Club Services Coordinator
Short Bio: I grew up in Carpentersville all my life. My biggest inspiration is my family. I played volleyball through high school. I have worked in customer service for over 10 years. I always enjoy working with kids.
How did you get started with BGCDT? I started with the BGC when it was “Operation Outreach”. I was a 2nd grader at Golfview Elementary School. Once it became the BGC, I started to get more involved with the programming. I was involved with SMART Moves. I was the Treasurer for Torch Club. As a Junior in high school, I became a junior staff at the Perry club site and went on to become Youth of the Year in 2003. BGC provided me with skills that I was able to apply in my jobs over the years. I have a strong background in customer service and working with families. I learned through the club that giving back was the best reward. I stayed in touch with my club mentor and now VP of Operations, Mike Berger. In 2015, Mike was kind enough to invite me to speak at the final Annual Paul Knox Golf Outing. I accepted the invite, especially since it would be the last PK Golf Outing. I had the honor to be mentored by Paul Knox when he worked for BGC. I didn’t know the impact that I would have after that speech. When Paul’s parents hugged me I knew it was time for me to come back to where it all started for me. That night after the speech, I went home and started to think about all those great memories that I had of the club that once was just a little green house on Wakefield Drive to now being one of the largest clubs in the Midwest Region. I went back to my normal job to finish my season and when I saw the club was hiring I called Mike right away and asked if I could interview. When I was hired to work for the club I knew I was home again.
What is your favorite thing about working with BGCDT? My favorite thing is being able to give back to the organization that provided a safe environment for me through many of my childhood years.
What is your favorite memory or moment with the Club over the years? My favorite memory is being Youth of the Year in 2003.
If you had to pick one program, activity or event that you enjoy the most at Club, what would it be? SMART Girls and Torch Club
What is your guilty pleasure? Reality TV
What is your favorite TV show and favorite movie? The Walking Dead and Pixels
Who has had the most influence on your work career? My mom
What is number on on your bucket list? A family vacation