Young Professionals

young professionals logoThe Florida Recreation and Park Association Young Professional Workgroup is
committed to helping new and future professionals in the parks and recreation
field reach their career goals by offering a variety of networking events and providing
opportunities for continuing education, with a goal of growing future leaders in the
organization and preparing tools for career advancement.

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Workgroup Members
Lyndsey Marsh, Palm Beach Gardens
Peter Bartosik, Seminole
Deja Dowdell, Pensacola Parks and Recreation
Sarah Good, North Port
Amy Jean-Baptist, Sunrise
Kyle Pryce, Charlotte County
Theresa Scully 
Kevin Trapp, Belleair
Brooke Watts, Haines City

Board Representative: Becky Gunter

pods logoThe FRPA Young Professionals Workgroup has identified mentorship as something they would like to prioritize . Creating and cultivating relationships with those further along in their careers help young professionals grow. FRPA PODS are intended to be a way to link these two groups for the outcome of connection, mentorship, fellowship, and guidance. Each POD will be a small group, no more than six people, and will consist of one or two mentors and the rest of the group will be made up of young professionals.

For more information or to be placed on the list to contact next season, please email

Upcoming Events


Wednesday, August 12th @ 9am
Conference First Timers Meet Up

The Young Professionals are hosting a pre-Conference meetup for first-timers! This will be a great way to meet and connect with people before you get onsite at Conference. 


Young Professionals Discussion Board on eConnect

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