6 Mistakes I’ve Made in My Parks & Recreation Career

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Mistakes I Made in My Parks & Recreation Career Oftentimes, we only hear the highlights of other people’s stories.  We hear how accomplished they are, how quickly they got there, and all their future aspirations.  Today, I wanted to share the mistakes that I’ve made throughout my career (thus far).  Looking back, there were a […]

NRPA Open Space Radio Interview

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This episode was posted on NRPA’s Website, head over there for more info!   “In this episode, we sit down with Becky Dunlap, a passionate park and recreation professional and advocate, to learn how she ended up in a career in the field she loves so much without even realizing it. Becky is a Certified […]

Navigating Parks and Recreation as a Student with Deona Micheli

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What do you do once you figure out that you want a job in Parks and Recreation?   This is the question that Deona and I started with in this conversation.  Deona reached out to me as a current student in the parks and recreation field. I definitely see her as an up-and-coming leader in our […]

Future Trends in Recreation Centers with Craig Bouck

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Today I have got a great interview for you!  I am talking to Craig Bouck from BRS Associates about future trends in recreation centers, including aquatics, operations, planning, and design. BRS is a planning and design firm that focuses primarily on community and recreation design.  They work around the country to provide bring a lot […]

Trust Me Now, Judge Me Later with Pat O’Toole

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Hello everyone and welcome back! Today I am talking to Pat O’toole, who is a Principal with GreenPlay. I had the pleasure of speaking with him while we were traveling in Arizona for a recent project.  He’s got a wealth of experience so I encourage you to go to GreenPlay LLC to check out his […]

Staying Relevant in Parks and Recreation with Chris Nunes

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Staying Relevant in Parks and Recreation is no easy task.  Technology is moving at a rapid pace.  Trends seem to change daily.  What, then, does it mean for agencies to stay relevant? How do we decide when to compete, collaborate, or step back?  In this episode, I talk to Chris Nunes from the Woodlands Township to […]

Celebrate Community Milestones with Jason Hendrix

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Raising the bar means making sure that you’ve made someone’s life better. Jason Hendrix Tweet It is so important to celebrate milestones.  Small or big, all wins all matter. Celebrating means that you’ve reached some sort of milestone.  Maybe you set a goal at the beginning of the year, and you’ve finally reached it.  Celebrate […]

Preparing for the Next Generation of Recreation Leaders with Art Thatcher

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Today I talked to Art Thatcher, who is a Principle with GreenPlay.  A LOT is changing in the world of parks and recreation. I had the privledge of sitting down with Arthur Thatcher with GreenPlay LLC to talk about the ways the young professionals are changing the face of recreation. I love his perspective on […]

Creative Marketing Strategies with Katy Keller

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  Katy is Raising the Bar: By showing up online and offline in so many different professional networks.  She gives VALUE. By understanding her own habits and implementing strategies that would catch her own attention on social media. By empathizing with her audience so that they can relate to their agency By implementing systems to […]

Engaging the Public: Conservation & Recreation with Keri Konold

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“I encourage professionals to not be daunted by public engagement, but rather embrace it… so our communities whom we serve can go out and have experiences that they value.” Keri Konold Tweet I had the pleasure to interview Keri Konold on the podcast this week to talk about public engagement in relation to conservation and […]