Troop Adult Leadership Contact Info


HAVE QUESTIONS or NEED HELP?  Scan this list and contact the appropriate Scoutmaster or Troop Committee member listed below.  

  • Scouts and parents interested in joining Troop 990 please contact our New Member Coordinator, Blair Richert (
  • New 990 Scouts and parents may also check out the New Parent/Scout page under the "INFO" tab or contact Blair Richert ( for assistance.


Scoutmasters work directly with the Scouts


Scoutmaster:  Tristan Cossey, 936-718-1860, 


The Scoutmaster is the adult responsible for working directly with the Scouts and deliver the Scouting program for the troop. The Scoutmaster trains boy leaders to run the troop by providing direction, coaching, and support.


Assistant Scoutmasters: The Assistant Scoutmasters assist the Scoutmaster in delivering the troop program.


Eric Manchin, 512-963-9283,


Moody Shaikh, (512) 699-8001,




Troop 990 is administered by the Troop Committee


Troop Committee Chair: Harley Walsh,

The Troop Committee Chair is appointed by the chartered organization representative and appoints the Troop Committee and Troop leaders.


Chartered Organization Representative: Joe Geisinger, 512-496-8847,
The Chartered Organization Representative is the direct contact between the troop and our Chartered Organization, Knights of Columbus Council 10836, St John Neumann Catholic Church. The Chartered Organization Representative appoints the Troop Committee Chair and is the organization's contact with the Bee Cave District Committee and the Capital Area Council.


Treasurer: Blake Billman,
The Troop Treasurer handles troop funds, pays bills and maintains the troop budget. Email the treasurer if you have questions about dues, camping fees or other expenses.


Advancement Coordinator: Wendy Lingan,
The Advancement Coordinator is responsible for record keeping and submitting all advancement reports to council. The Advancement Coordinator also ensures that the troop has boards of review, courts of honor, and that the troop has goals of helping each Scout advance a rank each year and for new Scouts to reach First Class rank during their first 18 months in the troop. Email the advancement coordinator if you need a copy of your son's advancement or activity records. You also email the advancement coordinator annually with your scout's BSA medical forms and Swim Test verification.


Outdoor/Activities Coordinator: Joe Ogilvie, 512-799-2402,  
The Troop Outdoor/Activities Coordinator secures tour permits and permission to use camping site, serves as transportation coordinator and works to provide a monthly outdoor program. Email our outdoor coordinator to volunteer on a campout and if you have any questions on upcoming activities.


New Member Coordinator: Vacant, (not monitored)
The New Member Coordinator plans and leads all Troop recruitment activities and assists scouts and parents in selecting Troop 990.  They are the primary point of contact for all visitors and scouts interested in joining Troop 990. 

The New Member Coordinator also ensures a smooth transition of new Scouts into the troop. They welcome parents, provide new parent orientation and encourage at least one parent per family to help with at least one specific task or project each year.


Secretary, VACANT
The Troop Secretary keeps minutes and records, maintains troop website, and handles publicity.  


Training Coordinator, Chris Harwood
The Troop Training Coordinator ensures training opportunities are available for the troop, maintains training records and materials, and is responsible for BSA Youth Protection training.


Troop 990 is mighty by the efforts of other adult leaders:


Merit Badge Coordinator:  Bhaarath Venkateswaran

The Merit Badge Coordinator is responsible for ensuring the scouts have access to multiple venues that sponsor merit badge work such as Merit Badge University, Hornaday Weekend, and the Microsoft Store.


Eagle Advisor: Eric Manchin, 512-963-9283,

The Eagle Advisor supports our Life Scouts as they work toward their Eagle rank with coaching, understanding documentation and requirements and Eagle project planning.


Recruiting Coordinator: Toni McClelland


Friends of Scouting Coordinator: VACANT 


Recharter: Sameer Shah                                                     


Webmaster/Support: Ranjit LoboPrabhu, 508-981-2808,


To volunteer, please contact our Troop Committee Chair, Harley Walsh, 202-494-1914,