Council Team

The Council Team provides essential services that assist Scouters as they work to support our youth members’ safe fun adventures. They organize such services as training, information/media services and promotion, and support for program quality and youth safety.

New Brunswick Council Service Team

  • Council Key Three
  • Council Key Three

    The Council is managed by 2 volunteers (Council Commissioner and Council Youth Commissioner) and one employee (the Scouting Relationship Manager). The Council Commissioner is responsible for all aspects of program implementation, delivery, service and support as well as implementation of Scouts Canada’s policies. The Council Youth Commissioner chairs Council Youth Forum and is responsible for providing direction, counsel and support to the Youth within the Council. The Scouting Relationship Manager is responsible for all non-program functions that provide support to the program and program delivery.

    Rylan Kozak

    Scouting Relationship Manager
    Rylan began scouting with Cubs in Oakville, ON.  He resumed with Venturers as a teenager which complimented the experiential learning and outdoor / environmental leadership program at the Bronte Creek Project. 
    Rylan has travelled extensively across Canada in part as a participant in the Katimavik Program and by working with all ages of youth in various roles at camps (mostly involving canoes) in Ontario, Alberta and BC.  After gaining heaps of outdoor leadership experience, Rylan moved to Fredericton, New Brunswick to attend university.  While studying in Fredericton, he worked at The Preschool Centre and managed the Small Craft Aquatic Centre for two summers.  He and his wife, Tera, moved to Sussex NB in 2011 to start a family and since then, Rylan has worked locally as a residential youth care worker and as a fly-in youth care practitioner in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut.  Through many years of experience, Rylan came to realize the true value of ensuring the availability of proactive, holistic programs for youth.  In 2017, he came across a job posting for an Area Support Manager role with Scouts Canada and immediately applied.  It has proven to be a terrific opportunity to put knowledge and acquired skills into practice as well as for personal and professional development and he strongly believes in the mission of Scouts Canada:  To help develop well rounded youth, better prepared for success in the world. 

    Kerri Daamen

    Council Commissioner

    Wanting to pass on her love of the outdoors and amazing opportunities she had growing up as a proud Brownie and Girl Guide, Kerri enrolled her children in the Scouting program in 2015 and joined herself as a Scouter shortly thereafter. Since then, she has served as Section Scouter, Group Secretary, Group Registrar, Group Popcorn Co-ordinator, as well as being a Deputy Council Commissioner for Program and Canadian Path Ambassador for New Brunswick. Presently her neckerchief lies with 1st Nashwaaksis and she enjoys participating in every adventure the Cubsplan – from cooking hot dogs in milk cartons to “take it apart” nights.

    Kerri has always had a keen interest in law and has been employed with the Department of Justice and the Office of the Attorney General for 19 years and is currently the Woodstock Court Manager. When she’s not working, she loves spending time with her family outdoors: camping, canoeing, swimming, hiking, biking, skiing, sliding, etc. and enjoys volunteering with a local senior center and volunteering with at her children’s school. 

    Nathan Benner

    Council Youth Commissioner

    Nathan was the Venturer Company President and Group Youth Commissioner for the 1st Lincoln Lighthouse Scouting Group. He has been involved in many sections within his Group and attended CJ ’17 as a Subcamp Service Scouter. Nathan has completed his WBI for the Canadian Path, as well as his Chief Scout Award and Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award. He attends Fredericton High School where he maintains a high grade-point average and has earned awards in Math Excellence. Nathan also enjoys fly tying in his spare time.

    Nathan is passionate about youth involvement and is looking forward to helping youth be strong members of the New Brunswick Council team. Nathan has a strong commitment to the 5 priorities and is a great asset to the New Brunswick Council.
  • Support Scouters
  • Council Support Scouters

    The Council Support Scouters implement the Council Action Plan (related to the National Strategic Plan) and conducts and manages some of the “day to day” operations of the Council. The following Scouters assist the Key 3 as members of this committee.

    Role Name Email
    Director of Scouting Experience Andrew Holt
    Marketing and Communications Ken Elisseou
    Group Support Scouter Jason Goodwin
    Group Support Scouter Andrew Holt
    Popcorn Coordinator Paul Savoie


  • Staff Directory
  • Council Staff Directory

    New Brunswick Council is serviced by a number of staff who stand ready to assist groups and scouters in their day-to-day operations.

    Role Name Email Address
    Regional Director Chris Blais
    Scouting Relationship Manager Rylan Kozak 
    Scouting Relationship Manager Darlene Maund-Metvier 
    Atlantic Operations Manager Stacy Adair
    No One Left Behind Program Linda McEwen
    Member Services Registrar Linda McEwen 
    Member Services Administrator Linda McEwen
    Camp Bookings and Registrations Linda McEwen
    Accounting/Financial Advisor Glenn Day