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Suki Janssen is Director of the Athens-Clarke County (ACC) Solid Waste Department and has been with ACC for fifteen years. Prior to her position in Athens-Clarke County, she was a Program Coordinator for the Keep Georgia Beautiful program within the Georgia Department of Community Affairs, Office of Environmental Management. She is a certified middle grades teacher (having taught 7th and 8th grade science in Cobb County Georgia for five years), past Georgia Recycling Coalition President and board member and current Northeast Georgia Regional Solid Waste Management Authority board member and Solid Waste Association of North America Georgia (SWANA) Chapter President. She is a SWANA certified Landfill Operator and Class Instructor since 2005 and SWANA Recycling Systems Manager certified since 2007 and Composting Programs Manager certified since 2013. She is a Georgia Master Gardener, Master Composter and Master Naturalist. She is married to Chris Janssen a middle school math teacher in Oconee County and lives with three dogs and four snakes.
Subgenre:Animals / Birds
Story follows a young turkey vulture, Heap, as he meets other birds, and eventually understands his role as nature's best recycler (decomposer/scavenger).
Story follows young fledgling Heap and Mama Turkey Vulture as they move into a new neighborhood. Heap meets many of his avian neighbors as readers learn about vulture adaptations and traits of common birds in the Eastern United States. Heap doesn't feel welcome or understood by the other birds. He ventures far away from home arriving at a landfill, that is home to black and turkey vultures. There he feels like one of the venue. But Mama Vulture eventually finds him and convincing him to return home because he is needed as nature's best recycler.
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