Council Staff

The Knox Trail Council employs a staff of professionals who manage and support the organization’s day-to-day operations, programming and facilities. While technically operating out of our Council Service Center at 2 Mt Royal Avenue, Suite 100, Marlborough, 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.


Rick Riopelle

Director of Support Services

Phone: (508) 217-4613
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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.


Bob Dorn

Council Administrator

Phone: (508) 872-6551 Ext. 1006
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About Me:  I am a two-time Scout Executive with specialties in fundraising, staff development, and board relationships, I have been passionate about Scouting and growing young men and women into the leaders of tomorrow for over 20 years.


Kim Kokkotos

Marketing Director

Phone: (508) 872-6551 Ext. 1011

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About Me: I have been a professional with the Boy Scouts of America since 2012.  I have served as Development Director in Boston and am pleased to be taking on the role of Marketing Director at Knox Trail.  I manage marketing and public relations strategies, develop our media partnership/sponsorships, coordinate high impact internal and external marketing, etc…


Stephen Lavoie

Senior District Executive | JP Becker District & Cannon 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.



District Executive | Cannon District

A Boy Scout District Executive is an entry-level employee who’s responsible for developing and maintaining the organization in a certain territory.  District Executives have strong communication skills, enjoy working with volunteers towards specific goals, and are self-motivated with good time management skills.  If you are interested in serving the Boy Scouts of America and Knox Trail Council as a District Executive, please email Director of Support Services, Rick Riopelle.



Kaitlin McCarthy

District Executive | Powder Keg District

Phone: (508) 872-6551 Ext. 1008
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About Me:  I come from a strong family tradition of Scouters that goes back to my grandparents.  I have worked as a member of the Camp Resolute staff since 2011 in Scout Craft, Trading Post, and most recently as Waterfront Director.  I have a degree in early childhood education with special experience as an outdoor educator. I love reading and am a former competitive figure skater.  


John Fortini


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.


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 Cannon District.

Mary G. Tucker


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.


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.


Carlene Covino

Finance Administrative Assistant

Phone: 508- 872-6551  x1004
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About Me:  I am a proud parent of and Eagle Scout from Troop 101 in Northborough.  I am currently a girl scout leader for past 8 years and serve on the committee as well as the consultant of all brownie troops in town.  I have been with Knox Trail Council since 2016.   In my free time, I teach cake decorating and I am a Cheerleading coach for my daughter’s team.


Keith Zontini

Program Assistant

Phone: 508-217-4612
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About Me:  I am an Eagle Scout from Troop 23 Ashland and a Vigil Honor member of the Order of the Arrow.  I have been part of the Camp Resolute Staff since 2012.