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Meet Our Board

Board of Directors

The Boys & Girls Club of Carbon County is governed by a board of directors, which is led by Board President Dick Fellows, Vice President Steve Thuesen, Treasurer/Secretary Josh, Director Anne Foisey-Grusonik and Director Deirdre McNamer. 

Dick Fellows

Born and raised in the Gallatin Valley, Dick graduated from Manhattan High School and later from the University of Montana. He enjoyed a career in public accounting and in the financial services industry, retiring from First Interstate BancSystem in 2009.

Dick has served 26 years as a Boys & Girls Club Board member originally at the Board of the Boys & Girls Club of Yellowstone County in Billings and now at the Boys & Girls Club of Carbon County in Red Lodge. Throughout his tenure, he has not only made tremendous impact on our local youth but has also been an advocate for club kids throughout Montana and our region. 

While on the Board of the Boys & Girls Club of Yellowstone County (1990-2011), he held a number of officer positions including Secretary, Vice President and President and later acted as the Treasurer for the Club’s Endowment Foundation. He has also held state and regional posts for the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Dick joined the Boys & Girls Club of Carbon County as the Board Treasurer in 2011, a position that he continues to hold today.

Steve Thuesen
Vice President

A Montana native, Steve grew up in NE Montana and graduated from Medicine Lake High School. He received his bachelor’s degree from North Dakota State University in Fargo and later received his law degree from the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks. He has been a practicing attorney in Red Lodge since he and his family moved here in 2005.

Steve has been involved in the international nonprofit wetlands, waterfowl, and wildlife conservation organization Ducks Unlimited, is currently active in his church and sits on the Board of Directors for the Belfry Fire District. He and his wife, a teacher at Red Lodge Schools, have two sons. He enjoys the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing and running their small farm.

Steve, who joined the Board of Directors for the Boys & Girls Club in November 2010, believes that the safe and healthy environment provided by the Club is critical for our community. Because kids need the Club for many different reasons, Steve hopes to further expand the Club's membership base so that even more kids throughout Carbon County have the opportunity to be served by this vital resource.

Josh McQuillan
Secretary / Treasurer 

A lifelong resident of Joliet, Josh graduated from Joliet High School in 1997 and attended Chadron State College in Nebraska where he received a BA in Criminal Justice. After graduating from college, Josh returned to Joliet and joined the Carbon County Sheriff’s Department in 2001. He is currently the Carbon County Sheriff, a post that he has held since January 2015.

Josh has always had an interest in serving the youth of Carbon County and coaches his sons’ sports teams including soccer, baseball, basketball and football. He joined the Board of the Boys & Girls Club of Carbon County in 2016 and believes that one of the Club’s primary roles is to provide a healthy environment for kids to learn and grow in.

Anne-Marie Foisy-Grusonik

Anne and her husband Bill moved to Red Lodge in 2010 from Silicon Valley, CA. Shortly after arriving in Red Lodge, she began volunteering for the Boys & Girls Club of Carbon County where she worked directly with Club kids of all ages. She has also written articles on behalf of the Club for the local newspaper, the Carbon County News. 

With a background in education and experience as a small business owner, joining the Club’s Board was a natural next step and fit for Anne. She has been on the Board since 2012 and has served as Board Secretary. Anne has been active in other organizations as well, including her church, homeowner’s association, and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s Montana Leadership Council. 

Anne’s vision for the Club’s future is clear. She sees the Club as a vital community resource for children and their families, providing quality programs that engage children in developing skills and forming values that will prepare them to live healthy, happy, and productive lives.

Deirdre McNamer
Deirdre was born and raised in Billings and graduated from Central High School. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Harvard University and then completed her Master’s degree at MSU Bozeman before earning her MD through the University of Colorado. Deirdre has been a family physician at St. Vincent’s Mountain View Medical Center for nine years. Since treating kids and families is a significant part of her practice, she fills a vital role in the Red Lodge and surrounding community. 

Deirdre began volunteering at the Boys & Girls Club in January of 2016 and knows that the Club plays an integral part of a healthy community. Club activities and programs, led by caring, responsible adults, build a supportive and creative environment for the kids. The Club serves a diverse population, and Deirdre sees that one of its more significant functions is to support working parents by providing a great option for kids after school and during the summer. Families who have a safe and fun environment for their kids are more likely to stay in the community and help make it a wonderful place to live.  

Ryan Brajcich
Ryan’s connection to Red Lodge and its community goes back over several years. His family moved here in 1999, and Ryan graduated from Red Lodge High School in 2006. He then attended school in Bozeman, graduating from MSU in 2010 with a degree in Business Management and Entrepreneurship. He and his wife Chelsea have been living in Billings but are excited to return to Red Lodge. They both know that Red Lodge is a great family-friendly place to live. 
Ryan has been with the Bank of Red Lodge since April as a Commercial Loan Officer, and in his spare time he enjoys golfing and boating. Ryan looks forward to connecting with local youth in his new role as a Board member. As Ryan’s parents were both involved in education, he has always been inspired to make a positive impact on kids. 

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