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Wausau, WI 54403

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STAFF

Matt Jameson

Chief Executive Officer

mattj@bgclub.com

As the CEO of the Boys & Girls Club of the Wausau Area, Matt works with the Board of Directors and professional staff to ensure quality and consistency throughout the organization, and provides leadership to the execution of the Club’s mission and strategic plan. Matt graduated from the University of Wisconsin—Oshkosh with a degree in education. He spent 10 years as a non-profit professional before embarking on a 13-year manufacturing career as the president of a NE Wisconsin metal fabrication company. Matt spent seven years on the Board of Directors of the Boys & Girls Club of Oshkosh and served as Oshkosh’s board president for two years.  Matt has three children—Noah, a senior at UW-Oshkosh; Ben, a sophomore at Marquette University and Abby, a high school junior. He is an avid runner and has completed numerous events including the Chicago and San Francisco Marathons, as well as multiple Tough Mudder competitions.

What do you love most about your job?
The impact we have on the lives of young people. On any given day, other than a school building, the place you will find the greatest number of young people gathered is a Boys & Girls Club. I especially enjoy helping investors connect their priorities and passions to meet a specific need that helps kids succeed.

Kim Larsen

Chief Operating Officer

kiml@bgclub.com

Kim Larsen started working at the Boys & Girls Club of the Wausau Area in 2001. Kim graduated from the UW-Eau Claire with a Bachelor’s degree in English. She is currently responsible for Club operations, staff support & development and community partnerships.

What do you love most about your job?

I love that the Boys & Girls Club, with the support of our community, provides opportunities to change the lives of kids and adults.

Stephanie Lewandowski

Business Director

stephaniel@bgclub.com

Stephanie became the Club's Business Director in April of 2017. Prior to joining the staff at the Club, she worked for Wausau Paper in Kronenwetter.  Stephanie earned an associates degree in accounting from Northcentral Technical College in 1993; and met her husband there as well. She went back to school a few years ago where she obtained her Bachelors degree in accounting at Rasmussen. With a passion for helping others, Stephanie has experience volunteering with other non-profit agencies such as Peyton’s Promise, and organizing events for area high schools such as the post-grad parties, and the basketball booster club. Stephanie lives with her husband in Rib Mountain, has three grown children, and enjoys spending time with family and friends and most recently musky fishing. She loves sports, is a huge fan of our state teams, and Mickey Mouse.

What do you love most about your job?
I love the Club's mission, I love that children receive great meals while they are here, and that we get to make a difference in children’s lives every day.

Erick Steiniger

Caroline S. Mark Site Director

ericks@bgclub.com

Erick was born and raised in Racine, Wisconsin.  He came to us the summer of 2018 when he was hired as a Program Specialist. He joined the Boys & Girls Club of the Wausau Area full time as the Site Coordinator in September of 2018.  He had been working in the Special Education field for the last four years prior to joining our team.  He chose the Boys & Girls Club, because he saw an opportunity to impact the lives of an even more diverse group of youth. 

What do you love most about your job
The opportunities we can provide for our youth are limitless.  Every day I get the chance to influence and impact our club member’s lives. 

Alexis Radloff

DC Everest Site Director

alexisr@bgclub.com

Alexis joined the Boys & Girls Club of Wausau in June 2019.  Originally from Illinois, Alexis moved up to Wisconsin to attend the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.  At UWSP, she received a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and English as a Second Language while playing volleyball for the Pointers.  The first three years of her career, she worked as an elementary teacher in the D.C. Everest Area and Wausau School Districts. Alexis loves spending time with her husband Shawn and dog Oakley, especially outdoors.


What do you love most about your job

You really get to know the members and help guide them in shaping their futures.  You get to watch them shine and also grow from their mistakes in everything they do.  Supporting and mentoring our members is one of the most rewarding feelings and what makes this job amazing. Each day is a new and exciting adventure!

Mao Thao

Volunteer Engagement Director

maot@bgclub.com

In August 2012, Mao graduated from the UW-Oshkosh with a bachelor’s degree in Human Services. Shortly after that, she started working for the Boys & Girls Club of the Wausau Area. She was drawn there by the mission and was eager to make a difference.

What do you love most about your job

What Mao enjoys most is being able to help kids and share her passion with them. In her spare time, she enjoys movies, art, music and spending time with family and friends.

Cassandra Ambrosius

Events & Marketing Director

cassandraa@bgclub.com

Cassandra was born and raised in Northern Virginia, but has called Central Wisconsin home for the last eight years. In 2011, she moved to the area to work as a reporter at WAOW TV 9. After moving through multiple positions within the company, she worked for Eastbay in the marketing department before returning to WAOW as the Content Manager. Cassandra joined the Boys & Girls Club team in July 2019 as the Events and Marketing Director. 

What do you love most about your job
Getting to tell the stories of Members of the Boys & Girls Club on multiple platforms and share their passion for learning and adventure!

Sheila Cover

Grants & Outcomes Director

sheilac@bgclub.com

Sheila joined the Boys & Girls Club of the Wausau Area in June 2019. She is responsible for grant procurement and outcome management. She earned a degree in Communications from the UW-Stevens Point. Prior to the Club, she worked at a technical college for six-and-a-half years developing and supporting grants. With a passion for community impact, other previous roles included a grants role at the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities, and a communications role at a Community Foundation. 

What I love most about the Club

I appreciate that the Club fosters an environment to help youth grow into successful adults so they can flourish, succeed, and contribute to society.

Carol Pond

CareerLaunch Director

carolp@bgclub.com

Carol is joining our team as the CareerLaunch Directorafter spending 12 years in the Wausau School District as the Career Center Coordinator. In that role, she provided post-secondary guidance to high school students, staff and community members. Prior to joining the school district, she held positions at university and technical college campuses in admissions, financial aid, student activities, student employment, and residence life.

Carol earned a Bachelor’s degree in English from UW-Stevens Point and a Master of Science in Education in College Student Development and Administration from UW-La Crosse.

Why I'm excited to work at the Club

I am excited to join the Boys & Girls Club to continue to strengthen partnerships with educators and business professionals and provide opportunities for Club youth to explore the numerous college and career options they have after high school.

Ryan Handlin

CareerLaunch Coordinator

ryanh@bgclub.com

Ryan is originally from San Diego but raised in Merrill where he attended school until graduation in 2012. He then moved back to San Diego to attend college and work. He then decided to switch to working full-time for a ELCA church as one of the youth leaders. After five years of learning and growing, Ryan decided to return home to northern Wisconsin to find a job working with kids and the communities. He started with the Boys & Girls Club in 2017.

What I love most about the Club

I love the club because it provides kids with a safe & fun place to go. I look forward to seeing what new programs and adventures we can provide to the kids and community as we continue to grow.

Beege Xiong

Administrative Services Coordinator

beegex@bgclub.com

Beege Xiong started working at the Boys & Girls Club of the Wausau Area in the summer of 2019.

She worked for the Wausau School District as the ESL Secretary in 2000 and moved to Green Bay and worked for a research center (FRIENDS Center) funded by Texas A & M University and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  The study was about PCB’s (Poly-Chlorinated Biphenyls) and Methyl-Mercury in the surrounding area waters and fish population, and the effects on children of women who consumed fish from the area. 

 

Beege is originally from Wausau but moved away before returning to the area in 2013. Prior to the Boys & Girls Club – Beege worked at EO Johnson.

 

What I love most about the club

I love it that I’m working towards something positive… We provide a safe place for Members to relax and have fun!  That is very fulfilling makes me proud to be able to contribute.  Our children are the future!