Colorado Outdoor Adventure Directory
Director of Outdoor Adventure
Joey joined the Outdoor Adventure Department in 2011, having previously served as the Arapahoe District Director with the Denver Area Council. He oversees the programs at Peaceful Valley Scout Ranch and Tahosa High Adventure Base, as well as Colorado Adventure Point, and serves as the staff advisor to the Camping and Aquatic Committee.
Before moving to Colorado, Joey worked as an Executive with the Gulf Coast Council in Pensacola, FL for seven years, including five summers as Camp Director of Spanish Trail Scout Reservation. Joey is Eagle Scout from Meridian, MS, and has a degree in Marketing from Mississippi State University.
Peaceful Valley Scout Ranch
Alex spent 10 years as a seasonal member of the Peaceful Valley Leadership Team, during which he served as the Cris Dobbins' Program Director (long live the Black Knight!) and Camp Director, and also the Ranch Director.
He joined the Outdoor Adventure Department full-time in 2015 to help run day-to-day operations at Peaceful Valley, as well as assist with programs at Camp Tahosa and Colorado Adventure Point. During the summer, Alex will serve as the Ranch Director at Peaceful Valley.
Mary Ann Romero
Outdoor Adventure Registrar
Mary Ann started working for the Boy Scouts on September 18, 1972, and has worked in many positions within the Denver Area Council, including Field Secretary, Lead Secretary, Exploring Secretary, and Trading Post Manager.
In 1993, Mary Ann became the Outdoor Adventure Registrar, and has enjoy working with troops from both Colorado and other states ever since.
Peaceful Valley Ranch Superintendent
Scott began his career with Peaceful Valley on December 1, 2013. Scott is graduate of the United States Naval Academy and twelve year veteran of the U.S. Navy.
In addition, he has owned his own residential remodeling company, and worked as a general manager in an automotive maintenance company. Scott is an Eagle Scout, a member of Tahosa Lodge Order of the Arrow, Wood Badge trained, and Scoutmaster of Troop 794 in Littleton, CO.
Cris Dobbins Camp Director
Michael McManus was a member of the Peaceful Valley Leadership Team for the past four years and now serves as a District Executive in Centennial with the Denver Area Council.
Michael has been a part of the Scouting program since he was a Tiger Cub in Aiken, South Carolina, and achieved the rank of Eagle Scout in the Timberline District in 2008. He is excited to be coming back as the Dobbins Camp Director for another amazing summer.
Cortlandt Dietler Camp Director
Megan Houghton has been involved in Scouting for twelve years. At age 14, she began her Scouting career as a Venture Scout in Aurora, Colorado, with Crew 526. She began working as a Counselor-in-Training in 2005 and fell in love with Peaceful Valley. Since then, Megan has worked or volunteered in a variety of different roles around camp, culminating in her current position as the Dietler Camp Director.
Outside of Scouting, Megan works full time and continues her formal education when she can. She is elated for another chance to come back and work with the amazing Dietler Leadership Team.?
Magness Adventure Camp Director
This is Russell's fifth year as a Peaceful Valley Leadership Team member, and he couldn't be more thrilled to be at Magness Adventure Camp this coming summer!
He is ready to adapt and mold the Magness program to meet with the new Cub Scouting requirements and demands, and is expecting an exceptional summer for all who attend.
Peaceful Valley Ranger
Conrad Spiczka started March 1, 2007, as an Assistant Camp Ranger at Peaceful Valley Scout Ranch and was promoted to Ranger in 2013. Conrad is a Honorably Discharged Vietnam Veteran and father of an Eagle Scout.
Conrad has extensive experience in construction and renovation, having owned his own contracting business for 30 years.
Tahosa High Adventure Base Director
Matt joined the Denver Area Council in August of 2014 and is currently a District Executive in the Arapahoe District. This will be Matt's first year as the Tahosa High Adventure Base Director.
A native to the area, Matt has spent countless nights on trails, slopes, and rivers along the front range of Colorado. After completing his postgraduate work, Matt is eager to return to the camp that helped built a lifelong passion for the outdoors during his youth.
Tahosa High Adventure Base Ranger
Before working at Tahosa High Adventure Base, Marc was the Information Technology Manager of the Seniors' Resource Center, serving over ten years with the non-profit organization.
Marc has been in a volunteer role in many positions with the Boy Scouts, including the Chairman of the successful Okpik program at Tahosa High Adventure Base. In addition, he is a past President of the Tahosa Alumni Association, and former Centennial District Eagle Adviser.
He is an active member of Troop & Crew 12 in Centennial District, serving six years as the Scoutmaster, and is currently a member of the Troop Committee.