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Meet the Boys & Girls Club Staff

Vaughn Morris President; CPO
A Fort Lewis College alumnus, Vaughn has been part of the Boys & Girls Club movement for over 18 years.

Jenn Bartlett Unit Director
Jenn has recently come to the Boys & Girls Club of La Plata County from the Southwest Conservation Corps.  She is a graduate of Leadership La Plata and is an NAU alumnus.  She grew up along the shores of San Diego and loves running, biking, and snowboarding.

Megan Hayes Office Manager
Megan graduated from Missouri State University with a degree in Public Relations. She moved to Durango after graduation and has been part of the Boys & Girls Club team since 2007. Her interests include writing, snowboarding, hiking, and cooking.


Jessie Heerdt Program Specialist
Originally from Boulder, CO, Jessie recently graduated from Fort Lewis College with a degree in criminology. Jessie's first plan after college was to work with law enforcement, bu the kids changed her mind quite quickly. Her interests include softball, snowboarding, and long boarding.

Kim Heald Office Assistant
Kim comes to the club from Steamboat Springs, CO and has been part of the movement for the past four years.  Kim currently attends Fort Lewis College and is majoring in early childhood development. She enjoys running, exploring, reading, and playing her violin.
Matt Smith Program Specialist
Leading both creative writing programs and sports in the gym, Matt loves doing a little of everything at the Club. Originally from Oklahoma, Matt recently graduated from Fort Lewis College with a degree in Sociology. He describes himself as emotionally intelligent and athletically inclined.
Laurena Matava Program Specialist

Laurena has grown up in Durango and plans to attend Fort Lewis College to pursue a degree in English Literature and Secondary Education. When Laurena isn't acting like an eight year old with kids at the Club, she enjoys reading anything within reach, writing, biking, drinking really good tea, watching sub-par films and photographing her siblings- both of whom attend the Club.

*All Photos Courtesy of Janessa Wheat*