Joe Garcia

2016 Region Chief

The region chief is the youth leader of the region elected by the section chiefs from that region at the national planning meeting. He must be under 21 years of age during the entire term of office and will serve until a successor is elected. The election is held following the election of the national chief and national vice chief.

Meet the Chief

Toby Capps

Region Chairman

The volunteer leader in the region is the region Order of the Arrow chairman. Appointed annually by the region director, they are responsible for administering and monitoring the program regionally, with a special emphasis placed on their role as adviser to the region chief.

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Wendy Kurten

Region Staff Adviser

The region staff adviser is appointed by the region director. They represent the region director in all Order of the Arrow operations within the region. Their duties include regular communication and counsel with the region chairman and region chief.

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Section Officers

Region Committees

Communications Committee: Media Team
  • Media Team Lead - Eric Wagstaff
  • Youth Volunteer - Zack Demars
  • Youth Volunteer - Matthias Leier
  • Youth Volunteer - Wyatt Platts
  • Youth Volunteer - Ashton Mills
  • Youth Volunteer - David James
  • Youth Volunteer - Cristian Joya
  • Youth Volunteer - Ryan Thomure
  • Youth Volunteer - Tristan Howard
Communications Committee: Tech Team
  • Tech Team Lead - Kyle McCaffery
  • Youth Volunteer - Mac Richards
Lodge Supports Projects
  • Chairman - Vianney Careaga
Area Chairmen
  • Area 1 Mike Johnson
  • Area 2 Bill Topkis
  • Area 3 Bruce Mayfield
  • Area 4 Gary Christiansen
  • Area 6 Tim Malaney
Region Committee: Adults

National Committee

Committee Members
  • Glenn Ault
  • Mike Bliss
  • Steve Bradley
  • Toby Capps
  • Steve Gaines
  • Jack Hess
  • Mike Hoffman
  • Del Loder
  • Terrel Miller
  • Steve Silbiger
  • Clint Takeshita
  • Bill Topkis

Officer History

The Western Region has a long history of exceptional youth and adult leaders.

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