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Troop 1028 Scoutmasters and (Partial) Troop Committee

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Eric Cutright, Scoutmaster

Email: ericcutright@comcast.net

Bio / Interests:

·        Father of four boys (including one Eagle Scout so far) plus zookeeper for a wide assortment of pets

·        Extreme woodworking, engineering design, kayaking, and railroading enthusiast

·        Builder of all things crazy and cool including the Troop 1028 Gateway Sign

·        Crazed fan of Star Wars, Godzilla, Harry Potter, The Lord of the Rings, and The Hobbit

·        Armchair archaeologist / Egyptologist

·        Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, used to work for NASA as a graduate student

Favorite Quotes:

·        Jedi Master Yoda – “Do or do not, there is no try.“ and “Prepared, you must Be.“

Nickname: The Crazy One

His “Real” Job: Electrical / Safety Engineer, Co-Founder TUV Rail Safety Consulting

What the Scouts say:

·        Most likely to make something cool from wood

·        Most likely to point out how you can do almost anything better (whether you want to hear it or not)

·        Second most likely to have a snappy/witty observation to share

·        Most likely to correct you on Star Wars trivia mistakes

BSA Activities / Awards / Recognition:

·        National Jamboree Merit Badge Staff Member - Railroading, Trained BSA Leader, Pack 77 Cub Scout Double Den Leader for 12 years running, Three-time Pack 77 Unit Scouter of the Year Award Recipient, Completed Camp Shenandoah Scoutmaster's Challenge July 2015 (as Summer Camp 2015 Acting Scoutmaster).

·        BSA Merit Badge Counselor for all the coolest ones (Archaeology, Canoeing, Carpentry, Coin Collecting, Engineering, Geocaching, Home Repairs, Kayaking, Model Design, Moviemaking, Railroading, Reptile/Amphibian Study, Safety, Wood Carving, and Woodworking)

 

John Breen, Committee Chair

Email: John.Breen@btlaw.com

Bio / Interests:

·        Father to two Boy Scouts

·        Avid college football fan

·        Enjoys playing softball, curling, golf and tennis

·        Science geek, trained in molecular biology

·        Loves to travel

Favorite Quotes:

·        Monty Python – “Oh, it's just a harmless little bunny isn't it?“

Nickname: Old Yeller

His “Real” Job: Lawyer

What the Scouts say:

·        Most likely to be talking about Notre Dame

·        Most likely to be asking about uniform patches

BSA Activities / Awards / Recognition:

·        Trained BSA Leader, Former 8 year Den Leader in Pack 17

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Diane Benham, District Representative on Troop Committee

Email: fordianeb@yahoo.com

Bio / Interests:

·        Mother of three, including two Boy Scouts

·        Monticello District Membership Chair

·        Hiking, camping, swimming – all things outdoors

·        Girl Scouts Junior Troop leader, backpacking and outdoor trained.

·        Burley Middle School PTO Treasurer

Nickname: The Coordinator

Her “Real” Job: Mother and Scout volunteer, ask me about my “wheel job”

What the Scouts say:

·        Most likely to sing “Tom the Toad”

·        Most likely to try to "borrow" your chocolate - beware !!

BSA Activities / Awards / Recognition:

·        Council Silver Beaver Award 2015, Wood Badge, District Award of Merit, Trained BSA Leader, Wilderness First Aid Certified, Archery Instructor

 

John Burger, Assistant Scoutmaster

Email: jburger06gmail.com

Bio / Interests:

·        Father of three, including one Eagle Scout

·        Former Army Pilot / Ranger

·        Water sports enthusiast - Scuba Diving, Canoeing, Kayaking

·        Woodworking enthusiast

·        Outdoorsman enthusiast - Chicken Tending, Gardening, Brush Clearing, Landscaping

·        Sportsman enthusiast - Fishing and Hunting

Nickname: The Ranger

His “Real” Job: JNJ Sale Manager

What the Scouts say:

·        Can tie almost every knot known to man (plus some known only to aliens)

·        Most likely to catch the biggest fish

·        Able to find a snake at every new Scout Campout

·        Most likely to ask a Scout if they have heard about the free ice cream

BSA Activities / Awards / Recognition:

·        Eagle Scout, Trained BSA Leader

  Coming soon: Michael Denson, Assistant Scoutmaster, ASM Mentor to Falcons Patrol

 

Pete Fenlon, Assistant Scoutmaster

Email: pete@catanstudio.com

Bio / Interests:

·        Former Scoutmaster Troop 1028

·        Extreme gaming enthusiast

·        Lightweight backpacking enthusiast

·        Whitewater enthusiast

·        Hiked parts of AT, PCT, CDT, and Inca Trail

·        Building, gardening, and design enthusiast

·        Historian, lawyer, game designer, publisher

·        Travel enthusiast

·        Master storyteller

Nickname: The Gamer

His “Real” Job: CEO of Catan Studios (formerly CEO of Mayfair Games)

What the Scouts say:

·        Most likely to know a cool game to play

·        Most likely to use a trail tarp instead of a tent

BSA Activities / Awards / Recognition:

·        Eagle Scout, Council Silver Beaver Award 2015, Albion Wilderness (NOLS) and USPS Trained, Trained BSA Leader, Wood Badge, 2013 National Jamboree Scoutmaster, VP Venturing Stonewall Jackson Area Council, Venturing Crew 1074 Advisor, District Award of Merit, Co-Creator of Game Design Merit Badge, Co-Founder of Troop 1028 and Crew 1074, Sea Base Participant 2015, Philmont Participant 2016.

  Coming soon: Bob Frysinger, Troop Committee

  Coming soon: Mike Funk, Assistant Scoutmaster, ASM Mentor to 2017 Phoenix Patrols

  Coming soon: Ernest Keenan, Assistant Scoutmaster, ASM Mentor to Aces Patrol

 

Jeff Monroe, Assistant Scoutmaster, Life to Eagle Mentor

Email: monroejeff@gmail.com

Bio / Interests:

·        Former Scoutmaster Troop 1028

·        Father of one Eagle Scout

·        Lightweight backpacking enthusiast

·        Completed entire 550 miles of the Appalachian Trail in Virginia and all 500+ miles in Shenandoah National Park

·        Member, Potomac, Roanoke, and Natural Bridge Appalachian Trail Clubs

·        Overseer for a section of the Appalachian Trail in Shenandoah National Park

·        Volunteer, PATC Maps Committee and PATC GPS Rangers Committee

Nickname: The Hiker

His “Real” Job: UVA Administrator

What the Scouts say:

·        Most likely to know somewhere really awesome to hike

·        Most likely to have a GPS (or two) with him at all times

BSA Activities / Awards / Recognition:

·        Former Troop 1028 Scoutmaster, Eagle Scout, Wood Badge Staff Member, Trained BSA Leader, Leave No Trace Certified Trainer, Wilderness First Aid Certified, Philmont Participant 2016.

 

Ed Murphy, Advancement Chair

Email: emm8x@virginia.edu

Bio / Interests:

·        Father of two Eagle Scouts

·        Astronomy enthusiast

·        Can be found at McCormick Observatory most Friday nights

·        Mentor for Monticello High School Robotics Club

·        Has spent 9 minutes 12 seconds in the shadow of the Moon

Nickname: The Astronomer

His “Real” Job: UVA Professor of Astronomy

What the Scouts say:

·        Most likely to have a green laser pointer in his pocket

·        Least likely to catch a fish on the annual New River Kayak Trip

·        Scariest werewolf game storyteller

BSA Activities / Awards / Recognition:

·        Council Silver Beaver Award 2016, Eagle Scout, National Jamboree Merit Badge Staff Member - Astronomy, Wood Badge Staff Member, Trained BSA Leader, Wilderness First Aid Certified, District Award of Merit 2011, Sea Base Participant 2015 and 2017, Philmont Participant 2016.

  Coming soon: Michael Murphy, Assistant Scoutmaster, ASM Mentor

 

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Susan Murphy, Troop Committee, Committee Chair Emeritus

Email: susan@cvillemurphy.com

Bio / Interests:

·        Mother of two Eagle Scouts

·        Family history enthusiast

·        Has photographed 5,000+ grave markers to preserve their images before we lose them to weathering or vandalism.

·        Loves to travel.  Has been to 18 countries and photographed graves in most of them!

·        Member of DAR, SPCA foster kitten volunteer and contributor to Find A Grave.

Nickname: The Grave Yarder

Her “Real” Job: Professional Volunteer

What the Scouts say:

·        Most likely to tell stories about you to your mom

·        Most likely to be found looking for grave yards

BSA Activities / Awards / Recognition:

·        Wood Badge Staff Member, Trained BSA Leader, District Award of Merit 2009, Monticello District Advancement Chair, serves on SJAC Advancement Committee

  Coming soon: Gaby Novoa, Troop Committee, Troop Fitness Mentor

 

Rahul Sharma, Assistant Scoutmaster

Email: srahul70@gmail.com

Bio / Interests:

·        Father of one Eagle Scout

·        To inspire Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education in youth / Scouts

·        Hiked, backpacked and canoed over 200 miles with Troop 1028

·        To inspire others to do more with limited resources

Nickname: Mr. Omnipresent

His “Real” Job: Immunology Scientist at UVA School of Medicine

What the Scouts say:

·        Most likely to be there to catch you if you stumble on a hike

·        Most likely to surprise you with his crazy Ninja skills

BSA Activities / Awards / Recognition:

·        Trained BSA Leader, Wilderness First Aid Certified, Mentor for BSA STEM/Nova Awards, Troop 1028 Unit Scouter of the year Award 2012, Philmont Participant 2016.

Coming soon: Johanna Song, Assistant Scoutmaster, ASM High Adventure

 

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Nate Szejniuk, Assistant Scoutmaster, Troop Adult OA Rep

Email: nszejniuk@gmail.com

Bio / Interests:

·        Father of two, Grandfather of two including one current Life Scout

·        US Navy Retired, wrote Navy Spouses Verse to US Navy Hymn External Link

·        Graduate East Carolina University, BS Environmental Health

·        Interests include gardening, a roaring camp fire, model trains, history, geneaology, writing

·        Founder, Playing ACES CHESS - www.playingaceschess.org External Link

·       Troop Adult OA Rep

Nickname: The Chess Match Table Sleeper

His "Real" Job:

·       Consultant - Insightformation, Inc

·        Consultant - The Steptoe Group

What the Scouts say:

·        Most likely to take a nap on the chess table during a riveting chess match at summer camp

·        Most likely to win any chess match

Favorite Quotes:

·        Mahatma Ghandi – “My imperfections and failures are as much a blessing from God as my successes and my talents and I lay them both at his feet.“

·        Gen Collin Powell - “A mirror reflects a man's face, but what he is really like is shown by the kind of friends he chooses.“

BSA Activities / Awards / Recognition:

·        Eagle Scout w/ Palms 1972, Trained BSA Leader (Wood Badge 3B), District Award of Merit- 2000 (East Carolina Council), Order of the Arrow Brotherhood, Attended BSA National Jamborees - 1973, 1985, 2010, 2013, 2017 Jamboree Medical Staff, Merit Badge Counselor, Global Scouting Experience..

·        Interested in advancing scouts working on the Hornaday Award as they also work on Eagle Scout.

 

Bob Warring, Assistant Scoutmaster

Email: warringb@gmail.com

Bio / Interests:

·        Former Scoutmaster Troop 1028

·        Father of two, including one Eagle Scout

·        Virginia Tech Forestry Graduate

·        Active in Scottsville United Methodist Church

·        Founder, Troop 1028 1-1-1-1 Society

·        Creator, BSA Troop 1028 Outdoor Toad

·        ASM Mentor to Spartans Patrol

Favorite Quotes:

·        Titanic is really a Scout movie - Rose and Jack used the buddy system, swung an ax, wore a wool coat, and used a whistle to get rescued !!

·        America doesn't run on doughnuts. It runs on double A batteries

·        This course is not called “What To Do If You Get Lost In The Woods” - it's called “How Not To Get Lost In The First Place”

·        Don't eat anything you find in the woods, unless it's in a box that says Food Lion

Nickname: The Forester

His “Real” Job: Professional Forester since 1981

What the Scouts say:

·        Least likely to get lost in the woods

·        Most likely to correctly identify the poison ivy you just rolled around in

·        Most likely to have a snappy/witty observation to share

·        Hey Bob did you ever catch that Outdoor Toad?

·        Hey Bob can you tell your Titanic story again?

·        Hey Bob what time is it?

BSA Activities / Awards / Recognition:

·        Trained BSA Leader, Wilderness First Aid Certified, Former Scoutmaster Troop 1028

  Coming soon: Steve Whitaker, Assistant Scoutmaster, Webmaster, ASM Mentor to Raptors Patrol