Conclave Presenters

Logan Greene

Where Are They Now?

Logan Greene is from Hoosier Trails Council in Bloomington, IN. He is an Eagle Scout and Vigil Honor member of Nischa Chuppecat lodge. As a youth, he served as the 2016 Central Region Chief. He is the recipient of the Distinguished Service Award (DSA), NESA Outstanding Eagle Scout Award (NOESA), and is a lifetime member of the National Eagle Scout Association (NESA). Logan holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Aviation Management and Unmanned Systems, and he plans on pursuing a Master’s of Science in Leadership. Currently he works for Republic Airways, based in Indianapolis, IN, as a Pilot Training Specialist – with hopes of continuing his climb up the corporate ladder.

Rick Angeletti

Where Are They Now?

Rick Angeletti is from Great Trail Council in Akron Ohio. He is an Eagle Scout, Vigil Honor Member, and DSA Recipient. When he went by Ricky as a youth in the program he served in various leadership roles at the section and lodge level. Most notably he was featured on the 2015 cover of the OA Handbook. He continues to support the scouting program by helping with the Central Region Trading Post and is a national key volunteer for the Order of the Arrow. Professionally, Rick is a senior business consultant at EY supporting our automotive and mobility sector. In Rick’s free time he enjoys swimming, social distancing, and enjoying his new home in Chicago.

Troy Seehafer

Where Are They Now?

After being inducted in 2005, Troy Seehafer has remained an active member of Tom Kita Chara Lodge and Section C1B. Troy has not missed a section conclave since his induction, except for when a good friend was getting married the same weekend. Truth be told, he strongly considered skipping the wedding instead. Troy has served in many leadership positions in the Chapter, Lodge, Section, and Region starting with activities chairman for the Rib Mountain Chapter his first year in the OA. His favorite leadership position was in 2013 as the Assistant Jamboree Vice Chief for Day of Service Guides for the 2013 National Jamboree. The best OA event Troy has ever been to is the 2020 Section C1B Conclave.

Alex Derr

Where Are They Now?

Alex Derr is originally from Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, and is an Eagle Scout and Vigil Honor Member of Kon Wapos Lodge. As a youth he served as C-1B Section Chief, Central Region Communications Coordinator, and was the last Awase Lodge Chief before the creation of Kon Wapos Lodge 7 years ago. Most memorable of all, he spent the summer of 2015 living in a van and driving camp to camp to celebrate the centennial of the Order. He’s currently finishing his Master’s Degree in Environmental Management & Policy, while working as a Marketing & Communications Manager for a startup in Denver, Colorado. When he isn’t studying or working he’s usually climbing, camping or hiking in the Colorado Rockies.

Patrick McInerney

An Ever Evolving Organization: Embracing and Creating Effective Change

Patrick McInerney is from the Northeast Illinois Council. He is an Eagle Scout and Vigil Honor member of Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan Lodge. Patrick first got involved in the OA through his chapters dance and drum team. After performing in several crossover ceremonies, Patrick got involved in chapter leadership, eventually serving as Chapter Chief. From there he went on to serve as the Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan Lodge Chief.  Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan Lodge #40 has recognized Patrick for his service to the lodge and OA with the Founder’s Award and the James E. West Fellowship.  Before being elected the 2020 Central Region Chief, Patrick also served as the Section Secretary and Chief for Section C-7.

Outside of scouting, Patrick attends Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, where he is pursuing a dual degree in Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Management.

Ben Snyder

Central Region Panel

Ben Snyder is an Eagle Scout, Vigil Honor member, and Founders Award recipient from Erielhonan Lodge in Cleveland, Ohio. In addition to serving in a variety of lodge and section roles in the past, Ben is currently serving as the Section Chief of Section C-4, spanning Eastern Ohio and West Virginia. Outside of Scouting, he is a second-year student at The Ohio State University, where he is studying Logistics Management with a minor in Spanish. In his free time, Ben enjoys running, playing basketball with friends, and cheering on Ohio State athletics.

Nate Ruggles

How to get involved with the Lodge and OA History

Nate is a Brotherhood member of Kon Wapos Lodge. He has served on camp staff and ceremonies for a number of years. He is a Senior at Notre Dame Academy aspiring to become a Sound and Lighting Engineer. Nate spends his time outside of scouting and doing sound and light design by building computers, and skiing.

Michael “Mike” Duerkop

How to Improve your Lodge’s Online Presence

Mike is a Vigil Honor member from Otyokwa Lodge and is humbly serving as the Central Region Communications Committee Chairman. Outside of scouting he works as a full time student in pursuit of obtaining a degree in accounting and he also spends his “free time” working as a local On-Air Radio Personality!

Pierce Nelson

OA and the Unit

Pierce is currently a junior in high school in La Crosse, WI. He is working towards his Eagle Scout while also being a Brotherhood member in the Order of the Arrow. In his free time, Pierce enjoys playing baseball and watching sports. He looks forward to helping all of the lodges in the Section while enhancing connections with individual units during his session.

Matthew Dondlinger

Youth to Adult Transition

Matthew Dondlinger is an Eagle Scout from Troop 118 in Wisconsin Rapids, WI. He is the current Lodge Chief for Tom Kita Chara Lodge. Matthew attends school at UW Stevens Point with a Wildlife Education major and a Captive Wildlife minor. In his free time, Matthew enjoys playing Ultimate Frisbee and water skiing. He has had a very fun history in scouting by being on camp staff for six years and being involved in the Order of the Arrow for eight years. Matthew is very excited to see new arrowmen grow and get positions in the Lodge and Section now that he will be aging out in November.

Mike Gray

Why an Adult Would be Active Beyond Their Lodge

Mike Gray is an Eagle Scout, Vigil Honor member, and DSA recipient who is currently a member of Northern Star Council in Minneapolis, MN, and is originally from Peoria, IL. As a youth Arrowman, Mike served as a Lodge Chief, Section Chief, and as the 2013 Central Region Chief. Presently, Mike serves on the National OA Technology Subcommittee, Central Region DYLC staff, and a recently developed lodge support initiative called Thrive Connect. Professionally, Mike works in information technology as a network and systems engineer, where he especially enjoys helping small businesses shift to more modern ways of working remotely. One of Mike’s favorite memories as a youth Arrowman was completing the OA High Adventure Triple Crown (OATC, OAOA, OAWV).

Brent Wessel

Why an Adult Would be Active Beyond Their Lodge

Brent Wessel is a member of Anpetu-We Lodge in the Greater St. Louis Area Council and is currently serving as the Section Adviser for Section C-3B. Professionally, he is a math professor at Harris-Stowe State University in St. Louis, MO. Brent has served on staff at many national OA events and has a particular interest in American Indian dance and culture, often serving on the planning committee of that staff at NOAC, Indian Summer, or other events. As an adviser, he is very thankful for the great opportunity the OA gives to work together with great youth/adult teams to build a great event, provide service, or to develop leadership skills in all.

Ryan King

Why an Adult Would be Active Beyond Their Lodge

Ryan developed his servant leadership mindset in his role with the Boy Scouts of America, serving as Associate Director of Program and Base Director at the largest youth camping facility in the world. During this time, Ryan oversaw the development of a 100,000-acre backpacking facility, served on the management team overseeing a +$20 million budget.

Hailed as a modern-day renaissance man by the Denver Business Journal’s Top 40 under 40, Ryan’s accomplishments have been highlighted through several awards and accolades, including Indy’s Best and Brightest by Junior Achievement and the Boy Scout’s Eagle Scout Award, NESA Outstanding Eagle Scout Award, Distinguished Service Award, and Medal of Merit.