Lodge Key Three

 

 
The Lodge Key Three consists of the lodge chief, lodge adviser and lodge staff adviser. These three Arrowmen help to ensure that lodge officers and committees successfully carry out the operations of the lodge.
 

Current Key Three Members

Lodge Chief

Kyle Waiss

Kyle is a Senior at Jerome I. Case High School in Racine where he is specializing in Accounting. In the Fall 2021 semester, he hopes to attend Butler University in Indianapolis for Actuarial Science. Outside of Scouting, Kyle is an active VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) volunteer, and has personally helped southeastern Wisconsin residents receive over $25,000 in federal and state tax refunds.  
 
Kyle is a Brotherhood member and Life Scout out of Troop 222 in Racine, and in 2019 he was named Outstanding Arrowman. Besides lodge chief, he currently serves on the national inductions and ceremonial events subcommittee as a Polestar team member, as well as on the Central Region communications committee as a written content creator. Kyle has also served Scouting as camp staff here in Three Harbors Council as well as OA chief for Glacier’s Edge Council and Bigfoot Lodge in the summer of 2020.


Lodge Adviser

Ken Walton

Ken is a Vigil Honor member, Founders Award and Centurion Award recipient. Ken has previously served as chapter adviser for six years and served one year as section facilities adviser for the section conclave held at Camp Oh-Da-Ko-Ta.
 
Besides lodge adviser, Ken currently serves as the advancement chair for Gateway District and is a member of the council advancement committee, serves as a Hornaday Award and Eagle Scout coach, counsels for multiple merit badges, and is assistant Scoutmaster of Troop 505 in Kenosha. Ken has served in countless positions for Cub Scout packs, Boy Scout troops, and on the district and council levels. Ken has served as Scoutmaster for the National Jamboree, and has led several treks to Philmont Scout Ranch and Florida Sea Base.
 
Outside Scouting, Ken holds a degree in Fire Science and is a retired house captain and paramedic from the Kenosha Fire Department. Ken’s civic involvement includes organizations such as Rotary International, Ken has served in a multitude of volunteer capacities, including fundraising for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA), serving at soup kitchens, and volunteering as a Stars and Stripes Honor Flight guardian. Ken has served as coach or assistant coach for multiple school sports, including high school boys and girls track and field hurdle, middle school hurdle, basketball and baseball.


Staff Adviser

Nathan Rackers

Nathan previously served as senior district executive in Iron Horse District, Heart of America Council in Kansas City. His district served almost 2,900 Scouts and 1,500 leaders in Western Johnson County Kansas. In addition to his district responsibilities, Nathan has served as the council staff advisor for Venturing, Order of the Arrow, international Scouting committee, and the Order of the Arrow Section C-5B staff adviser. Prior to joining the Heart of America Council, Nathan served in the Osage Hills District for the Ozark Trails Council in Southern Missouri.
 
Before becoming a commissioned professional Scouter, Nathan served on Great Rivers Council camp staff for seven summers including two as the camp program director. Nathan also worked as a Scoutreach coordinator for the council in Columbia, Missouri. Nathan is an Eagle Scout, Vigil Honor member and Venturing Silver award recipient.
 
Nathan is a graduate of the University of Missouri with a dual degree in History, and Secondary Social Studies Education.  His hobbies include pickleball, watching movies, traveling and exploring new places. Nathan’s wife, Marisol, works as a teacher’s aide for English language learning students and is pursuing a master’s degree in elementary education.

Past Lodge Key Three Members

 

Year

Lodge Chief

Lodge Adviser

Staff Adviser

*: Completed remainder of term when chief left office

2013

Sean T. Waiss

Bob Farrell

Robert Garrett

2014

Sean T. Waiss

2015

Mitchell Russ

2016

Dean Busalacchi

Michael Dubis

2017

Michael Cohoon

Erin Buhrmester

2018

Tyler Gerds

Ken Walton

Wally Smith
Nathan Rackers

2019

Nolan Tremelling

Nathan Rackers

2020

Nolan Tremelling
Daniel Dyer*

2021

Kyle Waiss