MEET THE TEAM
Beth Elk Looks Back
Site Director - Rosebud
Beth has been with the Boys & Girls Club since 2013. She worked for the school system for 10 years before taking on the position of Site Director at the Rosebud site. In this position her daily activities includes doing almost everything except cooking! Beth really likes that it doesn't seem like you are working when at the club because it's such a fun, safe place for kids to come to everyday. In 2017, she was awarded the Native Spirit Award by Boys & Girls Club of America. When not at work, she likes to spend time with family and friends.
Site Director - Mission
Will has been a part of our team since the summer of 2018. First, as a the program coordinator and now as the site director. He is a U.S. Marine, and Gulf War Veteran. He served with the Alpha Company, 1st Tank Battalion, 1st Marine Division. After he came back him from the marines he worked at the Todd County school district (TCSD) for eighteen years. He attended many Professional Development classes and took on many roles while working for the TCSD. He took over teaching positions, two different times during the school years. He coached elementary wrestling for thirteen years and coached elementary cheerleading for two seasons.
Rose Elk Looks Back
Site Director - Parmelee
Teen Center Coordinator - Mission
Aaron joined the Boys & Girls Club the summer after graduating from Todd County High School with the class of 2016. Before joining the BGCR Aaron helped set up cultural camps for the youth by Milks Camp with the Native American Advocacy Program as a youth development professional. He worked all season around with the camps and became a beekeeper/youth entrepreneur with Honey Lodge. Aaron also likes to dream big, long walks on the beach, and butterflies.
Lisa has been at the Club since 2013. She is the cook in Mission, and Nutrition Coordinator for all three sites. What she enjoys most is working with the kids and making sure they get fed. Lisa sometimes serves over 150 meals a day, so she is basically a superhero. In 2014 her kitchen won a Summer Food Program award for program excellence. In her spare time she likes playing outside with her children, fishing, doing puzzles, and learning how to bead!
Robert Shot With Two Arrows
Program Coordinator - Parmelee
Robby is the Program Coordinator for the Rosebud and Parmelee sites.
He grew up in Parmelee and was previously employed at St. Francis Indian school as a Para Educator for 9 years. He began his employment at the Boys and Girls Club as Youth Development Professional for the summer program. He enjoyed working at the club and decided to apply for the full time position of Program Coordinator. Robert says he is grateful for the opportunity to work with the youth of the Rosebud Reservation. He is somewhat camera shy.
Glen has served the Club in various ways since 2009. He has filled the roles of volunteer, board member, and site director, before stepping into the executive role in July 2014. Glen has also served in the United States Army Reserve and taught social studies at Todd County High School. Glen has served on the national Native Advisory Board for the Boys & Girls Club of America (BGCA) since 2016 and in 2018 was inducted into the BGCA Great Plains Area Council Hall of Fame. Glen holds a B.A. in Economics from Minnesota State University Moorhead and is working towards a graduate certification in nonprofit management.
Rose joined our team in June 2018, founding our Parmelee Site. Rose jumped at the idea of starting a Club in her community, as she saw a unique chance for youth to get involved in a Club with all the activities it has to offer. A lifelong resident of Parmelee, SD, Rose knows there isn’t much for youth in the outlying communities of the Rosebud Reservation. Working with kids in an education field is what Rose has done since her first job at the RST Headstart/Billy Mills Center. She has well over 20 years experience working with children inside and outside the classroom and loves what she does. Rose loves that the Club gives her the opportunity to work with not only the youth of her community but also the two nearby communities of He Dog and Upper Cut Meat. She is passionate about the mission of the Boys & Girls Club and hopes to build the Parmelee Club for many years to come.