The National Venturing Officers’ Association (NVOA) consists of our National Venturing President, National Venturing Vice President, four Regional Venturing Presidents, and their respective advisors. Please take a look at this map to determine which region you belong to!
National VOA President
Advisor: Robbie DiBiagio (Email)
Staff: Tim Anderson (Email)
Tyler joined Venturing at the age of 13 to meet new people and have fun in the wilderness. He is from Western Los Angeles County Council in Los Angeles, California, and served most recently as the Western Region Venturing Officers’ Association President.
Tyler is an Eagle Scout and has earned the Council, Area, Region, and National Venturing Leadership Awards. He is also a Vigil Honor member of Malibu Lodge and has received the Silver Shark Award, Founder’s Award, and the James E. West Fellowship. He has served on staff for a variety of National events, including the 2017 National Scout Jamboree, VenturingFest 2018, 2018 National Order of the Arrow Conference, and the 2019 World Scout Jamboree. Tyler is a rising junior at the University of California, Davis studying Materials Science & Engineering.
Tyler hopes unite the National VOA to strengthen ties with the National Venturing Committee, increase transparency and visibility, and create orientation resources. He looks forward to finding ways to help unite the nation, thus strengthening the program for Venturers across our nation.
National VOA Vice President
Advisor: Robbie DiBiagio (Email)
Staff: Tim Anderson (Email)
Samantha first joined Venturing at the age of 13 and found a home within the program. She is from Mayflower Council in Marshfield, Massachusetts, and served most recently as the Northeast Region Venturing Officers’ Association Vice-President of Administration.
Samantha is a Summit Award recipient, has the Pope Pius XII religious emblem, and holds the Council, Area, and Regional Venturing Leadership Awards. She has sat on the Old Colony Council and Mayflower Council Executive Boards as the Venturing Youth Representative, is an Ordeal member of the Order of the Arrow, and has attended National Camping School. Samantha is a rising junior at the University of Maine, studying Education and History.
Samantha hopes to assist the continuation of uniting the National Venturing community through the creation of resources to further strengthen VOAs, encouraging the increasing collaboration between the four Regions, and establishing open and honest communication between herself and the rest of the NVOA.
NER Venturing President
Advisor: Gordon Leary (Email)
Ian Arnold joined Venturing at the age of 14 to explore the outdoors and take advantage of the amazing high adventure opportunities in the Venturing program. He is from Mayflower Council in Franklin, MA, and served most recently as the Northeast Region Venturing Officers’ Association Vice President of Communication.
Ian is an Eagle Scout, earned his Pathfinder Award, and is currently finishing his Summit Award. He has been recognized with the Council, Area, and Regional Venturing Leadership Awards. Ian is a Vigil Honor member of Tantamous Lodge and an Apprentice rank Sea Scout. A participant at the 2017 National Jamboree, Ian looks forward to staffing the 2021 National Jamboree and hopes to see you at the Summit! Ian is a rising freshman at the University of Rochester, in New York studying Chemistry and Spanish.
Ian hopes to continue to improve communication by establishing a direct link from the Northeast Region VOA to the Northeast’s Councils and Crews by working alongside each Council’s Key 3 and the Northeast Region Executive Board.
CR Venturing President
Advisor: Julie Dalton (Email)
Andrew joined Venturing at the age of 14 to experience even more of what Scouting had to offer. He is from the Lake Erie Council in Cleveland, OH, and has served most recently as the Central Region Area 4 Venturing President, while also serving as President of his crew.
Andrew is currently working towards his Summit Award, and he is an Eagle Scout. He has also received the William T. Hornaday Badge. He is a Brotherhood member of Erielhonan Lodge and has earned the Council, Area, and Region Venturing Leadership Awards. He has served on staff at Manatoc Scout Reservation for the past three years. He is heavily involved in International Scouting, as a member of Scouts Canada where he has received the Queen’s Venturer Award, a member of the Association of Top Achiever Scouts, and as a founding member of his council’s international committee. Andrew is a rising freshman at the University of Cincinnati studying mechanical engineering.
Andrew looks forward to developing new resources for areas, councils, and crews while also supporting VOAs in the Central Region, and collaborating with the National Venturing Committee and NVOA to expand Venturing’s outreach and visibility.
SR Venturing President
Advisor: Sherry McGugin (Email)
Amy joined Venturing in 2015 as a member of Crew 1978 after being inspired by her brother. She is from the Circle Ten Council in Dallas, Texas. Most recently, she served as the Southern Region Area 2 Venturing President.
Amy is a recipient of the Council and Area Venturing Leadership Awards, and is working on her Summit Award. She is a rising sophomore at Southern Methodist University, majoring in physics.
Amy’s goals for this term include supporting area VOAs and ensuring transparency, restructuring the region Venturing Officer Orientation to better support each area’s needs, and achieving 100% council outreach across the region.
WR Venturing President
Advisor: Elizabeth Finley (Email)
Juliana Murillo joined Venturing at the age of 13 to experience as much as the BSA had to offer her and to learn valuable leadership skills. She is from San Diego Imperial Council, in San Diego California, and has served most recently as the Western Region Venturing Officers’ Association Vice President of Administration.
Juliana is currently working on receiving approval to begin her Summit Award project, she has also earned the Council, Area, and Regional Venturing Leadership Awards. She is a Brotherhood member of Tiwahe Lodge and serves on her lodge executive committee. Juliana has also attended multiple national level events, including 2017 National Scout Jamboree, VenturingFest 2018, and the 2019 World Scout Jamboree. Juliana is a rising freshman at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona where she will be majoring in Political Science.
Juliana hopes to encourage open collaboration among both current and past VOA officers. She also looks forward to further developing the region communication committee, as well as interacting with Venturers from all over the region!