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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 family, fishing, hunting, reading, and camping. He and his wife, Krystal, have three children.

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
Reuben Hernandez
District Associate - Western 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.  

Michael Hernandez
District Associate - Central Area

Reuben Hernandez is the new District Associate for Allegheny Highland Council. He brings in over a decade in customer service and a lifetime of interpreting skills to support the Boys Scout of America. Reuben believes in family, strength in the community, and that the future of our nation lies within the fundamentals of our youth. He hopes that with the experience and knowledge he obtains, he can make an impact among the district and surrounding areas to promote diversity from within the council and reach out to the local community. Reuben is a Jamestown High School/Hewes Educational graduate and a former law enforcement Explorer. He also owned Havana Cuban Cafe & Pizzeria in Jamestown, N.Y. that opened in 2015 but sadly closed due to COVID-19. Reuben is now the Skipper of Ship 3821 in Dunkirk, N.Y. and is an active member of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary in which he is currently serving as a staff officer and instructor. Reuben enjoys kayaking, fishing, and scouting. He also enjoys working on classic cars and spending time with his family and fiancé.

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Michael Hernandez is the new District Associate for Allegheny Highland Council, serving the central service area. He brings over 5 years of marketing, customer service, and interpreting skills to support the Boys Scout of America. Michael strongly believes in integrity, character, dedication, and commitment. Michael graduated from Jamestown High School/Hewes Educational Center and was the former Captain of Law Enforcement Explorer Post #125. Michael finds family as a priority, previously assisting his brother at Havana Cuban Café & Pizzeria for 5 years. Michael enjoys football, cars, spending time with his family and girlfriend, and Scouting.

Michael Hernandez es el nuevo asistente de distrito del consejo de Allegheny Highland. Aporta más de 5 años de experiencia en marketing, servicio al cliente e interpretación para apoyar a Boys Scout of America. Michael cree firmemente en la integridad, el carácter, la dedicación y el compromiso. Michael se graduó de Jamestown High School / Hewes Educational Center y ex capitán de la policía, puesto de explorador # 125. Michael encuentra a la familia como una prioridad, anteriormente asistió a su hermano en Havana Cuban Cafe & Pizzeria durante 5 años. A Michael le gusta ver fútbol Americano, autos, pasar tiempo con su familia y su novia y explorar.

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