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OUR MISSION

To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.

Executive Staff

Craig Spoelhof

Craig Spoelhof

Executive Director
Ty Tanis

Ty Tanis

Director of Development
Laurie Vall

Laurie Vall

Human Resources Administrator
AJ VanKampen

AJ VanKampen

Finance & Facilities Coordinator
Rich Tiethof

Rich Tiethof

Building Superintendant
Mary Carrizales

Mary Carrizales

Senior Area Director
Justin Caserta

Justin Caserta

EPIC Director

North Side Program Staff

Elena Gardea

Elena Gardea

Unit Director
Kate Boeve

Kate Boeve

Education Assistant
Ruby Frank

Ruby Frank

Teen Program Assistant
Donna Martinez

Donna Martinez

Education Assistant
JoAnna Garza

JoAnna Garza

Teen Program Coordinator
Ryan Gravelle

Ryan Gravelle

PE/Health Coordinator
Conner Choummanivong

Conner Choummanivong

Elementary Coordinator

South Side Program Staff

Bea Hughes

Bea Hughes

Teen Center Registrar
Cloti Martinez

Cloti Martinez

Registrar
Natalie Pacholke

Natalie Pacholke

Art Program Coordinator
Liz Rocha

Liz Rocha

Education Assistant
TJ Abraham

TJ Abraham

Jr Room Coordinator

Jane Pershing

Teen Program Assistant
Jodi Wede

Jodi Wede

Elementary Assistant
Jess Naylor-Tatterson

Jess Naylor-Tatterson

Unit Director
Joe Huesing

Joe Huesing

PE/Health Coordinator
Callie Rouwhorst

Callie Rouwhorst

Teen Coordinator
Anahi Romero-Solano

Anahi Romero-Solano

Elementary Assistant

Holland Heights Program Staff

Max Milanowski

Max Milanowski

Site Director
Mark Cichosz

Mark Cichosz

Program Coordinator
Julie Clark

Julie Clark

Health and PE Coordinator
Meekah Osborn

Meekah Osborn

Registrar
Jessica Gregg

Jessica Gregg

Elementary Program Coordinator

Saugatuck – Douglas Elementary School

Nichole Sanderson

Nichole Sanderson

Site Director
Michelle Jablonski

Michelle Jablonski

Registrar/Homework Assistant

Board of Trustees

Michael Camarota

Michael Camarota

I grew up in Holland and attended Holland High School. Then, I went to undergraduate at Marquette University and law school at the University of Connecticut. My wife's name is Laura and we have two daughters, Sophia and Isabella. I am the President of ITC, Incorporated. I find it extremely rewarding to be a part of an organization that provides value to so many kids. I have had many blessings and being able to contribute in a small part to lives of others is meaningful.
Kyle Engbers

Kyle Engbers

Born and raised in Massachusetts. Graduated from Calvin College with a degree in engineering. My wife, Erica, and I have three curious and energetic children, Landon, Owen, and Hadley. What a blessing they are! Vocation: Vice President of Lakewood Construction. Why involved at BGC: Youth Engagement, character, learning, and growth are big deals. I want to provide youth the support they need to flourish in God's world.

Tim Gerrits

Tim Gerrits

I grew up in Hudsonville and Graduated from MSU. I moved to Holland after graduating and started working at GMB Architects and Engineers. Over 25 years later I am still with the company, and now as Executive Vice President. I am married to Jodi and have three children (Max, Clair, and Andrea). I love working with the B & G Club because it has such a lasting and positive impact on so many kids in our community.

Johnny Rodriguez

Johnny Rodriguez

I am the son of a Mexican immigrant and the youngest in a migrant working family that settled in Holland MI. I'm a graduate of Hope College and currently the Director of Team Member Services at Quality Car Wash. My wife Nini and I enjoy raising our two girls Jayliz and Mila. I began attending the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Holland in 1994 in 2nd grade. Little did I know the staff Mary, Joey, Gene, Ruben, and Julie would have such an impact on my life. The Boys and Girls Club provided me and some of my closes friends with a stable, supportive, fun, and safe environment while also providing opportunities and resources to build a better life. These are the reasons why I am still involved with BGC today and blessed to be on the Board.

Timothy Hemingway

Timothy Hemingway

Timothy grew up in New England, went to college, and grad school in Boston. He married his wonderful wife, Anne, in 1968, and has two kids (Kristen & Graham), and three grandkids (Dylan, Penny, Archer). Timothy retired from transportation component manufacturing. He was a part of the team that started the Boys & Girls Club of Holland in 1989— to have a positive place for kids.

Scott Lubbers

Scott Lubbers

I am a West Michigan native, graduated from Hamilton Community Schools and Grand Valley State University, and love spending time with my wonderful wife Stacey and our boys, Miles and Tensae. Vocation: Lakeshore Community President at Fifth Third Bank. I love being a part of a place that helps kids grow each day and realize their full potential

Joe Novakoski

Joe Novakoski

Joe is originally from Grand Rapids, but has worked in Holland for the past 23 years and lived on the lakeshore for the past nine. He is happily married to Jennifer, his wife of 15 years, and has five children— Mackenzie, Anna, Lyla, Ellery and Caleb. Joe is the Vice President of Operations at Elzinga & Volkers Construction Professionals. Joe says "The Club is a priceless resource in our community and I'm proud to be a part of it.
Steve Panse

Steve Panse

Steve was born and raised in West Michigan (Otsego). He attended Hope, Michigan State University, and Western Michigan University. Steve and his wife, Michele, have three amazing kids: Kylee, Spencer, and Abby. Steve is the Vice President of Development and Commercialization at Herman Miller. Steve says "I have a passion for helping youth gain a sense of self-confidence and belonging to achieve whatever they want to."
Phillip Perkins

Phillip Perkins

Phil grew up in suburban Chicago and rural Ohio.  After graduating from the University of Cincinnati he and his wife, Jill moved to Holland where they raised their two daughters, Caroline and Abby.  Phil works at Chicago based Perkins Malo Hunter Foundation where they support education programs for disadvantaged kids throughout the country.  Phil is a big fan of the Club because of their professional staff and quality programs.
Peter Rhoades

Peter Rhoades

I grew up in Ada, MI, and attended Forest Hills Central High School (1985), Hope College (1989) and Valparaiso University School of Law (1993). I am married to Jill and we have 3 children. I am a partner in the Law Firm of Rhoades McKee. The Club is a critical part of the Holland Community!
Tom Postma

Tom Postma

I grew up in Grandville and graduated from Calvin College. I am married to Pat (who also volunteers at the BGC). Our family of 6 includes Derek, Grant, Madison, and Damonta. I work at Colliers International Holland. I've always been interested in encouraging young kids to be the best that they can be, so volunteering at BGC was a great fit for me. In 1997, I was involved in the purchase of the first Boys and girls Club in Holland and it's been such a rewarding experience being a part of this organization. Involvement in BGC provides young kids encouragement by great staff members to help them in their journey to adulthood.
Robyn Hofmeyer

Robyn Hofmeyer

Robyn grew up in Lansing, MI and graduated from Michigan State University (Finance, 1988).  She has lived in Holland for almost 30 years with husband Mark and three children. Robyn works at Herman Miller and has volunteered on other community boards.  The Boys and Girls Club with their amazing staff are committed to serving the youth in our community.  She is proud and excited to serve the organization in supporting that mission.
Kurt Wassink

Kurt Wassink

I grew in up in Holland, attended Holland Christian and received my BBA and MBA from Grand Valley State University.  I have been fortunate to be engaged in this community as a father of four boys, through my role as VP of Human Resources at Gentex Corporation and now as an HR Consultant and volunteer on multiple area non-profit boards.  The Boys and Girls Club is making such a positive impact in this community and I am excited to be part of this great organization.

Dan Stauch

Dan Stauch

I moved to Southwest Michigan in 1990, into the Kalamazoo area. I attended and graduated from Cornerstone University where I met my amazing wife, Emily. We have two incredible, energetic, and often crazy, boys: Jackson and Judah. I work at BHS Insurance and love what I do. I am blessed and honored to be a part of BGCA and look forward to helping the Club provide kids with opportunities to flourish and grow.
Sgt. John Weatherwax

Sgt. John Weatherwax

I grew up in northern Michigan where I met my wife Tracey. After high school, I spent almost 6 years in the Army before finding my way to West Michigan. I attended GVSU for undergraduate and graduate degrees. I have worked for the Holland Department of Public Safety since 2003 of which the majority of that time has been in Community Policing.
Trenton Herald

Trenton Herald

Trenton Herald is an international rising voice to this generation. He carries a message of revival and leadership with a heart to see young people step fully into their God given destiny. Trenton completed ministry training at Rhema Bible College in Broken Arrow, OK. He currently resides in Holland,MI with his wife Jessica and their two children Zyon and Maverick. They pastor City Hill Church which launched in 2019. His desire is to stir passion in hearts and see authentic transformation in young people around the globe.
Donna Daunter

Donna Daunter

Born and raised in Naperville, Illinois. My husband, Dominic (a Michigan native), and I have lived in the Ravines Subdivision in Saugatuck since February 2019. We have three adult sons (Aiden, Drake and Michael). Before early retirement, my background consisted of Human Resources, Event Planning and Training and Development. Since retirement I have been active in working with a variety of charitable organizations, as well as volunteering at church and different schools (elementary through high school years). I love giving back to the community and have a heart and passion to serve others. I feel proud and blessed to be a part of an organization that is so committed to inspire and empower children and teens to realize their full potential.
Darla Harris Schaap

Darla Harris Schaap

I was born and raised in Great Falls, Montana, and lived there until 2006; I then moved to Minnesota, back to Montana, on to Texas and finally rooted in Michigan in 2014. My husband and I, alongside their biological mother, raise two incredible daughters. I work at Ready for School, a nonprofit in the community, and lead a program that partners with the medical community to help integrate reading into pediatric practices, advise families about the importance of reading with their children, and share books that serve as a catalyst for healthy childhood development. The Boys and Girls Club is such a powerful organization that allows young children to grow into their fullest potential through the Club. It brings me great joy and fulfillment to be part of an organization whose mission and vision focus on walking alongside families and children in this community, and empowers children to be incredible adults!
Tim Bearden

Tim Bearden

I grew up in Swartz Creek, Michigan, the son of two educators. My father taught at Flint Central High School for 38 years, and my mother was a professor at Baker College. I graduated from the University of Michigan-Flint in 1986 with a degree in English and History, went to law school for a year at Wayne State University, earned my Master's degree in Educational Leadership from Eastern Michigan, and earned a post-graduate certificate in Diversity and Inclusion from Cornell University. I started my education career as a teacher and coach, and have taught and coached at the middle school, high school, and collegiate levels, and have served as an assistant principal, athletic director, principal, chief academic officer, and Superintendent.  I have always had a passion for social justice, and have worked as an educator in the State of Michigan for almost 40 years now. My wife Jamie and I have four kids and now live as "empty nesters" in Holland, where I serve as the Superintendent of the West Ottawa Public School District, a proud partner with the Boys and Girls Club of Holland. I have had a lifelong passion for social justice, and am incredibly proud to work with the Boys and Girls Club, an organization whose mission is about giving kids equal access to opportunities.

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South Side Club/ Main Offices
435 VanRaalte Ave, Holland, MI 49423
616-392-4102

 

North Side Club
583 Riley St. Holland, MI 49424
616-786-9011

 

Douglas Elementary
261 W Randolph Street Douglas, MI 49406
616-210-4932

Holland Heights
856 E 12th Street, Holland, MI 49423

616-298-0764

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Holland is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, tax-exempt organization as designated by the Internal Revenue Code. Our Federal Tax ID number is 38-2756671.