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Art-and-Tom-meetingGreenPlay 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

Sylvia-ASylvia Allen, President of Allen Consulting located in Holmdel, NJ, has run her business for 36 years. Her marketing and public relations firm has produced more than 100 events per year and raises more than $1 million worth of sponsorships for her clients each year. She was on the faculty at New York University for 20 years and has taught seminars on sponsorship and sales around the world.

 

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.

Oh, and 2012 in her spare time, she bought a 1903 Opera House in Northern Minnesota where Judy Garland got her start! (www.allenconsuslting.com, www.sylviaschildren.org, www.thebutlerbuilding.org)

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Kim Bailey, MA, Project Consultant

KB-photo-1Kim has over 15 years of experience in public parks and recreation programming, planning, and management, has held leadership roles in both government and the non profit sector, and is known for her ability to identify strategic alliances, develop community partnerships, and drive innovation. Kim served as a member of the Mayor’s cabinet to manage Denver Parks and Recreation (one of the larger public park systems in the country) with over 250 urban parks and parkways covering 4,300 acres and over 14,000 acres of mountain parks. In addition, she has been instrumental in leading Outward Bound Inc., the nation’s foremost nonprofit delivering active-learning expeditions, implanting their strategic vision for growing program delivery sites (Centers) in urban communities.

Email: kimb@greenplayllc.com

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Adam Bossi , Project Consultant

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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.

Email: adamb@greenplayllc.com

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Melissa Chew, CPRP, Project Consultant

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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.
Email: melissac@greenplayllc.com
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Tom Diehl, CPRP, CPO, Project Consultant


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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.

Email: tdiehl@greenplayllc.com
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John M. Drew, Project Consultant


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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.

Email: johnd@greenplayllc.com
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Robert A. Easton, Special Project Consultant

Bob_E-109x150Mr. Easton is a recently retired Park and Recreation Executive Director with 31 years of supervisory and management experience. His career history has involved all aspects of park and recreation administration with a focus on parks and open space development and management. Bob joined GreenPlay, LLC as a contracted management consultant in 2008 and is currently working with GreenPlay on the Parks and Recreation Master Plan Update for the Town of Erie. Bob was born and raised in Littleton, Colorado and is a lifetime resident of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties.

Email: bobe@greenplayllc.com

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Cindy Heath, CPRP, Project Consultant

Cindy-H-1Cindy is a Certified Park & Recreation Professional with over 30 years of experience in public parks and recreation programming and administration, non-profit board leadership, facility, parks and trails planning, grant writing, and community partnerships. Her areas of expertise include community consensus building, partnership development, designing community connectivity through trails, eco-tourism and adventure travel, sustainability initiatives, and public art programs.

Email: cindyh@greenplayllc.com
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Gareth Jones, PhD, Special Project Consultant

GarethJones-110x151Gareth holds a PhD in Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management from North Carolina State University (NCSU), where he also earned his graduate certificate in Geospatial Information Science (GIS). He earned his MS and BS in Sport and Recreation Management from Temple University, with a minor in General Business Studies. Gareth has also worked in a variety of roles in the public, non-profit, and private sector, primarily in the areas of sport and recreation management, youth development, and community capacity building. Drawing on a diverse set of methodological approaches, Gareth’s work aims to identify unique spatial and social characteristics of communities that contribute to healthy lifestyles and positive development outcomes. In particular, he is interested in using GIS to build comprehensive inventory systems and resource maps for recreational services and programs. Using data queries, spatial selection, and a variety of other analytical tools in ArcGIS Desktop, Gareth helps administrators and planners identify optimal locations and gaps for community assets. He also sometimes utilizes more rigorous spatial statistics (i.e., spatial regression, hot spot analysis, grouping analysis) to assess the spatial and attributional characteristics of those assets. Gareth can also draw on social network analysis to study the relationships in communities, using UCINET Software and R for networks and models. His research has been presented at a variety of domestic and international conferences, published in both academic and trade journals, and garnered recognition from professional organizations. Gareth was recognized by the Academy of Leisure Sciences with the prestigious Future Scholars Award in 2012. Gareth is currently a postdoctoral research fellow at Temple University where he works primarily in the Sport Industry Research Center (SIRC). When not teaching or conducting his own research, he lends his knowledge and expertise to GreenPlay and GP RED as a Special Projects Consultant to help communities.

Email: garethj@greenplayllc.com
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Dylan Packebush, CPRP, MBA, Project Consultant

Dylan PackebushBorn and raised in Anchorage, Alaska, Dylan brings a wide-range of experiences to GreenPlay. His career in recreation began in sports, building an expertise in logistics and operations through his work in collegiate athletics and the non-profit sector. He chose to earn his MBA at the prestigious Warsaw Sports Marketing Center at University of Oregon where he worked as a business and market strategy consultant. His projects ranged from the formation of a 501(c)3 to grassroots marketing campaigns to market segmentation and analytics. Dylan transformed his life through his own access to recreation, and he looks to provide those same opportunities to others. He holds a deep-rooted belief in improving communities through the access to arts, education, and sports. This is exemplified by his work with organizations such as Denver Urban Scholars, O Heroes, Movember at the University of Oregon, the Women in Sports Business Symposium, Special Olympics Alaska, and Anchorage Opera. Dylan’s passion for life, new experiences, and people is reflected in his commitment to GreenPlay and its clients.

Email: dylanp@greenplayllc.com
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Dan Seder, MBA, AFO, Project Consultant

Dan Seder-2Dan is a Parks and Recreation Professional with 25 years in the industry. Dan has extensive experience in facility operations and management, aquatics, community programming, special events, team building and recreation programming. Throughout his career, Dan has had an emphasis on recreation facility and aquatic management. He has overseen and operated the grand opening of a multi-million dollar aquatic facility which won the URPA facility of the year award, organized and developed a new Parks and Recreation department from the ground up, coordinate the opening of a senior/community center and created multiple youth and adult recreation and aquatic programs in the community. Dan has participated on various community boards and local government agencies, been an active member Utah and Nebraska’s state parks and recreation associations, and been a part of a community recreation facilities master plan collaboration group.

Email: dans@greenplayllc.com
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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.