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Council Staff Updates - January 2016

by Angel Martinez, for the Alamo Area BSA: January 27, 2016

Today's professional Scouters are a diverse group of men and women sharing a dynamic career offering independence, achievement, and stability.  This is work that makes a difference . . . work that calls one to continual learning and challenge.

Staff Updates:

  • Jay Ghormley -Even though he has been with us since mid-December, please officially help us welcome our Outdoor Adventure Executive, Jay Ghormley, who is a graduate of Baylor University and a native of San Antonio.
  • Zelenia Alvarez, - our Outdoor Adventure Director, will be moving on to other endeavors.  We wish her the best.  Mrs. Alvarez's last day with us will be Friday, January 29, 2016.  Any of her projects or work assignments will be temporarily handled by Sean Magnuson, the Director of Scouting Operations, until the Outdoor Adventure Director position is filled.
  • Vivian Diaz - Please join us in welcoming our Spring marketing intern, Vivian Diaz, who is currently a junior communications major at UTSA.  Vivian will be with us through May 2016.
  • Deb, Carol, Heather, Carla - Please join us in welcoming the four "Volunteer Service Experts"-- Deb Cantu, Carol Huston, Heather Klekar, and Carla Byrd, helping us out at the front desk over the next 4 weeks while Michelle is on maternity leave.
  • Yvonne Ramirez, Scouting Relations Executive over our Exploring and Learning for Life programs, will be moving to El Paso and on to other endeavors.  We wish her the best.  Yvonne's last day with us will be Friday, January 29, 2016.  Any of her projects or work assignments will be temporarily handled by the Director of Scouting Relationships and Communications until the Scouting Relations Executive position is filled. 

Boy Scouts of America, Alamo Area Council supports the efforts of over 40 Scouting staff professionals and 6,500 adult volunteers who serve a 13 county area in South Texas to bring the Scouting experience to over 18,000 youth. 

The Boy Scouts of America is an equal opportunity employer that hires both females and males, as well as people of all ages and ethnic groups, diverse cultures, and mixed abilities.  For information about opportunities at the Alamo Area CouncilBSA, visit

About the Boy Scouts of America, Alamo Area Council

The Alamo Area Council, BSA, headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, serves a 13 county area imparting the Scouting program to over 18,000 youth and 6,500 volunteer adults in South Texas.  With Learning for Life, an in-school character education BSA subsidiary, the Council serves over 25,876 youth.  The Boy Scouts of America continue to prepare young people for life by providing the nation’s foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training utilizing outdoor activity, citizenship, and sports fitness.  Learn more at 

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