Scout Executive

Stephen Smith - Stephen began his Scouting career at the Columbia-Montour Council in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania. He has worked with Scouts in Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, and New Jersey. He and his wife, Mary Ann, met when they both were attending Bloomsburg University in Pennsylvania.  They have been married for 31 years. He enjoys fishing, cooking, camping, photography, and spending time with his family..

District Executive

Robert Stewart - Robert has recently graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Political Science from Spring Hill College in Mobile, Alabama. Robert has served on NAYLE Staff at both Philmont and Florida Sea Base, and NYLT Staff for both the Longhorn and Southeast Louisiana Councils. Robert is Woodbadge trained, and has been a National Jamboree participant and staff member. Robert also has experience in fundraising in his role as Philanthropy Chairman of the Upsilon Alpha Chapter of Tau Kappa Epsilon, raising funds for St. Jude's Hospital.

Senior Learning for Life Executive

Tasmine Stebbins - Tasmine has been with the Midnight Sun Council since May of 2000. She is the Sr. Learning for Life Executive for the Learning for Life District which serves over 8,300 youth. She is also the staff advisor for the annual popcorn sale, grants, and marketing events like Youth Safety Day, Clean-Up Day and Scouting for Food.

Office Manager (Accounting)

Stacy Brandon, - Stacy has been with the Midnight Sun Council since December, 2011. Her husband, retired from the Army last June, and she, along with their two girls reside in North Pole. She is currently on the Board of the North Pole Elementary PTA and The Friends of the North Pole Branch Library. She enjoys scrapbooking, quilting and reading. She's enjoyed meeting many of the Boy Scout family and looks forward to meeting many more.

Development Director

C.J. Stewart - C.J. has served in the military (Army) for over 20 years.

He has experience in wilderness search and rescue, logistics, administration, and more.


Tammy Illguth - Tammy has been involved in Scouting since 1989, serving various positions throughout Cub Scouting. She currently serves as our Day Camp Director. Tammy has been happily married to her husband Erik for 39 years. Tammy is a mother of 8 children, 4 boys and 4 girls, as well as a grandmother of 19. She has 2 cats and 3 dogs. Tammy considers herself a Sourdough, arriving in Alaska in 1976. Her Grandparents arrived in Alaska in 1959 as we became a state.

Director Camping Services

Matthew Banaszewski - Matt has served as our Summer Camp Director for the past two years, is Scoutmaster for Troop 38, and is involved with the all girl Troop 38. Matt is an Order of the Arrow Brotherhood member. Matt served our country for over 20 years and has retired from the military. Matt is married to his wife Jamie and has three children, 2 daughters and 1 son, all in Scouts.


Camp Ranger

Richard Baumfalk aka Ranger Rick, Lost Lake Camp Ranger - Retired Educator in Alaska and Certified COPE Director. Fellow of Wilderness Education Association and NOLS.

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