Thank you to all our staff, volunteers, board members, partners and donors for making what we do at Boys & Girls Club possible!
Allie Friese has been the Executive Director of the Boys & Girls Club of the Long Beach Peninsula (BGC) since December of 2014. Earlier that year, she received her Bachelor’s of Liberal Arts from Evergreen State College, with a focus in political science, and is currently attending Villanova University to complete her Master’s of Public Administration with a certificate in non-profit management.
During her time with BGC, membership has tripled and daily attendance has more-than-doubled. She prioritizes community involvement, staff development, and strengthening the organization’s foundation.
In the past ten years, Allie has completed two service years: one in the UK and one as an AmeriCorps VISTA. During her time as a VISTA, she served as the coordinator of the fledgling Teen Advocacy Coalition in South Bend, which is still thriving.
Allie is currently a member of Rotary International, serves on the Pacific County Human Services Advisory Board, and as the second vice chair for the Pacific County Democrats. She also freelance writes for the Chinook Observer.
In her free time Allie likes to spend time with family, work on her house, read and write, and take care of her many stray and foster cats. She plans to stay in Pacific County.
Kathie Markham Kyle moved to Long Beach in 1970 with her parents and fell in love with the community. From 1981-1996 she taught preschool before obtaining her Bachelors degree from Evergreen State College.
After college she returned to the Peninsula to pursue her passions: youth education and community enrichment. She worked at Head Start, Tlohon-nipts Alternative High School, and Peninsula Learns. In 2003, Kathie moved to Milwaukie, Oregon with her husband and started Green Acres Day Camp which she considers to be one of her life's greatest accomplishments.
After she retired, she returned to the place she's called home for so long and began working as an emergency substitute at Ocean Beach School District and Boys & Girls Club. She also goes by "Sonshine" the Clown on the weekends and at special events!
Francisco Galvin was born and raised on the Peninsula and graduated from Ilwaco High School in 2011. After high school he attended Clatsop Community College in Astoria and received an Associate of Science Degree.
From there, he decided that working with children peaked his interest. He began coaching youth soccer and started working for Ocean Beach School District as a substitute as well as Boys & Girls Club.
Now in his third year at the Boys & Girls Club, he has seen membership increase significantly and many other improvements in the club.
"I feel truly grateful anytime a club member reaches out to me because it gives me the opportunity to have a positive influence on them. I enjoy the connections that are made by working with each club member."
In the future Francisco intends on returning to college to become an Elementary Education Teacher.
Rachel Rule grew up in Washington and received a Bachelor of Science in Biology at Eastern Washington University in 2012. In 2014, she obtained a professional certificate in Natural Science Illustration at the University of Washington.
Lauren Dean grew up in Meridian, Idaho and came to the coast after a year working on her Psychology degree at the college of western Idaho. After AmeriCorps she plans to get her bachelor's degree in Secondary Education with an emphasis on Psychology and High School English, and take up teaching in Idaho.
Clinical Director of Willapa Behavioral Health
Retired CPS Case Worker
Retired Elementary School Teacher at Ocean Park Elementary
Director of Pacific County Health Department
Craft 3 Finance Department
County Commissioner District 2
Teacher at Long Beach Elementary School
Co-Owner of the Adrift Hotel & Inn at Discovery Coast
Ilwaco High School Art Teacher
Ocean Beach School District Superintendent
Drawing Board Creative Services
Teacher at Hilltop Middle School
Loren C. Corder Foundation
Lost Roo Adelaide's
Great Northwest Federal Credit Union
Bank of the Pacific
Kiss of Mist
Oceanside Animal Hospital