- About Us
- Buffalo Trail Scout Ranch (BTSR)
David Chapman, serves as the Scout Executive/ CEO of the Buffalo Trail Council. The Scout Executive position drives the major initiatives and programs for the organization, which covers 18 counties in the West Texas region. Chapman, a northeast Texas native, has worked with the Boy Scouts for 22 years. He has served in a Professional capacity in Dallas, TX, Tulsa, Okla., San Angelo, TX and Ft. Worth, TX. He most recently served as the Chief Operating Officer for the Colonial Virginia Council, which covers 13 counties across Virginia. West Texas culture is what drew Chapman to this position. He said it aligns with the beliefs of the BSA. Familiar with the area, he hopes to see a growth in programs that allows for the area to continue to boom. “The folks in West Texas are our greatest asset,” he said. Chapman is married to Vicki with two grown sons, Justin and Hunter, with the latter being an Eagle Scout.
Originally from Houston, Texas and married for 22 years to Tammy with a son Michael and daughter Crysta. Matt spent twelve years in the US Army as a combat firefighter in Texas and Alaska with four years at Goodfellow Air Force Base as a Master Fire Instructor. After active duty he worked in Kosovo for one year and while on leave was offered a District Executive position with Concho Valley Council. Four years later Matt was promoted to District Director in the Florida Keys for the South Florida Council. After six years on Scout Key developing a program at Camp Jackson Sawyer he was offered a position with the Colonial Virginia Council in Virginia. As the Council’s Camping and Outdoor Programs Director Matt also served as Camp and Reservation Director at Bayport Scout Reservation. For the past 3 years Matt ran a successful program with over 3,000 campers each year. Matt began his new responsibilities as a District Director in the Buffalo Trail Council on September 15, 2013. Matt’s responsibilities include Supervision of Chaparral District and Leadership for District Executives.
Development Director/ Chief Financial Officer
Nathan grew up and did his Scouting as a youth in Corpus Christi Texas. After graduating High School, he moved to San Marcos to attend Southwest Texas State University. Nathan has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Criminal Justice. While living in the dorms at SWT, Nathan met April and they later were married. After graduation, a passion for cooking led him to a career as a restaurant manager. Nathan managed several restaurants before throwing in his apron for a job as a Group Dental practice manager. In 2008 Nathan began his Scouting career with the Capitol Area Council in Austin Texas serving the Live Oak District. After 4 years as a unit serving executive Nathan was promoted to Field Director. After nearly 5 years as a Field Director, Nathan accepted a promotion to become the Development Director/ CFO for the Buffalo Trail Council as of March 1st 2017. Nathan and his wife April enjoy cooking, live music, and spending time with their 2 Boxer rescues, Tyler and Mosley.
Mike Adam is well-known for his easy-going and professional manner. With more than 27 years of professional Scouting experience and multiple councils (including Tulsa, OK, San Angelo, TX, and Enid, OK), he brings valuable knowledge and ideas with him to BTC. He’s looking forward to recruiting new leadership in Comanche Trails and helping to create an exciting future for Scouting in the area. One of his key strengths lies in his ability to build new relationships. He enjoys getting out and knocking on doors to spread the good news about what Scouting is doing for the youth of our communities. His hobbies include reading, movies, Sci-Fi, martial arts (he’s a first degree black belt in Korean Tae Kwon Do), traveling the world, astronomy, and future studies. After combat training at Ft. Campbell, Kentucky and communications school training at Ft. Gordon, Georgia, Mike was assigned to the Assistant Chief of Staff Intelligence Command out of the Pentagon as a communication intelligence specialist in South Korea and Ft. Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas. He is also a Vigil Honor member of the Order of the Arrow and a graduate with a B.A. in Sociology from Oklahoma State University. Mike began working for Buffalo Trail in June of 2014. His primary responsibilities include serving Comanche Trails District and supervising the operations of Big Bend District.
Tommy Edwards is originally from Jacksonville Florida, where he earned his Eagle Scout with Troop 136. He graduated from Florida Gulf Coast University with an undergraduate degree in Communications with a concentration in Public Relations, as well as a Master’s Degree in Public Administration with a concentration in Environmental Policy. While at FGCU, he worked for the Campus Recreation Department in the Club Sports office, as well as serving as a Student Senator and President of the Club Sports Council. After graduating he worked for Riverdale High School Teaching Business Education. He also coached Football, Basketball and Track and Field. His free time Tommy enjoys hunting, fishing, cooking and watching football or college basketball and baseball.
Tommy began his new responsibilities as a District Executive in the Buffalo Trail Council on March 19, 2018. He is responsible for the Lone Star District.
District Executive, Scoutreach Programs
Liz Stowers was born and raised in Midland, TX. After high school she attended Oklahoma City University and graduated in 2016 with a degree in Design and Production with an emphasis in Stage Management.
Liz grew up in the Girl Scouts until the beginning of high school. She attended multiple summers at the Girl Scout camp outside of Alpine (Mitre Peak). She had always heard that there was a Boy Scout camp that was not far from where the girl’s camp was but had never seen it. Her junior year of college she got a job as the Office Manager at BTSR and fell in love with scouting all over again. She worked as Office Manager for 2 summers which lead her to become a professional scouter a year later. She is very excited to build upon the scoutreach program and grow it to touch more kids and show them the benefits of scouting.
Mary Pearce serves as the Accounting Assistant for the Buffalo Trail Council. Mary handles Accounts Payable, Cash Receipts, and payroll, and has been with the Council for 24 years. She has been married for 43 years to David Pearce who is an Eagle Scout. Has one son, Chris, who is also an Eagle Scout. Chris is married to Amber and has 2 wonderful daughters, Kiah and Cheyenne. The girls are very active year round soccer players and Mary and her husband are avid supporters and follow along to all the soccer games.
I was born and raised in Lubbock, TX. Graduated with a small class of 110 seniors, from Cooper High School in 2002. Then in 2005 attended Latin American Bible Institute in San Antonio, Tx and graduated 2008 with a Pastoral degree. This same year, I returned home, where I met my future husband, Angel, who was originally from Laredo, TX but currently living in Midland, TX. We met thru a mutual friend. Dated and married in 2010, where I then moved to Midland with my husband Angel. I then began working for Buffalo Trail Council in October 2010 as the camp registrar, working under Todd Bennett, then Bill Houston. In August of 2012, I received news that my mother, who had been battling ovarian cancer, 6 years, she got word from her oncologist that there was nothing they could do for her. She asked for me and my husband to come home to be near her and since I was her only daughter, I felt it only right to be there to take care of her. I was so glad I did, because after we moved back, I had less than a year and a half to spend with her, before she passed, in April of this year. One thing I was able to see through that short time with her, was that she was an extremely strong woman, even to her last day, she never let anything bring her spirit down. She was a woman of Faith, of prayer, and she loved singing, and even caring for people. I would like to hope I inherited these qualities from her, and even though it hurt to lose her, I am extremely grateful for all that she taught me, as I can take it as an example in my life, even with working with this wonderful staff at Buffalo Trail Council. I look forward to meeting everyone and helping in any way I can.
Gracie Quintela, Administrative Assistant to the Scout Executive/Camping Registrar: Registers Units year around for Buffalo Trail Scout Ranch, Program Registration for all districts, Compiles E-Newsletter and Tour Plans.
She is married and has 3 beautiful girls, Katie who is married and has a very handsome son, Sophia and Liana. Gracie is a Crew Advisor for Crew 19 and has been a member of Midland West Side Lions Club since 2007.
Cecilio Flores is the Membership Registrar to the council. He started in his position in August 2015. Cecilio, or “Chilo” as he is known to his friends, is always eager to help our volunteers with all of their membership needs, and is known to always have a smile on his face.
I am a native Midlander, born and raised there. I graduated from Lee High School, attended some classes at Midland College while I was on the Midland Fire Department. I was a Captain/Paramedic upon my departure.
I am single, have 6 children , and have developed many skills over the years of which I think will help me at BTSR.
I have been around horses off and on most of my life. I was a much better rider years ago, but have become a little more top heavy! I love the outdoors and really enjoy it here at BTSR. I am honored for the opportunity to make the Ranch a very special place for the many young people that will visit. I am looking forward to meeting many Staff members in the future, developing new friendships, and I will be depending on their skills and assistance. BTSR is a wonderful place for me to hang my hat, and I am pleased to have the opportunity to touch as many lives as I can.