Whether we’re having fun in the sun, or problem-solving conflict, I enjoy being there to help our youth grow.

Favorite movie: The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
Favorite animal: my cat Ramses
Favorite emoji: 🙃
Favorite hobby: Playing piano, or playing card games with my son
Favorite food: peanut butter & jelly
Favorite restaurant: Glam Doll Donuts
Favorite vacation place: Pacific Northwest
Favorite way to spend a Saturday: Going on adventures with my son.

Dominique Hollomon
Roosevelt Boys & Girls Club Senior Site Manager
dhollomon@bgcmn.org

I’ve been with the Boys & Girls Club for 4 years, and I’m just a BGC member at heart, on a mission to pour into our kids everything that was instilled in me as a child growing up in the organization.

Favorite color: Come in my office, lol!
Favorite ice cream: Anything from Coldstone
Favorite Movie: The Memory Keeper’s Daughter
Favorite Animal: Unicorns
Favorite Emoji: 😬
Favorite Hobby: Making Jewelry
Favorite Song: Anything Beyoncé Sings
Favorite Food: Avocado
Favorite Restaurant:
Favorite Quote: “People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” ~ Maya Angelou.

Janelle Brethorst
Southside Boys & Girls Club Senior Site Manager
jbrethorst@bgcmn.org

I have been with the Boys & Girls Club since 2014. I fell in love with the mission of the Club, and I love to empower the kids in every way, doing whatever it takes to allow them to thrive in this world! I recently got married, and my favorite way to spend a Saturday is with my husband and our puppy exploring a new place outdoors!

Favorite color: teal
Favorite season: fall
Favorite ice cream: strawberry
Favorite sport: softball and sand volleyball
Favorite hobby: photography
Favorite food: popcorn and chicken broccoli alfredo

Kristin Johnson
Senior Site Manager for Hybrid KIDSTOP programs
kjohnson2@bgcmn.org

I have been with the Boys & Girls Club for 10 years and have enjoyed how each year has differed. Each site and member that I’ve meet has taught me something new along the way!

Favorite color: Purple
Favorite Season: Fall
Favorite Animal: Elephant
Favorite Emoji: 👍
Favorite Sport: Basketball
Favorite Hobby: Journaling
Favorite Song: Hotel California
Favorite Food: Pasta

Raquel Hoffman
Clearview KIDSTOP
Site Manager
rhoffman@bgcmn.org

I have been with the Boys & Girls Club for 7 years, because I have a passion for working with children. My members bring so much joy to my life! It’s truly amazing watching them grow year by year and be a small part of that journey. My favorite way to spend a Saturday is with family or friends and a great cup of coffee!

Favorite drink: Coffee!
Favorite store: TJ Maxx!
Favorite color: dusty pink
Favorite season: ABSOLUTELY Fall
Favorite ice cream: mint chocolate chip
Favorite movie: Hercules
Favorite animal: Turtle
Favorite sport: dance
Favorite hobby: makeup!
Favorite song: Free Fallin’
Favorite food: Taco
Favorite place: Duluth
Favorite TV show: The Office

Fay Smith
Westwood KIDSTOP
Site Manager
fsmith@bgcmn.org

I’ve been supporting youth at the Boys & Girls Club in different capacities for close to 10 years, and I love to watch kids learn and grow! When I’m not at the Club, I enjoy spending time with my family riding horses, cooking, camping, hiking, and bon fires.

Favorite animal: horses & cats
Favorite sport: boxing & horseback riding
Favorite food: Asian & Mexican
Favorite vacation place: Black Hills, Hawaii, Chicago & Alaska

Tara Arendt
Oak Hill KIDSTOP
Senior Site Manager
tarendt@bgcmn.org

I’ve been with the organization for a little over five years now. It’s been a great pleasure watching youth grow from kindergarteners into junior high students who can make an impact, not only on their local communities, but also the global community.

Favorite season: Halloween!
Favorite movie: The Mummy
Favorite animal: Giant Panda
Favorite hobby: Creative writing
Favorite song: “Bohemian Rhapsody”
Favorite restaurant: Fuji Steakhouse
Favorite vacation place: The Grand Cayman Islands

Tracy Beyer
Kennedy KIDSTOP
Site Manager
tbeyer@bgcmn.org

I have worked for the Boys and Girls Club since 2005 when I was still in high school! When I turned 16, I knew I wanted to work for the Club. Growing up as a Club member, the staff made such a impact in my life, and I knew I wanted to do the same for others. I found myself at Kennedy KIDSTOP in December 2018, and I have been loving it ever since. On weekends, I love spending time with my family and our little guy!

Favorite color: Orange
Favorite animal: Cats
Favorite sport: Soccer
Favorite song: Where’s the love
Favorite food: water melon
Favorite restaurant: Chinese
Favorite vacation place: camping

Tony Bown
Eastside Boys & Girls Club
Senior Site Manager
tbown@bgcmn.org

I started my career at the Boys & Girls Club in 2017 because it was time to find a job that was fulfilling. The Boys & Girls Club is more than just a job. It’s a mission movement. At the Club, I enjoy helping kids find their passion by exploring opportunities in the arts and the skilled trades. When I’m not at the Club, I am spending time with my wife and three beautiful daughters.

Stefan Ahles
Athlos, Lincoln & Talahi KIDSTOP
Site Manager
sahles@bgcmn.org

I have been with the Boys & Girls Club for five years because I wish to give back to the community in which I have grown up. My favorite way to spend a Saturday is going Frisbee golfing with friends or family.

Favorite color: purple
Favorite season: winter
Favorite ice cream: cookie dough
Favorite movie: Aladdin
Favorite animal: orangutan
Favorite emoji is 🤣
Favorite hobby: video games
Favorite song: Help by Beatles
Favorite food: pizza
Favorite restaurant: Best Burger Ever
Favorite vacation place: my aunt and uncle’s cabin in Joseph Oregon

Tabatha Notsch
KIDSTART Site Manager
tnotsch@bgcmn.org

I have worked with the Boys & Girls Club for almost 3 years, and I love spending time with the kids and getting to know them and their families. I really enjoy spending time with my family and friends on the weekends.

Favorite color: lime green
Favorite season: fall
Favorite ice cream: chocolate chip cookie dough
Favorite movie: Aladdin
Favorite animal: Panda
Favorite sport: volleyball
Favorite hobby: puzzles
Favorite food: Turtle Cheesecake
Favorite restaurant: Boulder Tap House
Favorite vacation place: Florida

Samantha Heschke
Mississippi Heights KIDSTOP Site Manager
sheschke@bgcmn.org

I have been with the Boys & Girls Club since 2012. I enjoy working at the Club, because I always get to see the children change in many ways. I have seen the work of the Club helping children out in many ways. 

Favorite color: Maroon
Favorite season: Fall
Favorite ice cream: anything chocolate
Favorite movie: Night at the Museum
Favorite animal: Turtle
Favorite sport: Football
Favorite hobby: Crafting
Favorite song: Tin Man
Favorite restaurant: Texas Roadhouse
Favorite vacation place: Anywhere up north & on a lake

Jenna Scapanski
Pleasantview KIDSTOP Senior Site Manager
jscapanski@bgcmn.org

I started my career at the Boys & Girls Club 8 years ago. I started as an assistant program manager and was promoted to program manager of STRIDE KIDSTOP. Two years ago, I received the opportunity to become the Pleasantview program manager. When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my family, my nieces and nephews and my two English Bulldogs. I also enjoy traveling to new countries and taking trips cross country. I am always looking for a new adventure!

Favorite color: Green
Favorite season: Fall
Favorite ice cream: Cookie dough
Favorite animal: Sea Turtle
Favorite emoji: 😂
Favorite sport: Basketball
Favorite food: Chips and salsa
Favorite restaurant: PotBelly Sandwhich Shop
Favorite vacation place: Ireland & Arizona