Council Staff

Dave Plond

Scout Executive

Dave is the chief executive of the council. He is responsible for the administration, financing, marketing, motivation, recruiting, and staffing required for successful council operation.

Jim Parish

District Executive - Buffalo bill

Jim is responsible for providing direct service to the Buffalo Bill District. He is based in North Platte and serves Arthur, Cherry, Custer (only Arnold), western Dawson, Hooker, Keith, Logan, Lincoln, McPherson, Perkins and Thomas Counties.

Sarah Cathcart

district Executive - covered wagon

Sarah is responsible for providing direct service to the Covered Wagon District. She is based in Kearney and serves Blaine, Buffalo, Custer (except Arnold), eastern Dawson, Franklin, Furnas, Gosper, Harlan, Kearney, Phelps, and Sherman Counties.

Vacant

District Executive - Five Rivers

The Five Rivers DE is responsible for providing direct service to the Five Rivers District. He or she is based in Grand Island and serves Adams, Boyd, Brown, Clay, Garfield, Greeley, Hall, Hamilton, Holt, Howard, Keya Paha, Loup, Merrick, Nuckolls, Rock, Valley, Webster, and Wheeler Counties.

Tyson Coble

Ranger

Tyson is responsible for maintenance of all council properties and equipment. He is based at Camp Augustine in Doniphan, and he oversees all of the programs that happen there. He also takes care of the website and online registration system.

Leisa O'Brien

Accounting Specialist

Leisa is responsible for the day-to-day accounting and bookkeeping of the council, as well as payroll and reporting. She is also responsible for the annual popcorn sale. She works in the Grand Island office.

Barb Gerhardus

Scout Shop Manager
grand island

Barb is responsible for the overall operation of the Scout Shop in Grand Island. She also answers questions about anything and everything Scouting, records advancements, takes care of new applications and recharters, and does anything else needed around the office.

ReNae Ogden

Scout Shop manager
north platte

ReNae is responsible for the overall operation of the Scout Shop in North Platte. She also answers questions about anything and everything Scouting, records advancements, and does anything else needed around the office.