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Our Leadership Team


Meet the dynamic team leading the Boys & Girls Clubs of Benton County’s efforts to ensure every young person has the great future they deserve.


Matt Taliafero

Chief Executive Officer

Matt joined the BGCBC team as the Chief Executive Officer in April 2019.  Matt previously worked at Walmart, where he oversaw marketing activities for the Walmart brand including partnering with the Walmart Foundation on hunger and disaster relief initiatives. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree  in Engineering from the United States Naval Academy in 1992 and an MBA from Duke University in 2000.  Matt is extremely passionate about the work he does at the Club because he loves kids and gets to see first-hand the positive impact the Boys & Girls Club program has on youth.  


Kari Fletcher

Director of Operations & Athletics

Kari began working at BGCBC in 2002 as a Youth Development Coordinator. Since then, she has worked in many roles including Program Manager, Assistant Director, Unit Director, and has served in her current role as the Athletic Director since 2015.  Kari graduated from Oklahoma Wesleyan in 2007 with a degree in Physical Education. Kari strives to make a positive impact on all the youth we serve and to help them grow and reach their full potential.​


Position Open

Director of  Resource Development 

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Ashley Skaggs

Director of Programs


Open Position 

Director of Finance


Sarah Volpendesta

Senior Manager of Culture and Wellness

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Robyn Blakeley

Community Engagement Manager


Jim Keast

Grant / Donor Relations Manager 


Amy Ovando

Federal Grants Manager

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