Board of Directors


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Sara Schwerin:   President   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.   Read Sara’s Bio

Sara Schwerin: President

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.

Read Sara’s Bio

John DiCola:   Vice President   I have always believed in helping others and giving back to the community. When Becky and I moved our family to Bozeman a few years back we began learning about the incredible wealth of good will service organizations around the valley. Perhaps its being a parent, but I was drawn in by the BYEP work with at risk youth and the impact they were making on kids at a critical point in their life. As I got to know Pete and the team I was inspired to ask how I could support their mission. I am honored and humbled to serve on the BYEP board.   Read John’s Bio

John DiCola: Vice President

I have always believed in helping others and giving back to the community. When Becky and I moved our family to Bozeman a few years back we began learning about the incredible wealth of good will service organizations around the valley. Perhaps its being a parent, but I was drawn in by the BYEP work with at risk youth and the impact they were making on kids at a critical point in their life. As I got to know Pete and the team I was inspired to ask how I could support their mission. I am honored and humbled to serve on the BYEP board.

Read John’s Bio

Gary Kachadurian:   Treasurer   BYEP to me represents the future of not only Bozeman but our country. Challenged young people, like I think many of us were, need mentors and peers to blossom. There is no match for Pete and his team of leaders. I just want to be a small part of the engine that moves our energy toward helping those who are engaged and who want to make a difference.   Read Gary’s Bio

Gary Kachadurian: Treasurer

BYEP to me represents the future of not only Bozeman but our country. Challenged young people, like I think many of us were, need mentors and peers to blossom. There is no match for Pete and his team of leaders. I just want to be a small part of the engine that moves our energy toward helping those who are engaged and who want to make a difference.

Read Gary’s Bio

 
Donnie Olsson:   Secretary   BYEP is a brilliant & thoughtful organization - it's a true honor to serve on this board. The impact that BYEP has had on our community's youth is profound & measurable. The heart of this organization is the participants, and having the opportunity to be any part of their journey is incredibly inspiring. It's a tremendous amount of work to change your life, and these kids make it happen. For every participant involved, there are numerous others whom would equally benefit. I strive to help spread awareness throughout our community, & do whatever I can to help achieve BYEP’s growth goals in order to impact more people each year.   Read Donnie’s Bio

Donnie Olsson: Secretary

BYEP is a brilliant & thoughtful organization - it's a true honor to serve on this board. The impact that BYEP has had on our community's youth is profound & measurable. The heart of this organization is the participants, and having the opportunity to be any part of their journey is incredibly inspiring. It's a tremendous amount of work to change your life, and these kids make it happen. For every participant involved, there are numerous others whom would equally benefit. I strive to help spread awareness throughout our community, & do whatever I can to help achieve BYEP’s growth goals in order to impact more people each year.

Read Donnie’s Bio

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.   Read Shanon’s Bio

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.

Read Shanon’s Bio

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.   Read Kari’s Bio

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.

Read Kari’s Bio

 
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.   Read Yucca’s Bio

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.

Read Yucca’s Bio

Scott Dehlendorf   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.   Read Scott’s Bio

Scott Dehlendorf

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.

Read Scott’s Bio

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.   Read Jay’s Bio

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.

Read Jay’s Bio