Northeast Region Sections
The Northeast Region serves Arrowmen throughout the great Northeast, and the world, and is composed of lodges which span across Maine, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Transatlantic councils, Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico.
Garrett Donais | Section Chief |
Garrett is an Eagle Scout and Brotherhood Honor member of Passaconaway Lodge of the Daniel Webster Council. Garrett currently serves as Section NE-1 Chief, and in the past has served as section vice chief, lodge chief, and as a member of the Northeast Region NLS Staff. Outside of Scouting, Garrett studies political science at Gettysburg College. A fun fact is that Garrett plays on the Gettysburg Club Frisbee Team!
Jim Ganley| Section Adviser |
Bio coming soon.
Chris Cheslog | Section Chief |
Chris is an Eagle Scout and Vigil Honor member of Owaneco Lodge of the Connecticut Yankee Council. Chris currently serves as Section NE-2A Chief, and in the past has served as section secretary, lodge vice chief, and lodge NOAC contingent leader. In the past, he has attended the 2013 & 2017 National Jamborees, the 2015 & 2018 National Order of the Arrow Conferences, and the 2019 World Scout Jamboree in the United States. Chris has also completed NYLT, NAYLE, and NLS, three exceptional leadership development courses. Outside of Scouting, Chris is a Forensic Science Major at the University of New Haven, and hopes to work in a forensics laboratory and is a member of the Alpha Phi Omega National Service Fraternity.
Bob Waltz | Section Adviser |
Bob is an Eagle Scout, Vigil Honor member and Lodge Adviser for the Pocumtuc Lodge in the Western Massachusetts Council. He’s received the District Award of Merit and Silver Beaver, and is currently the Scoutmaster for Troop 57, Metacomet District Chairman, Unit Commissioner and Council VP of District Operations. Bob’s served as Scoutmaster for the Council’s last two Jamboree contingents, and just returned from a Philmont trek with his Troop. Bob is a graduate of Clarkson College, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Carnegie Mellon University. He is a faculty member in the School of Continuing Education at Springfield Technical Community College.
Charlie Mauro | Section Chief |
Charlie is an Eagle Scout and Vigil Honor member of Buckskin Lodge of the Theodore Roosevelt Council. Charlie is serving in his second term as Section Chief and has served as a Lodge Secretary, Lodge Vice Chief of Administration, and Lodge Chief. Charlie has attended 2 National Order of the Arrow Conferences, in 2015 and 2018. He has worked for Onteora Scout Reservation for five summers from 2015-2019 and plans on returning in 2020. Charlie has the distinction of being among a select few scouts to earn every merit badge offered by the Boy Scouts of America. Outside of scouting Charlie is a sophomore at Cornell University studying economics and statistics and enjoys hiking around the the beauty Ithaca has to offer.
Glenn Greubel | Section Adviser |
Glenn is an Eagle Scout and Vigil Honor member of Buckskin Lodge 412 of the Theodore Roosevelt Council. He has been involved in Scouting since 1966 and was inducted into the Order as a youth in 1974. Glenn served his lodge as Lodge Adviser from 2007 until 2012 when he was appointed Associate Section Adviser. In 2013, he was appointed Section Adviser. Outside of the Order, Glenn has served his council as a Scoutmaster, High Adventure Director, and Properties Chairmen. He is a recipient of the Silver Beaver Award. Glenn is a retired New York City Police Officer and has been a volunteer fireman for over 30 years. He resides in Merrick with his wife Lisa and his two sons Glenn and Mike who are both Eagle Scouts and Vigil Honor Brothers. Glenn's hobbies include boating and backpacking.
Silas Cochran | Section Chief |
Silas Cochran is an Eagle Scout and Vigil Honor member of Tkaen Dod Lodge of the Five Rivers Council. Silas currently serves as Section NE-3A Chief, and in the past has served as lodge chief, section vice chief, and as a member of the Northeast Region NLS Staff. Silas has attended PRISM, NEXT, the 2018 NOAC, and a high adventure program at Florida Sea Base. He is also a recipient of the James E. West and Eagle Scout of the Year Awards. Additionally, Silas is a senior in high school and is planning to major in Environmental Policy Planning and Law at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry next year.
Rick Coloccia | Section Adviser |
Rick is an Eagle Scout and Vigil Honor member of Tschipey Achtu Lodge, Seneca Waterways Council, of Rochester, New York. Rick started in Scouting in 1982 and in the Order in 1989. While a youth, Rick served as a ceremonialist, chapter chief and lodge chief. Rick served nine summers on summer camp staff during high school and college. As an adult, Rick has served the Order as conclave adviser, associate lodge adviser, section web adviser, associate section adviser and various other committee and officer adviser positions, before being appointed section adviser in 2015. Rick is active in his district as vice chair for communications and is a holder of the District Award of Merit. Rick also serves Scouting as scoutmaster in his Henrietta, NY troop. Outside of Scouting, Rick is a "problem captain" and judging official for the Odyssey of the Mind, an international educational program that provides creative problem-solving opportunities for students from kindergarten through college. Professionally, Rick oversees all voice and data communications systems at SUNY Geneseo. Rick holds a bachelor's degree from SUNY Geneseo, a master's degree in business administration from SUNY Polytechnic Institute, and is a recipient of the SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Professional Service.
Victor Hinojosa | Section Chief |
Andrew Larter is an Eagle Scout and Brotherhood Honor member of Otahnagon Lodge of the Baden Powell Council. Andrew currently serves as Section NE-3B Chief, and in the past has served as conclave coordinator and chapter chief. He has attended the 2019 World Scout Jamboree, the National Leadership Seminar, and NYLT Leadership Academy. Outside of Scouting, Andrew works in the wholesale bait industry. He also attends Clarkson University, is majoring in Engineering and Management, and hopes to enter the technical sales industry after graduating. A fun fact about Andrew is that he goes gliff diving in his free time!
Chris Wilkinson | Section Adviser |
Chris is an Eagle Scout, Founder's Award recipient, Centurion and Vigil Honor member of Otahnagon Lodge, Baden-Powell Council, Binghamton, NY. Chris holds a Bachelor of Science degree from LeMoyne College. He is the labor relations administrator for The Labor Alliance. In Scouting, Chris is currently a member of his council’s executive board.
Ryan Zavinski | Section Chief |
Ryan Zavinski is an Eagle Scout and Vigil Honor member of Gyantwachia Lodge of the Chief Cornplanter Council. Ryan currently serves as Section NE-4A Chief, and in the past has served as lodge chief, lodge vice chief, and as a member of the Northeast Region NLS Staff. Ryan has attended the National Order of the Arrow Conference and the National NLS Train the Trainer course. Additionally, Ryan is a Business Management & Human Resources Management Major at Clarion University, is a Financial Education Services Intern, and serves as a member of student senate. A fun fact about Ryan is that his vigil name is “Skywalker”!
Richard Eakin | Section Adviser |
"Deac" as all of his Scouting friends know him is an Eagle Scout and Vigil Honor member of Langundowi Lodge 46 in the French Creek Council #532. He has served as Lodge Adviser, is a Unit Commissioner, and currently the Council Camping Committee Chairman. Deac has attended the two Leadership Summits, 14 NOACs, and attended Lodge Adviser Training at Philmont Training Center, is a holder of the District Award of merit, and has been honored with the Silver Beaver. Residing in rural western Pennsylvania with his wife Darlene, they served on the staff of the 2010 Campaganza for NE Area 4. When not Scouting this chemist can be found at work as owner and President of Analytical Testing Services, an independent petroleum-testing laboratory.
Braden Coffman| Section Chief |
Braden is an Eagle Scout and Vigil Honor Member of Wagion Lodge, Westmoreland-Fayette Council. Braden has served as trading post chairmen as well as secretary for his lodge. He has attended the 2015 and 2018 NOACs as well as the Summit debut at Prism in 2016. Braden also served as a trek guide member for the Operation Arrow Staff at the 2017 National Jamboree. He is currently studying engineering at Penn State University at the Fayette location.
Craig Spink | Section Adviser |
Bio coming soon.
Derek Porter | Section Chief
Derek Porter is an Eagle Scout and Brotherhood Honor member of Woapalanne Lodge of the Patriots’ Path Council. Derek currently serves as Section NE-5 Chief, and in the past has served as lodge chief, lodge secretary, and as a member of the Northeast Region NLS Staff. Derek has attended the 2018 NOAC and OA Wilderness Voyage at Northern Tier High Adventure Base. He is also a recipient of the Founder’s Award and has been called-out to receive the Vigil Honor. Additionally, Derek is a senior in high school and hopes to study law in college. When asked about his goals for the year, Derek said “I’m excited to work with the youth leadership of Section NE-5 as we strive to create high performing lodges!”
Wayne Hampton | Section Adviser |
Spencer Lanning | Section Chief |
Spencer Lanning is an Eagle Scout and Vigil Honor member of Amangamek-Wipit Lodge of the National Capital Area Council. Spencer currently serves as Section NE-6A Chief, and in the past has served as area chief and section social media coordinator. He has attended the 2017 National Jamboree, the 2018 National Order of the Arrow Conference, and the 2019 World Scout Jamboree. Additionally, Spencer has completed NAYLE, NLS, and NYLT Leadership Academy, some of the BSA’s premier leadership training courses. Spencer is a senior in high school and is planning on entering the military as a commissioned officer after earning a degree in history. A fun fact about Spencer is that he has been on the First Lady’s private airplane!
Art Wildmann | Section Adviser |
Bevan Watson | Section Chief |
Bevan Watson is an Eagle Scout and Vigil Honor member of Octoraro Lodge of the Chester County Council. Bevan currently serves as Section NE-6B Chief, and in the past has served as lodge chief, section secretary, and also currently serves as region communications coordinator. He has attended the 2018 NOAC and Philmont Scout Ranch. He is a senior at Downington West High School and is hoping to attend the US Naval Academy and major in economics. In his free time, Bevan likes doing mock trial, track & field, and watching Boston sport teams.
Scott Salvadore | Section Adviser |
Scott is an Eagle Scout and Vigil Honor from Monaken Lodge 103, but is currently serving on the Council Executive Board in Chester County Council and is an active member of Octoraro Lodge 22. Through his scouting career, Scott has served as a lodge committee chairman, chapter chief, ceremonialist, associate staff adviser, section staff adviser, lodge adviser, and has been to 12 NOACs, 9 Jamborees, and has participated in various trainings including NLS, NLATS, NCLS, and NEI. Outside of scouting, Scott owns and operates an environmental consulting firm and enjoys hunting, fishing, hiking, stamp collecting, patch collecting, reading, and collecting old board games. If Scott were a popsicle, his flavor would be blue raspberry because it is slightly different and is the perfect mix of sweet and sour.