This is a development page for the EAAR Directors
William Hewitt, Ph.D. Executive Director
Bill Hewitt has always been interested in education and technology. He holds advanced degrees in Information Science, Adult Education and Applied Economics. The majority of his career has been in the Financial Services Sector, solving problems using technology, data, and statistics. Bill is also an educator. “Doctor Bill”, as his students call him, has been teaching economics and statistics for over 20 years.
Bill has been involved in the local community since his youth. An Eagle Scout and Lifetime National Eagle Scout Association Member, he sees the value of youth education. In addition, Bill is an active member on his local township’s planning commission, a member of the local radio club, and an ARES/RACES member for Montgomery County.
Walt Skavinsky Director
Walt has participated in the Boy Scouts of America programs for 40 years, as a youth and now as an adult. He currently enjoys being a Radio Merit Badge counselor, and finds that Amateur Radio is a valuable tool to encourage youth to purse their interests in the science and technology fields. EAAR now provides Walt with an new outlet through which he can share his lifelong interests in science and technology. He looks forward to being a part of the growth of EAAR and meeting the future generations who benefit from its programs.
James Stauffer Director
Over the last 20 years, James “Bill” Stauffer has held various positions within the emergency preparedness and Amateur Radio communities. His community service includes being a Borough Deputy coordinator for Emergency Preparedness and a volunteer Fire Chief. Bill has been in Amateur Radio since 1987, and has served various positions on the Pottstown Area Amateur Radio Club (PAARC) Board and as Technical Specialist for the Eastern Pennsylvania Section of the ARRL. He is currently an Electrical Engineer and Technical Specialist and teaches Radio Merit Badge to Scouts.
Chris Wilcox Director
EAAR founding member
Carl Deitrich Director
Carl started out in Amateur Radio as a means to keep his mind sharp and learn something new. The “Ham” radio bug bit hard, and he has been active in many aspects of the hobby. Currently, he holds an Amateur Extra license and is trying to improve his CW (Morse code) speed. Carl also enjoys making contacts and “rag chewing” (casual conversations).
Carl has been active in Boy Scouts since age 12. He earned his Eagle Scout before his 15th birthday, and went on to receive a Silver Palm. He is a Vigil Honor Member in the Order of the Arrow and is a past Lodge Chief of Kittatinny Lodge #5. As a young man, he spent several years working on the camp staff at Hawk Mountain Scout Reservation in Schuylkill County.
Carl is a software engineer for Quest Diagnostics. He was a medical laboratory technician for eight years before moving to Information Technology. Carl is also an avid outdoorsman and enjoys hunting, fishing, hiking, SCUBA diving, flying, motorcycle riding, and many other outdoor activities.
Aidan Montare Webmaster
Aidan became involved in Amateur Radio thanks to his father. He met the EAAR Directors through the local radio club, and looks forward to shaping the online presence of the organization. He is also an Eagle Scout and musician.