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Tailgate Talks

Aug 31, 2023

Rosie Forgione joins Donald Forgione on the Tailgate as they explore one of their favorite National Parks. Rosie and Donald were childhood sweethearts and have been on many adventures together in the wilds for 44 years. Join them on their adventure as they see a bear, hike a trail and visit historic log cabins. 


Aug 22, 2023

Brent Leisure joins Donald Forgione on the Tailgate to discuss the benefits of Inviting Your Community To Support Your Resource Management. Tips for reaching out and gaining public support for resource management activities is essential for developing lifelong stewards of the resources. Brent Leisure is the retired...


Aug 15, 2023

Tasha Simon joins Donald Forgione on the Tailgate to discuss Grant Writing Tips and Success Stories. Tasha is the Chief of the Natural Areas Section for Alabama State Parks. 

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Aug 8, 2023

Paul McCormack Joins Donald Forgione on the Tailgate to discuss challenges and success stories of increasing diversity with visitors and employees of state parks. Paul is the Director of South Carolina State Parks and has a passion for inclusion. Join them on the Tailgate for this important topic. you can reach Paul at


Aug 1, 2023

Brian Pinson joins Donald Forgione on the Tailgate to discuss the importance of leadership when managing an incident. Brian has work for several agencies and has lead many teams and understands incident management and leadership. he currently in the Preserve Manager at the Disney Wilderness Preserve managed by The...