Rich Hohne: President - I serve on the BYEP Board because it gives me the opportunity to make a difference in our community. BYEP provides life-altering programming to the kids that need it the most. In so doing, we are helping craft the next generation of leaders. I can’t think of a more noble cause.
Amy Hart: Vice President - I truly believe that all youth deserve a chance to be outside in the mountains and grow as a person and have positive people in their lives no matter what cards they are dealt in life. Every youth should be shown their potential and lead on a path of growing into a positive, confident, aspiring young adult. BYEP does this. I know BYEP works, and I am honored to be a part of keeping the program going and helping it grow in order to support new/more youth in ways that can change their life path.
Sara Schwerin: Treasurer - I serve on the BYEP Board of Directors because BYEP helps even out the odds for Gallatin Valley's at-risk teens, most of whom would be lost without BYEP's programming and support.
Scott Dehelendorf: Secretary - I was honored to be chosen to serve on the board given the reputation of BYEP and the proven success of its programs with the youth in our community. Both the leadership, staff and volunteers involved with the operation make the “magic” happen which makes my role on the board so fulfilling. And all of this shows when you get the opportunity to spend time with the kids and see the tangible results.
Yucca Rieschel: I Love to give back to the community and help BYEP to be a even more effective organization to work with the teenagers in the Gallatin valley.
Shanon Engel: I chose to be on the BYEP board because I truly believe in what the organization does and the way it helps teens in a unique and profound way. Every human being needs to and deserves to feel a sense of belonging; BYEP provides this and so much more to the kids they work with, which is hugely important for helping them realize their potential and become happier, more confident, and ultimately contributing members of society. I wholeheartedly believe in the curriculum, goals, and values of BYEP.
Kari Locati: BYEP works. In this puzzle to empower and educate our youth, occasionally pieces are missing. BYEP provides that missing link for many fortunate teens in our community. I am honored to be a part of such a successful, committed group of people creating a safe place to provide the missing pieces. To see these kids feeling stronger, happier and more confident is a beautiful by-product of the equation.
Donnie Olsson: I’ve been to many BYEP events over the past 10 + years & I’ve always walked away with such gratitude for those involved, from leadership to participants, as they represent such an positive impact on our community. I’ve wanted to be more involved since the first event and I’m stoked to be on the Board now. I want to help establish new ideas, spread the awareness throughout the community, & do whatever I can to help achieve BYEP’s growth goals in order to impact more and more youth every year. Lastly, and most important, the participants in this program are amazing. Hearing their stories & how BYEP is like family to them is so touching. For every participant involved there are numerous others whom would equally benefit.
Jay Kost: I wanted to stay involved after 2 years as a mentor, which gave me an interesting insight to the program. I serve now with hopes of seeing BYEP grow and benefit more youth in our community. It's important that these kids know that there is light at the end of the High School tunnel, and BYEP is here to show them.