Whatcom County Corporate Office
1616 Cornwall Ave #111,
Bellingham, WA 98225
Who We Are
Our Mission: To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Whatcom County has helped local kids and teens since 1968 when Speedo Southas, Lou Parberry and Moose Zurline had a vision for a Boys Club in Bellingham. In 1968 under the leadership of Rocky Tanguay, Board President, a Club opened at C and Holly Street in a facility donated by Lou Parberry.
Today, we are the largest youth-serving agency in Whatcom County with four Clubhouse locations, one in Bellingham, Ferndale, Blaine and Lynden.
Every day, an average of 440 of Whatcom County's youth stream through our doors and participate in academic and recreational programming. We provide safety and support during critical hours of the day as well as meals, strong role models, organized athletics and access to the arts programs. At the Clubs, there's a way for every kid to get involved and learn something new.
We aim to build the community's social and economic fabric by ensuring the academic and career success of every member that walks through our doors. We achieve this by providing more impactful programs that appeal to our members, strengthen their academic performance, build character, encourage healthy lifestyles and meet the basic needs of our youth.
Heather Powell - CEO
Kim Grams - VP of Operations
Melinda Stump - Director of Finance & Administration
Jill Reid - Director of Teens & Outreach Programs
Randy Ashe - Athletic Director
Allison Hegan - Individual & Foundation Giving Manager
Caroline Winfrey - Board Chair
Erik Dyrland - Past Chair
Susie Landsem - Vice Chair
Tim Seaton - Treasurer
Kristi Coy - Secretary
Ken Reinschmidt - Director
Susan Rice - Director
Kristi Gruett - Director
Rob McCormack - Director
Chantee Ziemkowski - Director
Jim Ferguson - Director
Troy Muljat - Director