The full time staff of the Boys & Girls Club of Boone County bring over 40 years combined experience.  The full time staff and part-time employees goal is to provide a fun and safe environment for ALL of our members.

Staff Members

Mark Branch

Mark BranchUnit Director of Whitestown & Director of Operations

Branch began his career as a Unit Director for the Boys & Girls Club in Indianapolis. After seven years at the helm of an Indianapolis club, Branch moved to Cleveland, TN where he was the Executive Director and oversaw two units and served 1,800 kids. After receiving two merit awards, he moved to South Carolina and oversaw three Units. In a three year period, he increased those three Units to 5 Units while also leading a capital campaign which raised $7.5 million – exceeding the original $5 million goal. After his success in South Carolina, Branch returned to his roots in Indianapolis and served as Executive Director of the Boys & Girls Club of Indianapolis for seven years. There he was responsible for overseeing staff of 22 full-time and 90 part-time employees that served 12,000 youth in Marion County. He joined the national staff of Boys & Girls Club of America in 2006 and most recently served as Lead Director where he was responsible for managing Clubs in the Midwest, Southwest and Pacific-West Regions of the country.

Amy HartwigDirector, Development & Marketing

Amy first joined Boys & Girls Club of Boone County over 15 years ago as a volunteer. Amy quickly found the love of the Boys & Girls Club of Boone County while volunteering at their various fundraising events and Caring Hands Camp. Amy has lived in Zionsville for the past 23 years raising her three young men, Gus, Gunnar and Deiter.  Prior to joining BGC team, Amy has worked in fundraising and events for Habitat for Humanity of BC, a private school and been a key volunteer for many community-based programs. In her free time, Amy enjoys running, spending time with your family and friends, her dog, and helping others.

Kathryn Rutherford

Kathryn RutherfordLebanon Unit Director

Kathryn has been with BGC Boone since August of 2017 after graduating from Indiana University. Starting as the Art Coordinator at the Whitestown Unit, Kathryn worked to help the organization as a whole and see where she could impact the lives of youth beyond the art room. Two years later, she works as Program Director to further the reach of programming at the three units and serve the youth of our community. Kathryn and Paul live on the southside of Indianapolis with their black lab, Desi and cat, Randy where they enjoy hiking and spending time with family.

Glenn Sanford

Glenn SanfordZionsville Unit Director

Glenn has been a part of the Boys & Girls Club movement since 1998. His role is to direct the daily operation of the club with primary concern for child safety, service execution, supervision of staff and facility management. “I love my job, and the best part is seeing firsthand the positive changes in the kids we work with every day,” states Glenn.  Glenn and his wife, Erin have two children, Graham and Sydney, and love that the Boys & Girls Club is an important part of their lives as well.

Lauren MatlockHR/Finance Coordinator

Lauren Matlock is the HR/Financial Coordinator for the Boys & Girls Club of Boone County. Lauren started her career in May 2020 at the front desk at Zionsville, additionally working Before Care at Whitestown, before being able to apply over 4 years of financial experience to the Organization. Born and raised a Hoosier, Lauren spends all her free time with her family, hiking, avidly playing video games, and attending any rock concert she can! Lauren is engaged to her fiancé Reilly, they plan to get married in May of 2022. They live on the NW side of Indianapolis with their pet tortoise, Fleetwood Mac.

Ty SimmonsAthletic Director