NRPA and the Target Corporation, through a new Commit to Health Youth Ambassadors initiative, are engaging youth as health and wellness leaders in their communities.
Adriane Clutter, youth development manager, Montgomery County (Maryland) Recreation
John C. Staley, former director of Grand Forks Park District, North Dakota
Stephanie Gailes, Grants Administration Specialist, Parks and Neighborhoods Division, City of Memphis Parks and Recreation, Tennessee
Kristina K. Adams, Fitness Director/Special Events at Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah, Georgia
Carolyn McKnight, Superintendent, East Baton Rouge Recreation and Park Commission (BREC)
Kristi McLeod Fondren, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Sociology at Marshall University
Selandria Jackson, Recreation Supervisor for Little Rock Parks and Recreation
Jenny Hagauer, Marketing Supervisor, Roswell (Georgia) Recreation, Parks, Historic and Cultural Affairs Department
Amy Teegarden, Director of Helena, Montana, Parks and Recreation
Alex McKinney, Recreation Supervisor, Outdoor Recreation School, Three Rivers Park District
Kathi Muller, CPRP, Director of Strategic Initiatives for Philadelphia Parks and Recreation
Parks & Recreation asked Trace Stevens, CPRP, to talk about his passion for the field and where he sees parks and recreation headed for the future.
Janet Bartnik shares about how her parks and recreation career has evolved and her approach to community engagement and collaborative partnerships.
Seve Ghose, CPRE, Director of Louisville Metro Parks, discusses his career in parks and recreation.
Teresa Kuchinsky-Trejo, CPRP, and recreation supervisor at San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department, gives us a closer look at her life and career.
Parks & Recreation magazine learns more about John Prue, installation program director of fleet readiness at Naval Station Great Lakes.
Bernard Buchannan, recreation leader at Seattle Parks and Recreation’s Miller Community Center, talks about his life and career.
NRPA 2015 Annual Conference Program Committee Chair, Patricia Armstrong, offers some insight as to what was top of mind for the Committee as it selected the best, most relevant session topics.
Garner, North Carolina’s parks and recreation department boasts a star performer in Marketing and Events Coordinator Kendrick Mayes.
Sandra MacDiarmid is a passionate advocate for health and parks.
Former NRPA President Roger Brown talks about his long career in the park and recreation industry and what he envisions for the organization’s future.
Amy Fortenberry, director of the Plano, Texas, Parks and Recreation Department, is a passionate, lifetime park and recreation professional.
We caught up with Shelly Strasser, recreation and community services program director for the West Allis-West Milwaukee School District, to learn more about her agency and career.
Kenya Bryant, assistant executive director of the Richland County Recreation Commission (RCRC) in Columbia, South Carolina, talks about his life and career.
Ben Johnson, assistant director of recreation at Louisville, Kentucky's Metro Parks & Recreation, shares his dedication and love for the profession.
Anna Pechenik Mausolf talks about her work in academia and why she's passionate about parks and recreation.
Shalon Lewis, who works as the Shreveport Public Assembly Recreation manager in Louisiana, shares her inspiration for her work and her commitment to the field of parks and recreation.
Portsmouth Parks and Recreation employee Justin Bowens was inspired to lose more than 100 pounds and is now using his personal experience to improve the health and wellness of people in his community.
Shawn “The Ram” Ramirez is the new face of park and recreation professionals.
This month, we caught up with Brand+Aid conference manager and Arlington, Texas, assistant director of parks and recreation Gary Packan, to learn more about his role in the park and recreation industry.
Phillip Heeg, outdoor recreation program manager for the U.S. Air Force, shares some information about his career and his experience as a member of NRPA.
Daniel Sheridan, artistic director of the Davenport Junior theater and performing arts supervisor for Davenport Parks and Recreation in Iowa, shares his thoughts on the unique combination of arts and parks.
Jason Avery, manager at Pioneer Park in Fairbanks, Alaska, talks with Parks & Recreation about the realities of living and working close to the Arctic Circle.
NRPA member Sheema Hai takes on the challenge of connecting the Muslim community with park and recreation opportunities nationwide.
Bo Hutchens talks MWR, networking and the value of an NRPA membership.
Columbus, Indiana’s Jim Lemke is an active participant in NRPA’s social media conversations and a dedicated aquatics manager at Columbus’ Donner Aquatics Center.
This park custodian developed an exciting app for his agency to better connect with customers.