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Board of Directors

2016 – 2018

President: Boyd Billingsley - Eagle Scout, Sr. Vice President Coldwell Banker Realtors, BSBA University of Arkansas, Navy SEAL. Co- founder of Fellowship Bible Church Northwest Arkansas. Former Vice President Cooper Communities Inc. Recipient of the Old Kia Kima Excellence in Leadership Award.

Vice-President: Dennis Cain - Eagle Scout. Vigil Member Order of the Arrow, KKSR Staff Member 1969-1974, 1976, 1978-1979, 1986, 1988, District Award of Merit, Silver Beaver, former Scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 240, Lead Teacher in the Division of Exceptional Children in the Memphis City Schools. Recipient of the Old Kia Kima Excellence in Leadership Award.

Treasurer: Alan Meierhoefer - Camper and Staff Member at Kamp Kia Kima. BS Rhodes College, MBA Western Carolina University and PhD Mississippi State University. Retired from Ahlstrom Specialty Paper Corporation and currently a technology consultant for specialty chemical, fiber and paper companies. Active in Rotary Club and All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Frederick, Maryland.

Recording Secretary: Ron Naro - Eagle Scout, recipient of the God and Country award. Former member and adult leader with Troop 3 of Pendleton Presbyterian Church. Vigil Honor member of the Order of the Arrow. Lodge Chief of Chickasah Lodge and instructor at the National OA Conference. Camper and staff member KKSR 1964-1972. Retired Executive with Union Pacific Railroad with 40 years of service.

Corresponding Secretary: Pat Moody - Volunteer with Girl Scouts Heart of the South Council. Currently Chair of the Heritage Committee and serving on the Property Committee. Past President of the Board of Directors, Senior Troop Advisor. Volunteer with the National Kidney Foundation. President of the Tennessee Assoc. of Craft Artists (TACA) TENNESSEE CRAFT.

Immediate Past President: Jimmy Bottrell - Eagle Scout, Vigil member Order of the Arrow, God and country, Ordained Minister of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Author of church camp curriculums, developer of resources for youth ministry, program administrator for church camps, Senior Minister, Belton Christian Church, Belton, Missouri.


2017 – 2020

Frank Mund: Eagle Scout, Vigil Member of the Order of the Arrow, God and Country Award. Graduate of Overton High School in Memphis, TN and Memphis State University. Camper at old Kia Kima Main Camp 61, Slick Rock 62, 63, 64 and KKSR Camp Cherokee 65. Staff at KKSR 66 – 74 and 76. Retired Professional Scouter, 34 years; Ouachita Area Council, Hot Springs, Ark. (8 yrs) and Sam Houston Area Council, Houston, Texas (26 yrs). HOA Bd. Member and Treasurer, Tomball, Texas. BSA Southern Region, Area 2/3 National Camp Accreditation Team.

Ken Holmes: Eagle Scout. Vigil Honor Member. Silver Beaver Award. Good Shepherd Award. Wood Badge Course Director. Camper at KKSR (1968-1974) Staff Member (1975-1977). Past Cubmaster and Scoutmaster. Currently Advancement Chairman-Quapaw Area Council. Married to Susan in 1979, has two children and two grandsons. Works in Bridge Design at Arkansas Department of Transportation.

Max Ostner, Jr.: Eagle Scout. Attended Old Kia Kima as a camper 1955 – 1956 and was on Staff 1958 – 1961. Graduate of Millsaps College in 1965 with a BA in Economics. Currently President of Byrnes/Ostner Investments, Inc. a residential construction company in Memphis, Tn.

Talbot Berry: Lifelong resident of Memphis TN. BBA Memphis State University. Served in the United States Air Force from 1968-1973. Eagle Scout, God and Country Award, Arrow of Light, Brotherhood member of the Order of the Arrow. Silver Beaver Award, District Award of Merit. Charter Organization Representative for Covenant United Methodist Church Troop and Pack 332, Chickasaw Council, Cordova TN since 1995. Camper at OKK 1956-1962, Staff OKK 1963. Independent Agent with Smith-Berclair Insurnace, Memphis TN. Married with one Eagle Scout son and one Cub Scout grandson.


2016 – 2019

Jim Fly: Eagle Scout, Vigil Honor of the Order of the Arrow, KKSR member 1969-1973, 1977. BSME Tennessee Technological University, Senior Engineer with Alabama Power Company in Birmingham. Committee Member of Troop 97 of the Grater Alabama Council.

Suzanne Hilton Miller (Studley): Camper, Staff Member and Waterfront Director (Canoeing) Director at Camp Miramichee 1955-1968. Member of Miramichee Sisterhood. BS University of Tennessee, MS University of Missouri, PhD-Candidate University of Michigan and PhD Oregon State University.

Michael Spiotta: From Memphis, TN. Louisiana State University School Of Architecture 1972-1974, Memphis State University Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology 1974-1976, married in 1975 to Ann Stevenson Spiotta with 2 children and 1 grandchild, partner / operator at BBS Architectural Millwork Inc. 1980-2011, retired 2011. Volunteers at the National Ornamental Metal Museum. Hobbies include woodworking, furniture design and metal casting.

Richard Wertz: Eagle Scout, Vigil Honor Order of the Arrow, District Award of Merit, camper at KKSR in late 1960's, KKSR staff in 1970 and 1975, Philmont Staff 1971 to 1974, BME at Memphis State University, retired as Unix computer administrator for the Federal government. Volunteers at the Memphis Zoo and Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park.


2015 – 2018

John Lauderdale: Camper and Staff Member at Kamp Kia Kima. KKSR Waterfront Staff 1971-1972. BBA Memphis State University 1980; BSBA Christian Brothers University 1997. Controller for Jimmy Gray Chevrolet, Inc. in Southaven, MS.

George Clarke: Eagle Scout. Vigil Member Order of the Arrow, Woodbadge, District Award of Merit, Silver Beaver recipient. 50 consecutive years attendance (1967-2017) at Kia Kima (KKSR) as camper, staff member (1972-1980) and adult leader. Past Scoutmaster/current Assistant Scoutmaster – Troop 34, Chickasaw Council, Memphis TN. Summer Camp Appraisal Specialist, Southern Region, Area 6, BSA. Vestry member and Finance Committee chair, St. Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral, Memphis TN. Insurance Committee member, The Episcopal Diocese of West Tennessee. Board of Trustees member, The University of the South, Sewanee TN. Senior Account Executive for Regions Insurance, Inc., Memphis TN.

Mark Follis: Eagle Scout. Order of the Arrow. BS and MS - Univ. of Tennessee in agriculture and economics. Prior to earning PhD in Agroforestry from the Univ. of Florida lived and worked around the world for International Harvester Export Company. Currently own and operate a tree care company in Memphis oriented toward preservation.

Mark Kruger: Camper and staff member 1961-1965. Former troop committee member and merit badge counselor Troop 122 Rogers, Ar. Two trips leading scouts in the northern boundary waters in Canada. Retired Assistant Principal Rogers High School. B.S.B.A Education Univ. of Arkansas, M.Ed. University of Arkansas. Rogers City Council 30 years, 6 years treasurer United Way, 6 years member Foundation Board Adult Development Center of Benton County, founding member Benton County Ducks Unlimited, member founding committee Northwest Arkansas Community College, chairman Rogers Convention and Visitor Bureau.


Additional information about Officer and Board Member history.


Honorary Directors

Miss Julia Hall: (1910 - 2003) Girl Scout Camp Kiwani camper, staff and Director (1924-1933) and YWCA Miramichee Camp Director (1939-1970).

Mrs. Winnie "Sunny" Carson: (1916 - 2007) Girl Scout Camp Kiwani camper, staff, and Director (1927-1959)

Mr. Stillman Ralph Young: (1924 - 2006) Scout Master Troop 35 Memphis, Tennessee (1947-1949); Professional Scout Executive Chickasaw Council (1951-1991), Camp Director of Old Kia Kima 1954-1956 and 1958-1963; and Camp Director of Kia Kima Scout Reservation (1964-1973).

Mrs. Boyce Woollard Billingsley: A beloved patron of Old Kia Kima and a childhood-to-adulthood summer-time (1940-1980’s) resident of the Hardy and Cherokee Village, Arkansas, where she had been a camper and staff member of the YWCA Miramichee girls camp.

Mr. Frederick T. Carney: (1916 - 2010)-- Scouter, Sailor, Lawyer. Spent a lifetime in Scouting, with 78 years as a registered BSA member.

Mr. Bill Dixon: (1922 - 2016) Camper, staff member and longtime supporter of Old Kia Kima.

Mr. Bobby Harriss: Pilot for Christ, Sunday School teacher, guardian of Old Kia Kima

Mr. Bobby Williams: (1932 - 2016) Beloved builder and keeper of Old Kia Kima.

Mr. Frank Simonton: Beloved staff member at Old Kia Kima, Director KKSR and so much more.