Section Officers


Vice Chief of Program — Jaron Sears

Jaron is an Eagle Scout from Yadkinville, North Carolina. He is a student at Surry Community College, and plans to transfer next fall to pursue a degree in secondary education. He joined the Order of the Arrow in 2016. He is now a vigil honor member in Wahissa 118 where he has served as a Chapter Chief, Vigil Chief, and 2023 Lodge Chief. He has served on Camp Raven Knob staff for three consecutive years.

Program Adviser — Kimberly Benfield

Kimberly is originally from Townsville, North Carolina but currently lives in Apex, North Carolina. She attended Meredith College. In her free time, she enjoys walking, running, or biking on the Tobacco Trial, spending time in the mountains, and working with the Camp Durant staff.


Vice Chief of Training — Riley Dew

Riley is from Bolton, North Carolina and now resides in Carolina Beach. He currently attends UNC Wilmington and is pursuing a degree in Business Administration with a focus in business development. He joined Klahican 331 in 2016, and has served as Vice Chief of Inductions and Lodge Chief. He enjoys sailing and has a gold pass to carowinds.

Co-Training Adviser — Chris Nichols

Chris currently lives in Raleigh, NC and graduated with a degree in political science from North Carolina State University. Chris also has a law degree from Campbell University School of Law. This is his second year as an adviser for the section and is looking forward to what exciting service opportunities we can offer.

Co-Training Adviser — David Syster

Secretary — Samuel Crowder

Samuel is from Wilmington, North Carolina. He is currently a senior in high school and plans to attend college next year and wants to pursue a degree in Economics. He joined Klahican Lodge #331 in 2018, and has served as Chapter Chief, Vice Chief of Administration, and as the 2021 Section Service Chairmen for E8. He enjoys running cross country, swimming, and hanging out with friends.

Secretary Adviser — Nicholas Anderson

Nick is from Wake Forest, North Carolina but is currently living in Boone, North Carolina where he is studying Computer Information Systems at Appalachian State University. He is a vigil honor member of Occoneechee lodge. Nick has served as a Lodge Chief, Section Secretary, and an OA National Communications Committee member. Nick enjoys web design, traveling, and living financially stable.