Michael Yadrick is a man of many talents. He currently serves Seattle Parks and Recreation as a plant ecologist in the Natural Resources Unit, but this month he was able to show off a different set of skills.
Before joining Seattle Parks three years ago, Yadrick worked in Guatemala, Costa Rica and Bolivia as a Peace Corps volunteer. This month when Human Resources Director Hazel Bhang-Barnett needed help with Spanish/English translation, he proved to be the person for the job.
“It is great to have resources like that within in the department,” Bhang-Barnett said.
Yadrick registered with the City’s translation bank when he first started his job and this was his first opportunity to help as a translator.
As a plant ecologist, Yadrick supports the Green Seattle Partnership and works citywide with volunteers and district staff to help the restoration effort in natural areas.
“I feel very fortunate to be able to do this for my job,” Yadrick said. “It’s not just putting trees in the ground; it’s making neighborhoods safer and more beautiful. I’m lucky I get to work with so many good people.”