Board of Directors

Zach Fisher, President and Chair

Zach earned his Eagle from Troop 129 in 2011. From 2016 to 2021, he served as a District Director in the Atlanta Area Council. Now, he’s an IT consultant specializing in database implementations for non-profits. He and his wife Annemarie live around the corner from the hut with their son Nate and daughter Josie. 

Brandie Bedard, Treasurer 

Brandie Bedard grew up in 129. Her younger brother, Arthur Bedard, started out in the Pack and earned his Eagle from Troop 129 and her father, Art Bedard, has been a volunteer in all areas of 129 for over twenty years. Brandie is a parent of a Scout and has volunteered as Fundraising Chair for Pack 129 for four years and currently serves as Treasurer for the chartering organization, Cherokee Trails. Brandie has dedicated her life to nonprofit work. She began volunteering in her twenties helping to run a scholarship fund for the Latinx community with LULAC (League of United Latin American Citizens). Upon completion of her law degree, Brandie began working full time in the nonprofit sector and continues to dedicate her life to helping others. Brandie is openly a nerd. She loves all things Star Wars! If you walk by her house, you might glimpse a six foot Han Solo staring out at you. You will likely find her playing video games, watching anime or K dramas, or cosplaying.   

Melissa Colatosti, Secretary

Melissa Colatosti, Secretary, is a Tucker native and mom to 5 awesome kids. A Scouter since 2008, She’s served as a committee chair, popcorn kernel, den leader, fundraising chair, reservation coordinator and court of honor coordinator. When not singing silly songs with Cub Scouts, planning an event, or shuttling kids to scout meetings and other activities you can usually find her working as a labor and postpartum doula. 

Morgan Darden

Morgan Darden, Pack 129 Cubmaster, has lived in Tucker since 2008 and his daughter is a Cub and his son is in the Troop. He and his children joined Pack 129 in 2016 and where he served as Assistant Cubmaster under the legendary John Keeter before becoming the Cubmaster in 2018. His main goal as Cubmaster is to make sure Cubs have a good time and laugh no matter the how silly (looking) he has to be. When not Scouting, Morgan will be hiking with his kids, meeting EVERY dog ever, or engaged in his emergency management career. 

Beau Grant

Randy Jones

Randy Jones is a lifelong Scouter – as a youth he participated in Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and BSA Explorers (now Venturing). As a leader, he has served as Den Leader, Cub Master, Asst. Scout Master, Troop committee member, and Scoutmaster at 129. He is Wood Badge trained. Randy has lived in Tucker for over 25 years with his wife, Heather, and two children Chris (Eagle Scout, 2011) and Allison (Girl Scouts).He is retired now and, when not working on our house or puttering around the Scout Hut, can be found hiking and backpacking in North Georgia or along the Appalachian Trail. His favorite Scouting memories are those from crews of boys and parents he accompanied to all three original High Adventure bases: Philmont, Northern Tier(Canada), and Seabase and the numerous final Eagle/Scoutmaster conferences in which he has participated

Roe Runnels

Kristen Tyson

Kristen Tyson is a native from GA, growing up in Snellville. She has always loved being outdoors. She was a member of Campfire Boys & Girls for several years and had always dreamed of being in Boy Scouts like most of her friends. Later on when married, her husband and she did lots of camping and hiking. They also always bought a Christmas tree from Troop 129.

When BSA opened to girl members in 2018, she knew she had to sign her daughter Kiley, then going into 1st grade, up at Pack 129! Kristen became a co-leader in Kiley's Tiger den and they started their BSA journey together. Kristen has served as a den leader, Pack advancement chair, webmaster, and administrator. She plans to serve as the founding Scoutmaster for Troop 129's Girls' Troop.

At large, Kristen is the Hightower Trail (HT) District Cub Roundtable Commissioner, she helps run the HT Roundtables and informs the Packs of HT with new information on Cub Scouting, and assists Packs when they need help with anything Cub Scout related. Kristen is also the Hightower Trail Popcorn Kernel. She reaches out to all units in HT to help them with the popcorn fundraiser and assists them in their fundraiser programs.

Ex-Officio Members

Rick Barnes

Art Bedard lived in the Tucker area for over 30 years raising his four children in the Westhampton neighborhood.  One day his wife Lynn came and said that their younger son Arthur's Tiger Den in Pack 129 would need a new Den Leader for the upcoming Wolf Den.  Art volunteered to be the new Wolf Den 10 Leader.  Thus began a 20+ year Scouting "career" as Den Leader, Assistant Scoutmaster, Scoutmaster, Troop 129 Committee Chair, and Cherokee Trail President and Chair.  After many years of working with boys crossing into the Troop and advancing in rank all the way up to Eagle (including his son Arthur), hundreds of campouts, High Adventure trips, tree lot duties, it was time to retire.  Green Acres style!  Moving to McDonough, retiring from work, he now manages ArtLynn Acres.  12 acres, 5 horses, 3 mini-donkeys, 3 cats, and 2 dogs.  When not working on the farm, Art is either showing his Road Horse at local shows or 3D printing Star Wars helmets, Mjolnir, and Stormbreaker.

Jim Towhey