We are delighted to welcome seven new after-school mentors to the BSAC team! They were carefully selected from a large pool of candidates for their positive attitudes and a strong passion for making a difference. You can learn more about them by reading their bios below. If you or someone you know would be an excellent fit for the BSAC team, please click here to apply!
Originally from Miami, Jose Guerrero will be a BASE mentor at Brooker Elementary! In his spare time, he enjoys playing sports, exploring the outdoors, and taking road trips around the country. Jose is very excited about making a difference and being a positive role model. Coaches and professors inspired him throughout his life and kept him on the right path. He wants to continue that tradition by inspiring young students in his community. Currently, Jose plays baseball at the University of Tampa while studying for a degree in international business management, where he can use his bilingual skills.
Stowers Elementary is proud to welcome its newest mentor, Chandler Bolenbaugh. He decided to apply for the position because he feels like it will be a great learning opportunity for both the students and himself. In his spare time, Chandler likes fishing, mountain biking, and riding dirt bikes. He is currently studying at Pivot Charter School and plans to go into the automotive industry. He has lived in the area for the past two years after moving from Michigan for his dad’s business.
Derek Mcdermott will also be joining the BASE team at Brooker Elementary. He loves the sport of racing cars and enjoys playing football. He can’t wait to start working with kids on fun activities and plans to make them excited about learning! Derek is from the Brandon area and currently attends Newsome High. He plans on becoming a CNC mechanist.
We want to welcome Calvin, a new runner at Kingswood Elementary School. He brought previous experience working with kids and grew up with three younger sisters that he loves to hang out with. Outside of work, you can find Calvin enjoying outdoor activities, including scuba diving, fishing, and baseball. Calvin plans to one day attend flight school to become a pilot!
We are so excited to have Brandon Heid on the BASE team at BSAC! He enjoys making kids smile and teaching them about boundaries and self-discipline. Originally from New York, Brandon and his family moved to Fishhawk six years ago. He loves working on cars in his spare time and plans to become an architect. Brandon wants to incorporate his love of building and drawing into the BASE curriculum and get kids excited about math.
Fishhawk Creek Elementary is proud to bring Nick Lilly onboard! He loves spending time with his friends making music, playing recreational football, and watching movies. He applied for the counselor position because he believes he will do a great job of motivating young children to do their best and stay positive. Nick is currently studying business management and finance at HCC.
Finally, we would like to welcome Natalie Lombardi to the BASE team at Brooker. She loves to sing and listen to music in her spare time and hopes to share her creative side with her students. Natalie is excited about working at BSAC because of the many opportunities she will have to advance within the organization. She plans to attend UCF to study music education, and become a music teacher. Natalie was inspired by a chorus teacher she had in high school, and can’t wait to make a difference to others as well.
Congratulations, new recruits! We can’t wait to see your positive impact on the lives of the students and in our organization.