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 Scout Executive & CEO David Chapman
 District Director Chaparral Matt Vercher
 Director of Development & CFO Amanda Wroten
 Asst. Scout Exec, COO, & Director of Camping Mark Richardson
 District Executive Chaparral Matt Vercher
 District Executive Lone Star Zackary Mullins
 District Director Comanche Trails Mike Adam
 District Executive Big Bend Vacant Vacant
 Scoutreach Director Scoutreach PJ Aguirre
 Accounting Assistant Mary Pearce
 Scout Shop – Midland Eilda Pacheco
 Camping Registrar Gracie Quintela
 Membership Registrar Cecilio Flores
 Development Assistant Holly Bell
 BTSR Ranger Theron Whitfield
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David Chapman, Scout Executive

David Chapman, Scout Executive

David Chapman
Scout Executive

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.

Matt Vercher

Matt Vercher, District Director, Chaparral District

Matt Vercher
District Director, Chaparral District

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.

Amanda Wroten Director of Development and Chief Financial Officer

Amanda Wroten
Director of Development & CFO

Amanda Wroten has nonprofit management experience as the Executive Director of the Newport News Green Foundation and Executive Director of the Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society, and as the Chief Marketing, Public Relations and Fundraising Officer for the Boy Scouts of America, Colonial Virginia Council where she also served as Field Director.  Prior to returning to the Boy Scouts, she served as the Public Relations Coordinator for Ferguson/Wolseley North America and the Community Relations Director for the Boy Scouts of America, Colonial Virginia Council where she helped manage a $16,000,000 capital campaign.  She was part of the team that secured the Boy Scouts of America, Colonial Virginia Council’s largest gift ever – $1,000,000.00.  Amanda is a Vigil member of the Order of the Arrow (Determined Climber), Boy Scouts of America, and a certified COPE and Climbing instructor.  She remains active as a registered Scouting volunteer in Virginia, working with a Crew and a District.  She is an adjunct professor of communication at two Virginia colleges, and is a guest instructor at the American Mountain Guides Annual Meeting.  She has consulted nationally on social media topics for Executive Directors, including the Boy Scouts of America’s national office. Amanda is the recipient of five prestigious national marketing awards from the Boy Scouts of America for brochure design, website design, and video design.  She is an avid equestrian, specializing in hunter jumpers and gaited horses, and active in the mountaineering community.  Amanda participates in adaptive sports including mono-skiing and climbing.  She is engaged to Brandon Grooms.

Mark Richardson, Camping Director

Assistant Scout Executive, Director of Camping and Outdoor Programs

Mark Richardson
Assistant Scout Executive, Chief Operating Officer, &
Director of Camping and Outdoor Programs

Mark Richardson serves as the Assistant Scout Executive for the Buffalo Trail Council. He started in this Council on February 15, 2013 as the Director for Camping and Outdoor Activities. Mark will continue his role at Buffalo Trail Scout Ranch but will also be responsible for the field operations. Mark has served in four Councils, including; Concho Valley Council, Bay Area Council, Longhorn Council and now the Buffalo Trail Council. He is an Eagle from this Council, earning his Eagle Scout through Troop 5 in Big Spring. He is a Vigil Honor Member of the Order of the Arrow (completing his Ordeal at BTSR as a youth). Mark has a tremendous wife of 22 years, two amazing students at Coahoma High School and three great dogs.

Michael R. Adam
District Director, Comanche Trails District

Michael R. Adam, District Director, Comanche Trails District

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.

Zack Mullins, Lone Star District Executive

Zackary Mullins
District Executive, Lone Star District

Zackary Mullins serves as a District Executive for the Buffalo Trail Council. Originally from Austin, Texas, he has worked at their summer camp since 2005, filling the roles of Program Director, Aquatics Director, Archery & BB’s Range Master, Waterfront Director, and Dining Hall Manager.  He graduated from Texas A&M in December of 2013 and was a member of their corps of cadets ROTC program for 4 years.

Zackary began his new responsibilities as a District Executive in the Buffalo Trail Council on August 15, 2014. He is responsible for the Lone Star District and reports directly to Mark Richardson.


PJ Aguirre, Scoutreach Director

PJ Aguirre
Scoutreach Director, Scoutreach District

Born in Abilene, Texas and raised in Midland, P.J. Aguirre has been in Scouting for the majority of his young life. From racing derby cars in Cub Scouts to the high adventures of Boy Scouts. Achieving the rank of Eagle at age 15, it was self-evident that Scouting was not a choice but a lifestyle. In high school he played football and participated in many school science and social functions. At church he was an active member of a youth group called FAITH (Friends Acting In The Holy Spirit) and raised enough money to tour parts of Italy and Spain to attend World Youth Day.

Since November of 2010 of his Senior year of High School he has worked for the Scouts as a paraproffessional and was recently promoted to the position of Scoutreach Director in October 2014. He reports directly to Matt Vercher. At the age of 22 he is one of the youngest ever to work for the council. P.J. is in charge of the Scoutreach district which gives children who might not otherwise have the opportunity to participate in Scouting activities. “I’ve been given a rare opportunity to take on a number of boys and instill character, discipline, and the Scouting way. To help better prepare them for life and all the living that goes along with it.”  On top of his Scouting work, he currently attends college and is the first in his family to achieve a Bachelors degree (Leadership Studies). When he is not working or having his face in a book he enjoys shooting sports and is a member of the Midland Shooters Association and the Patriot Firearms Shooting Center in Lubbock and competes in all areas. He enjoys church, Kyokushin, hunting, fishing, hiking, racing (legally at a track), and is also a bit of a computer nerd – just doing anything exciting to get his adrenaline pumping. He also has a longtime girlfriend of five years, Carolina Silva. P.J. is a young man at the beginning of his career and has high hopes of continuing Scouting a long way down the road.

Buffalo Trail Council, BSA

Mary Pearce, Accounting Assistant

Mary Pearce
Accounting Assistant

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.



Eilda Pacheco, Scout Shop - Midland

Eilda Pacheco, Scout Shop – Midland

Eilda Pacheco
Scout Store Manager; Advancement Clerk for Eagle Program

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.

Buffalo Trail Council, BSA

Gracie Quintela, Administrative Assistant

Gracie Quintela
Administrative Assistant

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.

Buffalo Trail Council, BSA

Cecilio Flores, Membership Registrar

Cecilio Flores
Membership Registrar

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.



Buffalo Trail Council, BSA

Holly Bell, Development Assistant

Holly Bell
Development Assistant

Holly Bell is our new Finance Registrar and Development Assistant to the council. She helps meet the challenges of working with the Friends of Scouting campaigns, special event fundraisers, and public relations events.

A native of the Permian Basin, Holly has a deep understanding of the area and a love for the people. She’s enthusiastic about meeting new Scouts and Scouters and looks forward to making the program the best it can be. She and her husband have three sons and reside in Midland.


Theron Whitfield, BTSR Ranger

Theron Whitfield, BTSR Ranger

Theron Whitfield
BTSR Ranger

Theron and his wife Constance are relatively new transplants to West Texas although they are Texas natives. They have six sons; a 15 year old, 12 year old, 7 year old, two 4 year old twins, and a one year old.

He loves working with horses and has worked as an auctioneer. One of Theron’s most exciting challenges is preparing for his first summer camp season. He’s always on the lookout for volunteers to give him a hand at camp – particularly those with skills necessary to tackle special jobs.