Instructors

PlayCore’s credentialed instructors, scholars, and practitioners are not only experts in their fields, they are skilled at delivering valuable adult learning experiences. Tailoring to the needs of the audience, they engage participants, lead interactive activities, and arm learners with resources and knowledge relevant to their work.

Deeply passionate about building communities through play and recreation, our qualified instructors are committed to delivering quality continuing education at conferences, lunch and learns, symposiums, and virtual events each year.

Meet the Team!

Russ Carson

Russ Carson, PhD

PhD in Health & Kinesiology, Purdue University

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Lisa Moore, MS

Master's Degree & Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology

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Tom Norquist 2

Tom Norquist

BS in Finance, Law, Marketing, Special Interest in Play Science and Accessibility Standards

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Ines Palacios

Inés Palacios, PhD

PhD in Parks, Recreation & Tourism

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Anne-Marie Spencer

BA Marketing, Special Interest in Fitness and Physical Activity

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Jennie Sumrell, MEd

Master's Degree in Special Education with a Concentration in Early Childhood

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Our Scholar and Guest Speakers

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Jodie Adams

Specialty: School-Park Partnerships

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Bill Botten

Specialty: ADA Compliance

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Dr  Stuart Brown

Stuart Brown, MD

Specialty: Play and Brain Development

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Charlene Burgeson

Charlene Burgeson

Specialty: Youth Physical Activity Partnerships

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Christensen Keith

Keith Christensen, PhD

Specialty: Inclusive Play

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Richard Cooke

Richard Cooke, Grammy Award Winner

Specialty: Outdoor Music Parks

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Nilda Cosco

Nilda Cosco, PhD

Specialty: Childhood Development and Nature Play

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Harrison Forbes

Specialty: Dog Parks

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Teri Hendy

Specialty: Playground Safety, Maintenance and Inspection

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Aaron Hipp, PhD

Specialty: Physical Activity

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Robin Moore

Robin Moore

Specialty: Nature Play

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Amanda Orourke

Amanda O'Rourke

Specialty: Bicycling Infrastructures

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Jim Sallis, PhD

Specialty: Physical Activity

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Jennifer Skuski

Specialty: Surfacing Safety

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Dr Michael Suk

Michael Suk, MD, JD, MPH, FACS

Specialty: Health & Wellness

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Collin Webster, PhD

Specialty: Youth Physical Activity

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