May 1, 2020


Contact: Donna Thornton-Roberts (703) 994-1597

Adventure Club Names Lesley Lively as CEO of School-Age Programs

CHRISTIANSBURG, VIRGINIA, May 1, 2020, Donna Thornton-Roberts, owner of the Adventure Clubs in Montgomery and Hillsville Counties, announced the promotion of Mrs. Lesley Lively as the Adventure Club’s new Chief Executive Officer.

Mrs. Lesley Lively

Mrs. Lively has a solid track record of success in early care and education. She began working with GraceachildUSA in 2011 as an Infant Room Coordinator. In 2013, she was promoted as the Assistant Director, and in 2017 elevated to the company’s Administrative Leadership Team.

“Lesley’s commitment to children is evident when you meet her. As a mother of four, she wants every child and parent to have an extraordinary experience using our services. I love her energy and passion for what she does,” Roberts stated.

“Lesley is a leadership champion- a young professional executive who has a passion and drive to create great environments for young children. I have been impressed by her professional growth and development along with her center accomplishments during the past year. I am extremely proud of her and grateful she has taken on this huge role in our company. I look forward to the future as she leads the Adventure Club honoring our 30-year tradition of being the children’s choice and parents’ partners in school-age childcare,” Roberts says.

The Adventure Club is a family-owned company established in 1989 to provide safe, affordable, and convenient school-age childcare at Auburn, Christiansburg Primary, Falling Branch, Hillsville, and Kipps Elementary Schools. For more information visit or email at