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OUR STAFF

Get to know the diverse and professional staff that work at the Boys and Girls Club of Otero County.

Candace Helmick

C.E.0

     Candace holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and has 8 years of experience in working in a corporate environment and 13 additional years of experience with non-profits such as BGCOC. Keeping a non-profit sustainable and thriving is a challenge that Candace enjoys tackling. It’s the positive impact it makes on her members of the club that keeps her focused and determined, much like, the impact it made on her own three children that attended and now work at BGCOC.

Elliott Ellinger

Program director

 

 

      Elliott has worked at the Boys and Girls Club of Otero County since February of 2016 and knew right away that his passion was being a mentor to the youth in his community. He was born and raised in Tularosa and attended The Boys and Girls Club of Otero County throughout the majority of his youth. Like many of the other members that have poured their heart and soul over the years into BGCOC, Elliott has been amazed at what the organization has grown into. As the current Program Director, he is honored to work with such a unique, creative, and outstanding group of individuals.

Casandra Rohwer

Assistant Program director

 

 

      Cassie has been with us since August 2019. She came to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Otero County after moving here when her husband got stationed at Holloman Air Force Base. Cassie has experience working with youth for 4 years and 3 years of that managing youth and staff. Cassie has a son who attends the Boys & Girls Clubs of Otero County since the 2019 school year. Cassie enjoys working with children and seeing them learn and grow every day. BGCOC is an important piece of our community and she enjoys being a part of something so special. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, enjoying the beautiful weather, and is currently going to school for a Bachelors Degree in Human Resource Management.

Mary Wilmott

School Based Site Director

 

 

      Mary has been a member of the Boys and Girls Club of Otero County since 2005. as a teen, she was apart of our former Jr. Staff Program all the way until she transitioned into becoming a member of staff in 2016. As a Senior Youth Development Professional she coordinated the After-School Snack Program. Mary was promoted to School-Based Site Director in August of 2019, where she was responsible for overseeing our BGCOC site at Sierra Elementary. She enjoys cooking in her free time, and she was married in June of 2020. “My favorite part of working at the club is watching the members as they grow and mature from group one up to our teen members.”

Shawna Pratt

Director of Operations

 

 

      Shawna has been with us since September of 2019. She came to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Otero County from the Deutsch school of Alamogordo where she had been a school bus driver for 15 years. Shawna enjoys working at BGCOC and has a passion for kids. Shawna thinks its especially important for the kids in Otero County to have a safe place to come to grow into productive adults. In her free time, she enjoys bowling and is a part of a local bowling league. She also enjoys sewing and is currently going to school for a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration.

Jazmin Vega

Front Desk

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Tarah Anderson

Front Desk

   Tarah started working with us in February of 2019

 

*bio is currently in the works

Tyler Helmick

Senior Youth Development Professional

     Tyler has been a member of the Boys and Girls Club of Otero County since he was 6 years old. Since then, He has experienced the numerous programs the club has to offer, first-hand, such as the Learning Center, Smart Moves, and Triple Play. His experiences as a member have played a vital role as a Senior Youth Development Professional where he utilizes the skills learned over the years to create fun and engaging activities to interact with members and allow them to grow into capable and productive citizens.  Tyler has just recently graduated from Alamogordo High School as of May 2019 and plans to attend NMSU to receive a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering.

Caitlin Helmick

Youth Development Professional

     Caitlin has worked at the Boys and Girls Club of Otero County since 2017 and has been a member as early as she could remember. She is currently a Senior attending Alamogordo High School and wishes to pursue a degree in Sports Medicine in college. Her goal as a Youth Development Professional is to inspire and encourage members at the club to become successful and productive citizens in the same way she was encouraged to be when she was a member herself. Outside of BGCOC, Caitlin spends a lot her time playing Volleyball for the Alamogordo High School Varsity Team. 

Jalen Walace

Youth Development Professional

 

 

      Jalen has been working at The Boys and Girls Club of Otero County since 2018. He finds joy in working at BGCOC because he aims to inspire other members to be as outgoing and fun as he is. Along with working at BGCOC, Jalen also spends his time Dancing with Xtremly Rad Studios, and watching anime such as Naruto and Dragonball Z. Jalen is also refered to by the kids by the nicknames, Mr. Pablo and Moistness Malone.

Ashley Helmick

Youth Development Professional

     Ashley has been a member of the club as early as she could remember. She is currently a Sophomore at Alamogordo High School who is also taking classes at NMSU-A who grew up as a member of the club. She enjoys working at the Boys and Girls Club of Otero County because of the many relationships she is able to build with the members and the positive impact she can have on her community. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, swimming, painting and drawing.

KC Jones

Youth Development Professional

     KC has been worked at The Boys and Girls Club of Otero County since 2018. She enjoys working with the members here at BGCOC because they inspire her to find new ways to captivate and teach members how to grow and reach their full potential. KC's favorite past times include spending quality time with her family, working out, attending car shows, and listening to live music. 

Sergio Elizaldez

Senior Youth Development Professional

     *Bio currently in the works

Jessenia Cruz Laporte

Youth Development Professional

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Megan Steeby

Youth Development Professional

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Bobbie Crawford

Youth Development Professional

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Josephine Antonio

Youth Development Professional

     *bio currently in the works

McClay Adkins

Youth Development Professional

     *bio currently in the works

Jordan Turri

Youth Development Professional

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Riley Meyer

Youth Development Professional

     *bio currently in the works

Josh McCrorry  

Youth Development Professional

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Xerxes Torres

Youth Development Professional

     *bio currently in the works

Troy Shoemaker

Youth Development Professional

     *bio currently in the works

Wystira Schuff

Youth Development Professional

     *bio currently in the works

Richelle Hubbell

Youth Development Professional

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Boys & Girls Club of Otero County,
201 Dale Scott Ave, Alamogordo, NM

Phone Number: (575)-437-3788 

Hours: Open Monday - Friday 
            (7:00 am - 6:00 pm)

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