Meet Our Team

Staff

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Darla Biel

Executive Director
Darla joined BCYMP in June 2017 as the Executive Director. As a parent and former educator, she believes strongly in the power of relationships to change lives. Darla especially enjoys collaborating with other youth professionals, businesses and non-profit organizations to create long-range, sustainable solutions that provide support and expand the possibilities for young people in Brookings County. When she's not working or volunteering, Darla and her family enjoy music, theater, movies and attending SDSU athletic events.
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Ali Teesdale

Volunteer Coordinator
Ali started with BCYMP in February 2020. As the Volunteer Coordinator she works closely with Mentors, Mentees, and the Mentees' families to support mentoring relationships and ensure each match is positive. She has a strong passion for working with youth and a history of working in the nonprofit setting. Ali and her family enjoy getting out and about in Brookings and frequently visit the Children's Museum, Dakota Nature Park, and Nick's.
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Mikayla Bottelberghe

SDSU Intern, Human Development and Family Studies
Mikayla joined BCYMP as a 2021 Summer Intern. She is attending SDSU as a fourth year Human Development and Family Studies major with a minor in Rehabilitation Services. Mikayla has a passion for working with youth and plans to become a Youth Counselor after receiving her master’s degree in Counseling. When not working, she enjoys many activities that Brookings has to offer such as going for bike rides in the Dakota Nature Park, visiting McCrory Gardens with family, and eating some of the best pizza at George’s.

Meet Our Board Members

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Amy Button

President
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Debra Eilers

Treasurer
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Dave Hopewell

Vice President
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Landon Fischbach

Secretary
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Dr. Isaiah Crevier

Fundraising Chair
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Mary Kidwiler

Programming Chair
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Ritu Hooda

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Shane Andersen

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Mellissa Heerman

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Nikki Eining

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Rea McKeown

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Riley Larson-Adams

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Jim Ducker

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Deidre Beck

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