Whitney Eskelson


Email: ​​whitney@bgcbend.org

Phone: (541) 617-2877


Why are you involved with Boys & Girls Clubs?

As a staff member for over a decade, I believe wholeheartedly in the Boys & Girls Club’s mission. To see our members succeed in various ways each day fills my heart and soul.

What path did you take to end up here?

I started out as a volunteer through OSU Cascades in 2011 while I was pursuing my Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. I was immediately inspired by the organization and haven’t left since.

W​hat ​is your favorite part about living in Central Oregon?

Central Oregon (Bend) is where I was born and raised. To me, it is home. I plan to raise children and even retire here as I grow old. <3

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Alice Ivie


Email: alice@bgcbend.org

Phone: (541)617-2877


Alice began in nonprofits as a volunteer, and directly witnessed what a difference we each can make in other’s lives. This experience ignited a desire in her to be more involved in her communities and give back through her career path. She believes in the power of community, and she has a strong conviction and desire to help the children in Central Oregon reach their full potential. She is thrilled to collaborate with our community to build great futures for all youth in Bend, especially those who need our support the most.

In her free time, she enjoys karaoke and exploring the outdoors with her husband, children, and two dogs. She welcomes new adventures that come her way.

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Bess Goggins

Phone: 541-617-2877
Beginning in July 2021, Bess has brought with her a career oriented towards education, development, communications, and nonprofit management, as well as a love for the community and the outdoors. Bess’ background includes leading a literacy council in Western North Carolina; teaching third grade in the 9th Ward of New Orleans; building a teacher residency program, launching a fundraising system and coaching assistant principals for her school system in New Orleans; bolstering individual giving and development for Teach For America New York; and creating external strategies that include marketing and communications for Teach For America Bay Area. To begin her career, Bess graduated from Western Carolina University (WCU) with a B.A. in English and a B.S. in Communication. She later returned to WCU for her master’s degree in English with a dual focus on rhetoric and technical writing.
In her free time, Bess enjoys hiking and camping with her husband, Alan, cooking adventurous meals with new spices, planning murder mystery parties, reading nonfiction and chatting about philosophy, and traveling to all kinds of destinations. She also is a not-so-secret crazy cat lady who dotes on Tyson and Beans, her two senior cats.
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