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RecReflect with Jordan and Will
35 minutes | Jun 22, 2022
Culturally Inclusive Events with Jennifer Russell
City of Frisco Special Event Supervisor Jennifer Russell joins Jordan and Will to discuss how the Frisco Parks and Recreation Department is creating culturally inclusive community events in a fast-growing community with diverse demographics and interests.
24 minutes | Apr 25, 2022
Play Day with Texas Representative John Bucy
Jordan, Will and friend of the show, Jeff Achee, chat with Texas Representative for the 136 district, John Bucy. John shares tips on how to get involved and be proactive with your local representative. Make sure you come out to the Play Day at the Capitol (April 28, 2022).
18 minutes | Feb 7, 2022
Will & Jordan are old with Luis Ibarra
Luis Ibarra, City of Duncanville, and the guys chop it up at the North Region Conference to talk about a hot button issue, leadership of the future. Luis shares the young recreation professional perspective while explaining how recreation captured his heart. You wont want to miss hearing Luis, future leader/rockstar in TRAPS.
33 minutes | Jan 31, 2022
Building the Future with Mick Massey & Kevin Armstrong
The guys sit down with Mick & Kevin and chat about something that impacts all recreation professionals, facility design. Mick & Kevin describe the entire process from the funding to 20 years out. Come listen to some great advice to get started on your facility.
23 minutes | Jan 24, 2022
Reply All with Jen Robinson & Kate Meachum
Jordan and Will sit down with Jen & Kate, City of Allen, and talk all things communication. Whether it is workflow, leadership or avoiding the dread "reply all," Jen & Kate share some great philosophies to help you communicate better.
33 minutes | Jan 21, 2022
Back the way you came with Ryan McMillian
The guys sit down with an old camp friend turned educator and reflect on how working in recreation helped give them skills to do their jobs now. Make sure to listen to Will’s new segment and hear Jordan stumble through questions like you would see on the CPRP exam.
42 minutes | Aug 23, 2021
Season 1 finale "Trappy Hour" It is the last one for season one and the boys are back with an episode that is too conceptual to be funny, not funny enough to be immersive. Jordan interviews Daniel, the producer, and Will and Jordan listen and give feedback. They talk about everything from dealing with difficult coworkers to managing expectations. See you next season!
57 minutes | Jul 26, 2021
Will & JD Season 1 Recap
Rec Besties Jordan and Will get the chance to talk together about their love and passion for recreation. They talked about camping, their best local spots and what everyone can learn if they think about recreation as vital to the human experience. They don't articulate it that well but we love them anyways.
53 minutes | Jul 12, 2021
What Can't She Do?
No. 1 fan, Jessica Burke, finally joins Will and Jordan on the podcast. If you don't know Jessica, you have not been paying attention to TRAPS. They talk TRAPS, education and end the chat talking about the next institute.
41 minutes | Jun 28, 2021
Hart of Hearts
Erin Hart- Grand Prairie, Assistant Director of Parks, Art & Recreation The youngest TRAPS president, Erin Hart, joins the guys and talks about her lifelong love of recreation and her vision for the organization. Fun, engaging but more importantly, incredibly sincere, Erin explains how recreation is important for all of us. If her leadership style could be summarized its “bring them to the table.”
38 minutes | May 26, 2021
Proud new father and TRAPS Legislative Task Force Chair, Jeff Achee, joins the guys for a special episode on the importance of everyone in recreation paying attention to legislation. He shares insights on Prop 5 and how we can get involved with TRAPS “Walk the Halls” in Austin. He shares tips on how to get involved and how we can get others to advocate for recreation.
48 minutes | May 24, 2021
Heart of a Camp Director
The guys welcome Lauren Reichstein, Camp Director for the Girls Scouts of Middle Tennessee. They talk camp life, how COVID changed programming and all things recreation.
33 minutes | May 3, 2021
Rebel Yell Twilley
Jordan and Will sit down with Dr. Danny Twilley, Assistant Dean of the Brad and Alys Smith Outdoor Economic Development Collaborative (OEDC). Dr. Twilley talks recreation and leadership in this new episode. He suggests that we should all follow our passions and figuring out each of our purposes. Listeners also get great advice of how to learn from mistakes and failures.
38 minutes | Apr 26, 2021
Have You Played Today?
Dr. Stuart Brown (the power of play genius) and Tom Norquist (PlayCore innovator) sit down with Jordan and Will to discuss the essence and the power of play. Dr. Brown and Tom talk about how injected play into the workplace can only serve to make your organization, culture and morale better. They end up talking about games and even play one on the episode.
35 minutes | Apr 19, 2021
Dr. Shannon Coates Moved the Cheese
Jordan and Will chat with Dr. Shannon Coates, the Director of Frisco PARD. Dr. Coates shares her journey that guided her from Florida to Play Frisco. She also gives the guys some great advice learning to say yes to the right opportunities at the right time.
42 minutes | Apr 5, 2021
Whataburger Possums with Ann Beck
Ann Beck, Marketing and Communications Manager at Mansfield. Ann gives the guys some great advice for communicating well as a leader. The chat ends with Ann’s awesome philosophy of “Be Authentic to everyone, everywhere.”
26 minutes | Mar 29, 2021
Jordan talks to a Mariella Fernandez, PhD, Assistant Professor of Recreation at Clemson. They reminisce on their grad school days in College Station and transition into talking about Dr. Fernandez's research, park disparities and lack of access for minority populations. She also give practical advice of how to combat this at the local level.
38 minutes | Jan 25, 2021
Giddy Up & Watch where you step.
Malone Ranger, Radio DJ for 95.9 The Ranch, joins Jordan and Will in this episode. We find out that Will has a great voice and Malone teaches the guys that what matters is being authentic, never fake. Malone gives some pointers on getting people to listen and the guys make a ton of mistakes (bless their hearts).
43 minutes | Jan 11, 2021
A 10! I give it a 10!
Annie Frisoli, CEO of Creating Community, LLC talks about her leadership style and what got her into recreation. The guys get off track, again, and Annie reminds us of the need to be intentional in how we build community.
40 minutes | Jan 4, 2021
Jordan made a whoopsy in scheduling and made the guys 24 hours early to a meeting. They get off track, really of track but end up tieing it all back to what drives this podcast, their love of recreation.
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