Congratulations to Michael R. Marchese, who will serve as Scout executive of the Sequoia Council in Fresno, California, effective January 1, 2020.
Mike began his Scouting career as a district executive, district director and then assistant Scout executive at the Oregon Trail Council in Eugene, Oregon. He moved on to become the director of field service of the Grand Teton Council in Idaho Falls, Idaho, and was later promoted to director of field service of the Grand Canyon Council in Phoenix, Arizona. In 2009, Mike was selected as Scout executive of the Trapper Trails Council in Ogden, Utah, and in 2012, was promoted to area director for Area 5 of the Western Region, which later merged into Area 2. In 2016, Mike was selected as Scout executive of the Las Vegas Area Council in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Mike was a Scout in California and Oregon, is a Vigil Honor member of the Order of the Arrow, and has served on staff of the last four National Scout Jamborees. Mike enjoys old cars, outdoor activities, shooting sports, being with his family, and church service.
Mike and his wife, Cherylann, have two children: Katie and Christian, a Life Scout.
Please join us in the comments below in congratulating Mike as he joins in partnership with the volunteers and staff of the Sequoia Council to deliver quality Scouting experiences to the young people of the communities they serve.