Salida Club Staff

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Kiki Lathrop – Branch Director

"I worked at the Club in Buena Vista for several years before becoming branch director in Salida, My predecessor,  Tessie Ortega, did a fantastic job, and I am excited about being at the Salida Club now! Working at the BGC appeals to me because I like working for nonprofits and wanted to be in the education field. 

At the Club I get to teach kids in an informal environment. More than that, the Boys & Girls Clubs help build society by providing opportunities that would not otherwise be presented. I grew up on a sailboat from ages 6 – 17 (mostly around the Bahamas and Florida – it was great!), have lived in the U.K., Japan and Australia, and hold a master's degree in museum studies."

John Callen – Senior Program Director

"Hello everyone! My name is John Callen and I’m originally from the great state of Wisconsin. After graduating high school, I decided to head to Colorado for a summer and train to be a raft guide. Along with being a guide, I earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from the University of Minnesota and started my MA (Outdoor Education Leadership) in August 2020. 

This passion of working with youth has led me to where I’m at today as the senior program director of the Boys & Girls Club, here in Salida. Working with kids has always put a smile on my face; it’s good to smile!! A couple of my favorite activities here at the Club are flag football and cooking club (Yummy!)"

Ally Sloan – AmeriCorps Staff

"My name is Ally Sloan. I am originally from Philadelphia, Pa., and recently graduated from Fairfield University in Connecticut, where I received a B.S. in biology. I have always had a passion for the outdoors and nature, which led me to beautiful Salida. 

Throughout my life, I have worked with kiddos in a variety of settings, and finding the opportunity to work at the BGC seemed like a perfect fit for me. I am super excited to be a part of the Club. I always find myself laughing with the kiddos. Some of my favorite times at the Club have been helping our members with Homework Help as well as our fun park trips!"

   Janet Oversole – Front Desk
   Having worked previously at Exerflex Gym (former occupant of our buildng), Janet is very familiar with our       new digs!  She is friendly, reliable, and makes sure kids and parents know their status and location. 

    McKenzie Musser – AmeriCorps Staff
Branch Director: Jennifer Wood
P: 719.395.7014
Branch Director: Kiki Lathrop
P: 719.539.9500
Executive Director: Brian Beaulieu
P.O. Box 1430, Salida, Colorado 81201
P: 719.539.9500 / Email:

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