PlaySafe Staff and Memberships

During their professional careers, PlaySafe staff members have been awarded or have achieved numerous accomplishments. They include:

· Presenting at hundreds of national (National Recreation and Parks Association Congress, NRPA - National Executive Development School), regional (NRPA Southwest and Midwest), and state conferences (American Society of Safety Engineers Annual Health & Safety, New Mexico Recreation & Park Association,  California Park & Recreation Society, Cooperative Educational Services and Business Community Representatives, California Joint Powers Insurance Authority, New Mexico Association of Health, PE, Recreation and Dance, Texas Recreation and Parks Society, Utah Recreation and Park Association, Texas Parks & Wildlife Associations, Texas Head Start Association)

· Members of: NRPA Advisory Board, National Executive Development School Advisory Board, National Risk Management & Safety School Planning Committee, and NPSI Playground Maintenance Service Course’s Curriculum Task Force

· NRPA CPSI Exam Review Committee Member

· Contributing as an interviewee for the Center for Injury Research and Policy at John Hopkins

· Contributed as a Stakeholder Reviewer for the National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care, Performance Standards: Guidelines for Out-of-Home Child Care Programs

· Certification Board Members and Chair

· Dean of California State Bakersfield, Full Professorships at the University of New Mexico, Utah State, University of South Dakota, California State Universities; Bakersfield, Fresno and Northridge, Director of Parks and Recreation Department

· Winners of national and state awards (NRPA - PIN Department Program Brochure Recognition, NMRPA -  Park/Trail/Bike Paths Design Award, Outstanding Grounds Maintenance Award Winner, Recipient of the Duke Jory Scholarship Outstanding Program Award Winner Youth Basketball, recipient of the Outstanding Young Professional Award, Urban Land Institute 2014 Urban Open Space Award Winner)

· As volunteers worked with youth and adults as baseball, football, soccer and swimming coaches, Head Evaluator of the New Mexico Special Olympics State Games, Regional Chair of the Utah State Games and leaders in the boy scouts and car clubs

· Professional coaches

· Authors of frequent university text books, articles and papers