VOA Officers

President: TJ Laquidara


Hello, my name is Anthony Laquidara but everyone just calls me Tj. I have been in scouting for 12 years and have taken scouting as a huge part of my lifestyle. I am a part of Boy Scouts, Order of the Arrow, and Venturing. I have obtained the rank of Eagle scout, Vigil honor, and last year I won the Venturing Leadership Award. I hope to bring all the experience I have gained over the years to better the venturing program for council for this year. 

The VOA President presides at all meetings of the VOA and with the advice of the VOA Advisors creates agendas for VOA meetings. The President is also responsible for overseeing all the VOA officers, VOA programs, activities and VOA training initiatives with the assistance of the VOA Advisor and Council Professional Advisor for Venturing.                                                       

Vice President of Program: Ricky Rubio


I've been in scouting a while now, and I'm looking for a new adventure. I'm currently an Eagle Scout and Chapter Chief for Timucuan Chapter. I've run programs before so I guess I kind of know what I'm doing, but who knows? Overall, I'm ready for a good time and I hope you are!

The VOA Vice President of Program serves as the Officer that assists with programs of the VOA and assists the Venturing Professional Advisor in creating event budgets with the help of the VOA Treasurer.

Secretary: Jadah Foltz


I've been in the venturing program since February 2016 for Crew 288 in Ponte Vedra. Since then I was elected president, attended NYLT, completed my Vision, staffed Woodbadge twice, achieved the Discovery Award, and have now joined the officers as Secretary. I enjoy writing, both fiction, and nonfiction, and helping everyone stay organized. 

The VOA Secretary is the officer in charge of communication, keeps all official records, and maintains the minutes for all VOA Meetings.

Historian: Lawrence Dutton


Hi I'm Lawrence and I like to take photos! I use a Canon SL1 for digital photos and my Konica for film photography. I wouldn't say I prefer one to the other, I just capture different types of photos on each with obviously different mediums. As an officer I hope to take a TON of photos that we can all look back on at the end of the year and reminisce about the good ol' venturing days. I have some ideas for things I could initiate if they aren't already (such as a photo album/mini yearbook of sorts for venturing) but I'm always open to suggestions and criticisms. 

The VOA Historian is in charge of documenting all VOA Events through photos and videos. The Historian works with the VOA officers and webmaster to post pictures on the website. 

Vice President of Administration: Janet Bromley


    I have been participating in venturing for four years now, with this being my third year on the council officers association. I have participated in NAYLE, NYLT, and venturing blast, as well as staffing both NYLT and NAYLE. I love venturing and it has been such a blast helping staff these VSWs. I hope that this year will be as amazing as the previous!

The VOA Vice President of Administration handles the administrative duties of the VOA and assists the webmaster of the VOA Website. 

Vice President of Training: Joshua Roberts


The VOA Vice President of Training assists with youth Venturer Training events at the Council level and works to support Venturer training at a District and unit level.

Treasurer: Miranda VanZyl


1) Performance Goal:
I will make sure that our VOA staff stays within the budget. And that before any member spends any money to run it past me and one of our adult supervisors.
2) Improve VOA goal: Help keep everyone on task (we sometimes seem to veer off topic).
3) Personal goal: Learn how to keep a budget, how to keep track of money and spending.
4) Explanation of my new position:
I will keep track of budgets and tell people how much money they have and how much they can spend on certain items.

The VOA Treasurer is the officers who assists with the creation of event budgets and assists the adult advisor in charge of registration for events.