Patrick Sterrett will assume a new role as EVP, Assistant Chief Scout Executive – High Adventure Bases and General Manager of Summit Bechtel Reserve, effective immediately. Patrick will continue to report to me. The General Managers of Philmont, Northern Tier and Sea Base will continue to report to Patrick.
In this new role, Patrick will accelerate the optimization of the BSA High Adventure Bases as pinnacle Scouting experiences and expand access to these extraordinary programs to new and diverse participants. Patrick will collaborate with the High Adventure Base teams to take advantage of creative opportunities to increase Scout participation, strengthen facilities and program, and attract new people to the programs, such as families and outdoor enthusiasts. Patrick’s leadership in building on the successful high adventure model will be important to growing Scouting’s program and securing its financial future. Patrick is the right leader at the right time, and I am grateful he has taken on this new challenge.
From Patrick: As previously announced by Roger Mosby, I am immediately starting in my new role as EVP, Summit GM and ACSE-High Adventure Bases. I am absolutely pumped about this role. Lori and I are excited about our upcoming move to WV.
At SBR, the expansion of our WVU partnership with Science Adventure School, growth in training opportunities, expansion of services to outside groups (within certain parameters), growth of Family Adventure Camp, increased relationships with our awesome donors and local community groups, the National Jamboree, and so much more have endless potential. SBR, Northern Tier, Philmont and the Sea Base along with membership growth will help drive financial stability for the BSA coming out of bankruptcy.
In order to be successful at SBR we have put together a great leadership team. Already in place are….
Robert "Rob" Ridgeway
Rob Ridgeway who will continue as Director, Properties and will add Chief of Staff to his title.
Robert “Rob” Ridgeway began his BSA career as Department Manager, Facilities in October 2013 after successfully leading the development team in the design/build of the Summit Bechtel Reserve. Rob will continue to lead all things dealing with property and construction/development. In addition, he has accepted the role of Chief of Staff. Rob has provided consistent leadership and passion to the SBR since its inception.
Rob has been blessed with wonderful family support throughout his career. He has been married to his lovely wife Cara for over 21 years. They have two sons, Hunter (19) and Hayden (15) with whom they are extremely proud of.
In his free time away from the SBR, Rob enjoys spending time with his family in the outdoors, fishing, watching his boys play college and high school baseball, and chasing Whitetail bucks across the country.
Daniel "Dan" Busby
Daniel “Dan” Busby is a 27-year BSA employee that has served several councils in the Central Region prior to being named Department Director for the National Jamboree in 2018. Dan has been recruited to provide leadership as the Director, Jamboree & Summit Outdoor Programs. He will continue to lead National Jamboree efforts and in addition, Dan will provide leadership to the Summit’s Scouts BSA efforts by supporting all facets of Scout-based training programs, Family Adventure Camp, and the evolving relationship with WVU Science Adventure School.
Scouting is an integral part of Dan’s family life as Carrie (spouse) has been a unit level fundraising chair and current ASM with Scouts BSA Troop 219G with their Tenderfoot Suzanne (12), concurrently Dan serves as a Committee Chair of Troop 192B and frequents campouts with Life Scout Rory (16) ever improving upon his camp recipes.
Outside of Scouting, Dan enjoys friends, family, rugby, fishing, sporting clays and mimicking Elmer Fudd on an occasional duck or pheasant hunt.
Kristine Wallace started her career as the Operations Director at Supply Group in 2016 and transitioned to the High Adventure team in 2020 with her team at the Arnold Logistics Center, at the Summit Bechtel Reserve. She has accepted a new role as the Director, Business Operations at the Summit Bechtel Reserve, continuing to lead the Arnold Logistics Center and including Lodging, Food Service, IT, HR, and Marketing teams.
Kristine has two children, Remy (5) and Keira (3), and 2 Golden Retrievers along with a Bernese Mountain Dog. She will be relocating her family to West Virginia in the next 60 days.
In her free time, Kristine loves planning adventures with her kids, horseback riding, reading, and online gaming.
William "Bill" Garrett
Bill Garrett started his Scouting journey in 1995 in Beckley, West Virginia and has served councils in the Central and Northeast Region including as Scout executive in Utica, NY, Reading, PA and Wilmington, DE. He joined the Summit Team in August 2020 as Director, Business Development. Bill and his team will continue to position the Summit as a world-class venue for Scouting as well as large-scale events while also engaging the community, event sponsors and exhibitors.
Bill and his wife, Sheila are West Virginia natives and are enjoying raising their children Katie (15) and Baylee (11) in the mountain state.
His hobbies include fishing, woodworking and an occasional mountain bike trek. Most of all, he enjoys spending time supporting his daughters in school and sports.