The person who nominated Kevin says she did so because “he is a fearless leader. He has successfully led a team/staff at the Boys and Girls Club of Portage County since 2002 and although the seasons have changed, he has remained constant and committed to the kids in our community. As a boss, he leads by example as a hard worker who isn't afraid to do any job. He is wise and thoughtful in the way he leads the organization.Our community is better because of him. He is humble and has the best interests of his team and our local kids in mind. I only hope to be half the leader he is one day.”
Kevin is from the Green Bay area originally.He attended the University of Wisconsin- Whitewatertopursue teaching. Shortly after graduation he landed a jobat the Boys and Girls Club in Green Bay, where he worked for three years and then was offered a promotion at the Wausau BGCwhere he worked another three years.He then applied for theExecutive Directorposition at BGC in Portage County, where he has been for the past 17 years.
The mission of the Boys and Girls Club is “to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens”.
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The Portage County Boys and Girls Club Supports over 2,000 children and teensin nine different locations throughout the county.
Kevin find working for BGC very rewarding he loves all the parts of his job whether it isadministrative work, teaching or helping to inspire and shapeyoung lives.
Kevin has faced many adversities which he has met head on. He took a leap of faith coming to a new club and building it form the ground up. He had many sleepless nights worrying about making payroll and hiring good people. He just trusted in the community.
Song: “TheUnforgettable Fire” by U2
Food: Fish- prepped anyway
Book:“Unbroken” by Laura Hillenbrand
Quote: “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others”- Mahatma Ghandi
What makes you happy?
Spending time with his family up north at the cabin.
Who’s your hero?
His mom because she was a working mom who supported 4 children. She also supported their brother after a very bad accident during a family vacation.
What can people from the community learn form you?