I came to KCAS to start a new group from scratch and utilize all my experience in both hard and soft skills I have acquired over the last three decades. These include bioanalytical chemistry, instrumentation, team building, to name a few categories. The opportunity to build a team from scratch is rare; so when presented with that, I jumped at it. In my role, I get the chance to function both on the science and the business side as well as mentor and develop my team. I’ve also been selected to be involved with integrating a new company we acquired, had the chance to interact with company advisory boards, and represented KCAS as part of the BioKansas industry Immersion Day. I really have appreciated that ay KCAS, we base our decisions on what is coming, on a forecast, vs a look backwards type of approach. This means that if we see a surge coming or new business being needed, we hire and acquire instrumentation to meet those new demands and do not have to wait for the following year to take action. KCAS has given me many opportunities to learn and grow and to be successful!