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Parks & Recreation, the monthly magazine of the National Recreation & Park Association in Ashburn, Virginia. NRPA has 50,000 members and is dedicated to advancing parks, recreation, and environmental conservation efforts that enhance the quality of life for all people.

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Magazine Staff

Gina Mullins-Cohen joined NRPA in March 2013 and serves as vice president of marketing, communications and publications. Mullins-Cohen brings with her more than 17 years of communication and publication management experience. She has launched and managed numerous publications in several diverse industries, as well as owned and directed a media-communications firm. As founder of Eclipse Media Partners LLC, she was able to work with and report on the achievements within park systems in Southern California. Prior to Eclipse Media Partners, Mullins-Cohen held the post of executive vice president of Electronic Retailing Association (ERA), where she oversaw the communications, publishing and education divisions. Her consumer publication, Edible Orange County, was the recipient of the James Beard Foundation Award for Best Publication in 2011. Her work in B2B publishing and communications has been the recipient of four Maggie Awards from the Western Publishing Association. Mullins-Cohen lives in Lansdowne, Virginia.

Dana Storm, senior manager of advertising sales, joined the Parks & Recreation magazine staff in June 2013. Her most recent stints include advertising manager for a weekly newspaper in Fairfax County and director of account services for a local branding firm. Storm currently manages print advertising and digital sales for NRPA’s magazine, website, monthly newsletter, Field Guide and weekly email service. She graduated from Virginia Tech with a B.A. in elementary education and currently resides in Berryville, Virginia.

Samantha Bartram, executive editor, joined the magazine staff in December 2013 following a seven-year stint in the local newspaper industry as a senior writer with Northern Virginia Media Services. Bartram’s work focuses on several areas of the magazine, including writing, editing, design and web. In addition to her work at Parks & Recreation magazine, Bartram works as a freelance writer for She holds a B.A. in musical theater from Wittenberg University and lives in Leesburg, Virginia.

Sonia Myrick, managing editor, joined the magazine staff in June 2015 following an eight-year stint as the senior editor and writer for the National Association of Landscape Professionals. Myrick’s work on the magazine includes editing, writing and managing production. In addition to her work at Parks & Recreation magazine, Myrick is a freelance editor. She holds a B.A. in English from Dartmouth College and lives with her husband, son and daughter in Reston, Virginia.


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