Gerritt Beatty joined Scouting with his son back in 2012. His son was a Tiger in 3765 and Gerritt was the Den Leader. Gerritt became one of the leaders of the Pack and graduated to Troop 765 in 2017. Gerritt became the webmaster for the District that same year working with Don Cutler and Andrea McClellan to do better marketing for the Conejo Scouts.
He was elevated to Committee Chair of Troop 765 in 2019 and implemented a website and social media for the Troop. His combined efforts for the Conejo Scouts and 765 have generated over 4,000 hits to their respective websites and social media sites. His close working relationship with the Council and District personnel made him the best candidate to take on the District Chair of the newly formed Tierra Rejada District.
Gerritt is also the Director of IT for PTI Technologies in Oxnard and has been there since 2008. His skills in IT applications and understanding the requirements of the business have led to a complete transformation of the companies IT infrastructure. He manages four staff members and over 300 users at the Oxnard facility.
Gerritt enjoys golf, water sports and spending time with his son at summer camp and other scouting activities. He also enjoys photography and has produced numerous videos for the scouts in his Troop and District Camporee's. Gerritt believes the Scouting program is the best activity young men and women can get involved with to prepare them for their future. His passion for excellence challenges Scouting to improve and become more available to the youth in Ventura County.
Brandon joined Scouting more than 20 years ago, and remained active and involved ever since. He has served and been involved with units from Ventura County to Washington D.C., and has particularly enjoyed the opportunity to build the Scouting program across the North American continent.
His mission as district commissioner is to empower units across the district to provide the absolute best program for youth. Scouting is fun with a purpose, and Brandon believes that some of the greatest benefits of the Scouting program are enabling scouts to grow in character and leadership while providing direct access to the great outdoors.
In addition to being your district commissioner, Brandon currently serves on the Council NESA and BSA Alumni Committees, and the Tierra Rejada District Advancement, Training, and Alumni Committees. He is also an assistant scoutmaster for Troop 799, where he earned the rank of Eagle Scout.
Professionally, Brandon is an attorney practicing international business immigration law, where he ruminates on American Governmental Theory, National Security, and the constitutional division of Article I and Article II powers. He received his Juris Doctor and a Graduate Certificate in Business Law from the University of Southern California Gould School of Law, where he served as the editor-in-chief of the Southern California Interdisciplinary Law Journal. He also holds a Bachelors of Arts in History and Political Science (with a minor in Philosophy) from the George Washington University.