Varied experiences helped shape Roger Hagenbuch
Of Cabbages and Kings
Roger Hagenbuch grew up on a dairy farm in New Jersey. He said, "I was the fourth of nine children." A family in the dairy business needs a lot of helpers to carry the milking equipment, feed the calves, and pitch the hay and many other chores.
After graduating high school, Roger joined the Air Force. Thanks to Uncle Sam, instead of hosing out the barn, he now worked in electronics. For how long? Roger said, "Thirty years, 29 days." Sorry if you're keeping track, but he did not mark the exact minutes on his calendar.
In 2000 he landed at Eastern Washington University and set his sights on a...