Monte Baier, President is Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Panda Restaurant Group, Inc., the owner of Panda Express, a nationwide, fast casual restaurant chain with 1,500 restaurants in 42 states and Mexico with over 22,000 employees. Mr. Baier is responsible for legal and risk affairs for Panda Express. In addition to the Boys & Girls Club of the Foothills board, Mr. Baier is also a member of the Finance Committee and Board of Trustees of the Chandler School, a K-8 independent school in Pasadena, California.
Kristoffer Kaufmann, Vice President is a managing member of Highland Property Development, and since 2002 has developed more than 3,000 apartment units for low-income families and seniors throughout California and Texas. In addition, Mr. Kaufmann currently oversees operations at Highland Property Construction, a related general contractor specializing in substantial rehabilitation of existing multifamily apartments. Mr. Kaufmann is a native of the San Gabriel Valley, having been born and raised in Arcadia, and currently resides in Monrovia with his wife and four children.
Charlyn Quiec, Secretary is a graduate of the University of the Philippines Dental School where she finished in the top of her class. Dr. Quiec is dedicated to creating beautiful smiles for her patients. In addition to serving on the board of Boys & Girls Club of the Foothills, she is an active member of the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association, and the Monrovia Chamber of Commerce.
Jennifer D’Alvarez, Treasurer is Vice President of Advancement at Pacific Clinics and has more than 20 years of leadership experience driving fundraising and grant strategies from concept to implementation. She sits on the board of directors for Yoga Haven Las Vegas, is a member of the Greater Los Angeles Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and is a Certified Fundraising Executive. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from California State University, Northridge and a Master of Business Administration from Pepperdine University. She resides in Monrovia with her husband and two children.
Jason Berns is a lead agent for The Berns Team of Keller Williams Realty. Jason, his wife Laura, and their team of agents have assisted over 500 families with their real estate needs. The Berns Team focuses on building relationships and diligently serving their clients. Their people-driven business goals have helped them close over $80 million in 2017, which places them among the Top Agents in LA County as well as the Top 5 Realtors in the San Gabriel Valley.
Kristy Bowden is an interior designer and certified pilates trainer. She obtained her certification through Pilates Sports Center in 2007 and continues to further her education by attending yearly workshops and self practice. Her expertise includes scoliosis, osteoporosis, knee, back and neck injuries, as well as prenatal exercise. She works actively on our Festival of Trees and For Love of Youth annual events, and Bowden Development, Inc. is an ongoing corporate sponsor. She is also a member of Children’s Hospital Guild of Monrovia. Born and raised in Texas, she now lives in Monrovia with her husband, Todd, and their two children.
Tiffany Chelsvig Tiffany is Vice President of People Operations at DISQO, an innovative market research firm that helps brands create better consumer experiences with higher-quality opinion and behavioral data. Tiffany also worked in the nonprofit sector, serving as Director of Human Resources at a Marin County child welfare organization dedicated to protecting, serving, nurturing and healing at-risk children and adolescents. Her experience there, along with being a mother of two, attracted her to BGCF’s mission. Tiffany is a long time resident of the San Gabriel Valley and believes the Club is one of the best ways to meet the needs of our most vulnerable kids and teens.
Kathleen Hwang is owner and founder of Kathleen C. Hwang Orthodontics. She received her Bachelor of Science from UCLA and Doctorate of Dental Surgery from UCSF. She is an active member of the American Association of Orthodontists, American Dental Association, Academy for Orthodontic Excellence, the California Dental Association, and San Gabriel Dental Society. Kathleen was born in Taiwan and grew up in Sa Paulo, Brazil. She lives in Arcadia with her husband and daughter, and has traveled extensively on service trips to provide education and dental care in underserved communities.
Tamara Kuku is the Dean of Student Life at Oaks Christian and has worked in education for 15 years. Tamara has lived in the city of Monrovia for the past 12 years and grew up in neighboring Altadena. She has a BS in kinesiology from California State University Northridge and an MS in Organizational Leadership from Azusa Pacific. Tamara has dedicated her life to education.
Kurt Luginbuhl serves as Vice President at Interior Services, his family's Monrovia-based business that provides window covering installation services to the commercial construction industry. He is the father of three young children and an active participant in the life of the local Monrovia community. Mr. Luginbuhl has a degree in philosophy and theology from Point Loma Nazarene University and an MBA from Pepperdine University.
Jacques Nack is CEO of the JNN Group, Inc., a Pasadena-based data analytics and risk and compliance consulting firm specializing in Business Analytics, Data Security & Data Privacy. Jacques deeply resonates with the Boys & Girls Club's mission to enable young people to reach their full potential. He is an immigrant father who built his success as an entrepreneur from limited resources and loves how the Club fosters confidence and develops the character of youth, helping to set them up for success in life.
Glenn Oyoung is a director on the national advertising team at Kaiser Permanete and manages advertising and marketing for the two largest regions – Northern and Southern California. Oyoung is an avid automotive enthusiast, co-founding the popular community event, Carcadia at Route 66, writing the children’s book, P is for Petersen, and contributing to LaCar.com as an editor-at-large. A former resident of Arcadia, Oyoung served as a member of the Arcadia Rotary Club, was a founding director of the Arcadia Police Foundation, and volunteered with the Special Olympics Host Town Committee. He currently resides in Glendora with his wife, Jennifer and their two daughters, Juliet and Colette.
Ashley Sanchez is a professional American soccer player, playing midfielder for the Washington Spirit in the National Women’s Soccer League and the United States National Team. In 2016, she was named U.S. Soccer Young Female Player of the Year and became the first player in United States history to play in multiple World Cups in one year. She attended the University of California, Los Angeles where she played for the Bruins from 2017 -2019. Sanchez was raised in Monrovia and is an alumna of Boys & Girls Club of the Foothills.
Larry Spicer was elected to the City Council in 2013, and sworn in on April 30, 2013. He served as Mayor Pro Tem from May 2015 through April 2016. Larry was born and raised in Monrovia, serving his country in the United States Army. His current and past volunteer activities include: Trustee of Second Baptist Church Monrovia, Watch Dog Dad for Bradoaks Elementary, Peace on Patrol Parent (POP) at Clifton Middle School and Monrovia High School, Red Cross Volunteer, Certified MAP Neighborhood Leader (Monrovia Area Partnership), Board Member of the Community Mediation Team (CMT), Make a Difference Day Committee Member, and Board Member Duarte Hawks Youth Sports Association.
Matt Weaver is owner of Weaver & Associates, insurance brokers located in the San Gabriel Valley for over 50 years. He has been a longtime supporter of BGCF and is a member of the Arcadia Rotary. Mr. Weaver was born and raised in Arcadia and lives in Monrovia with his wife Denise. Together, they founded Next Level Missions, a nonprofit to assist the remote hill tribe villagers of Northern Thailand. They have two daughters and four grandchildren.
Blaine Fetter, Past Chair Emeritus is an award-winning developer of commercial and residential real estate. He began his career over 35 years ago with The Seeley Company (now Collier International) and by 1980 was a principal in Boone Fetter Associates. A lifelong resident of the San Gabriel Valley, Blaine was one of the four founders of the San Gabriel Valley Economic Partnership (SGVEP). He served as its chairman for two terms in 1993 and 2003. He is currently on the board of the SGVEP, is past chair of Boys & Girls Club of the Foothills, and is an overseer of the Huntington Library.
John Wilson, Executive Director has been the Executive Director of Boys & Girls Club of the Foothills since 2010. A resident of Monrovia since 1998, he is Past President of the Monrovia Schools Foundation, a prior member of the boards of Monrovia Chamber of Commerce, AYSO Region 2 and past President of Arcadia Rotary. John is a graduate of University of California, Irvine. He is married to Betsy and has three kids, Kiley, Jack, and Miles. John has spent his career working in youth development and is deeply passionate about Boys & Girls Club of the Foothills and the positive impact it has on young lives.