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Council Staff Updates - June 2016

by Angel Martinez, for the Alamo Area BSA: June 20, 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:

  • Courtney Bukowski -  
  • We are pleased to announce the promotion of Courtney Bukowski to the position of Director of Development.  Courtney, who started with the Boy Scouts of America, Alamo Area Council (BSA) in 2007, has successfully served in the role of Two Rivers District Executive, most recently serving in the position of the Development Director and Scouts Special Events Coordinator.  A native of Buda, Texas and a Business graduate of the University of Texas at San Antonio, Courtney worked as a successful Agency Producer for Farmers Insurance in San Antonio prior to joining Scouting.

    This promotion recognizes the contributions made to the BSA during her tenure with the organization and is effective immediately.  Please join me in wishing her the best of luck as she takes on her new responsibilities.  She will report to Scout Executive, Michael de los Santos.  The Development Director over Product Sales and Special Products, Amber Sizer, will also now report to Courtney Bukowski.

  •  Ted Borcherding -
  • We are pleased to announce the promotion of Ted Borcherding to the position of Scout Service Area Coordinator.   Mr. Borcherding, who joined the Boy Scouts of America, Alamo Area Council (BSA) in 2002, has served in the roles of District Executive and District Director, most recently serving in the position of Scout Service Executive Coach based out of the Rough Rider District.  A graduate of University of Texas at San Antonio, Mr. Borcherding had over 18 years of increasing leadership responsibilities in hotel management prior to joining the Scouting movement.
    This promotion recognizes the contributions made to the BSA during his tenure with the organization and is effective on Friday, April 16, 2016.  He will report to John Echevarria.  We wish Ted the best of luck as he takes on his new responsibilities. 

  • Matthew Rodriguez - 
  • We are pleased to welcome St. Mary's University graduate and former Alamo Area Council marketing intern,  Matthew Rodriguez, as the new Outdoor Adventures Service Coordinator for the Boy Scouts of America, Alamo Area Council.  Mr. Rodriguez will be primarily responsible for online event registrations, camp reservations, and refunds.  He will report to the Outdoor Adventures Director, Linda Dieguez.
  • Brianna Ibarra -
  • Please welcome Brianna Ibarra to the Alamo Area Council team as our Rough Rider District Scout Service Executive reporting to Ted Borcherding.  Ms. Ibarra, a San Antonio native and recent graduate of the University of Incarnate Word, was formerly the Council's Fall 2015 Marketing intern.  

    "I am really honored to be part of this team here at the Alamo Area Council BSA. I am looking forward to learning more about the Boy Scouts and gaining an insight on all aspects of such a great non-profit organization. I am really excited to be here!" said Ms. Ibarra.  When not in service to youth, Brianna enjoys spending time shopping, going to the movies, running, and hanging out with her family and friends

  • Rebecca Gonzalez - Please welcome Scouting parent volunteer and Our Lady of the Lake University graduate, Rebecca Gonzalez, as our new Armadillo Scout Service Executive.  Mrs. Gonzalez will report to Scout Service Area Coordinator, Ted Borcherding.  When not in service to youth, Rebecca enjoys spending time reading, gardening, spending time with family, and running.
  • Jamie Niland - Please join us in welcoming our Summer marketing intern, Jamie Niland, who is currently a junior communications major at Texas A&M University San Antonio.  Jamie will be with us through August 2016.
  • Patricia Hartley, a native of San Francisco and graduate of University of Houston Clearlake City, now serves as the Scouting Relations Specialist for the Boy Scouts of America, Alamo Area Council.  Ms. Hartley's primary responsibilities include providing excellent customer service on the phone and in person to the over 26,000 youth and 6,500 volunteers served by the Council in Bexar and the 12 surrounding counties.  Prior to joining Scouting, Ms. Hartley held various positions from serving as a communications specialist with Southwest Research Institute, librarian at the University of Texas Institute of Texan Cultures, to working as Executive Director of Council of Research and Academic Libraries.  Patricia reports to Melissa Moore as part of the Scouting Relations and Communications team.  When not in service to youth at the Council, Patricia enjoys the outdoors as a 20 year Master Gardener and a Junior Master Gardener Specialist for Comal County.  Patricia is also an active member of the Garden Ridge Lions Club and a proud mother of 2 girls and one boy who is an Eagle Scout. 
  • Marylynn Garcia - Project Aguila Service Coordinator, Marylynn Garcia, is no longer employed with the Alamo Area Council. Her duties will be fulfilled by Memorial District Scout Service Executive Coach, Terry Ellis, until her replacement is found.

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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