Kayla started her career here at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Dundee Township in 2017, as a Youth Development Professional at Golfview Elementary. In 2019, Kayla became the Program Coordinator at our previous Teen Center. She is a long-time resident of Algonquin and studied Elementary Education at Northern Illinois University. Her love for teaching brought her to BGCDT to help give the youth access to different experiences and opportunities. In 2019, Kayla was named the Youth Development Professional of the Year, in the Midwest, by the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Kayla is excited to begin her new role as the Volunteer Engagement Coordinator, where she will be responsible for recruiting and retaining volunteers by actively engaging with the community.
Lluri will always be a club kid! As a former BGCDT member, 2003 Youth Of The Year, and Jr. Staff for three years, she knew BGCDT was still a place she could call home. Growing up in Carpentersville and seeing first hand the impact that club has on our community, is one of the reasons she decided it was time to come back and utilize the skills club provided her. As a volleyball player in Dundee-Crown, she believes athletics is a crucial component to many children’s success along with discipline. As the Athletics Director, she is looking forward to providing more opportunities for our youth to use their skills without limitations. With a background in customer services and athletics operations, she is hopeful she can help our local families and members find a fun way to stay active and be part of a team. Lluri is also a proud mom to a boy that is now a 2nd generation BGCDT member. The Club has been such a fantastic part of her life and now being able to be on the other side of the spectrum she couldn’t ask for a better team to work side by side on this incredible mission in making a great community with young leaders.
Daisie started working with the Boys & Girls Club in August 2017. She started off at Meadowdale, working with 3rd, 4th and 5th graders. After two years of working at an Elementary site, Daisie then moved on to working with Middle schoolers at CMS. Daisie is a loving mother and wife. In her free time, she enjoys spending it with her family and loves to play with her son Sebastian. One of Daisie’s favorite hobbies is shopping and makeup.
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Edgar Montes was born in Guerrero, Mexico, and came to America at the age of 6. Because he didn’t speak English, he was assigned a tutor when he attended Oakhill Elementary in first grade. After years of hard work and dedication to his education, he became the first member of his family to go to college and received a scholarship to attend Robert Morris University. He graduated with a Masters in Business Administration and has since spent the majority of his career in the nonprofit field by working at various Boys and Girls Clubs such as Elgin and Chicago before finally joining us at BGCDT.
You can find Edgar dancing in his free time when he is not working hard for the Boys & Girls Clubs. Dancing was a hobby that he began when he was a teenager. In 2020 he and his dance partner won the Amateur Classic World Championship in the Bachata category at the World Salsa Summit. They also won the Amateur Bachata World Championship at the Euroson Latino Virtual Dance Competition.
Willie has dedicated his life-long career to serve young people through many organizations that are
Jennifer started working with Boys & Girls Club in August, 2009, where she was the founding director at our Parkview Site. She is currently a member of our Admin team as the Club Services Manager. She works closely with our staff of Directors in helping to coordinate club activities and special events. She also coordinates our volunteers and mentors for each of the sites.
Jennifer is a lifelong member of the Carpentersville community. Having been raised and raising her own family here, she is familiar with the area, it’s assets and it’s needs. Working at Boys & Girls Club is so much more than a “job” for Jennifer. It’s an opportunity for her to make a difference in the lives of the local families she has been blessed to get to know.
20 S. Grove St., Suite # 201
Carpentersville, IL 60110
Phone: (847) 551-4309