Continuing Education Trainers

Meet the Trainers

Experts and Expertise

PlayCore’s Center for Professional Development certifies trainers who assist communities advance the quality of play and recreation for people of all ages and abilities. They do this by sharing research, best practices and educational programs developed in partnership with credentialed third-party experts in the field of play and outdoor recreation, as well as childhood development, adult physical fitness and landscape architecture. Each of our trainers has extensive experience and expertise in play and outdoor recreation and are passionate advocates for building communities through play.

Meet the Trainers

Josh Hartley, Regional Sales Manager

Josh is a Certified Trainer with PlayCore's Center for Professional Development. WIth more than 30 years experience in sales and marketing, Josh leverages his skills as a gifted storyteller to share research-based strategies and best practices in an inspiring and informative fashion to help communities create opportunities for people of all ages and abilities lead fuller lives through play and recreation. Josh recently completed an intensive Inclusive Play Workshop and is an Inclusive Play Champion.  

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David Hill, Regional Sales Manager

David has more than two decades of experience designing play and recreation environments for communities throughout North America. He is also a Certified Executive Trainer with PlayCore's Center for Professional Development and is passionate about assisting communities with advancing play and recreation through research-based design and best practices. David recently completed an intensive inclusive play workshop that focused on ADA accessibility guidelines and inclusive play fundamentals.

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Tom Norquist, Sr. Vice President of Corporate Innovation

Tom has been a part of PlayCore since 1993. There is no more passionate an advocate for play and recreation. Tom has been instrumental in some of the most innovative advancements in playground safety and play activities in the last 20 years and serves on many boards and alongside world-renown play scientists and experts. As a Certified Master Trainer with PlayCore's Center for Professional Development, Tom works with communities to advance the mission of enriching childhood and building communities through research-based design and best practices that create outdoor recreation spaces for all people.

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