Meghan Sweet, Area Director, 206.436.1932
Meghan has worked for the Wallingford Boys & Girls Club for over 18 years, since the day after she graduated from college. She holds a communications degree from Seattle University. Meghan also spent time at her local Boys & Girls Club as a youth in La Habra, CA. She has been named Boys & Girls Clubs of America's Youth Development Professional of the Year for the Pacific Northwest and has completed numerous trainings and professional certifications through the national organization. Meghan is a member of the Academy of Boys & Girls Club Professionals, was selected for the BGCA McCabe Leadership Program and completed the BGCA Leadership Institute Program at Clemson University. She is a National Trainer for Boys & Girls Clubs of America and has taught at national conferences on topics ranging from program implementation to guidance and discipline. Meghan's favorite Club memories include taking Club teens on trips to Idaho and California and all of the Halloween Hooplas. She believes in a mission-focused approach to Club programming and considers herself to be a lifetime member and believer in Boys & Girls Clubs. She is married and has two children (both Club kids!) and three cats.
Adam Monda, Senior Program Director, 206.436.1935
Adam has worked at the Wallingford Boys & Girls Club since 1995. He has served the Club in many roles, including Lead Games Room Counselor, Assistant Childcare Director, Athletic Director and finally in his current position as Senior Program Director. Adam has a passion for youth development and making a difference in the community. He has a bachelor's degree in Recreation and Leisure Studies from Washington State University and is a career Boys & Girls Club professional. Adam enjoys greeting the kids as they enter the Club, playing in the gym and helping kids with their homework. In his spare time, Adam likes to play guitar, spend time with family and friends and travel.
Tre Beauchamp, Teen Director, 206.436.1933
Tre has worked at WBGC since 2014, first as a program staff, and for the past two years as the Teen Director. He has helped to grow and hone the teen program to its current thriving state serving more than 100 older youths each year. Tre believes in introducing the kids to new experiences (rock band, cooking, and ropes courses - just to name a few recent activties) and is intentional in reaching out to the teens who need the Club the most. Tre is a UW graduate and also attended WBGC as a youth. He has fond memories of field trips, Torch Club activities, and just being at the Club with his friends. He loves the idea of re-creating this positive Club experience for today's WBGC teens.
Eric Kirby, Program Director, 206.436.1934
Eric returned to WBGC in 2013 after taking a few years off to be a stay-at-home dad and pursue other interests. Prior to this, he held the Assistant Director position at the B.F. Day Child Care site for three years. Before working at the Club, Eric held many jobs, ranging from working in a lumberyard to managing a bank to owning a record store. Growing up in a family of 14, Eric has been around kids his entire life, so the Club is a natural fit. He is a favorite of the Club kids and is known for his big smile and ready laughter, along with his booming voice. Eric has a bachelor's degree in Business Management as well as an associate's degree in Photography. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends, photography, traveling and hiking.
Clara Thompson, Education Director, 206.436.1930
Clara started with WBGC in November 2014 and brought three years of youth development experience with her, mainly with the Y in Thurston County. Clara graduated from The Evergreen State College with a degree in Psychology and the Liberal Arts. Her approach to education programming is promoting a diversity of learning styles and being sensitive to the cultural needs of members. She is always working hard to create relationships with families and teachers in the area. In her free time, she enjoys hiking and listening to music.
Club Advisory Board
|Ashley Arata||Auston Lende, Event Chair||Lis Nelis|
|Jean Blatchford||Kara May||George Ptasinski|
|Connor Flanagan||Anna Morgan||Andrew Shannon, Co-President|
|Bryan Graf, Committee Chair||Michelle Lancaster, Secretary||Derek Shipley, Co-President|
|Jack Grey||Mark Morrow, Treasurer||Sierra West|