Parks and Rec Lunch and Learn Series:
Jumping into Esports


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In this recorded webinar, guest speaker Kendra Beaver, Generation Esports Tournament Manager, shares information about online, hosted, and third-party-led Esports events, along with her personal stories of recreation management experience while she was a parks and recreation professional.

Kendra advocates for Esports for many reasons, one of which is their inclusive and equitable nature. She also shares information about the Parks & Recreation Esports League (PREL) and how you can leverage its popularity while engaging citizens in competitive Esports events and activities.


About Our Guest Kendra Beaver, Tournament Manager, Generation Esports

Kendra_BeaverKendra Beaver graduated from Hannibal-LaGrange University with a bachelor’s degree in recreation management. As the recreation coordinator for Excelsior Springs Parks and Recreation, Beaver has formed one of the nation’s leading P&R esports programs. In addition to serving dozens of participants each week in the City, what she is doing to educate, inform, and promote this new recreation pursuit nationwide will profoundly impact the field. Beaver has presented at several national and state conferences, including those hosted by the Missouri, Alabama, Illinois, and Wisconsin park and recreation associations. She is an advocate and speaker for NRPA’s YPN, and her credentials include- CYSA Certified, NPRA’s 30 under 30, and former NRPA YPN’s Esports Committee chair.

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Your Host: Brian Stapleton

As the product manager and subject matter expert for CivicRec, Brian is primarily responsible for ensuring our parks and recreation clients are fully leveraging all the flexible features and modern functionality offered by our local government recreation management software. Brian stays immersed in the trends and technologies impacting parks and recreation departments so that he can serve as a critical link between the CivicRec product development and service delivery teams to ensure our product continues to evolve as the needs of local government evolve. Brian earned a Master of Business Administration degree in Management from Western International University.