Staff Directory

Welcome to the Nevada Area Council. Your team of professional administrative and field executives await to serve with you in Scouting.

For general Council inquiries please call 775-787-1111 or info@nevadabsa.org

 


PAUL PENTTILA, SCOUT EXECUTIVE/CEO

Over the last few years we have seen many changes in our council to the recent re-alignment in our districts to the current threats of COVID19 and how that will affect our Programs. One thing that remains true is that Scouts and Scouters will always persevere and serve their fellow family, friends and neighbors. Now is the best time to be in the Boy Scouts of America serving all aspects of our community.

Your insight to improve our Council is invaluable. Please contact me at paul.penttila@scouting.org or call me at 775-787-1111, ext. 226.

Yours in Scouting,

Paul Penttila
Scout Executive


PAT DANNENBERG, FIELD DIRECTOR

Scouting is truly a special movement to me and I am always glad to talk Scouting with anyone. I have been continuously registered in Scouting since 1985. I am an Eagle Scout, have 13 years of camp staff experience, and have been working as a Professional Scouter since 2005. I began my career in Denver, CO and moved on to serve in Dallas, Texas before coming to Reno.

As a Field Director I am responsible for the Field Staff, membership committee, activity and program committees, popcorn committee, sporting clays, and other special assignments.

Scouting is special to me and my family as I am a 3rd generation Scout with mine own kids in the program where I serve in various leadership roles for their units.

pat.dannenberg@scouting.org or 775-787-1111 x 221


EVAN POLLOCK, SENIOR DISTRICT EXECUTIVE
Evan Pollock

Evan started his experience in Scouting as a Wolf in 1991 with Pack 552 in Vancouver, WA. During his youth years he helped with various district and council activies including staffing Polaris training and Webelos Long Term Camp. In 2001 he became an Eagle Scout and Vigil member in the Order of the Arrow. In 2002 Evan attended Wood Badge and was the youngest participant on course at age 19.

He then transferred colleges in 2004 and received his Bachelor of Arts in Outdoor Recreation from Eastern Washington University #GoEags. While attending college Evan worked for the local council as a Scoutreach Lead Coordinator, Summer Camp Staff, and finally a Service Center Manager and Registrar.

Evan then became a District Executive in Kennewick, WA for four (4) years before promoting to us (Nevada Area Council) as a Senior District Executive. He has been with us for over three (3) years overseeing various programs and districts.

Evan, along with his wife Faith and their son Kai, want to get as many people involved in Scouts as possible (youth and adults) as he has seen it benefits everyone and that it gives them the opportunity to grow.

Oversees

  • Great Basin District
  • Scoutbook
  • Council Training Committee
  • Council Camping & Outdoor Program Committee
  • Camp Fleischmann
  • Venturing Officer Association

evan.pollock@scouting.org or 775-391-0204 Phone or Text or 775-787-1111 x 218


DAN DEAKIN, DISTRICT DIRECTOR/SCOUTREACH

Dan Deakin

Dan has been involved in Scouting since the age of 8, earning his Arrow of Light and achieving the rank of Eagle Scout. He has received the NESA Outstanding Eagle Scout Award and is a Vigil member of the Order of the Arrow and was awarded the Founders Award. Dan began his professional scouting career in 2003 with the Grand Teton Council in Idaho Falls as a District Executive. While there he was promoted to Senior District Executive and then promoted again to District Director. In 2019 Dan came to the Nevada Area Council as a District Director and Scoutreach Director. He currently leads the Council’s Scoutreach programs with its 14 employees and serves as the  District Director for the Zephyr District. He advises the Risk Management Committee, University of Scouting and Cub Scout Resident Camp. Dan attended Wood badge in 1994 and since has been the professional advisor for many other Wood badge courses. He has advised several NYLT courses and has served as NYLT Crew Associate Advisor. Dan has directed various camp operations over the years from High Adventure Bases to Resident Boy Scout Camps, from Cub Scout Day Camps to traveling Cub Scout Day camps. Dan has served as volunteer Scoutmaster, Assistant Scoutmaster, Crew Advisor, Committee Chairman and is currently a Committee Member of Troop 81.  He and his wife Toukine, have been married for 27 years. Together they have 6 children and 1 grandchild.

dan.deakin@scouting.org or 775-787-1111 x 215

 


TAMMY RODEBACK, DISTRICT EXECUTIVE

Tammy Rodeback

Scouting has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember.  My parents were leaders and I was the “tag-along helper” at their meetings.  As a teenager, I was in an Explorer Post.  In 2008, I was asked to be a leader and for the next 11 years, served as a Den Leader, Cubmaster and Committee Chair as well as various district and council positions. I love Scouting and what it can do for our youth.  The leadership and growth opportunities are amazing.   

I have been with Nevada Area Council since October 2019 as the District Executive of the Sierra Nevada District.   I also work with the Order of the Arrow, the Council Advancement Committee, NYLT, and Cub Resident Camp.

I look forward to joining you all on the Scouting Trail as we made a difference in the lives of the youth in Northern Nevada.

tammy.rodeback@scouting.org or 775-787-1111 x 219


LINDA BRANT, FIELD ASSISTANT

Linda Brant

Hi, I'm Linda.  We moved to Nevada in October 1984  from Salem, Oregon.  My Dad and husband were Scouts, so when the opportunity came, we joined a group of parents that started Pack 443 at Alice Taylor Elementary School in the 1980's.  Our 2 sons loved it and both earned their Arrows of Light.  I was a very active Girl Scout till my Sophomore year in high school. Sports and Music became a passion that replaced Scouts. I grew up in a family of outdoor explorers, adventurers. Very seldom did we stay in a campground.  I loved it when we hiked into the wilderness, in the Oregon mountains with our pack burrow, Cisco Kid.
 
I started with the Nevada Area Council in May of 2013 and jumped into Camp Fleischmann and Popcorn right off the get go, as Field Secretary.  I am now the District Administrative Assistant.  My main responsibilities are: Camp Fleischmann - Cubs and Troops, Day Camps, NYLT, Wood Badge, helping the Districts with events and activities, Certificates of Liability Insurance and Accounts Payable. 
 
Scouting fills a void in a youths development that they are not able to get anywhere else. I enjoy seeing the change in these young lives as they grow from Cubs to Eagles. I will watch the future news to see what our Eagles will be doing.  There are great achievements that will come out of our Council Scouts. If I can have a small part in helping them on their way, then I will have done my part in achieving my purpose here at Nevada Area Council.

linda.brant@scouting.org or 775-787-1111 x 215


TRACY LADD, EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

I started with the Nevada Area Council in July of 2018.  I wasn’t involved with Scouting before as I don’t have kids but I always admired the young people that I encountered that were Boy Scouts or Eagles.  So I was excited to be part of such a great organization.

My role is mainly to assist the Scout Executive with the administration and business of the council.  I am responsible for documenting Board of Director and the Executive Committee meetings.   I also process the donations that come in and plan the special events the council hosts such as the Eagle Scout Recognition Banquet and the Annual Leader Recognition Banquet.  

I grew up in the Bay Area and moved here with my husband in order to be able to afford a house and to enjoy the Sierra Nevada lifestyle. We’ve grown to love this area and have lived here for 17 years. I enjoy what I do and I am happy I am doing it for an organization that molds our youth into great humans.

tracy.ladd@scouting.org or 775-787-1111 x 210


WENDY CHIEN, SENIOR DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR

Wendy began her Scouting career over 12 years ago as a District Executive at the San Gabriel Valley Council in Pasadena, California.  She moved on to become District Director and later Field Director with the Aloha Council, Honolulu, Hawii. She was then promoted to National Assistant Director of STEM Programs at the National Service Center in Irving, Texas.  She is now currently as the Senior Development Director for the Nevada Area Council and is responsible for grants and fundraising events.

wendy.chien@scouting.org or 775-787-1111 x 220


PAIGE WADLEIGH, OFFICE ASSISTANT

Paige Wadleigh is a Scouting volunteer with a background in teaching, administrative and social media marketing experience. 
 
As an office assistant Paige is the receptionist and greeter as well as assistant to our Scout Professionals and other staff. She is staff advisor to the marketing committee, works on the newsletter, manages our social media, and is always looking for Scout stories to share. She also helps our Scouts navigate the Eagle process, and is the new admin for popcorn and camp cards. You will often find her at Scouting events & activities, camera in hand, taking lots of photos!

When not in the office, she and her husband are busy raising five children and exploring Northern Nevada every chance they get. 

paige.wadleigh@scouting.org or 775-787-1111 x 212


ANN JOHNSON, TRADING POST LEAD

I started as a volunteer in my local pack in August of 2015. In 2019 I started working with the troop. I was hired to work in the Trading Post in October of 2019. This has been a wonderful experience for me since it combines my love of Scouting and the skills I learned in my previous job. I love helping everyone and enjoy our visits.

329NAC.TradingPost@scouting.org or 775-787-1111 x 201

 


FELICITY WADLEIGH, TRADING POST CLERK

I've only been a part of scouting and the counsel for a few months, but my family has been a part of it for years. I am a sales associate at the Trading Post, where I handle the cash register and orders for shipping and pickup. I've been told by many that I have a creative mindset when it comes to working through problems. In the short time I've been here, I've seen just how much scouting brings to the community and how it brings families together. I hope that by being here, I can bring a little bit of joy to those around me.

329NAC.TradingPost@scouting.org  or 775-787-1111 x 201