Seneca Waterways 2023 Jamboree Leadership Team

An Amazing Adventure starts with a set of Amazing Leaders

Seneca Waterways Council has pulled together a leadership team that is simply "AMAZING". Each member of this team has years of experience working with units in their home towns, in their districts and in council positions. Each of them are Wood Badge trained and have a passion for delivering a quality program that is a phenomenal experience for the development of character and young leaders.

SWC 2023 Boy Troop Leaders - Green Unit

David Madison

David, an Eagle Scout from Troop 130 of Marion, New York, is the Scoutmaster for the SWC 2023 Contingent and the Boy Troop Green.  He is the Scoutmaster of Troop 167 of Pittsford, New York and has served on two Wood Badge courses, Council Shooting Sports Committee and the Massawepie Summer Camp Program Team.

Jonathan Ziehl

Assistant Scoutmaster
Jon has been selected as an Assistant Scoutmaster for the SWC 2023 Contingent and Boy Troop Green.  He is the Committee Chairman of Troop 167 of Pittsford, NY and serves on many Council and District Committees including: Wood Badge Staff, Council Shooting Sports Committee and the Massawepie Summer Camp Program Team and many more and is a 2023 Silver Beaver recipient.

B.J. Comer

Assistant Scoutmaster

Don Harrington

Assistant Scoutmaster
Unit Care Provider
Don has been selected as the Unit Care Provider for the SWC 2023 Contingent and Boy Troop Green. He is an Assistant Scoutmaster for Troop 167 of Pittsford, NY.

SWC 2023 Boy Troop Leaders - Blue Unit

Greg Gresock

Greg, an Eagle Scout, has been named as a Scoutmaster for one of the 2023 SWC Boy Troops. Currently, Scoutmaster for Troop 110 and Waters Edge District Vice Chair of Program, he has continued to serve Scouting through his adult life in various positions such as Den Leader, Cubmaster, District Round Table Commissioner, Troop and Pack Committee member, Assistant Scoutmaster, and OA Advisor.

Hugh Woodside

Assistant Scoutmaster
An Eagle Scout, Hugh is a former Scoutmaster of Troop 9 in Penfield. In 2021, Hugh served as Lead Advisor to Troop 9's Philmont Crew, having taken three treks as a youth. His Scouting background also includes Wood Badge, National Camp School, and participant, staff, or leadership roles at four NOACs.

David Janicek

Assistant Scoutmaster
David has been selected as an Assistant Scoutmaster for the SWC 2023 Contingent and Boy Troop Blue. He is currently the Scoutmaster of Troop 163 of Webster, NY. He has also served as a Den Leader and Cubmaster for Pack 107 at Klem South Elementary in Webster, NY.

Jake Kirsch

Assistant Scoutmaster
Jake is a Wood Badge trained Scouter from the Glacier Lakes District who has served as a Den Leader and Cubmaster, and currently serves as an Assistant Scoutmaster for Troop 60 in Victor, NY, as well as a Unit Commissioner.

SWC 2023 Boy Patrol Leaders - Royal Patrol

Steve Colabufo

Assistant Scoutmaster
Steve has been named as an Assistant Scoutmaster for the SWC 2023 Contingent. He is a Wood Badge trained scouter from the Western Gateway district and has served as a Den Leader and CubMaster of Pack 178 in Chili, NY and continues to serve as an Assistant ScoutMaster in Troop 178 in Chili. He has served on the district committee and the council STEM/NOVA committee and has helped teach IOLS and BALOO courses.

John Haffey

Assistant Scoutmaster

SWC 2023 Girl Patrol Leaders

Kristine Joslyn

Kristine has joined as the Scout leader for the Girl patrol being formed from Seneca Waterways. Kristine has been involved in Scouting since 2012. Her experience also comes from being a den leader, cub pack committee chair, former Scoutmaster to Troop 237G. Currently she is active as the advancement chair for a Troop 122B in Waters Edge, and as committee chair for Venturing Crew 138 and Sea Scout Ship 303, and District Advancement Chair for Waters Edge District.

Valerie Bost

Assistant Scoutmaster
Varlerie joins us from the Water's Edge District where she serves as a unit commissioner, merit badge counselor and committee member for pack 122 and troop 237.  The energy and wisdom she brings to the units she serves will greatly benefit our contingent and this girl patrol.

Trisch Axsmith Tavolette

Assistant Scoutmaster
Trisch has served in many positions at the Scouting unit, district, and council levels to support development of both youth and adult leaders. She will serve as an ASM for the female patrol in our 2023 Jambo contingent. Her energy, enthusiasm, and leadership roles have given her the opportunity to work with girls and boys as they develop and hone their leadership, outdoors, and cooking skills. Trisch has served as a Troop 2019 Scoutmaster, Troop 341 & Crew 313 Advancement Chair, District Training Chairperson, and Den Leader.

Ursula Seefeld

Assistant Scoutmaster

Jamboree Planning Committee

Council Advisors

Liane Richardson, Camping Director
Doug Strong, VP of Program

Committee Members

Dave Madison - Committee Chairman
Jonathan Ziehl - Budget Team Leader
Greg Gresock - Quartermaster Team Leader
Dan Newcomb - SWAG Team Leader
Mark Cohen - Health and Safety Team Leader
Trisch Axsmith Tavolette - Promotion Team Leader
Kristine Joslyn - Scribe Team Leader
Michelle Hoitt - Youth Development Team Leader
Don Harrington - Contingent Development