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Tailgate Talks

May 31, 2023

Barbara Goodman Joins Donald Forgione on the Tailgate to discuss strategies for successful partnerships. Barbara is retired from the National Park Service and has lead many successful partnerships. Barbara and Donald met in a partnership over 20 years ago and they both our currently working to develop another one. Many...


May 23, 2023

Neil Clineman joins Donald Forgione on the Tailgate to discuss the Art of Mentoring. Neil works for Texas A&M as a Fire Program Manager supporting the Department of Defense Wildland Fire Program. Donald has been a mentor to Neil for over 30 years and they talk about their relationship and what they both have learned as...


May 16, 2023

Warren Poplin joins Donald again on the Tailgate to share 10 Interview Techniques That Work. These two have successfully built high performing teams using these skills. Come sit on the Tailgate to discuss topics that are important to you. 


May 9, 2023

Joni Ellis shares her passion for the conservancy of migratory birds. She is the founder and Executive Director of Optics For The Tropics. This non-profit organization provides binoculars and supplies to Caribbean, Central, and South American biologists, researchers, teachers, and students studying birds....


May 4, 2023

Supervisors, Managers, and Leaders will want to listen to this episode. Donald Forgione  is in his 40th Year of experience of park management. Thirty-five of them, he has been interviewing potential employees from entry level to directors. He shares his 10 interview techniques that have produced outstanding teams. Come...