Meet our New Administrative Manager
November 1st, 2016
We're excited to welcome Shelly LeMahieu Dunn to our BGC Team as the Administrative Manager. Let's learn a bit more about her...
What is your background/what did you do before BGC?
Just prior to coming to BGC, I served as the volunteer manager for a local non-profit. Before that, I worked for a decade as the administrative director for a national conference. I have also worked as a college writing instructor, grant writer, publications manager, international student advisor, program administrator, and small business owner. Although these roles are quite varied, two threads connect them: a passion for effective communication and an interest in—or, more accurately, an obsession with—details, processes, and organization.
Why are you excited to take on this role?
I’m excited about joining the team here at BGC and being a part of its mission to empower kids to reach their full potential. I am eager to do what I can to help the office run smoothly so that everyone at BGC can focus their time and energy on serving the great kids we work with every day.
What do you like to do when you’re not working?
When I’m not working at BGC, you can usually find me working (or relaxing!) on the organic produce farm that my husband and I own in Coopersville. Whether I am answering farm e-mails, updating spreadsheets, feeding the chickens, picking beans, weeding the carrots, or eating dinner on the farmhouse porch, the farm keeps me happily busy during the growing season. In the off-season, my husband and I spend most of our free time renovating our 1905 farmhouse, going thrift store shopping, cooking, and dreaming of next season on the farm.