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.

Employment Application (pdf)

Background Check Consent Form (pdf)

Tessie Jo Ortega - Branch 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.

Keri Thorpe - Front Desk

I am a Kindergarten teacher at Longfellow Elementary School here in Salida and love to be able to reconnect with the kids outside of the school day! I especially enjoy sharing their passion and excitement as they discover a hidden talent or special interest.  I first learned of all the great activities at the Boys & Girls Club while teaching summer school here and am enjoying working here now too!

Branch Director: Jennifer Wood
P: 719.395.7014
Branch Director: Tessie Ortega
P: 719.539.9500
Executive Director: Brian Beaulieu
P.O. Box 1430, Salida, Colorado 81201
P: 719.539.9500 / Email:

Photos by Phreckles Photography