Bluegrass APPA was founded in late 2017, by a group of Kentucky college facility managers who wanted to see the State of Kentucky grow in terms of collaboration and sharing best practices for their facilities. Along the way, the group learned that the best way to promote best practices is to help peers by providing scholarships for training and bringing training into the state in the form of toolkits, workshops and conferences.
Chris has been with NKU for 4 years but has been in the facilities industry for 10 years. My peers know me as the go to guy with technology questions. I took on the role of President as a way to give back to an organization that has helped grow my career. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my wife and two dogs as well as coaching a baseball team.
As long as I can remember, my birthday wish when I was blowing out my candles was, “I want to live on a farm”, but when my eyes opened, and the candles were out, all I saw was just smoke raising up into the air, and I was still a kid living in suburbia.
After collage, my landscape degree helped me beautify the environment. It wasn’t a farm, but it lead me into facilities management, as the Superintendent of Grounds, at Northern Kentucky University. Recently, positions were consolidated and I also manage the Custodial Services as the Facilities Services Assistant Director.
My wife works in medical training, and we live in Northern Kentucky. We have two children who both have graduated from NKU, and my daughter has a doctoral degree from UK.
Tim Clark began his career in higher education in 2012 with the University of Kentucky. As the Associate Director of Facilities Services, he provides management oversight and direction for operational areas including Grounds, Custodial Services, Waste, Recycling, and Trucking Services, and Event support. He studied Political Science and Police Administration and received his BS degree at Eastern Kentucky University. After receiving his Master of Public Administration degree (EKU) he began a 27 year career in public service at the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government in Lexington, KY.
Jim has been at NKU for 27 years, but is new to the custodial industry. After 26 years in University Printing as the Pressroom/Bindery Supervisor, Jim has found a new home/career in NKU’s Facilities Management.
“Taking on the Training challenge for Bluegrass APPA seemed like a natural fit since I need all of this type of training myself.”
In his free time, Jim enjoys writing and playing music, cooking and golf.
Jeremy Saline is the Director of Business Development for ASSA ABLOY, the global leader in door opening solutions and has 14 years of business development experience working for several manufacturing companies with the last five years in the security and door hardware industry. Jeremy is focused on leading sales collaboration and the planning and implementation of ASSA ABLOY sales initiatives, marketing material, and customer relationship activities focused on creating demand and market presence in the higher education market. Jeremy graduated from the University of Mount Union, and is currently a Junior Board Member for the First Tee of Akron. The First Tee is an international youth development organization introducing the game of golf and its inherent values to young people.