Member Spotlight

Member Spotlight: Commit to Health Youth Ambassadors

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.

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Member Spotlight: Adriane Clutter

Adriane Clutter, youth development manager, Montgomery County (Maryland) Recreation

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Member Spotlight: John C. Staley

John C. Staley, former director of Grand Forks Park District, North Dakota

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Member Spotlight: Stephanie Gailes

Stephanie Gailes, Grants Administration Specialist, Parks and Neighborhoods Division, City of Memphis Parks and Recreation, Tennessee

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Member Spotlight: Kristina K. Adams

Kristina K. Adams, Fitness Director/Special Events at Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah, Georgia

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Member Spotlight: Carolyn McKnight

Carolyn McKnight, Superintendent, East Baton Rouge Recreation and Park Commission (BREC)

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Member Spotlight: Kristi McLeod Fondren, Ph.D.

Kristi McLeod Fondren, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Sociology at Marshall University

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Member Spotlight: Selandria Jackson

Selandria Jackson, Recreation Supervisor for Little Rock Parks and Recreation

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Member Spotlight: Jenny Hagauer

Jenny Hagauer, Marketing Supervisor, Roswell (Georgia) Recreation, Parks, Historic and Cultural Affairs Department 

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Member Spotlight: Amy Teegarden

Amy Teegarden, Director of Helena, Montana, Parks and Recreation

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Member Spotlight: Alex McKinney

Alex McKinney, Recreation Supervisor, Outdoor Recreation School, Three Rivers Park District

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Member Spotlight: Kathi Muller, CPRP

Kathi Muller, CPRP, Director of Strategic Initiatives for Philadelphia Parks and Recreation

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Member Spotlight: Trace Stevens, CPRP

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.

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Member Spotlight: Janet Bartnik

Janet Bartnik shares about how her parks and recreation career has evolved and her approach to community engagement and collaborative partnerships.

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Member Spotlight: Seve Ghose, CPRE

 Seve Ghose, CPRE, Director of Louisville Metro Parks, discusses his career in parks and recreation. 

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Member Spotlight: Teresa Kuchinsky-Trejo, CPRP

Teresa Kuchinsky-Trejo, CPRP, and recreation supervisor at San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department, gives us a closer look at her life and career.

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Member Spotlight: John Prue

Parks & Recreation magazine learns more about John Prue, installation program director of fleet readiness at Naval Station Great Lakes.

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Member Spotlight: Bernard Buchanan

Bernard Buchannan, recreation leader at Seattle Parks and Recreation’s Miller Community Center, talks about his life and career.

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Member Spotlight: Patricia Armstrong

 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. 

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Member Spotlight: Kendrick Mayes

 Garner, North Carolina’s parks and recreation department boasts a star performer in Marketing and Events Coordinator Kendrick Mayes. 

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Member Spotlight: Sandra MacDiarmid

Sandra MacDiarmid is a passionate advocate for health and parks. 

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Member Spotlight: Roger Brown

 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. 

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Member Spotlight: Amy Fortenberry, CPRE

Amy Fortenberry, director of the Plano, Texas, Parks and Recreation Department, is a passionate, lifetime park and recreation professional.

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Member Spotlight: Shelly Strasser, CPRP

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.

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Member Spotlight: Kenya V. Bryant, CPRP

Kenya Bryant, assistant executive director of the Richland County Recreation Commission (RCRC) in Columbia, South Carolina, talks about his life and career.

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Member Spotlight: Ben Johnson

Ben Johnson, assistant director of recreation  at Louisville, Kentucky's Metro Parks & Recreation, shares his dedication and love for the profession.

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Member Spotlight: Anna Pechenik Mausolf, CPRP

Anna Pechenik Mausolf talks about her work in academia and why she's passionate about parks and recreation.

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Member Spotlight: Shalon Lewis

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.

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Member Spotlight: Justin Bowens

 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. 

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Member Spotlight: Shawn Ramirez

Shawn “The Ram” Ramirez is the new face of park and recreation professionals.

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Member Spotlight: Gary Packan, CPRP

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.

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Member Spotlight: Phillip Heeg

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.

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Member Spotlight: Daniel Sheridan

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.

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Member Spotlight: Jason Avery

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.

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Member Spotlight: Sheema Hai

NRPA member Sheema Hai takes on the challenge of connecting the Muslim community with park and recreation opportunities nationwide.

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Member Spotlight: Bo Hutchens

Bo Hutchens talks MWR, networking and the value of an NRPA membership.

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Member Spotlight: Jim Lemke

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. 

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Member Spotlight: Matthew Jones

This park custodian developed an exciting app for his agency to better connect with customers.

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