Welcome Cody Waters to the Club!

Cody is the newest member of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kalamazoo team, and he is ready to bring his years of experience to the Club. Cody received his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Michigan and his MBA from Eastern Michigan University where he specialized in Nonprofit Management. Cody is a life long wrestler, whose teamwork mentality is perfect for the culture of the Club. When asked “why the Boys & Girls Club,” he responded with, “I saw what the Club does in this community and its impact and knew that that was something I wanted to be a part of.’ Cody is a firm believer that if we don’t invest in our young people today, there is no future. There are no future worries, if we don’t support the youth of today. His goals for the Club is to optimize opportunities for not only Club members, but the staff as well. He wants to empower the young people the Club serves, but also continue to build up all the staff to remain passionate about the work the Boys & Girls Club does. 

He loves spending his spare time with his beautiful girlfriend Sarah, and their two boys, Xander (8 weeks) and Kaine (14 months). Even when he seems sleep deprived, Cody always comes to work ready to make a difference at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kalamazoo. 


Chris Wimsatt-Harris
Chief Professional Officer

Cody Waters
Director of Fund Development

Jessica Mancino
Lake Street Unit Director of Program Services

Sara Czarnecki-Reynolds
Volunteer & Marketing Coordinator

Michael Parker
Douglass Unit Site Coordinator

Ashley Turnage
Northeastern Unit Site Coordinator

Devon Yurko
Lake Street Unit Site Coordinator

Caitlyn Koole
Camp Director

Matt Forkin
Director of Education and Career Development

James Varnesdeel
Director of Teen Services
Lake Street Unit Health and Life Skills Coordinator

Carmen Pitcock
Administrative Assistant

Bridgett Willians