Jason Presto, CEO
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. Jason enjoys spending most of his time with his daughters, Zoe & Ava, 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.
Ashley Bartol, Special Events & Marketing Manager
Ashley Bartol has been involved with the Club on either a staff or board member level since April 2015 . She is a graduate of UW-Madison where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature. Ashley has worked with non-profits for the past 11 years and is excited about having the opportunity to positively impact the children and families of the Tri-County area, while building a stronger community. When not at work Ashley enjoys spending time with family and friends, especially her son Nash, running, and the outdoors.
I feel privileged to be able to join a club that is positively affecting the Tri-County community. The impact it has on the children and families of Berlin and its surrounding area is astounding and I’m excited to support their mission.
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!.
Megan Beardsley joined the Boys & Girls Club of the Tri-County Area in October of 2017. Born and raised in Appleton, WI, Megan attended Kimberly High before enrolling at UW-Oshkosh. She graduated from UW-Oshkosh with a Bachelor’s degree in Human Services Leadership and Spanish. Before joining the Tri-County Club, Megan interned at the Boys & Girls Club of Oshkosh as well as The Center for Suicide Awareness. Megan currently resides in Oshkosh with her husband, Mike. In her free time, Megan loves to travel, read, go kayaking, hiking, camping, and running with a dream of one day qualifying for the Boston Marathon.
I’m so incredibly fortunate to love what I do and to fulfill the Club’s mission by making a difference serving the children and families of the Tri-County Area.
Growing up in Princeton, WI, Melissa was the youngest of 7 children. She has worked in the business field for over 20 years and recently went back to school, at the age of 40, to earn a Bachelor’s degree in Business Account Management from Lakeland College. This personal drive brought her to the Club when she decided she wanted the opportunity to make a difference. “Bringing my strengths to the Club and helping in any way I can to support the mission of the Club and its impact on the community we live in was important to me.” In her spare time, Melissa enjoys camping with her husband and son, listening to music, watching movies and hanging out with family and friends.
It’s an amazing opportunity to be a part of something so big that if I can make a small difference somewhere, then that’s something. I am so proud to say that I work for this great organization and so fortunate to be a part of the Boys & Girls Club of the Tri-County Area.
Carrie Govek joined the Boys & Girls Club of the Tri-County Area in August of 2018. Born and raised in Sheboygan, WI, Carrie attend the University of Wisconsin- Sheboygan and pursued an associate’s degree in Arts and Sciences. In addition to her schooling, Carrie also volunteered with the Big Brothers Big sisters and ran a school site based after-school program called Connect4Success. In Carrie’s spare time, she loves to walk, ride her bike, do yoga, and spend time with her two Irish Doodles (Princess Fiona Apple and Sir Shrek).
I feel blessed to have the opportunity to utilize my experience and passion for working with young people in this beautiful community! Teens are among the most engaging and intriguing audiences you can work with.
Briana Harmon joined the Boys & Girls Club of the Tri-County Area in 2018. She grew up in West Bend, WI and after high school attended the University of Milwaukee where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Social Welfare. Prior to joining the Club, she worked in the public school system for 8 years, most recently at Berlin Middle School. Being able to use the knowledge she gained from working with kids and combine that with positive adults in the community to bring a successful mentoring program to our area is what attracted Briana to the Club. While she isn’t at the Club, Briana likes to do anything fitness related and spend time with friends and family which include 4 children and her husband, Mark.
I believe I can impact the lives of children by matching them with mentors that are able to develop a positive relationship with them. It is exciting to see the youth build their self-esteem and trust through the companionship of a mentor.
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 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.