Club Staff

  • Valerie is responsible for strategic planning, community relations, and board development. Valerie has been a resident of Cabarrus County since 1976. She has been the Director of the Club since 1994, with over 25 years in non-profit management. Valerie has a BA Degree in Journalism and Psychology from UNC-Chapel Hill.

  • Joe is in charge of the daily operations of the Afterschool and Summer programs at the Club. Joe is also responsible for facility management. Joe is a former coach in the Cabarrus County school system and has several years experience as a high school teacher. He has been employed at the Club since 1999. Joe has a BA Degree in Education from UNC-Charlotte.

  • Larry is in charge of the Club's payroll, budget, and other finances. Larry is a long time Cabarrus County resident and started working at the Club in 2008. He has spent 30 years in the accounting field and is a Certified Internal Auditor. He has a BS Degree in Accounting from UNC-Charlotte.

  • Amy assists the Finance Director in all accounting and systems functions including accounting, payroll, human resources, insurance administration, grants and data system management. Amy joined the Club in 2016. She is a graduate of NC State University with a BA in Biological & Agricultural Engineering and a minor in Finance. Amy has many hobbies, including fishing, hunting, gardening and knitting. She also has two miniature donkeys!

  • Mark runs the athletic programs at the Club, and also implements the sports and fitness elements of the Afterschool and Summer programs. Mark joined the Club in 2009. He has a BA in Parks and Recreation Management from UNC-Wilmington, and a Masters of Science Degree in Sports Studies from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.

  • Jonathan is from Mt. Pleasant, NC. He received his BA in Sociology with a minor in Urban Youth and Community from UNCC. Jonathan has worked at the Club and at Camp Spencer since 2011. He now serves as the Director of the 21st Century Community Learning Center Program. He likes interacting with the kids and the relationships he has made with the staff. Jonathan enjoys spending time with family, friends and his dog, Posey.

  • Jeff is from Halifax County and currently lives in Conover, NC. He joined the Club in 2016. Jeff loves most making a positive impact on youth. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking, watching sports and spending time with family. Jeff’s hidden talent is juggling!

  • Mary is in charge of fundraising campaigns, including special events, social marketing, and direct mail. She also manages volunteers, the donor database and the Club website. Mary joined the Club in 2010. A graduate of Peace College, Mary is a native of Concord and a former Keystone Club member.

  • Alaina is a Concord resident and joined the Club in 2018. She attended Appalachian State University where she received a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication, Advertising and was a member of the App State Dance Team. She currently works with the Resource Development team assisting with Volunteer Management, Special Events, and some Marketing aspects of the Club. Alaina has danced since she was two and loves to draw!

  • Bailey worked at the Club as a camp counselor during the summer from 2011-2013. Bailey re-joined the staff at the Club in 2018 and currently serves as Membership Coordinator, handling all front desk and membership responsibilities. Bailey graduated from Western Carolina University in 2015 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work. She loves interacting with children, spending time with her family and loves her dog, Kuechly.

  • Jim has been with the Club since 1972! He is the founder and director of the Keystone Program. Jim has impacted the lives of thousands of teens over the years. Many of these teens have returned to serve on the Board at the Boys & Girls Club.

  • Thelma is in charge of Program Development here at the Club, and is the Director of Camp Spencer. She also runs the Power Hour Learning Club in our Afterschool Program. Thelma is a trained youth professional and has been employed at the Club since 2001. She has several years of experience in the Cabarrus County school system.

  • Rodney joined the Club staff in 2012 as Program Director for the Middle School Program and the Game Room. As the middle school room leader, Rodney implements the Street Smart and Torch Club programs. Rodney is a graduate of Central Cabarrus High School, and has been a volunteer coach at the Club for 15 years.

  • Cheri is from Concord and attended CHS. She participated in the Afterschool, Summer and sports programs at the Club. Cheri began working at the Club in 2012 and currently works as a Program Director. She enjoys hanging with the children and making a difference in their lives. Cheri loves to play basketball.

  • Bri Smith, Program Director
    Bri Smith, Program Director

    Bri joined the Club staff in 2011 and currently serves as a Program Director. Bri was born and raised in Concord, and attended CHS. She attended the Summer Program from kindergarten through 9th grade and was also in Keystone. She loves meeting and learning all the kids and being able to help them and be a part of their lives. Bri also enjoys gardening and hanging out with her family.

  • Randy oversees all aspects of the football, basketball and volleyball programs at the Club. He joined the athletic staff in 1999. Randy attended Concord High School and has a BA in Kinesiology from East Carolina University. Randy enjoys helping young people learn all the values taught while playing team sports.

  • Jeff Kidd, Facilities Manager
    Jeff Kidd, Facilities Manager

    Jeff has been the building and maintenance supervisor at the Club since 2008. Jeff is responsible for daily cleaning and overall upkeep of the property, including the Club's athletic fields. Occasionally, Jeff takes time out of his schedule to serve as a substitute bus driver in our Afterschool Program.

In addition to our full time year-round staff, we are proud to have an amazing team of part time and seasonal staff.  Staff Directory is coming soon.