Lodge Key Three


 
The Lodge Key Three consists of the lodge chief, lodge adviser and lodge staff adviser. These three Arrowmen help to ensure that lodge officers and committees successfully carry out the operations of the lodge.

Current Key Three Members

 


Lodge Chief

Tyler Gerds

Tyler is a Vigil Honor member and Eagle Scout. Since being inducted in 2011, he has been an active Arrowman on various levels. He has served as the membership committee chairman, vice chief of administration, and vice chief of program. Tyler is also involved on the national communications team, serving as the national photography lead. He is currently attending UW-Waukesha where he plans to graduate with an associates degree in applied arts and sciences with an emphasis in communications. 

 


Lodge Adviser

Ken Walton

Ken is a Vigil Honor member, Founders Award and Centurion Award recipient. Ken has previously served as chapter adviser for six years and served one year as section facilities adviser for the section conclave held at Camp Oh-Da-Ko-Ta.
 
Besides lodge adviser, Ken currently serves as the advancement chair for Gateway District and is a member of the council advancement committee, serves as a Hornaday Award and Eagle Scout coach, counsels for multiple merit badges, and is assistant Scoutmaster of Troop 505 in Kenosha. Ken has served in countless positions for Cub Scout packs, Boy Scout troops, and on the district and council levels. Ken has served as Scoutmaster for the National Jamboree, and has led several treks to Philmont Scout Ranch and Florida Sea Base.
 
Outside Scouting, Ken is a retired house captain and paramedic from the Kenosha Fire Department. Ken’s civic involvement includes organizations such as Rotary International, Ken has served in a multitude of volunteer capacities, including fundraising for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA), serving at soup kitchens, and volunteering as a Stars and Stripes Honor Flight guardian. Ken has served as coach or assistant coach for multiple school sports, including high school boys and girls track and field hurdle, middle school hurdle, basketball and baseball.


Staff Adviser

Nathan Rackers

Nathan previously served as senior district executive in Iron Horse District, Heart of America Council in Kansas City. His district served almost 2,900 Scouts and 1,500 leaders in Western Johnson County Kansas. In addition to his district responsibilities, Nathan has served as the council staff advisor for Venturing, Order of the Arrow, international Scouting committee, and the Order of the Arrow Section C-5B staff adviser. Prior to joining the Heart of America Council, Nathan served in the Osage Hills District for the Ozark Trails Council in Southern Missouri.
 
Before becoming a commissioned professional Scouter, Nathan served on Great Rivers Council camp staff for seven summers including two as the camp program director. Nathan also worked as a Scoutreach coordinator for the council in Columbia, Missouri. Nathan is an Eagle Scout, Vigil Honor member and Venturing Silver award recipient.
 
Nathan is a graduate of the University of Missouri with a dual degree in History, and Secondary Social Studies Education.  His hobbies include pickleball, watching movies, traveling and exploring new places. Nathan’s wife, Marisol, works as a teacher’s aide for English language learning students and is pursuing a master’s degree in elementary education.

Past Lodge Key Three Members

 

Lodge Chief

Lodge Adviser

Lodge Staff Adviser

2013 - Sean T. Waiss
2013 - Bob Farrell
2013 - Robert Garrett
2014 - Sean T. Waiss
 
 
2015 - Mitchell Russ
 
 
2016 - Dean Busalacchi
2016 - Mike Dubis
 
2017 - Michael Cohoon   2017 - Erin Buhrmester
2018 - Tyler Gerds 2018 - Ken Walton 2018 - Wally Smith/Nathan Rackers
2019 - Nolan Tremelling
 
2019 - Nathan Rackers