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ScOutreach Staff
by Great Southwest Council

Liza grew up in Southern California and Northern Virginia with her parents and older sister. She moved to New York City and earned her BA at Eugene Lang College New School for Liberal Arts in 2008, concentrating in both Education and Writing. Her senior work included a sex education comic book named Not Your Mother's Meatloaf. Not Your Mother's Meatloaf self-published six issues over the past four years and was recently picked up by Counterpoint Publishing. While living in New York, Liza also taught at Make, a sewing and craft studio on the Lower East Side owned by Diana Rupp. There she contributed needle arts samples to Rupp's book, Embroider Everything Workshop. In 2010, Liza moved to Albuquerque with her dog and began working for the ScOutreach Juvenile Diversion Program. Currently, Liza is enrolled in the Masters of Public Health program at University of New Mexico.

Kelly is an outdoor enthusiast with a love for nature, high adventure, and aquatics. She loves hiking and camping with her husband and two dogs whenever the chance presents itself. Kelly has degrees in Education, Psychology and Counseling and believes that becoming educated is a life-long process. She has been involved in Scouting since 2008 and has 7 years of experience guiding, coaching, and mentoring youth. Kelly is also active in the Albuquerque community where she works with various organizations to improve the life quality of the hungry, abandoned, and underprivileged.

Alayna grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She attended the University of New Mexico and earned her Bachelors degree in Art Studio and Intercultural Communication. Alayna just finished the National Teaching Fellowship with Citizen Schools where she discovered her love for working with youth and helping them become the best they can be. She has worked with middle school students in Southeast Albuquerque’s International District. Her passion lies in youth development, photography, movies, and her family.

Violeta is from Wilmington, California. She recently moved to Albuquerque. In California, Violeta worked with the Los Angeles Community Development Department, Catholic Charities at Mahar Community Center with the Parent Project, Motheread/Fatheread and Family Wellness. There she worked with volunteers to help facilitate parenting classes, computer training, tutoring and a summer art program for individuals in her community. Violeta has received recognition from L.A. City Mayor: Antonio Villaraigosa for her work in the community. Violeta is a mother of five adult children and one granddaughter. She enjoys reading, writing and spending quality time with her kids and husband.

Andrés Reyes is a professional photographer and videographer with a degree in Art from the University of Chile, who has also worked extensively in the field of architectural restoration. In his home country of Chile, South America he worked for many years in the field of community service programs, such as teaching art workshops to at-risk youth, coordinating cultural recovery workshops with Patagonian indigenous communities, and also as a youth with the Boy Scouts of Chile. Andres is also an athlete with a broad range of experience. In 2008 he started teaching sport training courses to prisoners in penitentiaries in Santiago with the organization Fundación La Esperanza (the Hope Foundation). He taught inmates how to lead healthier lives through proper nutrition and exercise and preparing them to confront life after prison. In 2011 Andres started working with the Scoutreach Juvenile Diversion Program, where he has put his skills and knowledge to the test in an environment very distinct to that of his native home. This past summer Andres also served as the Director of the climbing program at Gorham scout ranch in northern New Mexico.

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ScOutreach Service
This past February we went to Joy Junction to help to set up, clean up and serve lunch… (Click for more information)

ScOutreach in One Million Bones
This February we participated with One Million Bones once again. (Click for more information).

ScOutreach Outdoor Program
We are always preparing and thinking about newer activities and projects to enhance our program … (Click on for more information)