Jaryth Barten | Program Manager
Jaryth Barten is responsible for managing the execution of events and leadership programs hosted virtually and in-person at the Kansas Leadership Center Conference Center. He found a passion for leadership development at a young age and he has been seeking out opportunities to grow himself and others in the discipline ever since. Jaryth believes that leadership is the key to unlocking a future in which all people can thrive.
Jaryth graduated summa cum laude from Fort Hays State University with degrees in organizational leadership and communication. 4-H was a significant experience in his upbringing and he aims to give back to the program as often as he can to ensure 4-Hers have access to high quality, youth-led development. Jaryth advises the Sedgwick County Teen Council, Kansas 4-H Youth Leadership Council, and serves on the Dickinson County 4-H Foundation Board of Directors.
Growing up in Woodbine, Kansas, Jaryth is skeptical of others who claim to be from “small” towns. As an avid extrovert, he can never seem to get enough social time to make him slow down. He loves fishing, woodworking, swing-dancing, looking for sasquatch, trying new foods, discussing BIG ideas, and is always in search of a new activity to get his adrenaline pumping. One day soon he hopes to be a proud boat owner as he has decided it seems like more fun than a house despite the continuous advisement of his friends and family.