Natalie MacEwan – Area 4 President
Natalie MacEwan is a current Senior in high school from Western Los Angeles County Council and is serving as the 2017-2018 Western Region Area 4 Venturing President. Natalie joined Venturing in 2015 when she led as the Crew President in the rebuilding of Venturing Crew 22. She then joined the Western Los Angeles County Council Venturing Officers Association as the Vice President of Communication and then served as the President in 2016. Some of Natalie’s highlights since joining Venturing include earning both a Council and Area Venturing Leadership awards, being a delegate for the 2016 and 2017 Report to the State, spending two weeks backpacking at Philmont Scout Ranch, attending Venturing Fest 2016, staffing the 2017 National Jamboree, and countless other special events and adventurous activities. Two of the goals she would like to accomplish during her term is uniting her Area’s council VOAs and building a strong and genuine team who inspires others and are readily available to support Area 4’s councils in achieving their unique goals and visions.
Tyler Grey – Area 4 Vice President of Administration
Tyler Grey will be serving as the 2017-2018 Western Region Area 4 Venturing Vice President of Administration. Tyler started his journey in 2007 as a Cub Scout and joined the Venturing program in 2013. He is an Eagle Scout with 15 Eagle Palms and currently has 103 merit badges. Within Venturing, he has served as a Crew Vice President of Administration and WLACC Venturing Vice President of Administration. He has also been selected to receive a Council Venturing Leadership Award. Right now, Tyler currently is an active member of Crew 1956, Troop 10, and OA Malibu Lodge #566. He is looking forward to a great term!
Andrei Niemczyk – Area 4 Vice President of Administration Support
Andrei Niemczyk will be serving as the 2017-2018 Western Region Area 4 Venturing Vice President of Administration Support. Andrei began Venturing in Crew 22. He joined the Western Los Angeles County Council as the Vice President Ad Hoc. He then served as the Vice President of Communication. Working hard and learning lots of useful information to make how he leads with others more efficient and productive, while of course having fun with his peers and advancing through the ranks is his passion. As Spider-Man was once said, “with great power comes great responsibility.”
Nicole Steele – Area 4 Vice President of Communication
Nicole Steele will be serving as the 2017-2018 Western Region Area 4 Venturing Vice President of Communications. Nicole is currently a Sophomore at Northwood High School. She became a member of Irvine’s Crew 616 as soon as she turned 14 and immediately took up the role of Historian. After attending NYLT, Nicole joined Orange County Council’s VOA as the Vice President of Communications Support. She has staffed at both Wood Badge and Lost Valley. Outside of Venturing Nicole is working on her Girl Scout Gold Award and is active in the martial arts, horseback riding, class council, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and the performing arts.
Soham Patel – Area 4 Vice President of Communication Support
Soham Patel will be serving as the 2017-2018 Western Region Area 4 Venturing Vice President of Communication Support. Soham Patel is a Senior at Troy High School in Fullerton, California. He belongs to Crew 871 out of La Habra and has served as the Orange County Council’s Vice President of Communication for two years and the Area 4 Vice President of Communication. He has staffed NYLT, Wood Badge, Kodiak Challenge, and Powderhorn. Outside of Scouting he is involved in Theatre, Speech and Debate, and organizes TEDxYOUTH conferences across Orange County. Soham is able to speak seven different languages and has earned the Area Venturing Leadership Award.
Maddy Part – Area 4 Vice President of Program
Maddy Part will be serving as the 2017-2018 Western Region Area 4 Venturing Vice President of Program. Maddy Part is a concurrently enrolled student at Pierce College and FaCELA Homeschool. She is registered in Venturing Crew 104 based in Granada Hills and served as their Vice President of Program for three years and the Western Los Angeles County Council VOA’s 2015-2016 President. Through Venturing she has earned her Bronze, Gold, and Silver Award and is working on earning the Summit Award. Outside of Venturing she is part of Pierce Colleges Environmental Science Research Team and is an avid life-long learner. She has earned the Council and Area Venturing Leadership Awards
Anthony – Area 4 Vice President of Program Support
Anthony will be serving as the 2017-2018 Western Region Area 4 Venturing Vice President of Program Support. Anthony is currently a junior at Troy High School. He is an Eagle Scout and joined Crew 1910 immediately after attending NYLT. In the past two years in the Crew, Anthony has served as Crew Vice President of Communications and Crew President. Moreover, he has staffed both NYLT and Woodbadge. Outside of Venturing, Anthony is active in Troy’s School Site Council, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, International Team Hepatitis B Virus Committee and has competed at the section, state and national level for Troy’s Future Business Leaders of America chapter. Anthony has earned the Council Venturing Leadership Award
Tanadet Itsarapakdetam – Area 4 VOA Advisor
Hi y’all, My name is Tanadet Itsarapakdetam, but most people call me “T” or “Mr. T”, and if you are a Sea Scout then you call me “Skipper T”! I am the Western Region Area 4 Venturing Advisor, and I’m from Western Los Angeles County Council in Los Angeles, California. As an Area Advisor, I’m here to help our Area President guide our cabinet to the right direction. Fews of my best memorable moments in scouting is the Jamboree! Not specific one, but all the Jamboree I have attended since I was a youth. Each one of the Jamboree had a different flavor and I love them all! This summer will be my 7th Jamboree and I am looking forward to the new experience. My favorite genres of music are Metal, Rock, Classical, Jazz, and Country. The order of my preference is depending on my mood and who I share them with. Beside having an army of chickens and bunnies as pets, something most of you didn’t realize about me was that, I grew up in Kentucky! So if you talking to me in person and you hear an accent! No Mistake, it is a Kentuckian accent you hear! The twang of the midwest will always stick with you, once you got it