|On behalf of the Allohak Program, Camping and Properties Committees, we are delighted to announce that Dianna L. Gatz is joining the Allohak Council as the Camp Kootaga Caretaker/Camp Director effective January 1, 2018. We are asking each of you to assist in helping Dianna become a productive member of our team and to extend a heartfelt welcome to her as well as sharing your knowledge regarding Allohak Council and Camp Kootaga.|
|Dianna will work with the Allohak Council staff as well as the Camp Kootaga Camping and Maintenance committees to provide protection and control of the Camp Kootaga property and to maintain a safe environment for visitors. She will function as the Camp Director overseeing the Summer Boy Scout and Cub Residents programs.
Dianna comes to us from the Ohio River Valley Council and the Seneca Waterways Council as a Field Director, and before that she was a Senior District Executive with the Mountaineer Area Council and District Executive with the Black Swamp Area Council. Her early Scouting experience was in the Greater Western Reserve Council as the Learning for Life/Exploring Executive and as the Learning for Life Coordinator in the Gateway Area Council. She has also served on the Buckeye Council Webelos Resident Camp staff.
Outside of Scouting, Dianna managed a 100 cow/calf operation on a 1000 acre farm. Her responsibilities included maintaining equipment, animal care, managing employees and completing required paperwork. She is also licensed to handle hazardous chemicals. She has also worked with the Conotton Valley School District as a Special Needs Coordinator to provide consistent program support for the K-12 students.
She graduated from Kent State with a degree in Business Administration and Computer Application.
Joe Testerman, Camp Kootaga Staff Advisor, has been asked to help Dianna during the next few months with the on-boarding process. We are all responsible for helping Dianna become a productive member of our team. Thank you in advance for helping to make Dianna’s transition a smooth and pleasant experience and welcoming her to the Allohak team!