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Nathaniel Thornton
Council Executive

Nate began his Scouting career as a district executive at Chief Okemos Council in Lansing, Michigan. He moved on to become the district director with Southwest Michigan Council in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and later development director with Southern Shores Field Service Council, part of the newly formed Michigan Crossroads Council. He was later promoted to director of development of La Salle Council in South Bend, Indiana.

Nate is a third-generation Eagle Scout and Vigil Honor Member of the Order of the Arrow who enjoys spending time with his three children, fishing, reading, and camping. 

Allegheny Highlands 
Council Service Center

PO Box 261
50 Hough Hill Rd.
Falconer, NY 14733

Phone: 716-665-2697
Fax: 716-665-5212

Mary Rix
District Associate - Eastern Area

Mary Rix started her Scouting adventure 16 years ago with Pack 708 in Cuba, New York. During her time with the pack she served as Den Leader, Assistant Cub Master and Cub Master. After her son crossed over to the Troop Mary served briefly as an Assistant Scoutmaster before transitioning to help with activities on the district level. For the past several years Mary has been the chair of the activities committee for Western Gate District, committee member for Order of the Arrow, and helped wherever needed both at the district and council level.  

Mary currently lives in Eldered with her fiancé, Robert, and son Adam. She enjoys spending time camping, fishing, hiking, and backpacking. Mary has two other children who live in Virginia and six grandchildren.  

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