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Abigail Morgan
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Seasoned Recreation Specilaist with more than 26 years of experience in fast-paced City-Wide Governmental Recreation Department.
Excellent Communication and Creative Thinking and Problem Solving skills.
Track record of achieving exceptional results in the ability t make decisions and recommend solutions to technical and administrative problems that will improve the implementation of older adult services, programs and activities. 
 Also posesses skill in developing new methods, approaches and procedures for the most effective management of older adult activities, programs of various size, scope and complexity. Passionated and motivated, with a drive for excellence.

Service-oriented Recreation Specialist with 26 year background in Recreation. Core competencies include Creative Arts, Visual Arts, and Goal -oriented as well as excellent  time management skills. Handles tasks with accuracy and efficiency.

  • Therapy and Counseling Active Listening Speaking English Language Customer and Personal Service Social Perceptiveness Service Orientation Education and Training Coordination Critical Thinking Reading Comprehension Instructing Writing Complex Problem Solving Judgment and Decision Making Time Management Active Learning Negotiation Persuasion Learning Strategies Public Safety and Security Computers and Electronics Communications and Media Fine Arts Troubleshooting Design Programming Equipment Selection Equipment Maintenance Repairing Graphic Design Photography
Recreation Specialist Jul 1988Present District of Columbia Government, Department of Parks and Recreation Washington, DC
  • Enforce rules and regulations of recreational facilities to maintain discipline and ensure safety.
  • Manage the daily operations of recreational facilities.
  • Administer first aid according to prescribed procedures, and notify emergency medical personnel when necessary.
  • Organize, lead, and promote interest in recreational activities such as arts, crafts, sports, games, camping, and hobbies.
  • Greet new arrivals to activities, introducing them to other participants, explaining facility rules, and encouraging participation.
  • Supervise and coordinate the work activities of personnel, such as training staff members and assigning work duties.
  • Confer with management to discuss and resolve participant complaints.
  • Explain principles, techniques, and safety procedures to participants in recreational activities, and demonstrate use of materials and equipment.
  • Complete and maintain time and attendance forms and inventory lists.
  • Evaluate recreation areas, facilities, and services to determine if they are producing desired results.
  • Ascertain and interpret group interests, evaluate equipment and facilities, and adapt activities to meet participant needs.
  • Encourage participants to develop their own activities and leadership skills through group discussions.
  • Meet and collaborate with agency personnel, community organizations, and other professional personnel to plan balanced recreational programs for participants.
  • Serve as liaison between park or recreation administrators and activity instructors.
  • Meet with staff to discuss rules, regulations, and work-related problems.
  • Direct special activities or events such as aquatics, gymnastics, or performing arts.
  • Schedule maintenance and use of facilities.
  • Take residents on community outings.
  • Provide for entertainment and set up related decorations and equipment.
Audio visual Technician Sep 2005 Projection Presentation Technologies Springfield, VA
  • Set up, adjust, and operate audiovisual equipment such as cameras, film and slide projectors, and recording equipment, for meetings, events, classes, seminars and video conferences.
  • Maintain hardware and software, including computers, scanners, color copiers, and color laser printers.
  • Install audiovisual equipment.
  • Direct and coordinate activities of assistants and other personnel during production.
  • Offer presentations and workshops on the role of multimedia in effective presentations.
  • Produce rough and finished graphics and graphic designs.
  • Construct and position properties, sets, lighting equipment, and other equipment.
  • Attend conventions and conferences, read trade journals, and communicate with industry insiders to keep abreast of industry developments.
  • Narrate presentations and productions.
Baccalaureate Certificate/Gerontology : Gerontology Jun 1997 Institute of Gerontology, University of the District of Columbia Washington, DC
BFA/Diploma : Visual Communications Jun 1981 Corcoran School of Art Washington, DC
High School Diploma : General Studies Jun 1965 Orange High School Orange, NJ

Member of WAGECC Fellows Program,
Washington Area Geriatric Education Center Consorium,
George Washington University,
1997 - Present


Certified CPR-First Aid Instructor Trainer
American Red Cross, Northern Viginia Chapter
2000 - Present


Active member of NRPA
National Parks and Recreation Association

Active member of  S.T.A. R. S.
Senior Textile Arts Renaaisance Society
Washington, DC
2007 - Present
Assistant State Coordinator: District of Columbia
National Senior Games Association
2007 - Present

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Previous Companies:

  • District of Columbia Government
  • Department of Parks and Recreation
  • Projection Presentation Technologies

Previous Job Positions:

  • Recreation Specialist
  • Audio visual Technician


  • Institute of Gerontology, University of the District of Columbia
  • Corcoran School of Art
  • Orange High School

Level of Education:

  • Baccalaureate Certificate/Gerontology
  • BFA/Diploma
  • High School Diploma

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