Staff

Jason Presto, Executive Director

jpresto@bgctric.org

Born and raised in northeast Wisconsin, Jason attended Ripon College where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Community Recreation. He went on to earn his Master’s Degree in Psychology from Barry University in Miami, Florida.  Jason joined the Boys & Girls Club movement in 2008 as the Teen Director in Oshkosh.  In 2011, he worked with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Washington County as their Director of Operations.  As a brand new father, Jason spends most of his time with his daughter, Zoe, and wife, Nicole.  In his free-time, Jason enjoys traveling, playing golf and working with his family foundation.

I am honored to be given the opportunity to work with such a great group of community minded people.  The work that has been done in the Berlin area to this point has been incredible!  With the help from our great partners and dedicated supporters, I am excited to see the impact that can be made on the children and families of our communities.

IMG_0002Hanna Meronk, Director of Special Events & Marketing

jmeronk@bgctric.org

Hanna Meronk joined the staff in June of 2016 after graduating from UW-Stevens Point where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. Originally from the small town of Rosholt, WI, she gained event planning experience while interning at the United Way of Portage County as their Special Events intern. In her spare time she enjoys traveling, doing outdoor activities, and spending quality time with her family and friends.

I am happy to be able to join a nonprofit organization that is positively affecting the Tri-County community. The impact the Club has on the lives of the children and families of Berlin and its surrounding area is astounding and I’m excited to support their mission.

Mindy Collado, Center Director

mcollado@bgctric.org

Born and raised in Oshkosh, WI, Mindy attended UW-Oshkosh where she earned a Master’s degree in Transnational Human Services Leadership. Mindy worked for the Christine Ann Center for 6 years as their Youth Services Team Leader. While at the Christine Ann Center she was a domestic violence advocate and created a teen program that helps teens develop healthy relationships. Mindy also worked at UW-Oshkosh Head start as their Family Support Specialist. While not at work Mindy enjoys camping and bike rides with her husband and 5 sons.

I am excited to join an organization where the mission and vision align with my passion for working with children and families. I believe a strong community leads to strong families and I look forward to serving the families of the Tri-County Area and to working with such an amazing team!

Eric Gilbertson, Director of Athletics & Teen Services

egilbertson@bgctric.org

Eric Gilbertson joined the staff in June of 2016 as the Director of Athletics & Teen Services. He came to the Club from the Boys & Girls Club of La Crosse where he gained experience and a passion for leading teen activities and programs.  Eric graduated from UW-La Crosse with a degree in Recreation Management.  In his spare time he enjoys playing sports, fishing, and being active.

 Everyday, I have the amazing opportunity to positively impact a child’s life and help shape our community’s youth for a better future. I’m incredibly fortunate to be with Boys & Girls Club of the Tri-County Area and continue my passion of serving our youth.

 Robert Zache, Facilities Coordinator

rzache@bgctric.org

Robert, also known as Bob, joined the Boys & Girls Club of the Tri-County Area in July of 2016. Bob is a great community advocate with a long history of supporting the Club. He is a wonderful addition to our team and always a positive impact on our Club members.

I really enjoy the Club because it is a fun place to work and the kids are always willing to be my helpers! 

Brooke SchneiderBrooke Schneider, Administrative Assistant

info@bgctric.org

Brooke Schneider is the Administrative Assistant for the Club. A Ripon native, Brooke graduated from the University of Phoenix with an Associates Degree in IT Special Training. Her love of working with children brought her to the Club and has enabled her to be active in several of its areas. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her husband and four children, swimming, and going to the movie theater.

I’m happy to be part of a team that has a mission of improving not only the lives of children, but their families as well.