We are 110%. A parks and recreation consulting firm of former practitioners who advocate for inspiring ethical decision making, strengthening leadership competencies, and ensuring the financial sustainability of parks & recreation.
MEET THE TEAM
Jamie founded 110% in 2010 with the intention of helping park and recreation organizations be more responsible, strategic and bold amid dynamic social, environmental and economic change.
In Jamie’s glory days, she played college softball and later coached at the University of Illinois. After her stint in college athletics, she worked for notable public agencies including the Champaign Park District (IL), the Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department (IN), and the Boulder Parks and Recreation Department (CO).
She has been an adjunct faculty member at many universities, an Instructional Assistant Professor at Illinois State University, and continues to contribute to higher education as an affiliate faculty member at Indiana University.
Past experiences in athletics, as a public parks and recreation professional, and as a college instructor have fed Jamie’s passion to help others enhance their own talents and improve performance. Her current work as a consultant, and as an organizational coach and advisor focuses on enhancing adaptive leadership capabilities and organizational effectiveness, and on leading master planning, strategic planning, and cost recovery efforts for organizations across North America.
Jamie has taught and facilitated hundreds of professional development and training programs in the US, Canada, and Europe. She has testified in front of the United States Congress on the importance of public parks and recreation and believes those in the service sectors should be fueled by “anger and love” in order to do the tough but necessary work. She is an active member of the National Recreation and Park Association having served in a variety of leadership capacities over the years. She is a past President of the American Park and Recreation Society and in 2008 was inducted as a Fellow into the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration.
For more than 20 years, Farrell has embraced her passion for serving others in local government. From a front-line camp staff member to the highest attainable position as City Manager, Farrell has embraced her passion for serving others in local government.
Also, saying ‘yes’ to any challenge has helped her master facilitating successful organizational change, strategic/modern operational processes, and fruitful collaborative efforts.
Her desire to improve herself and the organizations she works with is met with a positive forward-focused lens and demonstrated by the numerous invitational-only symposiums in which she has both attended and facilitated. A relationship builder, lifelong learner, and a progressive change agent for the benefit of the parks and recreation profession articulate the core of her professional values.
The ability to impact, influence, and inspire other local government professionals and executive leaders continues to serve as her professional North Star. As a certified leadership coach, keynote presenter, and results-based development consultant, she continues to inspire and impact teams across the US and Canada.
Farrell is a certified facilitator for LEGO© SERIOUS PLAY, Group Coaching Essentials, and as a Professional Co-Active Coach. This unique combination of self-initiated training enables her to help groups propel beyond what they realized was possible.
You can often find Farrell and her family intentionally taking the “road less traveled” as they discover their next adventure!
With a tip-of-the-cap for his love for baseball, Matt is our team’s “Utility Player” and does a little bit of everything due to his wide range of experiences and skill set. He has municipal, non-profit, and private sector experience in marketing, operations, programming, budgeting, digital design, project management, and general administration. Matt has an eye for detail, mind for inquisition, and a big heart for community and servant leadership.
Matt’s passion for public parks & recreation started during his early college years at the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse where he found such a strong connection and purpose while he worked at local parks & recreation departments that he pivoted majors to pursue the field as a career. From there, he accumulated multiple years of progressive experience with the Town of Erie’s Parks & Recreation Department (CO) before pursuing opportunities with non-profit and private sector companies that resulted in growth and development to his professional toolbox.
He joined 110% in the fall of 2021 and serves as the team’s Operations Manager & Project Consultant. Matt handles much of the company’s behind-the-scenes logistical duties and works directly with Jamie and Farrell as he supports the company's Financial Sustainability and Planning Initiatives projects.
Outside of work, he enjoys life with his wife and two dogs in Stillwater, MN by exploring the outdoors, spending time with friends and family, tackling home improvement projects, and cheering on their favorite sports teams.
Alexis is a seasoned parks and recreation professional with 15 years of experience, demonstrating a high level of business acumen and a passion for high-quality parks and recreation management. She is driven by a strong sense of purpose to make a positive impact on the parks and recreation industry.
Alexis started as a scorekeeper, progressed into programming and supervision, and most recently served as the Business Services Division Manager for the Town of Erie Parks & Recreation Department before joining 110%.
Utilizing her skills in data analysis, finance and budgeting, critical thinking, and problem-solving, Alexis leverages her expertise to produce meaningful results. Alexis's thorough understanding of parks and recreation operations, coupled with her love for processing and interpreting data, allows her to help others "put it all together" to make well-informed and strategic decisions. the areas of finance and budgeting, administrative project management, data and reporting, strategic planning, process improvement, and interdepartmental relations.
True to her rec rat roots, she spends her free time mountain and road biking, golfing, playing hockey, glamping, and spending time with her family and dogs.