Administration Staff

The Boys and Girls Club of Glacier Country
Cindy Hooker - CEO
Cindy began her career with Boys & Girls Club in Benton, TN when she started what is now the Boys & Girls Club Sutton-Hooker Unit and is part of the Boys & Girls Club of the Ocoee Region. It was then that she found her passion for serving youth and families. Having accomplished her dream of building a safe place for the youth in Polk County, TN that would help support youth, families and the community in building great futures, she and her husband Kevin and son Matt moved to Columbia Falls January 1, 2015. In August 2016 Cindy was asked to serve as the CEO of the Boys & Girls Club of Glacier Country.

Having grown up in a home of service to others, the daughter of a Southern Baptist minister, Cindy pursued a college degree that would provide her with the education to help and support others. She graduated with an A.A.S. degree in Human Services, an A.A.S degree in Information Technology, and a certificate in Substance Abuse Counseling from Cleveland State Community College in Cleveland, TN. She graduated with a B.S. degree in Organizational Leadership from Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) in Murfreesboro, TN.

Kevin and Cindy love living in Columbia Falls and feel fortunate to have the opportunity to enjoy rafting, snowmobiling, skiing, hiking and fishing in this beautiful place that they now call home. They have two amazing children, Tristan, who is serving in the USAF and Matt who is currently attending Montana Tech as an Environmental Engineering student.
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Mandy Anderson - Director of Development
Mandy Anderson joined the Boys & Girls Club of Glacier Country in February of 2019 filling in the new position of Director of Development. She has years of experience in the Nonprofit world and was the Community Programs Coordinator for United Way in Casper, WY for the past 4 years. She obtained her Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Wyoming in May 2018 and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Utah. She truly enjoys bettering herself by learning new skills and dedicates herself to completing the Mission of her work. Enabling the Boys & Girls Club of Glacier Country to move forward with its goals, and impact the youth of the Flathead Valley, is something she strives to achieve with the team. Originally from Utah, Mandy has lived all over the western states including Colorado and Wyoming. Her personal hobbies include reading a good book, coffee dates with friends, hiking and going to the beach at Whitefish Lake with her toddler. Mandy is thrilled to be in this beautiful area of Montana and is excited to explore the wilderness with her husband and young daughter.
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Pam Koller - Unit Director
Pamela Koller joined our team in June 2019 as our Unit Director. Pamela brings 15 years of management experience in which part of that time she was the Midwest Manager for AT&T, a corporate trainer for Verizon and support staff for Missoula Development Services. A Montana native, she is looking forward to many years of serving youth at the Boys & Girls Club of Glacier Country. She has actively searched for a place to give back and has a kind heart and willingness to make a difference in our community. Pam has three daughters and 6 grandchildren. She enjoys a wide variety of crafting, hiking, fishing and has a passion for photography. She shares her time and adventures with her two dogs and her husband Scott.
Steven Crews - Teen Director
Steven Crews joined The Boys and Girls club in October of 2019. Before that he worked at Best Buy as a Sales Associate and Sales Manager. Steven moved to Montana in March of 2017 from Huntsville, Alabama, where he also worked for Best Buy as a Sales associate and Home Theater Supervisor. He moved to Montana to help plant Gateway Church as the Worship Pastor. Steven has always had a heart for teens and seeing those teens succeed in life. He loves to play video games, read, hike, working out and being outside. He is excited to start the High School program and see high schoolers be prepared for life after they graduate!

Our Board Members

BGC Glacier Country
Justin Lee Board President
• CEO and Co-Founder of Berube Physical Therapy
• Co-Founder and Director of One Care

Justin moved to Montana in early 2014 from Montrose, Colorado. Justin’s experience and background includes: Service in the U.S. Navy from 2000 - 2005 as a helicopter rescue swimmer. Service in the Army National Guard from 2005 to 2018 as an Infantry squad leader. While part-time in the National Guard, he has worked as a trucking terminal manger, store manager, marketing account executive, Deputy Sheriff, recruiter, corporate executive and is currently a business owner. Justin brings strong leadership, an entrepreneurial spirit, mentorship and well-rounded business experience to his company. He has a very clear understanding of organizational management, vision, corporate finances, and being a positive, supportive team member. As a CEO, Justin leads his team by helping navigate the everyday business waters, directly managing the administration, and making sure the executives' and company’s overall vision burns bright. He lives in Columbia Falls with his family.
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Anton Kaufer, Board Member, Resource Development Committee Co-Chairperson
In his role as director of advertising for the Daily Inter Lake and Hagadone Media Montana, Anton leads advertising & marketing strategy, business growth and sales development for the Daily Inter Lake, Whitefish Pilot, Hungry Horse News as well as Hagadone Media Montana. He also writes a column for Flathead Business providing digital marketing insight and tips for local businesses. He joined the Montana Hagadone team in January 2017. Anton has been working in digital marketing for 25+ years and held several sales, marketing & advertising leadership roles throughout New England and Louisiana. Before moving to Montana, he served as the director of sales for the Shreveport Times/USA Today Network in Shreveport, Louisiana. Still “new” to the Flathead Valley, Anton hails from the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts and studied business at Berkshire Community College and University of Lowell. He’s currently on the board of the Boys & Girls Club of Glacier Country, Montana Newspaper Advertising Service, and Glacier AERO. He’s a 2019 graduate of Leadership Flathead. He and his wife Betsy live in Creston with their son Alex, two cats – Toonces and Marvin, and shelter dog Addy. In his free time, Anton can be found hiking the Northern Rockies, cycling the back roads or canoeing the many waterways of NW Montana.
Jeri Moon
Jeri Moon - Board Secretary & Resource Development Co-Chair
Jeri Moon spends her workdays with Northwest Montana Association of REALTORS® (NMAR) as the Chief Executive Officer for their 970 member association. Jeri came to the Flathead Valley from Helena, where she worked for both the Helena Association of REALTORS® and Montana Association of REALTORS® for nine years. She also worked for the United Methodist Church. A native of Missoula and graduate of the University of Montana, Jeri’s heartstrings have always pulled her to the Flathead Valley. She moved here in October, 2016. Years ago, she student taught at Bigfork Elementary School and spent countless summers volunteering her time as a program coordinator and adult leader at Flathead United Methodist Church Camp. Today we are fortunate to have Jeri’s dedication as a Boys and Girls Club Board of Director. She’s committed to the club because of her past experiences of working with youth and knowing a community program like the Boys and Girls Club can make a world of difference in a child’s life.
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Lauren Markle, Board Treasurer
Lauren is a Consumer Loan Officer at Park Side Credit Union with prior experience in banking and retail management. Lauren is passionate about creating meaningful relationships through her work, enhancing workplace culture, and team leadership. Lauren holds an associate’s degree in Business Administration from Okanagan College in Kelowna, British Columbia, a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Northern State University in Aberdeen, South Dakota, and is working towards completion of a master’s degree in Banking and Financial Services, also through Northern State University. Lauren has been a board member for the Boys and Girls Club of Glacier Country since March 2018 and currently serves as the Treasurer. She was initially drawn to the Club because she is also a Columbia Falls parent and wanted to help make a difference in the lives of the children in our community that need us most. She truly believes that with the right support and a positive atmosphere, every child has the potential to be great. Lauren and her husband, Tyler, have been married for 10 years and have two school-aged daughters. As a family, they enjoy skiing at Big Mountain, playing soccer in their back yard, and their monthly tradition of “Star Wars and Nachos Night”.
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Kari Hammer
A professional organic vegetable farmer and NASM certified personal trainer, Kari is passionate about investing in community health and wellness. She joined the board in April 2018 with a belief that growing a resilient and thriving organization to serve our local youth is a key part of our bright future.

Born and raised in eastern South Dakota, Kari spent the first decade of her career in information technology in Minneapolis, Minnesota, helping business leaders communicate clearly with software developers to build effective corporate technology solutions. While living in the Twin Cities, she also shared her talents with a growing nonprofit theatre company as an actor, director, and stage manager.

Kari lives near Columbia Falls with her husband, their sweet old tomcat named Maki, and a flock of laying hens. When she's not working at Lower Valley Farm, or in her home garden, you can find her training the athletes of Flathead Valley Roller Derby, a local nonprofit dedicated to empowering women through sport, teamwork, and community service. She also serves as a founding member and Board Secretary of Team Montana Roller Derby, a statewide nonprofit that connects athletes across Montana with resources and opportunities for growth.
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Tim Ells - Board Chairperson
Tim is a Branch Manager for Park Side Credit Union, currently managing the Columbia Falls and Whitefish locations. With over 20 years of Senior Management and Retail Business experience, he is passionate about leadership, team building, client relations and process improvement. He leads highly customer-focused organizations through promoting, communicating and ensuring the highest levels of customer service. Tim has been a board member for the Boys and Girls Club of Glacier Country for over 2 years. His service on the board is driven by a desire to help all children have the opportunity to reach their full potential. He is passionate about providing a great Club where kids can have fun, learn and just be kids.Tim and his wife, Pam, have been married for 19 years. They have 3 amazing teenage kids who have them traversing the state with all types of activities. They are an active family that takes every opportunity to enjoy all the recreation the Flathead Valley has to offer.

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