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Chris Nunes

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2.15 Embracing Young Professionals with Chris Nunes

Let's Talk Parks Podcast: Stories of Purpose-Driven Parks and Recreation Professionals

Hello everyone and welcome back! Thanks for joining us today for an episode about embracing young professionals.In this episode, Chris Nunes talks with Anthony about how to break down barriers between new and older professionals and some of the obstacles that are often faced when doing so. The conversation also covers the many benefits of intergenerational workplaces - and the various outcomes of each stage in your career.Chris Nunes, CPRE, (connect on LinkedIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chris-nunes-cpre-115a102) is the Director of Parks and Recreation for The Woodlands Township, in The Woodlands, Texas. In that position, he oversees the management of 100 full-time and 450 part-time staff divided into nine divisions (Park Operations, Planning, Recreation, Aquatics, Development, Town Center, Streetscapes, Environmental Services and Resident Care Center) a $36.3 million operational and a $6 million capital improvement budget. He is accountable for the maintenance of 148 parks, 15 swimming pools and aquatic facilities, 220 miles of pathways, 220 miles of streetscapes, 1400+ cul de sac’s and 500 acres of lakes and ponds.Prior to The Woodlands, he was the Director of Community Services for the City of Fort Morgan, Colorado, an Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator for the Recreation Management Program at Ashland University and Director of Parks and Recreation in Fort Kent, Maine. Chris holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation Management and a Master’s Degree in Sports Management from Springfield College in Massachusetts and a Doctorate in Parks and Recreation Administration from the University of New Mexico . In 2011 became one of the first 50 Certified Park and Recreation Executives (CPRE) and in 2012, Chris was elected as a fellow of the American Academy of Parks and Recreation Administrators. In 2015 he received the National Distinguished Professional Award from NRPA and in 2016 he was elected President of the American Academy of Parks and Recreation Administrators. In 2019, through his leadership, The Woodlands Township was recognized by NRPA as a Gold Medal Grand Plaque Winner.

44mins

3 Sep 2020

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Chris Nunes - Offroad racer making the transition to Road Course

The Dirt Life

To see kids having goals and a plan Is one of the best!  Know Ing that they can see their future and having support from their family Is so refreshing!  Chris Nunes (@chris2nunes) has done very well racing both 2 wheels In motocross and 4 wheels In Offroad, and now he has lofty goals to race road course and reach the level of Formula E.  We cant wait to see Chris do well and follow his dreams!  We know his drive will produce success!Support the show (http://www.thedirtlifeshow.com)

2hr 3mins

18 Feb 2020

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1411: Linda Nunes is the Crew Chief for Chris Nunes, her teenage

Cars Yeah with Mark Greene

Linda Nunes is the Crew Chief for Chris Nunes, her teenage son’s off-road racing Team. Regular Cars Yeah listeners will remember Chris Nune’s show earlier this year. Chris races Pro Buggy in the Lucas Oil Off-Road Nationals and most know him as the California Kid. Linda is in charge of marketing, PR, Spotting, Hot Pits, Travel, and she is the team’s Strategist responsible for developing and building the most competitive car at the lowest possible price. Linda has also raced a dirt bike and won first place at Barona Oaks, their local track and she raced a UTV at Lucas Oil Off-Road. Linda won first place two years in a row in their powder puff event. Her past includes regionally competitive figure skating, a National Water Ski Championship, and a world-record Barefoot Jumping competition and she waterskied professionally at Sea World. 

36mins

29 Oct 2019

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The Wonder of Knowing Him | Chris Nunes

WVCOC Audio

WVCOC's 2019 Youth Forum - Wonder This lesson explores the wonder of knowing God.

13mins

12 Oct 2019

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Sanballat | Chris Nunes

WVCOC Audio

Lesson on the life of Sanballat in the book of Nehemiah.This lesson is present by Chris Nunes of the Empire Church in Empire, CA. For more content, please visit our website: wvcoc.org and our Facebook and Instagram pages @wvcoc

48mins

15 Aug 2019

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1329: Chris Nunes is known as the ‘California Kid’.

Cars Yeah with Mark Greene

Chris Nunes is known as the ‘California Kid’. He is a 17 year old senior at Steel Canyon High School in San Diego, California. His scholastic interests include engineering when he’s not racing, and he hopes to one day design the world’s fastest Electric Formula E race car. Chris has raced competitively since he was 4 years old and has won numerous national and regional motocross titles and in 2014, he started racing off-road modified karts. He is the only youth racer to win championship titles in both Motocross and Off-Road Racing Trucks. In 2018 he turned pro, racing a Pro Buggy in Lucas Oil's Off-Road Short Course and this season, he won the Race Series opener on the CBS Sports Network. In his spare time, he trains younger off-road racers and he trains the all-girl Athena Racing Team, run by past Cars Yeah guest, Loxley Brown.

36mins

5 Jul 2019

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1.14 Staying Relevant: What does it take? w/ Chris Nunes

Let's Talk Parks Podcast: Stories of Purpose-Driven Parks and Recreation Professionals

Staying Relevant in Parks and Recreation is no easy task.  Technology is moving at a rapid pace.  Trends seem to change daily.  What, then, does it mean for agencies to stay relevant? How do we decide when to compete, collaborate, or step back?  In this episode, I talk to Chris Nunes from the Woodlands Township to hear his perspective on what it means to stay relevant in today's world!   Chris Nunes, CPRE is the Director of Parks and Recreation for The Woodlands Township, in The Woodlands, Texas.  In that position, a $22 million operational budget,  a $4-5 million yearly capital improvement program, and is accountable for the management of 140 parks, 15 swimming pools and aquatic facilities, 220 miles of pathways, and 200 miles of the streetscape. He speaks around the country (over 300+ times) on topics including: business plans, contracting, creative programming, marketing, external funding, communication, leadership and succession planning.  In 2012, Chris was elected as a fellow of the American Academy of Parks and Recreation Administrators and in 2015 he received the National Distinguished Professional Award from NRPA, and in 2016-2017 he is the President of the American Academy of Parks and Recreation Administrators.    If you enjoyed this episode and are looking for more information on the topic or would like to learn how you can become a contributor or guest visit us at www.letstalkparks.com.In addition please be sure to follow us on Instagram @Lets_talk_parks for more great content from purpose-driven Parks and Recreation Professionals like yourself.

27mins

5 Mar 2019

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Chris Nunes - Private Chat EP. 23

Private Chat

Chris Nunes joins me this week to discuss Justice League, Infinity War, Netflix's Punisher, and our potential game of the year! Follow us on Twitter! Chris - @twowolvzz Andrew - @PapaDrewBear This podcast is powered by Pinecast.

58mins

29 Nov 2017