Quintes W. Stark Jr. came to Boys and Girls Country with his wife Elida in March 1996 as Teaching Parents in Cottage #5. In July of 1998, he assumed the role of Assistant Director of Maintenance. His position changed again 11 months later when he was promoted to the Director of Maintenance. He became Director of Operations in January 2001. He currently holds the position of Chief Operations and Facilities Officer. He has been in the construction and maintenance field for over 30 years and has overseen the construction of three capital campaigns in his 23 years of service to our home. He oversees the day-to-day operation of facility upkeep and maintenance, food services, cottage furnishings, and cottage needs, donations, resident clothing needs, vehicle upkeep and repairs, facility licensing compliance, and ranch operations. He is also the Emergency and Disaster Coordinator, Security Officer, Resident Apprentice Program Coordinator, German Volunteer Coordinator, and a CPR/First Aid Trainer. Quintes and Elida, his wife of 29 years, have three children. He has served as a board director and board chair of his local church, is currently the Chair of Adult Leadership Parent Association (ALPA) working with the Waller County 4-H and the Waller County Extension Office, as well as being an active member of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, where he currently holds the position of Captain in the Team Penning and Ranch Sorting Committee.
Mr. Notarainni joined Boys and Girls Country of Houston in October 2021. He has over 30 years of experience as a financial executive. Throughout his extensive career in corporate finance, he has worked for Fortune 500 companies including Prudential Insurance, The Walt Disney Company, Oracle, American Express, Experian and Honeywell in various finance roles. Also, he has worked as a consultant for Accenture, EY, FTI and Alvarez & Marsal, working on projects focused on improving the finance functions of various size companies as well as performing interim finance roles.
Mr. Notarainni earned a bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Michigan State University and an MBA in International Finance from Thunderbird School of Global Management.
MeShele Edmondson joined the Boys and Girls Country family in May 2016 as the Executive Assistant. In 2018, she assumed the role of Human Resources Manager. MeShele brings extensive experience working in the areas of office management and human resources for international consulting corporations and legal firms. She is particularly experienced in the areas of directing the administrative functions for executive teams, board relations, implementing new software, and providing support and advice to operational managers and executive staff regarding recruitment and employment.
MeShele lives in Tomball with her family. She is grateful for the opportunity to live out the mission of Boys and Girls Country every day. When she is not working with the staff she likes to work with and build relationships with the youth at BGC through the apprentice program and other activities. Her hobbies include artistic bible journaling, gardening, and fun activities with her family.
Vincent Duran joined Boys and Girls Country in May 2017 as the home’s fifth Executive Director. He has 20 years of experience in residential childcare, beginning his career at Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch near Amarillo, Texas. Prior to his work in children’s homes, Vince was a youth minister in Houston and Amarillo for eight years.
Vince holds a Bachelor of Science in Biblical Studies and Master’s Degree in Social Work from New Mexico Highlands University. Vince is a seasoned leader and licensed child care administrator in the state of Texas. “I have spent my entire career working with children and families, and it is an honor to lead and serve the premier children’s home in the Greater Houston area.”
Vince and his wife Ashley have two boys, Connor and Lucas. The Duran family lives on the College and Career Campus and are active members of Christ Family Church in Cypress, Texas.