Council Staff Updates - October 2016

by Chelsey Luster, for the Alamo Area BSA: October 21, 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:

  • Pilar Colon-Martin -  

We are pleased to announce the promotion of Pilar Colon-Martin to the position of Senior Scout Service Executive. Pilar, who started with the Boy Scouts of America, Alamo Area Council (BSA) in 2009, has successfully served in the roles of Scout Reach staff, Team Leader, Cimarron District Scout Service Executive, most recently in the position of Victory District Scout Service Executive. Mrs. Colon-Martin loves being outdoors playing tennis and volleyball and spending as much time as possible with her children.

This promotion recognizes the contributions made to the BSA during her tenure with the organization and was effective October 1st.  Please join us in wishing her the best of luck as she takes on her new role.  She will continue to report to Director of Scouting Service, John Echevarria.

  •  Christopher Mendoza -

We are pleased to announce the promotion of Christopher Mendoza to the position of Project Aguila Service Coordinator. Christopher will report to Mustang Sr. Scout Service Executive, Josh Ozuna and continue to serve on Scout Reach staff as he takes on his new responsibilities. Being a native of San Antonio, Texas, Mr. Mendoza loves spending time with his family.

  • Tanisha Jackson - 

We are pleased to welcome St. Louis native Tanisha Jackson, she will be taking on the position of Diamondback Scout Service Executive and will report to Scout Service Area Coordinator, Ted Borcherding. Mrs. Jackson loves spending time with her new husband and exploring all that San Antonio has to offer. Please join us in wishing her the best of luck as she takes on her responsibilities here in Alamo Area Council.

  • Meredith Goshell –

Please join us in welcoming our Fall marketing intern, Meredith Goshell, who is currently a Junior Business and Communications major at Trinity University. Originally from Carmel, Indiana, Meredith is enjoying her time here in San Antonio being involved in Outdoor Recreation Club, Young Life, and the local SPURS sorority. Ms. Goshell will be with the council through December 2016..  

  • Leah Ortega

We are sad to announce that Two Rivers Sr. Scout Service Executive, Leah Ortega, and her family have moved to Florida. Having served for the Boy Scouts of America, Alamo Area Council since 2012, Leah will be searching for an open position with the Boy Scouts of America, South Florida Council. We wish her the best in her new endeavors. Mrs. Ortega’s responsibilities will be handled by Scout Service Area Coordinator, Ted Borcherding until her replacement is found.

  • Richard Abrams

Summit Scout Service Executive, Richard Abrams is no longer employed with the Alamo Area Council. His duties will be fulfilled by Scout Service Area Coordinator, Ted Borcherding, until his position is filled. We wish Richard the best in his new endeavors.

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,

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