Member Spotlight

Member Spotlight: Sonya Shaw

Sonya Shaw, director of Garner Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources in North Carolina, has worked her way up the ladder to a leadership position...

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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: Kristina K. Adams

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

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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: 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: 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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