The Club's Professionals


Robert Marcus, President & CEO

Robert was the founding director of the STAR Clubhouse, and he has worked with Boys & Girls Club since July 2010. Prior to his tenure with BGCMSSC, Robert held the position of Program Specialist with the City of San Leandro's Department of Recreation and Human Services. In this position Robert was directly responsible for overseeing after-school programs, NFL Flag Football, Jr. Warriors Basketball, and the Summer Adventures day camp. Robert attended California State University, East Bay, graduating cum laude with a Bachelors of Science Degree.

In his role as Chief Operating Officer, Robert provided a wealth of program management experience and expertise to all of our Clubhouses.He now serves as President & CEO.

Angela Colombo, Director of Development

A native to the North Bay, Angela Colombo was born and raised in Marin County and has a background in community relations, communications and development. Colombo has focused her career on supporting projects that build community and increase opportunities for those in need to have access to enriching and impactful experiences. She comes to BGCMSSC from the Marin Symphony where she was responsible for overseeing fund development activities that accounted for more than 60% of the organization�s operating budget, increasing overall contributions by 133%, including an 80% increase to corporate contributions. Prior to her work at Marin Symphony, Angela worked as a Field Representative for then California State Assembly Member and current Congressional Representative Jared Huffman and prior to that was the Vice President at North Bay Leadership Council, a nonprofit comprised of major employers in the North Bay focused on policy issues. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of California at Santa Barbara.

Juliet LaMariana, Director of Operations

Juliet's past experience includes a position as Program Coordinator at McKinley Clubhouse as well as Program Coordinator for Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Sonoma County. Juliet was a Program Supervisor, for the "Kids Club" Summer Program through the City of Petaluma's Parks and Recreation Department. Juliet has also been an active volunteer for the past ten years for the Old Adobe Union School District's 6th Grade outdoor education program, and is currently one of two directors for the program. As a college student at San Jose State University, Juliet worked as a Resident Advisor and was active in developing programs that enhanced residential life on campus. A number of the programs that Juliet developed won national awards. Juliet holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Photography.

Katie Raphael, Development Coordinator

Katie Raphael began with the organization as a volunteer for the Boys & Girls Club of Carpinteria, California in 2011. Her experience at the club inspired her to continue her work with youth upon graduating from the University of California Santa Barbara, earning her Bachelors in Communication and Minor in Education. She then traveled to volunteer in a youth organization in a small village in Nayarit, Mexico to expose herself to another culture and language. After her return, she joined the BGCMSSC staff as a Program Coordinator for the S.T.A.R. Clubhouse of Sausalito in September 2012. In 2013 she became the Program Director of the M.L.K. Clubhouse, which she helped open in August 2013 in Marin City.


Erica Briceno, Eden Housing Site Programs Director

Erica, a Petaluma native, joined Boys & Girls Clubs of Marin and Southern Sonoma Counties in 2007, as the Downtown River Program Coordinator. Erica stepped into the Clubhouse leadership role shortly thereafter. Passionate about connecting the Clubhouse to the community, Erica is adept at offering Members real world learning experiences such as visiting the fire department, area museums, and the ever-bustling downtown area to learn about Petaluma history.

Nick Huelga, Petaluma School Sites Program Director

Nick has been working for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Marin and Southern Sonoma Counties since the fall of 2012. He began his Club career as the Lead Program Coordinator at the Luchessi Park Clubhouse in Petaluma. He was quickly appointed as the Club�s Education Coordinator where he was responsible for developing and enhancing the educational components of the entire organization. In the winter of 2010 he obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Human Geography from Sonoma State University. During his college career, Nick worked as the Summer Camp Director for 3 years of �Super Kids Camp,� which was run through SSU. Currently, Nick is the Director of School Site Programs in Petaluma where he oversees the McDowell, McKinley, and Cinnabar Clubhouses. Nick has over 7 years of experience working with the youth ranging from athletics, academics to community outreach. Nick has also been an active volunteer in our local church community helping with youth programs and other various events.
Margana Suendermann, Cove School Program Director

Margana started working for BGCMSSC in 2012 after receiving her Bachelor�s degree in Community Recreation from California State University, Chico. She has held the positions of Program Coordinator at the Davidson Clubhouse in San Rafael, Site Coordinator at the STAR Clubhouse at Willow Creek Academy in Sausalito, and is now the new Program Director for the Cove School Clubhouse in Corte Madera. Margana has always had a passion for working with youth in recreational settings. She has volunteered for Marin County 4-H Camp the last 10 years and has also worked for various summer camps in Davis, South Lake Tahoe, and Germany.

Franklin Smith, Marin County Athletics Coordinator

Franklin Smith is a Marin County native and comes to us with diverse experience in sports including baseball, basketball, football, track and field. Franklin played a year of junior college football before transferring to Southeastern University in Lakeland, Florida to play baseball where his team won the 2008 NCCAA National Championship. While he was in Florida, he majored in Criminal Justice and was a member of multiple clubs including a missions club that traveled to Tanzania, Africa and The Dominican Republic. When Franklin returned to California he moved to Stockton, where he worked at a facility for at risk teens and he coached high school football. In 2011 Franklin moved back to Marin County and began working at a school in Petaluma for special needs children and also took the coaching job for baseball at San Rafael High School. On his free time, Franklin enjoys playing sports, and attending 49ers and Giants games

Danny Alvarez, Director of Athletics

Danny Alvarez is a Petaluma native who has a passion for culminating confidence, passion, and fun in children through athletic programs. Upon graduating from Petaluma High School he went on to Sonoma State University where he majored in Sociology and minored in Environmental Studies and Planning. During his time at Sonoma State, he worked with the Campus Recreation Department as the Student Sport Club Coordinator, serving as an advisor to all non-NCAA campus sport teams. After graduating from SSU he became the Recreation Sports Coordinator for the City of Calistoga where he led all youth and adult sports programs. When he heard about the opportunity to serve the youth in his home town with the Boys and Girls Club he couldn't pass it up! Outside of work, Danny trains and competes in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and enjoys snowboarding and rooting on the Giants, Warriors, 49ers, and Sharks.