GreenPlay operates as a consortium of experts, working closely with many nationally recognized management and technical professionals in a variety of fields.
GreenPlay develops consulting teams that consist of top industry professionals from around the country. We will personally evaluate your situation and determine which of our team specialists will work best for your staff and community to achieve success and meet your expectations in a timely fashion.
We also work with other industry experts and leaders from around the country. Whatever your unique need entails, we can put together a qualified team of professionals to accomplish your goals.
Here are a few of the Consultants current working with GreenPlay:
Sylvia Allen, Special Project Consultant
Considered one of the world’s sponsorship experts, she is the author of HOW TO BE SUCCESSFUL AT SPONSORSHIP SALES and A WOMAN’S GUIDE TO SALES SUCCESS. Allen has received numerous awards and honors, including being named to the International Festivals and Events Association Hall of Fame; honored as one of the Top 50 Women in Business in New Jersey; named Garden State Woman of the Year; and was recipient of the Humanitarian of the Year Award for her work with Sylvia’s Children, a 501(c)3 organization she founded 11 years ago to help orphans in Uganda.
Kim Bailey, MA, Project Consultant
Adam Bossi , Project Consultant
Adam Bossi is a land use, parks and environmental planner with ten years of experience administering state and local land use and environmental protection programs, managing municipal open space systems and contributing to improvements in public parks planning programs, policies and regulatory reforms. Throughout his career Adam has drawn upon his background in landscape architecture, sustainable design, real estate and conservation to conduct due diligence and support decision making of appointed and elected boards and commissions in their regulatory review and decision making associated with well over $1 billion dollars in public and private infrastructure and land development projects. He has planned and facilitated dozens of public meetings, workshops and educational sessions regarding state and local parks, recreation and natural resource conservation issues, land use regulation and related community quality of life concerns. Prior to joining GreenPlay, Adam most recently assisted in preparing Maryland’s Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan, helped to lead a major collaborative update to Maryland’s statewide land preservation, parks and recreation planning guidelines and was appointed by Governor Hogan to serve as the State’s Liaison Officer to the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund. Adam has a Masters Degree in Landscape Design.
Tom Diehl, CPRP, Project Consultant
Tom Diehl is a Recreation and Athletics Management Professional with over 30 years of experience at both public and private institutions. While Tom has concentrated on program and facility enhancement, his general expertise includes strategic and master planning, feasibility studies, employee and customer satisfaction evaluations, capital and operational planning, budgeting, resource management, procurement/contract administration, equipment specifications, risk management, construction management and historical renovations. He has experience in the management of recreation programs, aquatic facilities and cemeteries and amenities in the public sector as well as volunteer management, crisis response and marketing/branding. Much of his work has been focused on collegiate-level projects. He has extensive experience with recreation and athletics programming, community relations, and special events management. He has successfully overseen capital projects valued up to $60 million.
Becky Dunlap, Project Consultant, Research/Marketing Assistant
For GreenPlay, Becky has served as a Research Assistant conducting nationally-focused and community specific trends and demographics analysis and as a Project Consultant assisting in all planning elements, with a focus on social media, marketing, cultural context, and innovative community outreach. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Robert A. Easton, Special Project Consultant
Don Jones, PhD, Project Consultant
Don holds a Ph.D. in Movement Science Education from The Florida State University. He is an Adjunct Professor in the School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism at George Mason University in Northern Virginia. He currently teaches Research Methods in Recreation, Parks, Sport and Tourism as well as Recreation
Administration and Planning; Planning, Design, and Operation of Leisure Facilities, and Natural Resources Recreation Planning. While teaching for George Mason University, Don also served as the General Manager of the Freedom Aquatic and Fitness Center. This very successful 110,000 sq. ft. recreation center is part of a unique Tripartite Agreement between Prince William County, the City of Manassas and George Mason University. It represents how a public partnership between governmental agencies can serve to benefit the community at large. Don’s passion for Parks and Recreation extends back to his youth and the public parks of Richmond, Virginia. He continued to follow that passion through college and served as a Recreation Specialist, Center Supervisor, and finally as the Sports Coordinator for the Southwest District in Richmond, VA. Don then went on to become the Athletic Director for the highly acclaimed Chesterfield County, VA Parks and Recreation Department which was selected, in 1985-86, as the Best Operated Department in the nation by the National Association of Park and Recreation Executives. Don has also served as a Director for many hospital owned health and fitness facilities to include the Sentara Hampton Health and Fitness Center in Hampton, VA, The Fitness Center and Day Spa in Celebration, FL, and the Tri-City Wellness Center in Carlsbad, CA. Don continues to be involved at the grass roots levels of public planning as he serves on the Advisory Board of the Orange County Florida Parks and Recreation Department. His consulting work has taken him to Japan to assist with the development of a medical fitness center as well as to Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, Brazil where he assisted with Medical Fitness Association Certification for the Companhia Athletica Clubs.
Gareth Jones, PhD, Special Project Consultant
Keri Konold, CPRP, Project Consultant
Keri is a Certified Parks and Recreation Professional (CPRP) with experience in public open space, parks, recreation, golf course, and cemetery management for three public agencies since 2007. Keri has a passion for public land management, integrating roles for health and agriculture, balancing conservation and use, and improving working relationships for all involved. She also has served as a member of the City of Lafayette, CO’s Open Space Advisory Committee. Keri received a BS in Anthropology at Kansas State University, with a focus in accounting. Keri’s business acumen and abilities for quick discernment of key issues match with her professional people skills, making her an ideal consultant on a variety of types of projects. Prior to joining GreenPlay Keri worked as a Community Relations Officer and Budget Analyst for the City of Boulder, CO; Recreation Programs Manager for Carbon Valley Parks & Recreation District, CO; and Senior Administrative Assistant for the Lafayette Parks, Open Space and Golf Department in Colorado. Keri has done post-graduate course work in Public Service Leading, Education, and Development. She is Certified in Effective Public Participation; and ArcGIS.
Keri’s skills and passion are related to the intersection of public land management for parks and open space, access, conservation, inclusiveness and diversity.
Dylan Packebush, MBA, CPRP, Project Consultant
Dan Seder, MBA, CPRP, Project Consultant
Russell Uzzle, MURP, Project Consultant
Prior experience includes 20 years with the Commonwealth of Virginia, where he served as a senior analyst with the Virginia Department of Planning and Budget, responsible for developing policy and funding options for Virginia’s tourism, seaport and conservation agencies. During his tenure there he was principal author of a six-year capital outlay plan for the Commonwealth, developed funding and strategy recommendations for a $100 million general bond issue for state parks and natural areas, and participated in development of a proposal to expand the National Air and Space Museum into Virginia – at Dulles Airport.
Most recently Russ spent 18 years as the University Planner at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in Richmond, Virginia where he was responsible for overseeing and guiding two comprehensive university-wide master plans, precinct studies, and numerous facility planning and programming studies. During his tenure at VCU, the university experienced unprecedented enrollment, programmatic and physical growth; resulting in over a billion dollars in new construction and renovation projects. As University Planner, he was a principal liaison with University leadership, stakeholder groups and with the City of Richmond on issues relating to facility planning, transportation, historic preservation and emergency preparedness; and development issues related to the university’s program expansion into the urban landscape.
A native of Raleigh, NC, he is a graduate of East Carolina University and Virginia Tech. He enjoys reading, wood working and most of all, sailing on the Chesapeake Bay.