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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.

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

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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Tom Diehl, CPRP, 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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Becky Dunlap, Project Consultant, Research/Marketing Assistant

Becky ClayInstilled with a love for people and parks, Becky Dunlap embarked on a career in parks and recreation in the hopes that she could change lives through the power of play, health and wellness, and community relationships. While studying at the in the Warnell School of Forestry at the University of Georgia, she took an interest in developing her technical skills, learning website development, graphic design, and social media marketing on the side. Becky pursued an internship with the Athens Clarke County Water Conservation Office, where she took on a myriad of responsibilities, from leading interpretive programs, planning education and fundraising events, and managing the social media marketing for the program. Becky jumped into a management role shortly after joining the City of Boulder Parks and Recreation as a Facility Coordinator, supervising operations at the recreation centers and outdoor facilities. Her enthusiasm for the power of parks and recreation aligns naturally with Greenplay’s mission to help organizations dedicated to parks, recreation, and open space achieve community goals through high quality, dynamic, creative, and functional solutions.

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: beckyd@greenplayllc.comresume-button

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.

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Don Jones, PhD, Project Consultant

DonJones-web-3Don 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.

Email: donj@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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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.

Email: kerik@greenplayllc.com
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Dylan Packebush, MBA, CPRP, 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, CPRP, 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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Russell Uzzle, MURP, Project Consultant

Russ brings thirty eight years’ experience in focusing the future direction of large public institutions. As a retired University Planner at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in Richmond, Virginia, he has direct experience in public fiscal policy planning and major university and system-wide facility planning.
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.

Email: RussU@GreenPlayllc.com
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