Join us in Welcoming our New Executive Director!

2 Feb

The Recreation Project is excited to welcome our new Executive Director, James Wagenschutz!

James is an educator, teacher and licensed sport performance coach and director. A former field employee at Outward Bound, national anti-doping manager, collegiate soccer coach and academy director with over 15 years’ experience in the non-profit sector, he is well poised to lead TRP’s efforts in Denver, CO.

With an undergraduate degree in Exercise and Sport Science with a concentration in Wellness Program Management and a Masters in Sports Medicine, James brings a unique view and experience in facilitating healing experiences via outdoor adventure and sports.  He has managed a budget in excess of $3M, formed partnerships generating hundreds of thousands in budget revenue or savings, managed the VIK allotment for a FIFA World Cup and spearheaded a brand-new nationally competitive Academy program from the ground up.

As a former TRP board member of two years, he has traveled the country and the world educating others in sport science, sport performance, behavior change and overall health programming.  James currently resides in Colorado with his wife and two young children who all love to play in the outdoors and stare at the stars at night.

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