My ties to NWASAP (NWCPA) are long standing. My first experience with this organization dates back to the early 90’s when I was a first time hall director. My Vice-President for Student Affairs at the time, Michael Hostetler, brought me to this conference. I can still recall my first time attendee session and meeting a woman (Melissa Yamamoto) I would later work with during graduate school at Oregon State. I remember fondly the side trip our group took to the Columbia River Gorge Hotel where we had lunch and a relaxing time touring the property.