Job Keith, Chief
Job Keith is an Eagle Scout and Vigil Honor member of Aina Topa Hutsi Lodge. Previously, he has served as a chapter chief, lodge secretary, and lodge chief. He has also served the section as the conclave communication chair, vice chief of competitions, and vice chief of fellowship. Job staffed NYLT for three years, LLD for two years, and taught at LEAD. He attended the 2018 Texas Boys State, and NAYLE at Philmont. He is a high school senior. Job served at the 2017 National Jamboree on the Operation Arrow staff and attended OA Ocean Adventure. He loves helping others; especially younger scouts. He also enjoys a great breakfast taco and playing sports.
Ricky Zamora, Vice Chief
Ricardo Zamora is an Eagle Scout and Vigil Honor member from Wewanoma Lodge, Rio Grande Council. He has served as lodge chief, a conclave vice chief, senior patrol leader and chapter chief. As well as a recipient of the Founder’s Award. Ricardo has attended NOAC in 2015, NLS, NYLT, and the 2013 and 2017 National Jamborees. He has also served on summer camp staff. Ricardo will be attending St. Mary’s University, where he will be studying Biochemistry as a Pre-Med student. Ricardo enjoys fishing, playing basketball, and patch-trading.
Andrew Garcia, Secretary
Andrew Garcia is an Eagle Scout and Vigil Honor member from Karankawa Lodge, South Texas Council. He has served as lodge treasurer, lodge vice chief of program, lodge chief, conclave recreations chairman, and conclave promotions chairman. Andrew attended NLS in 2016, the 2017 National Jamboree where he served on the Operation Arrow Service Corps staff and the 2018 NOAC. Andrew is a local features writer for the Order of the Arrow's National Communication Committee and serves on the Southern Region's social media team. He has ventured to Florida Sea Base in 2015, Northern Tier in 2016, and Philmont is 2017. He is a senior in high school.
John Guevara, Adviser
John Guevara is a life-long scouter from the Rio Grande Council, Wewanoma Lodge. He is a Vigil Honor member, Eagle Scout, Silver Beaver and Founder’s Award recipient. Prior to being named Section Adviser in July of 2016 he briefly served as Associate Section Adviser. He has also served stints as a Conclave Committee Adviser, Lodge Adviser to Wewanoma Lodge, Associate Chapter Adviser and was also a lodge officer as a youth.
Over the years, Mr. Guevara has served as a Cubmaster, Webelos Leader, and as a Scoutmaster. He has earned his Wood Badge beads and has staffed several Wood Badge courses. Mr. Guevara has staffed two National Jamborees serving as the Delta Camp Commissary Chief in 2013 and as the Delta 4 Sub-Camp Chief this past summer. He currently serves on the Area 2-3 Summit Ambassador Committee, the Rio Grande Council Executive Board, and is also the Legal Counsel to the Rio Grande Council, BSA.
Mr. Guevara resides in Harlingen, Texas where he is a practicing attorney and where he continues to volunteer as a Scoutmaster. He is married to Joanne, a Brotherhood Honor member, and troop committee member. He has two adult children, Jacquelyn and Jeffrey. Jeffrey is a Vigil honor member, an Eagle Scout (2013) and a past Lodge Chief of Wewanoma Lodge.
Jason Gates, Staff Adviser
Jason grew up in Dallas, Texas. Upon graduating, Jason moved to College Station and started college at Texas A&M studying at the Mays Business School in Finance. In 2000 Jason transferred to Sam Houston State University to earn a Bachelor’s of Business Administration Degree in Management Information Systems.
After college, Jason began working for the Rio Grande Council as District Executive covering a two-county area focusing on low-income Hispanic communities. After three years Jason was offered the opportunity to be the District Director of Rural Scouting in the South Plains Council where he oversaw a 19 county service area of 4 districts. During the three and a half years in the South Plains, he doubled both Membership and Money raised. The Rio Grande Council at that point added a position and Jason took on the role of Field Director overseeing a staff of 4 District Executives, 1 Para-Professional, and a new Soccer through Scouting Program.
Currently, Jason is the Northern Field Director for the Capitol Area Council, BSA. Guiding and coaching 8 staff members in a 6 district service area for the Capitol Area Council to serve over 23,000 youth with the help of over 8000 adult volunteers. Scouting in Central Texas is growing thanks to the support of the Council Board, Scout Leaders, Community Leaders and an Executive Staff. Jason is a proud Dad of three daughters. His wife, Ruth, is a Day Care Director for the Learning Care Group. Jason is a Master Mason at Round Rock Masonic Lodge and is active in his church. Jason is a Rotarian and Eagle Scout.
Charlie Harbin, Associate Adviser
Charlie Harbin is a resource and counsel to the section adviser and officers, as well as the council of chiefs as they pursue their annual program vision. He makes and coordinates university arrangements for the conclave. Currently, he is Southern Region OA Committee Vice Chair – Section Operations. He is an Outstanding Eagle Scout, and has served in five councils (Alabama, Louisiana, and Texas) with over fifty years of volunteer Scouting. Past OA youth and adult roles include Alibamu Lodge Chief, Area V-e Chief, Chilantakoba Associate Lodge Adviser, and Atchafalaya Lodge Adviser. Mr. Harbin also served as Section Adviser for 28 years in three different section configurations (Louisiana, South Louisiana/Central and South Texas, Central and South Texas) over a 35-year period. A past National OA Committee member, Distinguished Service Award (DSA) recipient, and continuing Key Volunteer for its Recognition, Awards, History and Preservation Subcommittee, he is a long-term contributor to national program direction, events, and promotion. He resides in Sugar Land, TX where he is an ASM, on the Catholic Committee on Scouting as well as the Council Conservation Committee, and is a lead adviser for SHAC’s annual Eagle recognition event. Other past Scouting roles and recognitions are numerous. His work life was as an engineer and supervisor with Amoco and then BP America (upon its acquisition of Amoco), culminating as the US Engineering and Technology Recruiting Manager for both companies.
Larry Lindsay, Associate Adviser
Larry Lindsay has served as a section associate advisor for the past fourteen years within three different section configurations. He has always been there to help the section in any capacity that he could, always preferring to remain in the background.
He attended his first Area Meeting (Section Conclave) at Indian Creek Scout Camp in 1964 and first NOAC in 1965, which resulted in a lifelong commitment to the Order of the Arrow. Larry has now been continuously active in the OA for more than fifty years.
As a youth, he worked on the Capitol Area Council camp staff for seven summers and served as Tonkawa Lodge Chief and Area 9-D Vice Chief. During that time he started serving on the section planning committee in 1965 and has had an active part in the planning of almost every conclave that Tonkawa Lodge has been a part of since then. He was also part of the host lodge planning committee which helped plan the 1981 NOAC held in Austin. Larry also served as Tonkawa Lodge advisor for ten years.