Parked, a non-profit educational blog, was created in 2016 to broaden the discussion of disc golf, generate insight on the sport through scientific research, celebrate disc golf photography, and help grow the sport.
Josh is an associate professor of sociology at West Virginia University who plays disc golf and writes about it. He lives in Morgantown, West Virginia with his wife and daughter. He’s a member of the Professional Disc Golf Association’s Ratings and Statistics Committee, and writes occasionally for Ultiworld Disc Golf. Josh has two goals for Parked. He wants to convince the disc golf community that social scientific research can benefit the sport, and convince the academic community that disc golf is worth studying.
Jesse is the News Director at West Virginia Public Broadcasting and loves playing disc golf. He lives in the Cheat Lake area of Morgantown, along with his wife and three sons. Jesse is the key contributor of photographs for Parked, and a consultant on stories. His work has also appeared in DiscGolfer Magazine and Full Metal Basket. Jesse has a great passion for West Virginia, and is a tireless supporter of the local disc golf scene. Check out more of his photography at West Virginia Disc Golf.
Among her numerous accomplishments in disc golf, Valarie Jenkins is a four-time Professional World Champion. She is the founder of Disc Golf 4 Women, and serves as the Chairperson of the PDGA Women’s Committee. Check out her personal website for great disc golf tips.
Hall of Famer Jim Palmeri (PDGA #23) has been a promoter of disc golf since the early 1970s. He has organized numerous competitive events, including the 1974 American Flying Disc Open and the 1984 PDGA World Championships. He is the coauthor, with Phil Kennedy, of A Chain of Events — The Origin & Evolution of Disc Golf.
Adam Snavely is the founder of Discs Against Heroin. He works as a physician in New Hampshire with prior recognition for compassion and community service.
Parked is underwritten in part by a grant from the Professional Disc Golf Association.