About Us

Our Vision:

Our vision is that all children achieve success in life.

Our Mission:

Our mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported, one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.


By partnering with parents/guardians, volunteers and others in the community we are accountable for each child in our program achieving:

  • Higher aspirations, greater confidence, and better relationships
  • Avoidance of risky behaviors
  • Educational success

Since 2007, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Nodaway County has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. As the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), ages 7 through 18, in communities across Nodaway County. We develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people.

Contact Us

2112 South Main Street
Maryville, MO, 64468

Our Staff

Doug Meyer – Chairman of the Board - General Manager, Meyer Auto Center – Board member since 2017
Katy Gumm – Vice Chairwoman of the Board – Card Operations Manager, Nodaway Valley Bank – Board member since 2012. Katy also serves as a Big Sister.
Rex Brod – Treasurer of the Board – Market Manager, US Bank – Founding board member since 2006
Karen Post – Secretary of the Board - Homemaker – Board member since 2007
Rita Miller – Mosaic Medical Center – Maryville Community Relations Manager Marketing/Communications – Board member since 2007
Benjamin Lipiec – Sales Supervisor, Nucor LMP – Board member since 2010. Ben also serves as a Big Brother.
Bob Cooper – Retired – Founding board member since 2006
Jim Davis –Chief Financial Officer, Nodaway Valley Bank – Board member since 2011
Amy Schreck – Designer – Board member since 2016
Tim Jackson - Title Town Bar and Grill – Owner – Board member since May 2018
Terri Lager – self-employed/farming – Board member since January 2019
Brooke Bowles – Northwest Foundation, Acct. Specialist & Scholarship Coordinator, Board member since 2019
Alex Tison – Student, Northwest Missouri State University – Board member since 2019
Erica Ostroski – Chief Operating Officer, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City – Ex-officio voting member


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