Section Leadership

Contact Section Leadership at: sectionne3b@gmail.com

E-16 Section Chief: Fox Rifenberg-Stempel

Email: frifenbergstempel@outlook.com


Hi! I am Fox Rifenberg-Stempel, your E-16 Section Chief! I am an Eagle Scout, and the Assistant Scoutmaster and Assistant Cubmaster of Troop and Pack 1701 of Latham, NY. I am a Vigil Honor member, the former NE-3B Section Vice Chief, former Kittan Lodge Secretary, and a former Ktemaque Chapter Vice Chief. I am also a member and former president of Venturing Crew 100 from Averill Park, NY, and I have worked on camp staff at Rotary Scout Reservation since 2018.

I am currently a freshman at UAlbany, majoring in Political Science. I'm also involved in many community organizations, including the Knights of Columbus, Kiwanis, Ancient Order of the Hibernians, and the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War (SUVCW). I'm also very involved in my local church. I'm looking forward to working with the COC and fellow officers to have a great year!


E-16 Section Vice Chief: Grant Covington

Email: grant.a.covington@gmail.com

Hi! I am Grant Covington, your new E-16 Section Vice Chief! I am an Eagle Scout, and Junior Assistant Scoutmaster Troop 1078 in Loudonville, NY. I am a Vigil Honor member, the current Kittan Lodge Chief, a former Kittan Lodge Vice Chief, and a former Ktemaque Chapter Chief. I have also worked on the National Communications Team. I am also a member and former president of Venturing Crew 1078 from Loudonville, NY, and I worked on camp staff as an intern at Rotary Scout Reservation in 2019.

I am currently a senior at Shaker High School in Latham, New York. Outside of scouting I am the Co-President of Shaker Best Buddies, and on the Shaker Boys Cross Country team. I am also a big fan of mixed martial arts and am a practitioner of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. I look forward to a great year at the Section and providing great trainings, and events for all of our members to learn from and enjoy.



E-16 Section Secretary: Frank Schaefer

Email Address: dashaf1503@gmail.com

Hi! I am Frank Schaefer, your E-16 Section Secretary for a second term! I am an Eagle Scout, and adult in Troop 1078 in Loudonville, NY. I am a Vigil Honor member, the current Ktemaque Chapter Chief, a former Ktemaque Chapter Secretary, and a former Ktemaque Chapter Lock-In Coordinator. I am also a member and am the current interim president of Venturing Crew 100 from Averill Park, NY. I worked on camp staff as an intern at Rotary Scout Reservation in 2019.

I am currently a freshman at UAlbany in Albany, New York, and I am studying mathematics. Outside of scouting, I am involved in my local church, and I am a big sports fan. I am the commissioner of a fantasy football league. I am excited to look forward to improving on what we did last year to make for an even bigger and better Conclave, and even better year in Section E-16!