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Council Staff

The Knox Trail Council employs a staff of professionals who manage and support the organization’s day-to-day operations, programing and facilities. While technically operating out of our Council Service Center at 490 Union Avenue in Framingham, Massachusetts, these dedicated professional spend much of their time out in our communities interacting with and supporting the Districts, Units and Camp Facilities they serve.


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Matt Budz

Scout Executive

Phone: (508) 872-6551 Ext. 1006
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About Me: I have spent 25 years as a professional scouter, I hold the Woodbadge, am a Vigil Member of the Order of the Arrow, and serve as Assistant Scoutmaster to Troop 101. I enjoy Golf, Fly Fishing, Hiking and Scouting with my two boys.

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R. Scott Harvey

Assistant Scout Executive

Phone: (508) 872-6551 Ext. 1007
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About Me: I am an Eagle Scout and have been called to the Vigil Honor of the Order of the Arrow, and given the Indian name Wachagigwanan Nacheneyit Gegeyjumeht, which translates to “Dedicated Camp Chief”. I have earned my Woodbadge and have served twice on staff as Assistant Senior Patrol Leader and Coach Counselor.

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Rick Riopelle

Director of Support Services

Phone: (508) 872-6551 Ext. 1013
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About Me: I am an Eagle Scout, Vigil Honor member of the Order of the Arrow and am trained in National Camping School Resident and Day Camp Administration. I have been honored to serve as the Reservation Director for Camp Resolute and Cub Adventure Day Camp since the summer of 2004.

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Margaret Casey

Program Director

Phone: (508) 872-6551 Ext. 1012
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About Me: I am a Brotherhood member of the Order of the Arrow, professional Scouter since 1996 and am Woodbadge trained. I enjoy spending time with my very large family and volunteering for Tedy’s Team of the American Stroke/Heart Association.

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Eric Grady

District Executive | South District

Phone: (508) 872-6551 Ext. 1010
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About Me: I am an Eagle Scout from troop 121 in Auburn Ma, and a Vigil member of the Order of the Arrow. I’m National Camping School trained in both Boy Scout and Cub camp Administration. I’m a past lodge chief of Pachachaug lodge and past Section Chief of the old section NE-1B. I recently graduated Keene State College, there I served as Student Body President my senior year. In my free time, I enjoy hiking, traveling, going to the movies and kayaking.

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Benjamin Houle

District Executive | East District

Phone: (508) 872-6551 Ext. 1008
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About Me: I am an Eagle Scout from Troop 135 in Manchester, NH. I am a recent graduate of Saint Anselm College. In my free time, I enjoy hiking, motorcycle riding and canoeing.

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Stephen Lavoie

District Executive | North District

Phone: (508) 872-6551 Ext. 1009
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About Me: I am an Eagle Scout from Troop 2 Natick, West Warwick, RI. Since joining scouts, I have remained active serving as an assistant scoutmaster and taking part in advancement with my troop from back home. In my free time, I enjoy biking and kayaking the surrounding areas.

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John Fortini

Registrar

Phone: (508) 872-6551 Ext. 1001
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About Me: I am an Eagle Scout, Silver Beaver and Vigil Honor member of the Order of the Arrow. I have been Scoutmaster of Troop 185 Wellesley for 30 years.

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Dale Blue

Facilities Coordinator

Phone: (508) 250-2292
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About Me: I have been Cubmaster, Scoutmaster & Trip Coordinator for Pack 12 & Troop 12 Framingham since 1992 and Woodbadge trained since 2004. I have also served as Unit Commissioner, District Commissioner & District Chair for the Liberty District.

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Mary G. Tucker

Accountant

Phone: (508) 872-6551 Ext. 1003
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About Me: I am a proud mother of an Eagle Scout. I have served as a Pack Committee Chair, Den Leader, and Troop Treasurer. I am honored to be able to serve as the Accountant for Knox Trail Council since 2001. In my leisure time I enjoy camping with my family and volunteering at St. Blaise in Bellingham.

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Marcella Saunders

Program Administrative Assistant

Phone: (508) 872-6551 Ext. 1002
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About Me: I have been with the Knox Trail Council since 2005. I am the proud mother of an Eagle Scout and a Life Scout. I was a former Cub Scout Den Leader for 9 years and a program director at the Cub Adventure Day Camp for 3 years.

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Jim Chesna

Ranger

Phone: (978) 875-2266
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About Me: I am an Eagle Scout, Ad Altare Dei award, Vigil member of the Order of the Arrow, National Camp School trained Camp Ranger, holder of the James West Award, and along with my wife, recipients of the Roger Bund Service Award. I have been the Camp Ranger at Camp Resolute and Cub Adventure Day Camp since May 12, 1971.