2020–2022 Board Bios

 

National Officers

President

Daniel F. Miller, M.D., R.Ph. (New Smyrna Beach FL).

Years/Positions on Staff: 2006-2019.

Scouting and Philmont run deep in my family, beginning when I became an Eagle Scout, OA Vigil member, and OA section chief. My son is an Eagle Scout and my daughter was a Philmont Ranger. My wife Cynthia and I are both Silver Beaver recipients.

Having recently retired, I can devote plenty of time and energy to PSA. I bring two decades of experience to PSA leadership: Wood Badge ,Jamboree Scoutmaster and Jamboree staff(four National Jamborees and three World Jamborees). I have served on the BSA National Health and Safety Committee, been on medical staff at council camps and the Bechtel Reserve, and have been an advisor on many Philmont treks, including Kanik and Autumn Adventure.

The basis for my PSA membership is two-fold: both PTC and Camping. I have served as a Philmont “Doc” for many seasons and am now with the Philmont infirmary and PTC for another full summer. Being a current member of the staff provides me with unique insights into Philmont’s operations.

I will bring that experience and Philmont enthusiasm to PSA’s sustained service to its members and projects with our most important partner: Philmont Scout Ranch. I want to build upon my predecessors’ many accomplishments as we bring PSA up to a very significant milestone: its first half century in 2023.

We all should have one thing in common. We want to help BSA and Philmont.

Some of my past Scouting career:1. Three Philmont treks 2. 8 Autumn Adventures, 3 Three Kaniks(Winter Adventure), 4.Philmont staff-Physician, 2006,2007,2008,2010,2013,2014,2014,2015. 5.PTC Physician 2016-2019(Volunteer -no pay), 6.Central Florida Council NESA Honoree 2017, 7. served 3 years on the National BSA Health and Safety Committee, 8. Asst Med Director Summit -2014-2016

Vice President—Development

Mitch Standard (Macomb, IL).

Years/Positions on Staff: Ranger (1984), PC Miners (1985).

I have sat on our church council in various capacities including the positions of president and vice president of our congregation. Along with my wife I am currently heading up the committee for the PSA giving campaign for the Building HOmE: The PSA Offices and Philmont Museum Expansion project. I assisted with the planning of the 2015 Iowa PSA Reunion tracing the footsteps of Waite Phillips. I’ve given many presentations to local Scout units for general information and training for their treks to Philmont.

Vice President—Service

Bryan Delaney (Asheville, NC).

Years/Positions on Staff: Ranger (1998-2003), Camping Projects Mgr. (2004-2010).

In addition to one term as the VP of Service, he has served as a Southern Region and National Director of the PSA. He has also served in a leadership role for various PSA reunions and service projects. Professionally, he is the Program Director of a wilderness program for “at risk youth”. He serves on the Outdoor Behavioral Council, and is involved in various community organizations in the Asheville area.

Vice President—Membership

Denice Toney (Highlands Ranch, CO)

Years/Positions on Staff: 1990–1996: Trading Post, Phillip’s Junction, Cito EPC, Apache Springs CD.

After leaving Philmont, which was right after I graduated from UT Austin with a Mechanical Engineering degree, I started a job in Dallas with a consulting company doing computer application programming during the IT boom of the late 90s. My husband, Scott, and I only spent a few years in the Dallas area before we decided to move to Denver to be close to the mountains. We love all of the outdoor activities here all year long and it has given us the opportunity to visit Philmont at least once a year and be involved with the PSA over the years. Scott and I have two daughters, Iris (age 16) and Lillian (age 14) who also get to experience Philmont with us. Throughout my career I have worked in computer application and data analytics roles. Currently I work at Comcast supporting their data analytics needs in the marketing team. In my roles I interact with the business team members to understand and translate their business needs into technical details to provide them the best solution for their needs. These roles have developed my communication, organization, and coordination skills, which will be valuable on the PSA Board. In addition, my work with data analytics give me the skills to help analyze our data in order to improve our recruiting and membership activities. Seeing how the PSA has grown over the last 15 years, I’m excited to be a part of that continued growth.

Secretary

Anne Marie Pinkenburg (Ft. Worth, TX)

Years/Positions on Staff: Ranger (1992-1997) Autumn Adventure Guide (1997).

I previously served as one of the PSA’s Southern Region Director. I have also been involved with the Scholarship Committee and the Awards and Recognition Committee. I am excited about the possibility of serving on the Board again, but in a new capacity. My goal as Secretary would be to contribute my thoughts and ideas to the Executive Board, and to accurately record PSA business. I would like to support the PSA in future growth and connecting former staff with the Ranch in as many ways as possible.

Treasurer

Charlie Aldredge (Lewisville TX).

Years/Positions on Staff: Ranger (1976), Training Ranger (1977), CD Cyphers Mine (1978), Asst. Chief Ranger (1979-80).

Philmont has been key to many of the great things in my adult life. Besides the many memories and friends made on the Ranch, my wife, Beverly (Lewis) and I met at Philmont when she was on staff 78-80. I graduated from Texas A&M in ’82 with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, then completed my Master of Engineering in Structural Engineering in ’84. After 31 years of practice I retired in 2015. During the past 15 years I was senior project manager and supervisor for a 50-person group of engineers and architects for industrial, military and transit building projects. During this time, I was responsible for creating annual budgets for both my company and various projects and clients. I was also responsible for coordinating contracts for both design services and construction projects. In my roles with my work in engineering and construction, I have been responsible for maintaining contracts and budgets for projects from a $5,000-$10,000 range to projects over $500 million.

National Directors

Phil Winegardner (Overland Park KS).

Years/Positions on Staff: Ranger (1969), Training Ranger (1970), CD Fish Camp (1971-72), CD Baldy Town (1973), CD Cimarroncito (1974).

I believe working for two large international firms for the past 35 years has provided me with a great ability to work and cooperate with others across a wide base – both geographically and across age generations. Serving now as a National Director, I have assisted on both the Administrative and Service Committees. I currently serve as the Coordinator for the PSA Summer Trek, the PSA Volunteer Vacation, and the PSA PhilBreak.

Sarah Burgess (Orange, CA).

Years/Positions on Staff: Ranger (2003-04), Ranger Trainer (2005), Rayado Trek Coord. (2006), Assoc. Chief Ranger (2007-2009), Sustainability Resource Specialist (2010-11), STEM Educator Coord. (2013-14), Assoc. Director of Conservation for Environmental Education (2015-16).

Currently I work as Program Director-Development and Logistics at Irvine Ranch Outdoor Education Center, an Orange County Council BSA property in southern California. I am fortunate to have many past adventurous environmental education jobs that have crossed paths with other PhilStaff away from the Ranch. Working in program development strengthens my contributions to the PSA and I have really enjoyed a close connection with another nonprofit outside of my job. I love working with the Scholarship Committee and am looking forward to planning the upcoming PSA Anniversary Events, like the Conservation Department’s 50th in 2021!

Tim Rosseisen (Breckenridge CO).

Years/Positions on Staff: Ranger (1984), Climbing PC (1985-1987), Head Rock Dean Cow (1988), CD Dean Cow, Cimarroncito (1989-90), CD Beaubien (1991-92), Health Lodge Chief of Support (1993), Health Lodge Support Staff (1995).

I have served the PSA as Vice President of Service and National Director, overseeing reunions, scholarships. and staff scholarship committees, as well as reunions at the ranch. I also serve as Philmont’s Fly Fishing Invitational chairman, and the chairman for Philmont’s wounded veterans fishing program (helping wounded veterans from across the country with PTSD and TBI). I would like to serve on the Service Committee to help with reunions as well as the Long-Range Strategic Planning Committee I recently helped facilitate.

Christine Salisbury Sammons (Omaha, NE).

Years/Positions on Staff: Ranger (2005-06), Ranger Trainer (2007-08), Assoc. Chief Ranger (2009-10), Chief Ranger (2011-13), Outfitting Services Manager (2014).

My experience as Philmont Staff has led me to the Professional Scouting career path as Camping Director. I provide leadership to the summer camp operations and camping properties in the Mid-America Council. It would be an honor to serve on the PSA Board and work together to support Philmont.

Annaliese Parker (Saratoga, CA)

Years/Positions on Staff: NAYLE staff in 2008 and 2014. PTC staff 2012-2014.

I am a product of the Venturing program. I am a former National Venturing President and currently a National Venturing Committee member as the Relationships Chairman. My experience in scouting allowed me to impact another non-profit during college named the Society of Women Engineers. I worked my way up through the organization as a VP of Corporate Affairs, Event Planner, and eventually Section President of my collegiate section. I also worked on the Regional Level. During my tenure with SWE I was able to double our operating budget and help create new recruiting practices to grow our section and event attendance. I would like to apply the skills I’ve learned in scouting and SWE to grow the PSA membership to be diverse and help bring fresh ideas to the membership team.

Steve Rick (Cimarron, NM)

Steve served six summers on the Philmont staff, first as a Ranger in 1978, and then as a Program Counselor at Pueblano, Crater Lake, Black Mountain, Beaubien, and Rayado, concluding his service in 1984. He also served on the Kanik winter program staff. He has served previous terms on the PSA Board of Directors. He represented the PSA on the Ranch Committee’s Rayado Task Force. Steve holds a bachelor’s degree in forestry and is a self-employed property manager, knife maker, and silversmith in Cimarron. He is a past president of the Maverick Club, an organization that organizes the yearly 4th of July rodeo in Cimarron. Steve currently serves as the Chase Ranch Foundation Board Vice-President.

Randy Saunders (Albuquerque, NM)

Years/Positions on staff: 1990 – Phillips Jct Commissary Clerk, 1991 – Baldy Camp Program Counselor, 1993 – Logistics Staff, 1994 – Apache Springs Camp Director.

I have worked for non-profits for my whole professional career, mostly with the Boy Scouts of America. As the Executive Director of the Philmont Staff Association, I was involved with the day to day operation of a non-profit, including fiscal controls, budget planning, event organization, and recruitment of volunteers and new members. I have a wealth of experience and training in the skills necessary to make a non-profit successful. I am interested in serving on the Administration Committee. While the other committees are also appealing, I know there is always a shortage of people willing to serving on the Admin Committee. I also have plenty of experience that will make me a valuable contributor to this committee.

Regional Officers

Northeast Region

Central Region

Ken Davis (Alexandria VA).

Years/Positions on Staff: PTC Dining Hall, Tent City, Asst. Secretary, Asst. Program Mgr. (1960-63, 1965-66)

I have sixty-four years registered with the BSA including Scoutmaster, Trek Leader, District Commissioner, Council Training Chairman, Council and Region Boards. Member of the National OA Committee since 1974. Retired from Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) and as a Colonel in the US Army. Served as a PSA Board Member since 2005. I have managed administrative offices at DLA and in Vietnam. I am the author of the “History of the PSA” (2010) and the recent BSA publication, “A History of Wood Badge in the United States” (2018).

Catherine Crouch Mirick (Wellesley, MA)

Years/Positions on staff: 1991 Ranger Clerk, 1992 – Ranger, 1993 – Training Ranger, 1994 – Asst. Chief Ranger.

I’ve had the pleasure of attending the PSA weeklong reunions at the ranch twice and went on a PSA trek in 2016 while my daughter was on a STEM trek. I’ve maintained my connection with the Scouts as an advisor for my daughter’s Venture Crew and as an active parent in my son’s troop.  I’m also the leader of our high school Girl Scout troop – where 5 of our 12 seniors are earning their Gold Awards this year. I’ve worked for years with youth and adults helping them get outside and expand their leadership skills. I see this position as a way to continue my connection with Philmont and help others build & maintain their connections.

Dave Fromm (Mission Hills, KS)

Years/Positions on staff: 1977 – Camping Dining Hall Manager.

I joined the PSA in 2004 and have attended PSA annual meetings and completed a PSA trek almost every year since then. I am a member of the President’s Circle and I served on the 2018 Tulsa Reunion staff. I “pinch” myself every time I return to Philmont as I cannot believe how fortunate I am to be able to enjoy all Philmont has to offer, including all the wonderful people associated with it. I have worked in international business, manufacturing management, and consulting. I served as a councilman (1999-2001) and mayor (2001-2009) of my Kansas City suburb of Mission Hills. I am currently in charge of a summer internship program for college students interested in a career in risk management. I have also served on the finance committee at my church and as a director of Junior Achievement. I am an Eagle Scout.

Brad Plumb (Overland Park, KS)

Years/Positions on staff: 1971: Clear Creek Program Counselor 1972: Cimarron Cito, Assistant Camp Director, 1972 & 1973: Crater Lake, Camp Director.

I have served on numerous volunteer committees through Scouting as well as in my community and in my profession. I feel strongly about the mission and the direction of the Philmont Staff Association and would be honored to serve. As a past board member I have participated in both board meetings at Philmont as well as regional meetings and conference calls. I am more than happy to travel as necessary to fulfill my duty.

Southern Region

Western Region

Kristi Noble (Garfield, AR)

Years/Positions on staff: Handicraft Lodge Manager 1985 & Health Lodge Nurse 1993.

At Philmont we were stretched beyond self-expectations to accomplish more than we imagined. We learned invaluable skills that have helped us, as a whole, to lead lives filled with achievements and service that, more times than not, can be traced back to our Philmont beginnings. That’s part of why I hope to become involved with scholarships for campers and seasonal staff – to help them with their Philmont beginnings. I’ve been fortunate enough to assist with a scholarship committee in the past and have witnessed the life-changing effects even a little belief and assistance can produce in people. I’ve taken full advantage of participation in over 30 PSA activities, including reunions, summer treks, Autumn Adventures, Volunteer Vacations, and New Year’s gatherings. I believe this enables me to provide some background experience, knowledge and motivation to help ensure we continue to offer great opportunities for adventure and service to our current and future members. Planning and coordinating events and service projects may have seemed daunting in the past, but I’ve now worked with teenagers at homecoming dances, church youth providing baby-sitting as a fundraiser, and Girl Scouts who once believed “going to the mall” is a legitimate service project. I believe I’m up to the task!

Jim Lynch (San Antonio, TX)

Years/Position on Staff: Ranger ‘77, ‘78, PTC Staff 2016, 2018. Former Position: President( 2008-2013).

I have been involved with the PSA and the Board since 2004 and served two terms as President. I would like to return to the board to continue to contribute to the growth of the association and its important mission of serving the people, place and programs that are Philmont. I retired from the USAF in the grade of Colonel after a 23-year career focused on Command and Control and the Program Management of large weapons systems. I currently work part time at a trans-Atlantic defense policy think tank. I also serve on my council’s executive board, am the Vice Chair of Programs for the National Venturing SubCommittee, and the Southern Region’s Area 3 Commissioner.

Rick Kagawa (Hunting Beach, CA)

Years/Positions on staff: PTC Faculty: 2000, 2007, 2011, PTC Faculty Kodiak on Mountain Trek 2008-2009.

I am a member of the Building HoME Fundraising Campaign Committee and PSA Development Committee. I would like to help raise more funds for PSA capital fundraising campaigns and build on the PSA Endowment Accounts. The more donations we have, the more we can help Philmont. Another goal of mine is to get more membership in the PSA through communicating how the PSA serves the place we all love, Philmont.

Thomas Giugni (Fairfield CA).

Years/Positions on Staff: NAYLE Faculty (2007-10), Philmont Leadership Challenge Faculty (2011-13), Logistics Trip Planner (2011-12), Logistics Mgr. (2013-18).

I first experienced Philmont as a crew advisor for my oldest son’s crew in 1997. Since then, I have trekked at Philmont 3 more times with both sons. In 2008, I retired from a 31 year career in law enforcement. Afterwards, I looked for ways to return to Philmont and serve the youth and adults who travel there each summer. Fortunately, I was able to serve as an adult volunteer for NAYLE (National Advanced Youth Leadership Experience) at Rocky Mountain Scout Camp for four summers and then as a member and manager of Logistics for 8 summers. Besides Philmont, I have served as a member of the board for a youth swim team for several years; I served as their chairman for 3 years. As a Scouter, I served as an Assistant Scout Master, Committee Chair, District Committee Chair, and Council VP of Program. I currently serve as an advisory member to the Mount Diablo Silverado Council, BSA located in the San Francisco Bay Area, and the Vice Chair for Leadership at Scouting U in Dallas. I am a current member of the Rotary Club of Fairfield-Suisun, CA, and served for 3 years as their Youth Director. I have served you and the PSA for 18 months as one of two Western Region Directors; during my tenure as WR Director, I have been an active member of the PSA Membership Committee. These experiences as well as my own leadership training and experience provide me with the skills to serve you and our PSA.