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Eric Sheffer

Eric Sheffer is a professional engineer with an Engineering Bachelor of Science Degree from Michigan Technological University and an Engineering Master of Science Degree from …

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Tony Shadwick

Tony Shadwick began his career in the playground and recreation industry 26 years ago after serving in the Marine Corps. Tony is originally from Pickerington, …

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Joe Kurtz

Joe is an entrepreneur and musician at heart. He has enjoyed working as a landscaper for several years and also running his own business. Prior …

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Alex Huizen

Alex is a graduate of Michigan State University, where he received his Bachelor of Landscape Architecture and Master of Environmental Design degrees. Alex is originally …

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Mike McGilbra

Born and raised in the Cleveland area, Mike brings real passion for community development to his role as a Recreation Consultant with Penchura. Mike started …

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David Miller

Dave is new to the Landscaping/Recreation world. Prior to him starting with Penchura in 2020 he worked as a regional manager with a national company …

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Tim Sheffer

Tim Sheffer has been involved in the recreation industry since 1992,  working as an installer of recreational equipment from multiple manufactures .  Over the past …

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Carl Pietila

Rec Consultant

Carl Pietila attended Michigan Technological University and received a degree in Business Management. Carl originally worked in the recreation industry selling and installing swimming pools. …

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Doug Smith

Doug Smith grew up in Michigan State Parks system – the son of a Fayette State Park employee and former Recreation Director himself, and according …

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Lance Shipman

Lance Shipman has over 30 years of professional experience in both the public and private sectors as a Landscape Architect. Mr. Shipman has been involved …

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Jennifer Smith

Jennifer Smith, play enthusiast, has a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Interior Design from Kendall College of Art and Design and is also a …

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Jennifer VanDokkumburg

Jennifer VanDokkumburg holds a BS in Marketing from Grand Valley State University. She previously worked in the sustainable industry and is familiar with the design …

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Leslie Stempek

Leslie Stempek joined the Penchura team in March of 2009. She has been in the accounting field for over 40 years. Leslie and her husband …

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Stephanie Hall

Stephanie Hall graduated from Western Michigan University in 1997 with a teaching degree and worked as a permanent substitute for Head Start in southwest Michigan. …

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  • Testimonials

    Best meeting all year, hands down – you inspired me to make our park meetings much better just by infusing enthusiasm!

    Look forward to working with you in the future – hopefully we will be making some really cool improvements here at Great Parks.

    Thanks, Carolyn P.

    Great Parks of Hamilton County