South Haven Unit Leadership Team
Ron has been with the South Haven Club since being hired in 1999 and was selected as the Unit Director in 2001. As Unit Director, he oversees the daily operations of the Club. He is also a member of the Academy of Boys & Girls Clubs Professionals (1994). Ron graduated from Southwestern Michigan College with a General Science Degree.
During his time with the organization, Ron has coordinated the sports leagues, Keystone, Youth of the Year and numerous community service projects and programs. Under his leadership, the South Haven Club has enjoyed successes such as two national Sports Authority Fitness winners, three national Movie-Tech program winners, three national Fine Arts Winners and an Indiana Youth of the Year winner.
Ron is also a member of the South Haven Lion's Club and South Haven Safety Task Committee Member among other groups. He lives with his wife, Dawn and daughter, Bailey along Theodore, their guinea pig.
Bryan has a Bachelor’s Degree in English from Purdue University, and has worked for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County since 2000 as a part-time employee. He was named Program Director of our South Haven Unit in August of 2010.
Bryan loves his work at the Club, and says that his favorite part is knowing that what he does, whether directly or indirectly, has a positive impact on members. His goal is to see them grow up to become responsible and productive community members. Bryan’s favorite memory of his experiences at the Club was in having a poem he wrote read aloud at the annual Steak & Burger Dinner.
Bryan is married, and resides in Valparaiso with his wife, Melanie.
Shelly Price has been the Membership Secretary at our South Haven Club since May of 2003. Her many responsibilities include processing all membership applications, making sure members sign into and out of the Club every day, and answering all programmatic questions.
Shelly’s favorite part of working for the Clubs is in helping members with what might seem to be small, every day problems. She recalls one time when a member lost a paper hat he had made at school. It took one of the Directors climbing into the recycling dumpster and digging around to retrieve the hat. The child (who had been inconsolable) made an immediate recovery and was very happy to have his hat back. The situation reminds Shelly that "the small things that don’t seem important to adults mean a lot to the kids”.
Shelly lives in South Haven. She is married and has two sons.