Meet the Staff
|Ashlyn Strahle – Branch Director:
• Over 10 years experience working with youth. Employed with BGCLB for 9 of them!
• Studied abroad at Oxford University
• Loves to travel all over the U.S. and enjoys going to concerts
• A former club kid and Member of the Year 1993!
|Dalene Hamer - Director of Operations:
• Holds an AA in Behavior & Social Science from Palomar College
• Is a social justice advocate and brings awareness on various issues especially youth homelessness
• Has traveled all over the world; Africa, Thailand & Mexico are just a few
|Christina Pellecchia – Program Coordinator:
• Over 4 years at TLC. Holds an ECEd Certificate and is majoring in Math Education
• Played Basketball for 12 years
• Was a past BGCLB member and Youth of the Year 2003
| Travis Parsons- Education Director:
• Holds a BA in Cultural Anthropology from Vanguard University.
• Musically inclined; plays piano, guitar and drums.
• Has done every job you can think of; barrista is our favorite!
|April Rath – Craft Director:
• Holds a BA in Music and serves as Director for her non-profit “Brain Power”
• Practiced music therapy for children with disabilities and taught piano
• Has been Craft Director for the club for 13 years
|Summer Goebel – Athletic and Health Director:
• Holds a BS in Kinesiology Minor in Health Sciences from CSULB.
• Is an avid softball player.
• Runs various Club programs, including Smart Girls
|Megan Crocker – Youth Development Professional:
• Attends Saddleback College and studies Child Development.
• Loves camping and family road trips.
• Ran the LA Marathon twice!
|Theresa Le – Youth Development Professional:
• Holds a BS in Human Services Minor in Psychology from CSUF.
• Loves anything “potato”.
• Enjoys Snowboarding, Scrapbooking and Shopping!
|Alex Zapiain- Program Aide:
• Senior at University High School in Irvine.
• Loves to do portraiture and landscape photography.
• Has played Volleyball since she was 7 and gets down on the harmonica.
|Nick Robitaille – IT & Web Development:
• Maintains computers and website from TLC’s basement
• Only contacted when something technical breaks
• Anything with a plug is considered his “Area of Expertise”