Thank you for selecting me as a candidate for your Scout Executive. I would like to make one item very prominent to you and all the members of the selection committee: my passion for youth development is the driving factor in my career in Scouting. While growing up in the program and being registered and active in some capacity since joining Tiger Cubs, Scouting has allowed me to have a purpose driven career. This passion began as a 14 year old counselor in training at a YMCA camp and continued on to include: choosing to student teach in an “at risk” school in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, a year of teaching in a poor rural school in Emporia, Virginia, all well continuing to work at camps for 20 years. It is my hope that when we meet that my passion, and excitement for what this program does for young men and women in our communities will greatly impact your decision. My wife Leah, over the years has been an advocate for Scouting and has joined me in over 10 of those years as the best 1st year camper director that there has ever been. She and I, and our two sons Andrew and Asher are excited to visit your community. We look forward to meeting with you and I hope to be your next Scout Executive.