About BBBS

Jamie Noble, Executive Director

Quotes about Jamie as identified by BBBS employees:

“Always remember your why.”

“Leadership is not a position or a title, it is action and example.”

Fun fact about Jamie:

My oldest child has a bunch of food allergies, but it has made it to where I have all kinds of amazing allergy friendly desserts that I really enjoy making!

Tiffany Miller, Program Director

Quotes about Tiffany as identified by BBBS employees:

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” – Dr. Seuss

“Don’t ever let someone tell you that you can’t do something. Not even me. You got a dream you gotta protect it. When people can’t do something themselves, they’re gonna tell you that you can’t do it. You want something, go get it. Period.” – The Pursuit of Happiness

Fun Fact about Tiffany:

I love chickens! I recently moved from the city to the country life and we are starting with baby chicks! We also just recently adopted 2 puppies, so life is pretty busy!

Niki Butner, Case Manager

Quotes about Niki as identified by BBBS employees:

“We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.” – Abraham Lincoln

“Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves; ensure justice for those who are perishing…speak up for the poor and helpless, and see that they get justice.” – Proverbs 31:8-9

Fun Fact about Niki:

I greatly enjoy mowing the grass because I can see immediate results of my labor.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater St. Joseph

With a Big, Littles are 62% more aware of educational and career options


History and Philosophy

Established in 2008, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater St. Joseph was created when a United Way Leadership St. Joseph class learned that there was a middle school boy in our community that was living in an abandoned house with his family. This boy had made the honor roll at his school, but had nobody to come watch him receive the award that he worked so hard to earn. This boy asked one of the ladies in this leadership group if she would could come watch him receive his award, and with that, this group identified that mentoring was a significant need in our community! This group got to work forming an agency that could provide life changing friendships with a one-to-one focus, by partnering with the best BBBS agency in the nation.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater St. Joseph is a satellite office of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City. As a satellite office we handle all of our own recruitment, fundraising, events, and enrollment, but we share some of the same procedures and enrollment processes/ forms with KC. We serve kids in our community, and our statistics show that our program works! Children in our program are less likely to engage in risk taking behavior including the use of drugs and alcohol, and are more likely to have improved self-esteem and graduate high school. Contact us today to see how you can get involved!



Board Members

Michael Bransfield, Chair
Jeff Lawyer, Vice-chair
David Cripe, Treasurer
Brian Maxwell, Secretary
Katie Carolus
Mary Baack- Garvey
Ben Byrd
Drew Bouge
Chris Connally
Kurt Miller
Bryan Carter
Vince Koch
John Bundridge
Dr. Michelle Cebulko
Nick Pierce
Andrew Gillies
Bridget Blevins
Gia Scruggs
Karen Woodbury



No open positions at this time, please check back soon.



Contact Info

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater St. Joseph

1202 S. 28th Street
St. Joseph, Mo 64507
(Located in the basement of the Keatley Center)