Section Officers

Vice Chief of Program — Ian McPherson

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.

VC Training — Ethan Syster

Ethan is from Wilmington, NC and is a member of Klahican Lodge. He is currently taking classes at the University of North Carolina Wilmington through an early college program. He enjoys hiking, kayaking, and going to the beach. He looks forward to making OAX the best it can be with a variety of exhibitors to appeal to the interests of every Arrowmen.

Co-Training Adviser —Bill Davis

Bill is originally from Fort Bragg but now lives in Raleigh, North Carolina. He attended North Carolina State Univerity and earned a degree in political science. In his free time, he enjoys Scouting and golfing. He’s looking forward to the best OAX ever.

Co-Training Adviser —Tommy Wallace

Tommy is originally from Wilmington, North Carolina but currently lives in Leland, North Carolina. 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. Tommy currently works for CVS Health.

Secretary — Connor Bardin

Connor is originally from Tallahassee FL, But moved to Raleigh NC, where he joined Scouting. He is a Vigil Honor member from Occoneechee Lodge and has served in many capacities on the section and lodge level. He is excited to spread the message of conclave to the section. Connor has served on Camp Durant staff for 3 years, and is currently working on getting his EMT certification.

Co-Secretary Adviser — Nick Ochsner

Nick currently lives in Charlotte, North Carolina. He’s an investigative reporter for WBTV of Charlotte. Nick is a past Section Chief of our section. He looks forward to helping share the story of lodges and Arrowmen in our Section.

Co-Secretary Adviser — Cameron Bowe

Cameron is originally from Chapel Hill but now lives in Raleigh. He graduated from North Carolina State University with a degree in Computer Science. He currently works for ChannelAdvisor as Director of Engineering. Cameron is looking forward to simplifying and streamlining the technology we use to make Conclave a success.