Thank you to all our staff, volunteers, board members, partners and donors for making what we do at Boys & Girls Club possible!


Allie Friese

Allie 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. 

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

Kathie 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

Rachel 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. She began working at the Program Coordinator at BGC in September, 2018.

Board members

Mary Goelz
Vice President
Director of Pacific County Health Department

Chris Jensen
Retired CPS Case Worker

Anna Taft
Co-owner Taft Plumbing

Martha Williams
Retired Elementary School Teacher

Mitch Eckhardt
Thrivent Financial

Frank Wolfe
County Commissioner District 2

Kelli Schimelpfenig
Ilwaco High School Art Teacher

Jennifer Magneson
Community Member

Cheri Lloyd
Dean of Students
Hilltop Middle School



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