Candice Walsh grew up in the small town of Oxford, NC, just north of Raleigh. She received a Bachelor's of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing and a minor in Psychology from Peace College in Raleigh, NC. She later received her Master's in Social Work from Western Carolina University. Candice joined The Boys & Girls Club in August 2014. Candice was attracted to the Club for the incredible service it provides to the youth of Transylvania County and she feels so blessed to be a part of such an incredible movement that is impacting the lives of so many. In her free time, Candice enjoys spending time with her family and exploring the many waterfalls, hiking trails and other outdoor adventures that Transylvania County has to offer. She lives in Pisgah Forest with her husband, Sean Walsh and daughters, Emma Beth and Corbyn.
Andrea Pelham grew up in the small town of LaGrange, GA, just south of Atlanta. She received a Bachelor’s of Science in Early Childhood Education from Presbyterian College in Clinton, SC. She has worked at The Cindy Platt Boys & Girls Club since 2016, first as a part-time program specialist before joining us as a full-time employee.
After spending just over a decade of summers at a local girls camp, Andrea was drawn back to Brevard due to her love the outdoors and the close knit community that it provides. She was able to combine her love of community and teaching when she started as a program specialist. Andrea is excited to continue serving the members of the Club while also supporting the staff. In her free time, Andrea loves exploring coffee shops with a good book and playing with any dog that crosses her path.
Tamika Hunter is originally from the Chicagoland area and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Health Care Administration from Northern Illinois University and her Masters of Business Administration from The University of Phoenix. Tamika believes that Purpose and Passion is everything. And when you discover it, you pursue it. One of her purposes and passions is working with youth. Empowering them and helping equip them to live a life of meaning. As a result, she started a teen girls mentoring agency, Dare Dreamers, where she mentors young ladies between the ages of 12 and 19. She is also a certified Life Purpose Coach for women and youth and enjoys motivating and encouraging others. Tamika comes to us with over 15 years of experience in corporate America as a consultant, but is most excited about having the opportunity to share in the lives of our members and their families at the Cindy Platt Boys & Girls Club. Tamika is married to Earl and is the mother of an amazing son, Dillon and vivacious daughter, Gabrielle.
Kathleen de la Torre grew up in Jacksonville, Florida. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics from Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC a very long time ago. She is married to Ernie and they have two kids, Asher and Anna, and a very demanding rescued dog, Dan. Her kids became members of the Club when they moved here in 2011 and they participated in the Junior Appalachian Musicians program (JAM) for many years. After serving on the Board of Directors for five months, Kathleen accepted the position of Finance Director in 2015. Although she is mostly squirreled away in her cubicle, she is honored to support the mission of The Cindy Platt Boys & Girls Club. She enjoys scuba diving with her family and watching her children in the Brevard High School marching band—Go Blue Devils!
Middle school Director
Courtney Hoffses was born and raised in Aroostook County, Maine. She graduated from St. Joseph’s College of Maine in 2012 with a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science with dual minors in History and Sociology. She went on to receive her Master’s Degree in Intercultural Youth and Family Development in 2015 from the University of Montana. While completing her Master’s Degree Courtney interned at a Refugee Resettlement agency in North Dakota. Courtney moved to Western North Carolina in 2015. She started at the Club as a Program Specialist in September 2016 and is very excited for the opportunity to help grow our program for middle schoolers. In her free time Courtney enjoys hiking, reading, being outside, and cooking. She lives in Brevard with her boyfriend Matt and their black lab Monte.
Mary Jay was born and raised in South Carolina, spent 10 years in Pensacola, Florida and has now resided here in North Carolina for five years. She is a third generation educator with eight years teaching experience in pre-K through seventh grade. Mary graduated in 2005 with a BA in Missions with emphases in teaching and English. In addition to teaching, she has also had the opportunity to work as an assistant director of an after-school care program and to teach overseas.
In her free time, Mary loves spending time with her family, cooking, reading, and enjoying the beautiful outdoors.
Mary is thrilled to bring her varied experiences to the Cindy Platt Boys & Girls Club and focus on giving each member all the help and encouragement they need to discover positive learning and study habits. She feels it is a tremendous honor to be a part of a focused and alive organization that has a real, everyday impact on young people.
RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR
Tyree Griffin is a native of Brevard, NC. He attended Mars Hill University where he received his Bachelor of Business Administration. He has worked at The Cindy Platt Boys & Girls Club since August of 2017, first as a Program Specialist, and beginning full-time at the start of January 2018. He has 4 younger brothers and 1 older sister. In his youth, he was very well rounded - participating in many school activities such as Brevard Youth Council and was a standout athlete. He played basketball from the age of 6 and was fortunate to continue through college, playing at Mars Hill University on a full scholarship. He has devoted all his attention to helping mentor kids and giving back to his community that molded him into the person he is today. He has extensive experience in working with kids from different backgrounds and he loves to workout in his free time. His recent activities include lifting weights, going thrift shopping for paintings and graphic T-shirts.
A resident of Brevard since 2013, Glenn and his lovely wife, Jan moved from Michigan where Glenn worked in the printing industry for over 25 years. Prior to joining the Club family, Glenn served in facilities at Brevard College. Outside of keeping our facility, grounds and equipment in tip-top shape, Glenn enjoys golfing, fishing, riding his motorcycle and golfing some more. If he isn't at the Club enjoying his work with so many wonderful people, you can definitely find him on a golf course.
Open positions: Resource Development Director, Bus Drivers and Program Specialists
To learn more about our open positions, please visit our Careers page here.
The club also employs 20 - 35 part-time staff throughout the year.