Let Them Eat Cake

By Sally Brown, University of Washington

Abstracts of these resources are available in the searchable Information Portal offered to Northwest Biosolids members.

Leadership Spotlight Series

Most leaders in the biosolids arena took a circuitous path to get to where they are today. Not Andy Bary! While Andy was in graduate school studying agronomy, he worked as a research assistant at the Washington State University extension, and he found it challenging and rewarding. He says the job he has now is the only job he’s ever had in the biosolids field. Given the passion and expertise he brings to his work every day, it’s obvious he lucked out when he landed that first biosolids job.

Lists

By Sally Brown, University of Washington

Abstracts of these resources are available in the searchable Information Portal offered to Northwest Biosolids members.

Leadership Spotlight Series

In junior high school Mike Van Ham, now president of SYLVIS, took a career class.  He answered a series of questions and the teacher cross-referenced the answers to identify the appropriate occupation.  He had to do the test twice.  The first occupation was “ambassador”.  Mike figured out what an ambassador did, but no one could tell him where to go or how to become one.  The teacher asked him to do the same test again.  The second time the teacher informed him that he should be a mechanic. And so he started down the path of repairing automotive engines.