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.
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.
Melissa Chew, CPRP, Project Consultant
Melissa is a certified Parks and Recreation Professional with 35 years of experience at the national, state, county, municipal, special district and private levels in parks, trails, open space and forestry management as well as recreation programs and amenities, aquatic facilities, cemetery operations, historic preservation, interpretive nature/museum/cultural programs and special events. Additionally she has experience in communications, staffing, budgeting, volunteer management, project funding, project/construction management, evaluations, crisis response and marketing/branding. She has participated in successful bond campaigns resulting in capital construction of three recreation centers. Melissa has significant grant writing success and participated in long range and master planning processes. Other areas of expertise include utilization of cost recovery analysis; public art planning; project management/construction oversight; communications/staff & board development.
Tom Diehl, CPRP, CPO, 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.
John M. Drew, Project Consultant
John brings a unique set of skills and experiences to the GreenPlay team. His 15 years of experience working in management positions in the private sector complement a Master’s degree in Recreation and Parks Administration from Indiana University, and nearly 10 years of managing parks and recreation planning projects. John has experience as a consultant to the National Park Service, local parks and recreation agencies, and non-profit organizations. This work includes numerous parks and recreation master plans with extensive public input processes. Other related projects include business plans, fee analysis, and feasibility studies, as well as recreation facility and park site plans. As a researcher at Indiana University, John conducted and participated in published research studies related to urban trails. He was co-author of the Indiana Trails Study and lead researcher and author of the Clear Creek Trail Study. He brings knowledge of the planning, funding, design, and construction processes of urban trails; and a thorough understanding of the benefits trails bring to communities. Over the past five years, John has also developed an expertise in outdoor fitness equipment, a trend that is just beginning to take shape in the United States, but is well established in other countries. John’s diverse experiences and distinctive world view inspire him to continuously seek unique solutions and strive for efficiency and equity. His talents in facilitating meetings and community engagement, collecting and analyzing data, strategic planning and technical writing are extremely valuable. He enjoys applying these talents to parks and recreation planning projects to garner strong public support and inspire leaders to do their best work.
Robert A. Easton, Special Project Consultant
Cindy Heath, CPRP, 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
Dylan Packebush, CPRP, MBA, Project Consultant
Dan Seder, MBA, AFO, Project Consultant
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.