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Terry H. Putman, RLA, ASLA

Sales Representative for southern Colorado & West Texas

Terry Putman has over 36 years of experience in the park and recreation field. Mr. Putman has experience as a Project Landscape Architect in the private sector. As Planning and Development Manager for the City of Colorado Springs for 15 years, Mr. Putman was key in the planning, design and construction of over forty neighborhood parks, community parks and regional parks.

For the past seven years, Mr. Putman has been associated with Woods Site and Playscapes. During this time, he has designed and overseen the installation of over 48 playgrounds in Southern Colorado. Many of these playgrounds were custom designed structures that were either designed for ADA accessibility or a specific theme.

Mr. Putman holds a Bachelor of Science in Landscape Design and Park Administration and a Master of Science in Park Administration from Texas Tech University. He is also a graduate of the NRPA Planning and Maintenance School.

Mr. Putman is a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects, Colorado Parks and Recreation Society and the National Recreation and Parks Association and he is a Registered Landscape Architect in Colorado.

Ron Benson

Sales Representative for Northern Colorado, Metro Denver & Wyoming

Ron Benson's professional career consisted of 40 years (1968-2008) in the Parks and Recreation field in Colorado. Ron was employed by Denver Central YMCA, South Suburban Parks and Recreation District, City of Boulder, Jefferson County Open Space, and Douglas County Parks, Trails and Open Space.

Ron spent the final 19 years of his career leading Douglas County Parks, Trails, and Open Space, where he served as Director. Ron is a past President of Colorado Parks and Recreation Association(CPRA), past president of the National Association of County Parks & Recreation Officials(NACPRO), and the former Governor of the Colorado/ Wyoming Chapter of Optimists Clubs. Most recently Ron was honored with a lifetime, career achievement award by the CPRA at their 2011 annual conference in Grand Junction, Colorado.

Ron holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Parks and Recreation from Colorado State College and a Master of Arts degree in Public Administration from the University of Northern Colorado.

Ron has been employed as a sales representative for Woods Site & Playscapes since October 2008.

Mark Lang

President of Woods Site and PlayScapes, Covers Metro Denver, I-70 Corridor & New Mexico

Mark Lang joins Woods Site & Playscapes with more than 20 years of progressively responsible experience in sales and sales management. Mark has led these sales organizations through start-up, survival, turn-around, and growth phases. Prior to joining Woods Site & Playscapes, Mark spent the past 10 years as the owner, and president of Summit Fasteners & Construction Supply, Inc., overseeing both the maintenance shop supplies division, as well as, the construction supplies division. In Mark's new position he is responsible for the overall direction and growth strategy for Woods Site & Playscapes, a regional manufacturer representative of high quality site furnishings, park furnishings, and playground equipment.

Mark holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in English Literature and Philosophy from the University of Iowa.

Wyatt Lang

Special Consultant in Charge of FUN.

This is Wyatt. He is 6, and he knows his playgrounds! When Wyatt is not in school, he enjoys helping out by “testing” all of the playground equipment that has been installed. His favorites right now are Dinosaur Digs (He wants to be a paleontologist.) and embankment slides. The walls of our office are also covered with Wyatt’s own original playground designs... who knows, maybe someday one of these designs will become reality.