mParks Student Focus Area

The mission of the Student Focus Area is to educate, expose and engage students in the field of parks and recreation. Our role is to promote student professional development through education, networking and immersion within the industry.

The Focus Area's role is to:
  • Provide workshops and education
  • Promote professional development among students
  • Provide opportunities for students to get involved in the field
  • Provide the opportunity for the exchange of information regarding current trends, issues, and topics important to students
  • Create and foster professional networking opportunities

Student Focus Area Chair: Jennifer Provenzano, Canton Leisure Services


Focus Area Members:

Lisa Christensen, Independence Twp Parks, Recreation & Seniors
Julee Erskine, Oakland County Parks & Recreation
Billy Keppen, Plymouth Recreation Department
Kelly Hyer, West Bloomfield Parks & Recreation

Tina Nowakowski, mParks Representative
Crystal Smith, DeWitt Area Recreation Authority
Evan Sweet, Canton Leisure Services
Kevin Troshak, Central Michigan University

Upcoming Meetings


mParks Foundation Meeting


mParks Board Meeting