What happens to a child once they enter a Boys & Girls Club depends more on the quality of the staff than any other single factor.
At the Boys & Girls Club of Hawaii, all of our staff have been selected based on their experience and expertise in working with our youth population. Each staff member offers a unique life view and personality, providing our youth members with a wide array of adult mentors that they can depend on for guidance and assistance. We encourage our youth members and their parents to get to know our staff on a first-name basis, promoting open communication and strong relationships.
Natalie Pawluk Moore
Natalie has been working with youth for over 10 years now in many different capacities, leading various youth programs. She studied psychology with a particular interest in adolescent development, and then went on to earn her Master’s degree from Chaminade University in Family Therapy. As the Unit Director of the Spalding Clubhouse, she truly believes that she has the best job in the world! Her main goals at the Boys & Girls Club are to help youth learn how to better relate with their peers and their families, to assist them in gaining an increased level of self-respect and respect towards others, and to guide members to discover their own interests and develop talents that can turn into future careers.
Jeric has led the athletics and fitness programs at the Spalding Boys & Girls Club for a year now. His Bachelor’s degree in Human Services, along with his experience with special needs youth at Hawaii Behavioral Health, gave him a solid foundation for working with a diverse group of youth. As a mentor, he aims to provide consistent discipline and structure for Club members so they can constantly improve themselves. He brings energy, passion, and hard work in order to promote healthy lifestyles. As the athletic director Jeric hopes that youth strive for excellence both in and out of the sports arena. He encourages all youth to get up, get out, and be active!
Filmmaking Program Assistant
Franz graduated from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles with a Bachelor of Arts in Film Production and has been working in the industry in Los Angeles and now Oahu. At LMU he was the Director of Production and Programming for the award-winning student-run television station - ROAR Network. While there, his focus was to teach young filmmakers to use their tools to create work that expressed their passions and creativity. Although video production can be both fun and challenging, Franz’s goal with the Boys & Girls Club is to guide youth to use the medium of film to help connect themselves to their world and to each other, producing work that will enrich their lives and that of the community.
Dani has been with the Boys & Girls Club for two years. In her role as Education Director, she oversees Power Hour and all Project Learn programs. She is a key staff for the Main Club, providing programming mostly for our 10-12 year old members. She is often found in the Games Room, helping youth learn positive social skills through play. She also provides guidance to our youth in key programs such as Girl Power and Healthy Habits. Dani is currently earning her psychology degree, which will increase her ability to serve as a mentor and leader to Club youth. She hopes to assist the youth at the Boys & Girls Club to become responsible individuals through positive thinking and encouragement.
Bri has been an employee of the Boys & Girls Club for two years. As the Leadership Director, she is responsible for the Leaders in Training teen program, the Torch Club program, and DZ Leaders. Bri enjoys planning a variety of service learning projects to expose youth to new experiences and opportunities for growth. Her Bachelors degree in Community Health Education helps her to educate members about the importance of healthy living. Bri also works to assist the Athletics program at the Club and encourages more girls to participates in sports. Bri’s goal at the Club is to assist the youth members to become future leaders who know how to make positive decisions.
Teen Program Coordinator
Hali has been with the Boys & Girls Club of Hawaii for a year. Hali’s main role at the Club is to implement a variety of programs to encourage more teens to become involved in the Club. Her fun and creative personality draws in a diverse group of teens, whom she enjoys working with and mentoring to help them make better decisions as they become young adults. Her experience as basketball coach gives her a unique approach in working with the teen members, particularly in our athletics programs. She loves to encourage children to be all that they can be and to do so in humility and with a strong work ethic. She hopes that through the Club she can support the teens when they need a number one fan in life!
Lindsay is the main staff for youth ages 7-10 in the Discovery Zone program. Lindsay is a psychology major at HPU focusing in child development, autism and behavior disorders. With over ten years of experience, she has worked with children of all ages in various settings, most recently at Kuhio Elementary School. Lindsay’s desire to make a positive impact on youth development is supported by her effort to encourage children to think for themselves and develop positive social skills that will allow them to grow as individuals. At the Club she hopes to foster critical and creative thinking, social communication and healthy decision making for elementary youth.
Program Administrative Assistant
Kenani became involved with the Boys & Girls Club of Hawaii through the Honolulu Community Action Program. She demonstrated a professional and friendly attitude as the front desk assistant for three months as a volunteer, which made her a perfect fit for the position. Her experience with her seven siblings helps her in communicating with and relating to the Clubhouse youth, who love her outgoing and fun personality. Her goal at the Spalding Clubhouse is to provide excellent service as the first person all guests interact with and as the membership manager. She wants to contribute to providing a safe place for our youth to be healthy and productive citizens.
Fiana is one of the newest staff members at the Spalding Boys & Girls Club, joining the team to support the growing elementary population in our Discovery Zone. Fiana is currently pursuing her Bachlor’s degree at UH Manoa in Physical & Health Education. Her experience with youth for over seven years in the County of Kauai Summer Fun Program and her involvement with UH intramural sports as a recreation aide helps her to design engaging, fun, high yield programs for our youngest members at the Club. Fiana’s goal is to be a strong role model for the youth of Hawaii and to make a lasting impact in the lives of the Spalding Clubhouse members.
Pua recently joined the Spalding Clubhouse staff team to work with both elementary and middle school youth. She is earning her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary & Special Education, as well as in Hawaiian Language. She has experience working with a wide age range of youth in both the Na Pua No’eau and Hanahau’oli summer programs for over six years as a teaching assistant. Pua loves to encourage youth to set goals higher than they originally believed was possible. In her position with the Boys & Girls Club, Pua hopes to teach the youth members to be the change they want to see in the world.
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