Washington Maintenance Conference & Rodeo

Washington Maintenance Conference and RodeoWASHINGTON MAINTENANCE CONFERENCE & RODEO
 JANUARY 30TH & 31ST, 2019




   Arno Bergstrom, Kitsap County Community Forester

Arno Bergstrom, Kitsap County Community ForesterBefore Arno started the Community Forestry program at the Kitsap County Parks Department three years ago, he was the Extension Forester with Washington State University for 35 years where he created and delivered the Forest Stewardship Coached Planning curriculum to over 1,800 family forest landowners. He has worked for 40 years providing hazard tree assessment throughout the Puget Sound. Working with citizens and stakeholders, Arno is currently implementing ecological forest management projects on 11,000 acres of forested park land owned by Kitsap County.

Dana Coggon, WSU Extensions Noxious Weed Coordinator
Dana Coggon, WSU Extensions Noxious Weed Coordinator
Dana has been the Kitsap County Noxious Weed Coordinator for the last 11 years. She has a Masters Degree in Weed Science and Plant Pathology along with years of on the ground experience. Dana believes in active management for healing ecological systems. Dana’s goal is to reduce the impacts of invasive plants while promoting native habitats. Her program acts as the CDC of the plant world and as the CDC she feels it is her job to prevent the next invasive plants from taking over. Identification of new invaders is key to preventing their establishment, Dana will help people learn to identify plants of importance in our area and teach them the best methods of getting rid of them.

Rod Walsh
Rod has 32 Years in the Laborers Union of North America member, 17 years of field concrete experience in the Seattle area as laborer, foreman and general foreman, 4 Years experience in building demolition as a superintendent and 11 years as a Field Instructor at Northwest Laborers Training.

Carl Taylor
Carl TaylorCarl has worked for Western Equipment Distributors for 13 years as the Northwest Golf Irrigation Sales and Service person. The last 3 years he has been the Golf Irrigation Sales and Service Manager. In 2014 Carl was awarded Toro's Nation Service Person of the year, in 2016 his irrigation team was awarded the Toro NSN national service training award. Carl has been in the irrigation business for over 30 years, working mostly in the Golf industry, but also has many years of commercial and residential experience. In addition to Western Equipment Distributors, Carl has worked for Sahalee CC, TPC Snoqualmie, Seattle Golf Club, Berkey Irrigation Supply, Puget Sound irrigation.

Matt Johns
Matt is in his 28th year working in the plant and turf science industry. He has accomplished 20 plus years working in sports turf management, which included 6 years specific to turf grass research with Washington State University Research and Extension, Puyallup WA. Matt has a B.S. Degree in Horticulture from WSU. After college, he worked as a foreman for a Bremerton landscape company. He moved to Olympia to work as maintenance supervisor at Briggs Nursery. North Thurston Public Schools launched his sports turf career as he worked as their Grounds Maintenance Supervisor and then as Senior Maintenance Technician for the City of Lacey Regional Athletic Complex (RAC) where he refined his knowledge. Mat is currently providing sports turf consulting as owner of Turf International LLC. The most important tool for understanding turf science, nutrition and health is soil sampling and lab analysis.


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From Hwy 3 north Kitsap Area: Proceed south on Hwy 3 to Silverdale, Take Hwy 303 towards Bremerton, Take the Fairgrounds exit, Turn left onto Nels Nelson Road, Turn right onto NW Fairgrounds Rd

The Pavilion, President’s Hall, Van Zee, Barns, & Gordon Soccer Fields are on your right hand side, The Parks Office, Eagles Nest, Thunderbird Stadium & Lobe Baseball Fields are on your left side

From Hwy 3 South (Hwy 16 meets Hwy 3 in Gorst, just past Port Orchard):
Proceed north on Hwy 3 to Silverdale, Take the Newberry Hill Rd Exit, Turn right onto Newberry Hill Rd, Turn right onto Bucklin Hill Rd, Turn right onto Tracyton Blvd, Turn left onto Fairgrounds Rd NW

Gordon Soccer Fields, the barns, Van Zee, President’s Hall, and Pavilion are on the left hand side, the Thunderbird Stadium, Parks Office, Eagles Nest, and Lobe Baseball Fields are on the right hand side



Silverdale Best Western Hotel  

Oxford Suites

Quality Inn & Suites

Fairfield Inn