Executive Leadership Team
Gordon brings to BGCAA nearly 20 years of experience in education and a passion for teaching and working with kids of all ages. He joins us from the Carroll Independent School District, where he currently serves as the Assistant Superintendent for Staff and Student Services. Prior to that, he served as the Principal of Lake Travis High School in Austin and has held various teaching, assistant principal and leadership roles throughout Dallas, Boston, and Austin – including two years as Chief Program Evaluation Officer for the McKinney School District.
“I am thrilled to join the Boys and Girls Club in Austin. This is a new opportunity to continue supporting students and their families to achieve positive outcomes. I look forward to listening and learning from the staff, our parents, business partners, the Board, and of course our kids on what makes this organization special.”
Gordon earned his Bachelor’s degree in Journalism/Public Relations from the University of Texas at Arlington and his Master’s degree in Educational Administration from Texas A&M Commerce. He is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Educational Administration from the University of Texas.
Gordon and his wife Kati live in the Lake Travis area with their two kids: Hannah and David. On Saturdays in the fall Gordon cheers on his beloved Texas Longhorns, much to the chagrin of his Aggie wife!
Olivia Aguliar has worked in the education field for over 26 years at Austin ISD and Manor ISD supporting senior-level executives. She served in different roles throughout the years, including an Executive Assistant, Human Resources Specialist, Translator, Excel Instructor, Campus Bookkeeper, and Budget Specialist. One of her main roles was to serve as a staff liaison between various levels of professionals within and outside the organization, school districts, community, and committee members.
Olivia lives in Manor with her three children; Mario who was recently accepted into the Health Care Administration program at the Texas State University, Viviana who is attending her first year at the Early College Program at Manor High School, and Emily who is attending her first year at Manor New Tech Middle School. Olivia enjoys spending time with her family and friends, and her two dogs, Rosita and Canela.
Wendi Brockwell has over 20 years of experience in accounting and financial leadership. Throughout her career, Wendi has focused on helping businesses achieve financial stability, sustainability, and implementation of technology in order to operate efficiently. Wendi has both an MBA and a Master of Science in Accounting with a Controllership specialization from Strayer University.
Wendi worked at a large regional accounting firm in Colonial Heights, Virginia. In this role, she was involved in financial statements, tax preparation, and consulting for several small and medium non-public entities in a variety of industries. Some of the industries in which she has experience include construction, realtors, developers, health care professionals, manufacturing/distribution, and transportation among others. In many instances, she worked with clients on the implementation of new technology or training on current technology in order to provide more accurate day to day information for the clients.
Wendi also served as an Adjunct Faculty member at a Virginia community college for 10 years. During this time, she was responsible for the preparation and instruction of classes for both degree-seeking and continuing education students.
Wendi subsequently took a position as Comptroller with a non-profit association in Florida. In this capacity, she was charged with managing the entire accounting team as well as reporting on financials to the Board of Directors. She was also charged with managing the relationship with the external accounting firm and the financial management of other entities created for additional business purposes. During her tenure, the association experienced tremendous growth.
Most recently, Wendi has provided CFO services to businesses in the Orlando area. These small to medium sized businesses may not have the budgets or the need for a full-time CFO, however, they flourish with the support of an outsourced CFO. “I truly enjoy working with privately owned businesses and non-profit organizations. My goal is to ensure businesses are receiving accurate and timely financial information so that the CEOs can make the best decisions for these entities.”
Wendi is thrilled to be joining the team at the Boys & Girls Club of Austin. “Everyone that I have spoken with at all levels of the organization has truly led me to believe this is where I need to be. The family environment and commitment of both the staff and the Board members show what a truly special team Misti Potter has created.”
Wendi has a passion for sports and fitness and is a Peloton cycling addict. She also enjoys working with youth through sports and feels that some of life’s greatest lessons can be learned through sports and the adversities faced in competition. Wendi has one adult son, Bradley, who lives in Florida with his labrador retriever, Bailey.
Kedrick Jeffries is an Austin native, a product of Northeast Austin, and a proud alumni of LBJ HS. In his career endeavors, he has tried his hand at various jobs and career paths, but nothing quite stirred him and gave him purpose like working and giving back to the very community he grew up in.
Since 2004 Kedrick has been involved in working in direct and or indirect service to the youth of the Austin area via Communities in Schools (C.I.S.), Austin, and Pflugerville ISDs. In 2014 Kedrick joined Boys & Girls Clubs of the Austin Area as a Club Director to oversee the after-school academic and enrichment program. Since that time Kedrick has held the position of Director of Club Operations, Senior Director of Programs, and is currently the Chief Programs Officer (CPO).
Joe Thompson is the Chief Outcomes and Training Officer for the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Austin Area (BGCAA). Joe is responsible for creating a training program that is effective and accessible for all employees. He manages the implementation of Continuous Quality Improvement cycles across the organization, including the coordination of data collection, analysis, and effective data-driven decision making.
Joe graduated from the University of Leeds with a Master’s Degree in Civil and Structural Engineering (International). For several years during this time, Joe worked at a summer camp in Texas where he gained experience and a passion for implementing and managing youth programs.
Joe was an Asset Management Consultant in England and Scotland working closely with some of the UK’s largest asset owners to develop Decision Support Tools, assisting the client to align their expenditure and strategic goals by prioritizing investment options.
Joe then moved to Thailand and taught as an ESL Science Teacher at an Elementary School. In addition to implementing a K-6th STEM Program across the school, he also created a series of professional development sessions for staff and worked with the leadership team that improved organizational outcomes.
Joe joined BGCAA as the Director of STEM Education; he then transitioned to the Director of Organizational Performance and Training and was named the Chief Outcomes and Training Officer.
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