Staff Leadership

Dynamic leaders, dedicated professionals


“I’m simply blown away by the staff at the Boys & Girls Club! They don’t just take care of my kiddo, they love him and treat him with respect and heartfelt attention above and beyond anything I could have imagined. I stand impressed and forever thankful!”

– Club Parent

Leadership Team

Jerad Bussell – Site Director

Jerad is a graduate of Fort Lewis College, with a degree in Anthropology. Jerad leads Club members in a wide array of programs and activities, providing opportunities to investigate hobbies and careers, try new experiences, and simply be kids within a network of supportive peers. Jerad renews his spirit fly fishing, hiking, gardening, baking, and sharing farm-to-table meals with friends. Jerad’s aspiration is to operate a summer “mountain experience camp” for kids.

Kathrene Frautschy – Director of Development

A graduate of DePaul University Chicago, Kathrene has been a part of Durango’s non-profit community for 20 years. Working with individuals and business leaders with a heart for kids, Kathrene sees development work as the opportunity to assist people in doing what is, “imprinted on their hearts…making a difference in the lives of others.” Kathrene’s newest hobby is knitting, creating warm and cozy items using hand-dyed wool fibers.

Megan Hayes – Director of Club Services

Megan has been with the Boys & Girls Club of La Plata County for 17 years since the doors opened in September 2007. Whether she is training staff, creating art program curriculum, or diving into data, Megan finds purpose in building a strong organization. Outside of the Club, Megan enjoys spending time with her family in the beautiful mountains of La Plata County, whether on a paddleboard, set of skis or with her hiking pack.

Vaughn Morris – CEO

Vaughn is a graduate of Fort Lewis College. Vaughn has been part of the Boys & Girls Club movement for over 20 years and was recruited to open the Boys & Girls Club of La Plata County in 2007. Vaughn serves as the president of the United Way of Southwest Colorado, a trustee of the Pine River Library, and treasurer of the Durango Chamber of Commerce. Vaughn is a graduate of the Leadership La Plata Program and the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Harvard School of Business Leadership program. Vaughn enjoys all aspects of sports from participant to referee to spectator.

Sue Riley – Membership Coordinator

Sue was born and raised in Rugby, England. She studied Child Care and Development at Aylesbury College of Further Education. She moved to TX in 1995 with her husband and 2 young children where she worked as a Real Estate professional for many years. Sue was also an active volunteer with the local Rotary club and various non-profit organizations, serving on the board of the local Chamber of Commerce and United Way.

On moving to Durango in 2022, Sue was looking for an opportunity to work in a role that gave back to the community. With experience with both children and non-profits, The Boys and Girls Club made a great fit. She enjoys greeting the members each day and helping parents with their questions about membership and registration.

In her spare time Sue likes to travel, hike, snowshoe, spend time with family and friends, read and crochet.

Audra Snow – Director of School Based Programs

Leading the Club’s school-based Durango 9R School District afterschool program, Audra is an invaluable resource for parents and guardians. Joining the Club team, Audra serves as the liaison between the School District and the Club, ensuring licensing requirements are met, while guiding afterschool activities supporting academic success, the development of good character & citizenship and healthy lifestyle behaviors. Audra loves family time and enjoys all aspects of the Durango lifestyle.

Site & Group Coordinators

Bree Bellati

Site Coordinator

Bayfield Friday Enrichment

Kayli Davis

Site Coordinator

Needham Elementary

Joseph Kuzma

Teen Coordinator

Alexa Millan

Site Coordinator

Florida Mesa Elementary

Heather Parmley-Schumacher

Site Coordinator

Park Elementary

Lilli Shultz

Site Coordinator

Riverview Elementary

Ben Rogers

Site Coordinator

Bayfield Friday Enrichment

Anna Suazo

Site Coordinator

Park Elementary