Meet Our Staff

Larry Bayle

CPO / Executive Director / Part of Executive Team

Larry has been the Executive Director for two other Boys & Girls Clubs in New England and has an extensive history with non-profits in Vermont. He is the president of the Vermont Boys & Girls Club Alliance that serves over 14,000 youth across the state with six organizations and 21 sites. He also sits on the Rutland Rotary South Board of Directors as well as the Rutland Region Workforce Investment Board. He is well known in Vermont tennis circles having been a state and regionally ranked player as well as a college coach. Larry holds a BA in Individual and Family Studies from Penn State University. He Lives in Pittsford, VT.

Courtney Santor

Director of Operations / Unit Director Merchants Row / Part of Executive Team

Courtney Santor is the Unit Director for Our Merchants Row Club. She holds an associate’s degree in human service’s management, and a bachelor’s degree in human services with a concentration in family and children services.
She loves working with children and enjoys outdoor activities in the summer, especially hiking, swimming, field games, etc. Courtney is a
hard worker and is extremely dedicated to making the Boys and Girls Club of Rutland County a safe and positive place for the children in our
community. Courtney believes her purpose in life is to promote and support positive change, and to help Children / Families find hope. She
says, “Children are our future, So we must encourage and motivate them to be the best version of themselves.”

malik hines

Program Director Merchants Row / Part of Executive Team

Malik was born and raised in south Burlington VT.
I’m Graduating with a bachelor’s degree in physical education with a concentration in health and physical activity promotion in May 2020 @ Castleton University. In my spare time I like to be active like hiking or playing sports. I’m excited to bring my knowledge and experience from working at the boys and girls club in Burlington Vt to this club in Rutland County. Lastly, my favorite snack/meal is nachos.

Erin Flanders

Merchants Row Jr Club Coordinator

Erin is a hard working mother of two. She has been doing volunteer work with children since 2006 and started working as a volunteer with us May 2014. Erin also volunteers with her daughters Girls Scout Troop in Brandon, Vermont. She completed her high school education in Rutland Vermont at the age of 21. She enjoys working with children, spending time with family, computers, hiking, swimming, arts and crafts, and just having fun while getting her work done.

Cora Fairbrother

Merchants Row Kitchen Coordinator

 

Joel Antione

Unit Director for Barstow / Part of Executive Team

I am from Rockland County, NY. I currently live in Vermont, working full-time with the B&G Club, although I enjoy my job so much, it doesn’t feel like work. In addition to work, I am finishing up with my degree in Social Construct. During my spare time, I like to workout and watch sports. I am a young professional, excited to explore new opportunities and chances to succeed in life and work.

Christine Gatti-Palance

Barstow Program Coordinator

Chris is originally from Connecticut. She has a CDA credential in Early Education. She has worked for Headstart programs in Litchfield Connecticut as head teacher for 10 years and owned and operated her own preschool and childcare (Christine‘s Preschool and Childcare). After moving to Vermont she has worked in preschool programs in theMill River United District. She has been involved in starting iamd implementing high quality after school programming. Chris has four children and three grandchildren. She believes all children should have opportunities to develop in reach their full potential and that we as mentors have the responsibility to help them become strong, caring, active members of their community.

John Pedone

Fair Haven Unit Director / Part of Executive Team

John was born and raised in Worcester, MA. He worked in management for 25 years at Digital Equipment Corps. In the mid 70’s he was transferred to Bedford NH where he became active in the community as President of the Bedford Soccer League, President of the West High School Music Booster Club, President of the Bedford Little League & a member of the Parks & Recreation Board of Directors. After moving to Vermont in 1996 John became involved as Commissioner of Soccer for Rutland City, President of the Greater Rutland Youth Soccer League and for 6 years ran the soccer program for the Rutland Recreation Dept. For several years, John and his wife, Dolores, owned & operated TOSS (The Other Sports Store) in Rutland specializing in soccer, lacrosse, field hockey & officials’ sports gear. John is currently a Certified USSF, FIFA & VSOA soccer referee, which he has enjoyed for many years. John & Dolores have been blessed with 5 children, 10 grandchildren & 4 fur babies (cats).

devin anival balcacer

Fair Haven Program Coordinator

I was born in Queens, New York in 1993 and my family hails from the island of Dominican Republic.
I am a recent graduate of Green Mountain College and received a degree in Interdisciplinery Arts and Performance.
I am very enthusiastic about engaging with the Fair Haven Community and bringing what I have to offer.
Creativity and expression though dance and music is an important part of my life and I believe it has the ability to heal profoundly.

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