Name, position, organization:

Michael Bidlack- Learning and Development Consultant- PetSmart.

Other professional involvement/accomplishments

Secretary of the North Encanto Neighbor Alliance (my historic neighborhood association.)

How long have you been a YNPN Phoenix member?

Since July 2017

Favorite YNPN event or memory?

My only memory thus far was just how warm and inviting everyone was at my first event, which was the board member retreat.

Favorite place in Phoenix to grab a drink with friends or coworkers?

My favorite meet up spot for drinks in Phoenix is Hannys.

What was it about your organization that made you want to be involved?

PetSmart does a lot of charitable work and partners with many non-profits across the U.S. If I can work with other professionals who have a passion for non-profits, then I’m happy!

What is one of the most satisfying things about your work?

The direct impact that my work has on PetSmart employees across the organization cascades down to making pets happier and healthier.

Favorite quote?                    

“I cook with wine. Sometimes I even add it to the food.” W.C. Fields.

How do you decompress after a long week?

A glass of wine and a delicious meal

What do you hope to contribute to YNPN Phoenix as a new board member?

I hope to learn from these great leaders on the board and directly impact the city that I love.