Bud Taylor has been the Club's Executive Director for the past 4 years. Prior to that, he was a Club Board Member. Bud has been part of the Black Canyons Boys & Girls Club since his youth being one of the first BCBGC's first members when it opened in 1999. In his tenure at Club, Bud was a Junior Staffer and Youth of the Year. Bud knows first hand the value of the Club in the Montrose Community and the importance of expanding its reach, ending the current waiting list.
Bud is also a Director on the Montrose Memorial Hospital Board, a Member of the San Juan Health Care Foundation Board, a Rotarian, and a Director for the Greater Montrose Area Chamber of Commerce. In 2020, he was named Citizen of the Year by the Montrose Daily Press.
In his spare time, Bud likes to spend time with his wife, Amy, his daughter, Maggie, and dog, Betsy. He enjoys traveling, fly fishing, and, a Club kid favorite, building Legos.
Megan has been with Black Canyon Boys & Girls Club since March of 2017. As a Site Director, Megan is responsible for overseeing and managing all aspects of the Montrose location. Megan has spent the last 10 years working with youth in multiple organizations, including through Young Life. Megan not only has a passion for working with kids of all ages, but with a background of working with teenagers, she particularly loves having the opportunity to encourage and teach the Junior Staff what it is like to work in the field of youth development, while growing their leadership skills. Megan believes that serving youth in the communities she grew up in is one way to not only give back, but to say thank you to all of the people who have helped and encouraged her.
Tammie started at the Club in 2020 as the Club's Business Manager. She has a passion for working for youth related non-profits; in addition to her role at the Club she also works for (and has since 2013) The Morgan Adams Foundation, a kid's cancer research organization based out of Denver. Since starting at the Club, Tammie notes she has enjoyed learning about the Club and all it has to offer and getting to know the staff. The Club greatly appreciates all of Tammie's expert knowledge on non-profits particularly from the finance and accounting side. When not busy working, Tammie enjoys being in the outdoors hiking with her dog Annie Oakley (pictured above!).
Amy has been with the Club for the last 3 years. Her roles include event planning for the Club's two largest fundraisers, the Montrose Wine & Food Festival and Crab Crack, and getting the word out into the community about how great the Club is (via Facebook, press releases, and at local meetings/events). She also moonlights as the Crab Crack mascot, Camy Crab, from September through the end of November. Amy likes working for the Club because she knows how valuable it is for the community. The Club is not only affordable child care but is so much more than that. To have such a wonderful youth development organization in the community is a gift and we need to expand that to as many kids as possible.
Board of Directors
Sherry is a retired teacher, grandmother, and the current Black Canyon Boys & Girls Club Board President. She has been part of the Club for the past 4 years. At the time she joined she notes "I did not know anything about the Club but I did know that I love working with children. I found out there was a two year waiting list for kids to join Club and wanted to find a way to fix that. This organization is working very hard to remove the waiting list by committing to build a new Club home in our community. I am proud to be a part of the Club, learning about what the Club has to offer in the way of programming for our kids and supporting my community with our Capital Campaign. It is challenging and exciting."
Sherry was also awarded Colorado Boys & Girls Club Board Member of the Year in 2020.
Board Vice President
Financial Advisor - Edward Jones
Nadin was born and raised in Germany. As a young adult, she traveled to Australia to try her hand as a “Jillaroo” rounding up cattle for two years. She then made her way to Wales in the UK where she earned a HND in international travel and tourism management.
Her travels eventually drew her to the Rocky Mountains where she found her new home in Montrose, Colorado. After settling in Montrose, she went back to school and earned her Bachelor of Business Administration at Colorado Mesa University. Nadine notes how it is a gift to live in this incredible area, and enjoys doing outdoor activities such as hiking, camping, bike riding, snowboarding and boating with her 7-year-old son. In addition to her role on the Club Board, she also serves on the Youth Appreciation Day Board. She is also a Rotarian and Altrusa member.
Vice President - Bank of Colorado, Montrose
Brad is Vice President at Bank of Colorado. He is a longtime supporter of the Club and proud board member who believes in the positive impact Club has on our community. Brad is a past President of the Club and past board member for the Colorado Alliance of Boys and Girls Clubs. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his family, cheering the Broncos and fly fishing. He and his wife Rebecca are expecting their first child in 2021, sure to be a future Club kid.
CEO/President - TEI Rock Drills
Sue is the CEO/President of TEI Rock Drills and has been since 2006. She has worked in the drilling industry for 32 years. In 2020 TEI was awarded the Colorado Industrial/Equipment Manufacturer of the Year and Sue was awarded the Colorado Outstanding Woman in Manufacturing. Sue serves on several non-profit boards, in addition to the Club, including: The Dolphin House Child Advocacy Center, the Great Montrose Chamber of Commerce, and HopeWest Hospice. Sue and TEI are also a large supporter of many community events for other area non-profits.
Sue has stated the important role the Club plays in the community and how that impact can be seen in the lives of our community's youth.
Board Safety Chair
Retired Civil Engineer Del-Mont Consultants
Tom moved to Montrose in 1980 from Louisiana/Texas. He is a retired Civil Engineer and President of Del-Mont Consultants. He has also been a Rotarian for 35 years of which he was President from 1992-93 and has been the Shoes for Kids Chairman for 14 years. In addition to his role as Club Director and as a Rotarian, Tom also has served on: the Academic Booster Club Board (President in its third year); the Pavilion Advisory Committee (leading to its founding); the Chamber of Commerce Board (1999-2000), the Montrose Community Foundation Board (late 1990's); and the Montrose Economic Development Board (late 1990's). Tom has been married to his wife, Kathleen, for 59 years and has three children, 5 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. In his spare time, he likes to golf, hike, travel, play pickle-ball, and go snowshoeing.
Tom noted the importance of the Club in the community highlighting its ability to serve kids and families in need.
Communications & Marketing Specialist - DMEA/Elevate Internet
Laura works at DMEA/Elevate as a Marketing and Communications Specialist. She has 11 years of experience in advertising, marketing, and graphic design. She is also an avid traveler having visited 20 countries and having lived in at least 12 states. She is excited to be settled in and living in Western Colorado as she loves the outdoors. She is thrilled to be working with the Club, after seeing how much joy it brings to the kiddos.
Customer Service Representative - DMEA/Elevate Internet
Matt grew up in Ocala, Florida where he was very involved with both the local Boys & Girls Club and Boys Scouts of America. After graduating from Florida State University he set off to see the world. He spent the next 17 years living in working in four different countries and visiting many others. He started calling Montrose home in 2019. After a 20 year career in the high adventure outdoor industry he shifted gears and began working in the customer service department of DMEA/Elevate. Being brought up as a Club kid, he thought the best way to show thanks to an organization that gave him so much would be to join the Black Canyon Boys & Girls Club Board of Directors. He sees the Club going in a great direction and is excited to be part of the growth of this awesome organization.
Area Director - Delta County Young Life & Accomplished Magician
Ty is a Colorado native growing up in Western Colorado. He lives in Delta, CO with his wife of 15 years Meghan and his two daughters Gabbie and Jessie. Ty is a former Club staff member where he served as Program Manager and Site Director. Now Ty is the Area Director for Delta County Young Life, a role that he has served in for over 10 years. Ty is also an accomplished magician performing all over the country and starring in the show Mind Blown at the Madeline in Telluride for the last 5 years.
Director of IT - Touch of Care/Touch of Care PCP & Co-Owner of Black Canyon Tickets
Tyler is the Director of IT for Touch of Care and Touch of Care PCP. He is a co-owner, along with his brother and sister-in-law, of Black Canyon Tickets. Tyler graduated from Colorado Mesa University with a degree in Business Administration. Tyler has four brothers and two daughters, Brianna and Brooklynn. In his spare time, he likes to spend time outdoors, camping and fishing, and he also enjoys woodworking. Tyler is excited to be part of the Club Board as, through his event ticketing agency, he has helped with several Club events and wanted to be part of helping out local youth. Also, living in Olathe, he wanted to increase local involvement with the Olathe Unit (which had to close in 2020 due to multiple causes in relation to COVID-19; we are hoping to get it re-opened soon!)
Facilities Manager - Montrose Recreation District
Justin grew up in Frederick, Colorado. After high school , he attended Cornell College in Iowa. While at Cornell, he majored in Sports Management and Economics, was captain of the baseball team and ran the school’s intramural department. He also met his wife Becky at Cornell. After graduation, he started as MRD’s Youth Recreation Coordinator, a position he still has today. Justin's passion for local youth development is part of why he joined the Club Board. Justin and Becky have two boys, Holden and Cy. They love Montrose and the countless opportunities it has to offer. In his spare time, Justin loves hiking, backpacking, and officiating high school & college basketball
International Sales Manager - Ross Reels
Bart was born and raised in a small farm town near Buffalo, NY, where he grew up spending as much time as he could in the woods behind his home. After graduating from high school, he attended Colgate University, and promptly moved to Jackson, Wyoming. Travels chasing fish across the country eventually brought him to Montrose, CO as the Sales Manager for Ross Reels. He has been part of the Black Canyon Boys & Girls Club Board of Directors for the past four years and looks forward to the day when his two-year old daughter can be called a Club kid in our brand new building!
Outside Plant Supervisor - Elevate Internet
Jonathan was born in Warrenton, VA. He is a graduate of the Virginia Military Institute. He has a decade of experience in the telecommunications industry and has worked in Virginia, New Mexico, and Colorado. He lives with his girlfriend, Maranda and her son, Avery. In October 2020, they welcomed their daughter Autumn into the family that also includes a dog and cat, Denise and Big Boy respectively. He has lived in Montrose for four years and has always enjoyed helping the Club in any capacity needed. Being a fan of everything the Club represents and the direction it is headed, he is grateful for the opportunity and proud to be a member of the board.