Section Officers

Vice Chief of Program — Matthew Klassa

Matthew lives in Cary and is a vigil honor member of Occoneechee Lodge where he served as vice chief of program for two terms. Matthew is a sophomore at North Carolina State University, dual majoring in paper science and engineering and chemical engineering. He enjoys playing club ultimate Frisbee at NC State. In his free, Matthew spends his time doing anything outdoors with friends, especially hiking, mountain biking, and kayaking.

Program Adviser —Kimberly Benfield

Kimberly is originally from Townsville, North Carolina but currently lives in Apex, North Carolina. She attended Meredith College. In her free time, she enjoys walking, running, or biking on the Tobacco Trial, spending time in the mountains, and working with the Camp Durant staff.

Vice Chief of Training — John Sommer

John lives in Raleigh and is a vigil honor member of Occoneechee Lodge. He has served as a chapter chief, lodge logistics chair, and 2019 conclave chair. He has attended the national jamboree, NOAC, Florida Sea Base, and is looking forward to staffing the World Jamboree. John is studying Homeland Security and Emergency Management at Campbell Univeristy. John enjoys playing disc golf in his spare time.

Co-Training Adviser —Tommy Wallace

Tommy is originally from Wilmington, North Carolina but currently lives in Leland, North Carolina. He is a vigil honor member of Klahican Lodge, where he currently serves as lodge adviser. He attended Cape Fear Community College where he earned a degree in Business Administration. In his free time, he enjoys camping, watersports, travel, golf and just relaxing. For the 2019 Conclave, he is looking forward to outstanding participation for OAX from Arrowmen and Exhibitors.

Co-Training Adviser — Chris Nichols

Chris currently lives in Raleigh, NC and graduated with a degree in political science from North Carolina State University. Chris also has a law degree from Campbell University School of Law. This is his first year as an adviser for the section and is looking forward to what exciting service opportunities we can offer.

Secretary — Sam Brohaugh

Sam is from Hampstead, North Carolina but currently lives in Raleigh, North Carolina. He is a vigil honor member of Klahican lodge. He has served as chapter chief, lodge chief, a lodge chairman, section high adventure chairman, and section shows chair. Sam graduated from Cape Fear Community College with an associates in science and is currently studying Civil Engineering at North Carolina State University. In his free time Sam enjoys going for walks, playing board games with friends, and spending time outside.

Secretary Adviser — Nicholas Anderson

Nick is from Wake Forest, North Carolina but is currently living in Boone, North Carolina where he is studying Computer Information Systems at Appalachian State University. He is a vigil honor member of Occoneechee lodge. Nick has served as a Lodge Chief, Section Secretary, and an OA National Communications Committee member. Nick enjoys web design, traveling, and living financially stable.