About/ Our Team

 

Executive Staff

Craig Spoelhof

Craig Spoelhof

CEO
Ty Tanis

Ty Tanis

Director of Development & Operations
Laurie Vall

Laurie Vall

Human Resources Administrator
AJ VanKampen

AJ VanKampen

Finance & Facilities Coordinator
Mary Carrizales

Mary Carrizales

Senior Area Director
Justin Caserta

Justin Caserta

EPIC Director
Darla Harris Schaap

Darla Harris Schaap

Grants & Special Events Manager
Shannon Cardenas

Shannon Cardenas

EPIC Assistant Director
Kaylee Willis

Kaylee Willis

Wellness Director
Megan Radaz

Megan Radaz

Marketing & Development Associate

North Side Program Staff

Elena Thomas

Elena Thomas

Unit Director
Josie Taylor

Josie Taylor

Youth Services Support
Donna Martinez

Donna Martinez

Jr Room Assistant
Conner Choummanivong

Conner Choummanivong

Elementary Program Coordinator
Sam Vandermolen

Sam Vandermolen

Education Coordinator
Christina Preston

Christina Preston

Teen Program Coordinator
TJ Bolden

TJ Bolden

Junior Program Coordinator
Taylor Weenum

Taylor Weenum

Registrar
Derika Wright

Derika Wright

Elementary Assistant
Marisol Calanchi

Marisol Calanchi

Jr Room Assistant
Caitlin Paauwe

Caitlin Paauwe

Art Coordinator
Jaime Owings

Jaime Owings

Education Assistant
Mitchell Miller

Mitchell Miller

Teen Assistant
Hope VandenBerge

Hope VandenBerge

Elementary Assistant

South Side Program Staff

Cloti Martinez

Cloti Martinez

Registrar
Victor Dominguez

Victor Dominguez

Bus Driver
Alicia Silva

Alicia Silva

Teen Program Assistant
Jodi Wede

Jodi Wede

Elementary Assistant
Jess Naylor-Tatterson

Jess Naylor-Tatterson

Unit Director
Anahi Romero-Solano

Anahi Romero-Solano

Elementary Coordinator
Martha Beattie

Martha Beattie

Education Coordinator
Isabelle Karsies

Isabelle Karsies

JR Program Assistant
Isabel Silva

Isabel Silva

Junior Program Assistant
Sonnet Quinn

Sonnet Quinn

Art Coordinator
Kulawnie Saunders

Kulawnie Saunders

Junior Program Coordinator
Marcus Hawkins

Marcus Hawkins

Health & PE Coordinator
Emily Grant

Emily Grant

Elementary Assistant
Joshua Kelch

Joshua Kelch

Teen Registrar
Alex Crisp

Alex Crisp

Elementary Assistant

Holland Heights Program Staff

Max Milanowski

Max Milanowski

Site Director
Jessica Gregg

Jessica Gregg

Elementary Program Coordinator

Saugatuck – Douglas Elementary School

Michelle Jablonski

Michelle Jablonski

Registrar - Youth Support
Allison VanZytveld

Allison VanZytveld

Site Director
Fredy Rincon Perez

Fredy Rincon Perez

Program Assistant
Kelsey Morford

Kelsey Morford

Health and PE Coordinator
Lilly Nyhof

Lilly Nyhof

Program 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.

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.
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.
Dan Zona

Dan Zona

Originally from Pittsburgh, Pa., my wife Leslie and I moved to Holland in 1995 with our sons Steven and John. I am the Treasurer for Haworth, which involves a wide breadth of financial responsibilities. I earned an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh, a bachelor's degree from Indiana University of PA, am a Certified Treasury Professional, and a Certified Public Accountant. For the past 10 years, I have served as a Member of United Way’s Community Investment Process. I am also a board member of the Michigan Chamber and have been involved in Scouting, with both of my sons earning Eagle Scout. I am interested in the Boys and Girls Club as our youth are the future. Seeing their successes is a rewarding experience and investing in them strengthens our communities.
Liz Shoemaker

Liz Shoemaker

Born and raised in West Michigan. Attended Western Michigan University for Business Management. My husband Kyle and I have twins, Elijah and Emma and will be welcoming their brother, Ethan, in March 2023. I have been with Fifth Third Bank since November 2012 and my current role is Assistant Vice President – Business Banking Relationship Manager. I am passionate about serving our community specifically our youth because they are truly our future and I believe having an outlet like the Boys & Girls Club allows for them to achieve their full potential and serving on the board allows me to be a part of their future and make a positive impact.
Jim Sullivan

Jim Sullivan

Born into and raised in a large military family and grew up in Germany, England, New York, Colorado, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. Earned a BA in History (1977) from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA (1981) from the University of Virginia, where I met my wife, Lauri. We raised three great children, Claire, Kerry, and Danny. Retired in 2001 from a career in consumer marketing, research, strategy development, and executive coaching. My calling is to ensure that others I encounter are inspired and enabled to follow theirs. The Boys & Girls Club allows me to contribute to my community in that way.

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