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Leadership Team

Below are some of our great adult leaders for our two troops.  The Troop Committee serves both the Boy's and Girl's Troops.

Boy's Troop 

James Kramer - Scoutmaster

James Kramer, a Cal Poly SLO graduate and structural engineer, serves as Scoutmaster for the Boy's Troop.  He has two daughters and one son, all three of whom are active in Troop 787.  James is also an Eagle Scout from Troop 11, Redlands, CA (1994). In his free time, enjoys backpacking and mountain biking with his family.

Pending - 1st Assistant Scoutmaster


Girl's Troop

Dr. Melissa Shirah - Scoutmaster

Dr. Melissa Shirah, a DBA from Creighton University and Professor of Accounting at Santiago Canyon College, serves as the Scoutmaster for the Girl's Troop. Dr. Shirah and her daughter are both founding members of Troop 787 Girls.

Bob Baker - Assistant Scoutmaster

Bob Baker, a software engineer working in the payments industry, serves as an Assistant Scoutmaster to both the Boy's and Girl's Troops. He is an Eagle Scout from Troop 787 (2014) and previously worked for the OC Boy Scouts of America as a Camp Ranger. In his free time, he enjoys off-roading with his friends.

Troop Committee 

John Waldeck - Committee Chair

John Waldeck, a UCI graduate and veteran of the real estate finance sector, serves as the Committee Chair for both Troops. His two sons are both involved in the Troop as well.

John Schaaf - Webmaster

John Schaff, CEO of Praxus Software, serves as the Webmaster for both Troops. His four sons are all heavily involved with the Troop and they all help champion the Scouts with disabilities movement. In his free time, John enjoys exploring technology and programming with his sons.