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Who We Are


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Who We Are


Our Mission

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

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Rolinda Sample


Rolinda Sample


"You can dream, create, design and build the most wonderful place in the world...but it requires people to make the dreams a reality."  - Walt Disney

Rolinda, IOM, CCE became the Chief Professional Officer of the Boys & Girls Club of Cheyenne in January 2009.

Previously, Sample served as Vice President of the Greater Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce for over five years, the Executive Director of the Laramie Wyoming Area Chamber of Commerce for seven years, Program Manager for the Norfolk Nebraska Area Chamber of Commerce for three years, and Executive Director for the Kimball Nebraska Hospital Foundation for three years.

Sample received the Certified Chamber Executive, CCE, designation in 2007. Sample is a graduate of Boys & Girls Club of America New Executive Orientation and Advanced Leadership Programs for Executives, Institutes for Organizational Management, and has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Peru State College in Nebraska. She is a graduate of Leadership Norfolk and Leadership Wyoming. She served as a Board member for the Boys & Girls Club of Cheyenne, President of Laramie Lions Club, President of the Wyoming Chamber of Commerce Executives, and on the Laramie County School District One Parent Advisory Council.

Sample is a past Wyoming Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs board member, member of Rotary Club of Cheyenne and volunteers with United Way of Laramie County.

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Laura Malone


Laura Malone


Laura is the Club's Director of Finance. She brings 14 years of bookkeeping experience to the table along with a B.A. in accounting from the University of Phoenix. When she's not busy keeping our books in line, Laura enjoys mystery novels and classic literature as well as target practice, learning archery, cooking and baking.

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Eric Vehrs


Eric Vehrs


Eric is our Director of Operations. He has over 20 years of management experience, enjoys meeting new people and helping out the Club. When he's not doing Club stuff, he's a musician!

Hannah Lensch


Hannah Lensch


 

Hannah Lensch is the Club's Resource Development and Marketing Coordinator. She comes to us with a bachelor's degree in Public Relations and several years experience with nonprofit PR and resource Development. As a new Wyoming resident, Hannah is excited to join the Boys & Girl's Club team and get involved in the community. In her free time, Hannah enjoys running, hiking, writing, and spending time with her family and crazy dog, Hank. 

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Cameron Karajanis


Cameron Karajanis


Cameron is our Club Director. He has coached basketball at Sheridan College and NSI Academy. He is excited to provide a comfortable atmosphere for Club members as well as the tools they need to be successful in the classroom and in life. He enjoys playing and watching sports, studying economics and business, spending time with family and being outdoors.
 

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Mollie Cook


Mollie Cook


Mollie is our Office Manager and has been with us since 2005. She brings her diverse skillset from a background with the City of Cheyenne, collections and child support enforcement, HR and business management. Growing up in a family of seven sisters and two brothers, Mollie wished there would have been a Boys & Girls Club in Cheyenne when she was a kid.

Amazing doesn't quite cover our Miss Mollie. We are so grateful for everything she does.  

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Chad Heil


Chad Heil


Chad has been with the Club for EIGHT years. Before we got a hold of him, he was a tackle football coach and he has shaped an awesome Sports & Recreation program here at the Club. He heads up our leadership group, the Youth Action Society and coaches our flag Football program. He makes us laugh a lot and we have tons of fun with him. He rocks!

Tes Burns


Tes Burns


 

Tes is our Art teacher and she oversees the Arts Program. She brings seven years of classroom experience, in addition to a lifetime supply of painting and creative knowledge! Tes is excited to see our kids' imagination and creativity grow. In her free time, Tes enjoys spending time with her four kids, playing sports, being outside, and painting every chance she gets!

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Larry Poch


Larry Poch


Larry is a military veteran. In addition to eight years in military service, he has invested two years studying psychology and business, 33 years with Cheyenne Light Fuel & Power and six decades in life studies in the School of Hard Knocks. Now we are thankful to have him as our bus driver and all that time he spends in the kitchen preparing nutritious snacks. When he's not busy being awesome at the Club or dreaming of becoming a pirate, Mr. Larry is a grandfather and spends his free time volunteering for Toys for Tots and Cheyenne Frontier Days.  

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Ron Summers


Ron Summers


Ron is one of our fabulous bus drivers but can we just talk about how magical he makes our holidays as the conductor for Polar Express?! Ron has driven school busses, a Cheyenne City bus and the Cheyenne Historic Trolley. He enjoys working with our kids and when he isn't donning a dapper conductor uniform or ensuring our members arrive here safely, Ron enjoys corresponding with old friends and singing gospels in church.

No, really. You should HEAR him sing.

Dana Kasmedo


Dana Kasmedo


Miss Dana is all about our academic success and that's why she's our Education Coordinator. She helps with our homework, communicates with our schools and even follows up with our report cards to identify areas where we struggle to keep our grades looking their best. In addition to all that fun stuff, she also heads up our Smart Girls program. In her free time, Dana enjoys being active through yoga, hiking, swimming and working out. She also enjoys spending time with her husband and great dane puppy, Lucy!

Josh Sheppard


Josh Sheppard


Josh helps out the Club as another one of our awesome Youth Development Professionals! He is currently working toward his BA in history and hopes to become a history teacher. He is excited to get to use his teaching skills at the Club! In his free time, Josh enjoys watching movies with his wife and playing Dungeons & Dragons with friends.

Tori Ingvarsson


Tori Ingvarsson


Tori is our Healthy Habits Coordinator, which means she teaches us all about how to live a healthy lifestyle, and how to make yummy, healthy foods! Before coming to the Club, Tori was a lifeguard. In her free time, Tori enjoys working out, camping and reading. 

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DJ Wheeler


DJ Wheeler


DJ is another of our awesome Youth Development Professionals, and runs the Passport to Manhood program for our Club. Not only is DJ a part of our staff, he is a previous Club member (since 2009) and was named Cheyenne Youth of the Year in 2015! DJ currently attends LCCC and is pursuing a degree in Criminal Justice, Pre-Law. Outside the Club, DJ loves to travel, meet new people, learn new things, and watch sports.   

Carlos Gonzales


Carlos Gonzales


Carlos is a 2016 graduate of South High School, and works as a  youth development professional at the Club, where he coordinates our Junior Master Gardeners Program. This fall, Carlos will begin college where he will study biology and secondary education with hopes of becoming a teacher. Carlos loves working at the Club because of the energy and imagination the Club kids bring each day. He enjoys teaching the science program because the kids are very engaged and excited about learning new things. In his free time, Carlos enjoys hiking, traveling, watching baseball, learning and working with kids.

Ben Dreher


Ben Dreher


 

Ben is the teen coordinator for the Club, and is looking forward to helping our teens reach their goals and do their best in life. Before joining Club staff, Ben was a youth pastor for seven years, and has also coached football for three seasons at the high school level. In his free time, Ben enjoys working in his shop doing woodworking!

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Executive Board


Executive Board


BGC Cheyenne's Board of Directors is a group of dedicated community and business leaders who prioritize the future of our kids. The Board supports fiscal management, strategic planning and reaching out to like-minded individuals to build partnerships that help shape our vision and succeed in what we do best...build great futures. All Board Members can be reached by contacting the Club at 307.778.6674 or by mail at 515 W. Jefferson Rd. Cheyenne, WY 82007.

Executive Board

Michele DeHoff, President - Jonah Bank of Wyoming

Mike Williams, Vice President & Governance Chair - Jonah Bank of Wyoming                                                                                       

Dustin McKen ,Vice President, Building & Safety Chair, & Wyoming Alliance Board Member  - Black Hills Energy                                                                                               

Jonath Jackson, Treasurer & Finance Chair - DAPCPA Pope & Jackson

Ronnie Lopez, Secretary -  Bailey Stock Harmon Cottam Law Group

Brenda Elliott, Past President - McGee, Hearne, & Paiz LLP

Board of Directors

Mary Augustin, Resource Development Chair - Simon Contractors

Angie Beveridge

Wendy Braund, Programs & Personnel Chair - Wyoming Department of Health

Thomas Bradley - Laramie County School District 1

Ken Dugas - McGee, Hearne, & Paiz LLP

Terrance Dent - U.S. Bank

Penny Fletcher - Little America Hotel & Resorts

Jim Hastings, Secretary - National Area Council Representative for Wyoming & Montana;
     Hastings and Associates Appraisals

David Johansen 

Kris Koski, Marketing Chair - Long Reimer Winegar Beppler LLP

Lacy McHugh - HollyFrontier

Mike Rosenthal - Hathaway & Kunz

Lars Story II - Dyno Nobel

Kim Sutherland - #1 Properties

John Widfeldt - Microsoft


Rolinda Sample, Chief Professional Officer