ABOUT US

Playground City is an organization that recognizes that we learn when we play, and our city is a learning playground. We serve as the convening organization for Orlando's connected-learning ecosystem.

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DESIGN DREAM TEAM

Wes Shaffer

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Wes loves cities, education, and bicycles - Playground City lets him smoosh these things together like a fresh s’more. Wes focuses primarily on designing playful curriculum and spaces that invoke curiosity in people. Wes obsesses with ideation, sometimes to a fault, so if you're ever interested in bouncing some ideas around over coffee, hit Wes up!

Kelsey Kerce

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Kelsey is a learner. She loves listening to experts, enthusiasts, and the curious minded. Kelsey's job is to discover what it is that inspires young people to move from "hanging out' to "geeking out;" communicate that back to the curriculum writers; and then tell the story of the process to community partners, stakeholders, and philanthropists. 

Deandre Kemp

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Deandre has a passion for health and empowering communities to thrive. Deandre believes that promoting life long learning is essential for building a healthy community. Deandre loves using human-centered design because it brings people to the forefront of design and acknowledges that every neighborhood has assets on which they can build their ideal community.  

Hanah Murphy

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Wes loves cities, education, and bicycles - Playground City lets him smoosh these things together like a fresh s’more. Wes focuses primarily on designing playful curriculum and spaces that invoke curiosity in people. Wes obsesses with ideation, sometimes to a fault, so if you're ever interested in bouncing some ideas around over coffee, hit Wes up!