After working on some special projects, I started full time in January 2001 as the company’s second employee. With a small staff, I was the agronomist, field tech, permitting and compliance specialist, assisted with drainage engineering, and AutoCAD, so I am well versed in many aspects of AGPROfessionals’ services. I develop creative solutions for compliance problems and represent clients in the rare event that a waste discharge occurs. For a time, I was a certified wastewater operator for a permitted waste treatment facility until I was able to eliminate their permit requirement. As our regulatory department grew, I assisted with environmental services, particularly as they pertain to nutrient management. These projects helped me grow professionally as I was introduced to a new level of regulatory oversight common in departments outside of the Agriculture Program.