Don’s journey in the green industry started in golf at Quicksilver Golf Club serving in a variety of roles over a 10 year period. He made the jump to a distribution company of equipment and agronomic products as a Head Mechanic, but eventually found his passion when he transitioned into a sales position.
Alicia McKay started working for Walker Supply, Inc. in the Summer of 2013 as an Intern in support of her undergraduate studies. She concluded her undergraduate studies at Slippery Rock University and continued on to obtain her Master’s in Business Administration. Through this time she was working for Pitt Ohio Trucking in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania as well as working for O’Backpack Children’s Foundation 501c.3, which is a non-profit helping children entering the foster system in Alleghany and surrounding counties. She moved away to Michigan for a couple of years, but recently returned home to the Pittsburgh area. Now she is happy to be supporting the Walker Supply team again, and continuing her work with the O’Backpack Children’s Foundation.
Pete joined the Walker Supply Team in the spring of 2011 as Walker Supply began to expand its operations for warehousing and product distribution. Prior to joining Walker Supply, Pete spent 10 years as a Safety and Environmental Affairs Manager in the defense electronics and glass manufacturing industries. A career change led him to the Turfgrass Management Program at Penn State and into the golf industry as an assistant superintendent.
David Amorose, WSI’s resident numbers guy, joined the team in June 2015 as our Corporate Controller. He oversees all of our accounting and HR functions ensuring all is in order behind the scenes so we are able to best serve both the internal and external members of our WSI family. A graduate of Robert Morris University, David now has more than 25 years of experience in the field working for various companies from small, family-run businesses to large global corporations.
The start of winter is usually a welcome sight for most Turf Managers. After a season filled with long hours and demanding work, winter gives turfers a chance to slow down, regroup, and rest. However, after a few weeks of down time, these men and women who are so used to working hard start to get stir-crazy and are chomping at the bit to get back outside. Here are my top 3 tips to stay productive and keep that sense of accomplishment while slowing down over the winter.
As the calendar turns to 2018, many Turf Managers begin to prepare for the upcoming season. Preparations take on many forms. During my time as a Golf Course Superintendent, I took great pride in evaluating the previous season and establishing goals for the next season. So I thought I’d share with you the 5 criteria I used to evaluate our programs each year in hopes they may help you in this time of preparation.