Central Region Commissioner
A Scouting veteran of 20+ years, Kandra began her Scout trail when her son joined Cub Scouts. Since then, she has served in multiple unit, district, council, and area positions and was named Central Region Commissioner in 2017. In this role, Kandra provides leadership to Commissioners serving units in all of the Central Region councils, and continues as a member of the Mid-Iowa Council executive board – certainly more than one hour per week.
Kandra has enjoyed being a Commissioner for three National Jamborees, most recently working in Bravo Base Camp at the Summit in July 2017. She has served as a faculty member at Philmont and the Florida Sea Base for six years, was Director of Mid-Iowa Council’s 2013 Wood Badge Course, and is a recipient of the Silver Antelope, Silver Beaver, Cross & Flame, and the Philmont Training Center’s Master’s Track. She is no stranger to Philmont’s back country either.
A retired CPA, Kandra and her husband, John, live in a suburb of Des Moines, Iowa. They have two children, John Michael and Kasi. Kandra’s most meaningful Scouting experience was pinning on John Michael’s Eagle Badge.