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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Peter Bartosik, Seminole
Brooke Spruell, Haines City
Workgroup Members
Zaira Desiderio-Navarro, Tamarac
Sarah Good, North Port
Sara Pinamonti, Largo
Maren Anderson, Seminole
Christina Carmona, Doral
Breanna Gustafson, Charlotte Co 
Anna May, Port Orange
Ryan Vogel, Lauderhill
Alexis Goings, Port Orange
Drew Jurad, Indian River Co
Eric Banks, Homestead
Katie Prestwood, Daytona Beach
Natalie Swain, Lake Mary
Alejandro Carrandi, Homestead
Jacob Baker, Ocala
Board Representative: Terrell Griffin

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.

Be a Mentor

Upcoming Events

YP Chat: Interviewing!
February 23, 2023 at 10:00am ET

Coming Soon:

  • YP Chat: Transitioning into New Positions
    • April 20 @ 12 pm
  • YP Chat: Professional Development
    • June 22 @ 2pm
  • YP Chat: Networking Do's and Don'ts
    • August 17 @TBD

Young Professionals Discussion Board on eConnect

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