United Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Barbara County (UBGC) is a non-profit youth development agency and serves children ages 5-18 years old, from 10 locations across Santa Barbara County. UBGC is a member of the national organization, Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Our mission is “to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens”.

We place an emphasis on BGCA’s Formula for Impact making sure our programs help youth achieve three priority outcomes: Academic Success, Good Character & Citizenship and Healthy Lifestyles. The Formula for Impact take youth who need us most and incorporate outcome driven Club experiences to meet our priority outcomes. In 2001, UBGC consolidated as one organization serving communities in Carpinteria, Westside Santa Barbara, Goleta, and Lompoc; and manages Camp Whittier, a 55-acre residential camp, in the Santa Ynez mountains near Lake Cachuma. As of 2017, UBGC expanded services to Buellton, and more recently, Solvang. UBGC oversees a budget of over $3 million dollars raised from individual and corporate contributions, foundation and government grants, special events and program service fees.

Board of Directors

Tony Vallejo, President
David Bolton, Vice President
Louise Cruz, Treasurer
David Beard, Secretary
Roger Aceves
Carol Del Ciello
David Edelman
Melissa Gough

Rondi Guthrie
Mike Lopez
Chris Lueck
Luis Mendez
Dave Messner
Tino Munoz
Clay Murdy
Pete Muzinich

Jeff Omdahl
Eloy Ortega
John Petote
Javier Quezada
Rich Ridgway
Ben Scott
Angel Sugleris
Jim Turner

Advisory Board of Directors

Jim Crook – Chair
John Balch
Jeff Barens
Ed Birch
Sheriff Bill Brown
Virgil Elings
Jeff Henley


Judith Hopkinson
Angel Iscovich
Peter MacDougall
Angel Martinez
Tom Parker
Howard Rochestie
Mike Sheldon

Jay Smith
Gary St. Denis
Anne Towbes
Monte Wilson
Palmer Jackson Jr.
Dana Newquist


— Leadership Team —

Laurie Leis
Executive VP of Advancement

Priscilla Hernandez
Operations Director

Tina Ballue
Director of Special Events

— Carpinteria Unit —

Don Hall
Club Director

— Goleta Unit —

Jose Luis Marquez
Club Director

— Lompoc Unit —

De’Vika Stalling
Club Director

Alaida Rivera
Assistant Club Director

— Westside Unit —

Jesse Gonzalez
Club Director

— Buellton / Solvang —

Priscilla Hernandez
Interim Club Director

— Downtown Unit —

Eddie Gamboa
Club Director

— Camp Whittier —

Priscilla Hernandez
Interim Camp Director

Meet our Community Partners

UBGC’s community partners support our mission “to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens” through quality programming and outcome driven Club experiences. A special thank you to our Make a Difference partners who strive to make a county-wide impact in each of our Clubs.

Make A Difference Partners


Leadership Ring – $50,000


Director’s Society – $25,000




Corporate Donor – $24,000

Corporate Donor – $15,000

Montecito Bank and Trust

Mentor’s Club – $10,000


Carol Del Ciello


General Partners


Club Rentals


UBGC’s Clubs have a variety of space available to host your next event or meeting. Our gymnasium is also available for sporting events, weddings, birthday parties and dances. For availability, contact our Club Directors:

Carpinteria Unit Club Director:  – Phone: 805-684-1568

Goleta Unit Club Director: – Phone 805-967-1612

Westside Unit Club Director: – Phone: 805-966-2811

Lompoc Unit Club Director: – Phone: 805-736-4978

Camp Whittier Contact: – Phone: 805-962-6776