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  • 41. MFAA With Ken Wertz

    Paul and Josh sit down with Ken Wertz, Executive Director of MFAA to learn all about their organization, members, and upcoming conference.

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  • 40. All Things KADPF With Chris Crockett

    On this episode, Be Au Sm At FM hosts Paul and Josh team up with School Facilities and Operations Podcast host Burke Jones to talk to the Director of Facilities at Turner USD and President of KADPF Chris Crockett. Learn more about this Au Sm Organization and their upcoming conference at
  • 39. All Things Alaska With Justin Ruffridge

    Justin Ruffridge moved to the Kenai/Soldotna area with his family in 1994, when his parents (both educators) braved the journey north to teach at a small Christian school. Justin graduated from high school in 2001 and went on to attend Washington State University graduating with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2008.Justin married his wife Jessie in 2004. After graduation from college, they moved back to the Kenai Peninsula to help care for Jessie’s terminally ill mother. Justin began his pharmacy career at Soldotna Professional Pharmacy, and several years later acquired the Soldotna Pharmacy and the Juneau Drug Company in downtown Juneau with a business partner. Since that time, the partnership also opened the Alpine Apothecary pharmacy in Girdwood.Mr. Ruffridge has been active in community service including a brief tenure on the Soldotna Planning and Zoning commission. Justin was appointed to the Soldotna City Council in 2019 and elected to a full term that October. He was the Chair of the Alaska Board of Pharmacy whose purpose is to create and enforce regulations, and the safe dispensing of medications through pharmacies across the State. Justin enjoys coaching Little League in the summer months and has been an advocate for those in our communities struggling to find housing. During the COVID pandemic he worked diligently in local communities focusing on prevention, mitigation and treatment efforts.Justin believes strongly in classical conservative values, represented by a simple truth that effective change is best accomplished over time resulting from constructive dialogue with all parties involved in the decision-making process. This is fundamentally hard work, but it is worth the effort. Creating lasting and meaningful change requires a desire to be humble, an ability to bring people together, and a willingness to learn.Justin Ruffridge was elected in 2022 as the District 7 Representative for the Alaska State House, and he is honored to serve the constituents in Kenai and Soldotna.
  • 37. Lisa Trayter from Suspended for Turning the Dials to Being Paid To Do It

    n high school, Lisa Trayter was caught adjusting the temperature in her classroom and received an in-room suspension. Years later, she now gets paid to provide the healthiest, safest, and most comfortable environment for students, staff, and the community. Listen in and learn about Lisa's road to becoming a leader in the industry and also the upcoming professional development that she and her peers have put together. Be Au Sm!
  • 36. Mowing to Manager With Brandon Chabola

    Brandon Chabola started his career as a groundskeeper at a school district and with the suggestion from his superintendent went to school to get his Associate's Degree in Facility Management and his Bachelor's in Business Administration all while working full-time and raising a family. This is an Au Sm episode and you can learn more and register for their WPFDA event here! Be Au Sm!
  • 35. 18,348 With Aubrey Kirkpatrick

    Aubrey Kirkpatrick is the Director of Finance and Administration at Anglophone East School District in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada, and sits with us. When asked how many students, he said, "18,348!" Aubrey lives and breathes every student everyday mindset and shares why in this episode. We also did an episode with Aubrey on the Be Au Sm podcast as he has gone through many personal challenges the last year and we learn about them too. Be Au Sm!