Salida Club Staff

You never know when we might be looking for our next amazing staff member. We just might be looking to connect with you! Fill out an application and let us know that you'd like to be part of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Chaffee County team.

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Kelly Hamilton - Branch Director

I love working at the Boys & Girls Clubs because I have a passion for working with youth and appreciate the opportunity to be a part of their lives as they learn, grow and explore their unique interests. The Club is Salida’s most comprehensive youth program outside of the school day, and it is an honor to lead our staff in providing a high-quality enriching experience for youth. As a mother of school-aged children, I know first hand the importance of quality programming and love it when my own kids choose to come to the Club.

Tessie Jo Ortega - Senior Program Director

Working with kids and in community-oriented projects has been a part of who I am for as long as I can remember. When I had the opportunity to work at Boys & Girls Clubs here in Salida as a summer staff, I was impressed with the vibrant energy of the kids and also with the variety of fun activities that were offered in one place! After living in Chile and Salida, I am now happy to call this place home and to have the chance to have fun every day as I help support the growing youth in our community.

Ginny Biglow - Front Desk

After retiring from nearly 30 years of teaching, I began as a volunteer at the Club and then was offered the Front Desk position four summers ago.  It’s a perfect fit because of my community connections and how it allows me to spend time with kids of all ages, which I love! The importance of the Boys and Girls Clubs is apparent daily with the numbers of children and teens who participate in the many programs offered in this safe and fun place for kids to hang out. A little-known aspect of "mild-mannered old lady" me is that my retirement gift from teaching at the age of 64 was a tandem sky dive, which I totally loved and would do again any time!

Cathy Sadeik - Front Desk & Program Staff

I started out with the Boys and Girls Clubs by answering a newspaper call for volunteers to help with a new math program. Since I taught accounting labs as a grad assistant, I thought I could help. Through the many Club activities like sports, art, chess, computers and homework help, I see kids growing in self-confidence, improving social skills and helping others. Like Miss Ginny, I’ve been sky diving, but I didn’t tell my parents until after the jump and then going bowling—I figured the bowling would convince them I hadn’t broken or hurt anything!

Rachel Conroy - Americorps Member

After volunteering as a teacher's aid in Guatemala and loving every second of it, I knew I wanted to work with kids again, so serving as an AmeriCorps member working with the Boys and Girls Clubs is perfect. Moving from Chicago to Salida was one of the most spontaneous and best decisions I have ever made! I get excited every morning to go to work, because not only do I enjoy spending time with these kids, but I am grateful to be a part of the positive change that happens at the Club!

Matt Sweeney - Sports & Fitness Coordinator

I first learned about the Sports Coordinator position while playing pickleball, and as a person who has coached and always been sports-oriented, the idea of being the person “who could play games with the kids in the gym and get them moving” sounded great. I love the fact that because the kids, their families and staff run into each other outside the Club constantly, it makes the community feel that much more tight-knit. When I first started my job here, my initial fear was that the kids would think I'm lame, because I play weird sports like pickleball, computer games like Minecraft and talk about cartoons, but it turns out that we do all that same stuff at the Club and the kids love it!

Branch Director: Jennifer Wood
P: 719.395.7014 / C: 719.221.2095
Branch Director: Kelly Hamilton
P: 719.539.9500
Executive Director: Brian Beaulieu
P.O. Box 1430, Salida, Colorado 81201
P: 719.539.9500 / Email:

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