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Park Planet Team

Gary Kimbrough
Gary KimbroughSenior Sales Associate - California
Gary is a senior sales associate and has been with Park Planet for 11 years. Gary works closely with large California school districts and larger California park departments to create unique play spaces for children of all abilities. He is well versed in the playground guidelines and brings his enthusiasm for play to each and every project. Gary’s dedication to his sales position shows as he has led all sales at Park Planet for the last six years.
Nate Parker
Nate ParkerSales Associate - Southern California
Nate brings high energy and enthusiasm for play to our industry-leading sales team. His dedication to his projects extends from his background in competitive swimming and Cross-Fit. In his 3 years with Park Planet, he has become well-rounded in California shade projects as well as larger, turn-key playground renovations. Nate works with scores of California construction companies as he has mastered the intricacies of public bid work.
Kyle Knox
Kyle KnoxSales Associate - Northern California
Kyle, started in customer service handling replacement parts for playgrounds. Through that experience, he literally learned the “nuts and bolts” and inner workings of playground components.

Kyle grew up in Southern Oregon, only 1 hour away from the PlayCraft playground factory, which makes him a perfect fit for our playground team.

Kasanna Coulter
Kasanna CoulterSales Associate - Central California
Tim Bates
Tim BatesSales Associate - Southern California
Cameron Cooper
Cameron CooperSales Associate - Kansas and Missouri
Faith Vawter
Faith VawterSales Associate - Kansas and Missouri
Cindy Cooper
Cindy CooperCEO
Cindy is a licensed California attorney and has managed the daily operations of the Company since 2001. Her legal background contributed to building a financially strong Company that has now grown into an industry leading supplier of outdoor recreation equipment. Cindy oversees all operations, including managing the Corporate office in Redding, California. Construction contracts and project management are some of her primary responsibilities to insure successful installations. Cindy is a graduate of Texas A&M University where she earned a full softball scholarship, a National Championship Title and All American honors at third base.
Dena Carter
Dena CarterPresident & Founder
Dena started “North State Playgrounds” in the basement of her house in 2000. As a start-up she was the owner, salesperson, customer service agent and the billing department. The Company grew quickly and later became known as “NSP3” due to an expanding product line and extended geographical reach. Dena’s first sale was a 5-row bleacher unit, and to date, Park Planet has sold more than $70 million in outdoor products into California.

Dena graduated from Oklahoma State University in 1991 where she was a star pitcher for the nationally ranked Cowgirl’s softball team.

Park Planet Team

Gary Kimbrough
Gary KimbroughSenior Sales Associate
Gary is a senior sales associate and has been with Park Planet for 11 years. Gary works closely with large school districts and larger park departments to create unique play spaces for children of all abilities. He is well versed in the playground guidelines and brings his enthusiasm for play to each and every project. Gary’s dedication to his sales position shows as he has led all sales at Park Planet for the last six years.
Spencer Lane
Spencer LaneShade Structure Expert
Spencer Lane has been with Park Planet for 5 years and has developed into our resident shade structure expert. He handles a majority of our California DSA School projects throughout the State. Spencer has experience with the complexities of shade projects that require engineering, permits and special inspections. He served a four year tour overseas in the Navy and brought his attention to detail and regimented work ethic to our Park Planet team.
Nate Parker
Nate ParkerSales Associate
Nate brings high energy and enthusiasm for play to our industry leading sales team. His dedication to his projects extends from his background in competitive swimming and Cross Fit. In his 3 years with Park Planet, he has become well-rounded in shade projects as well as larger, turn-key playground renovations. Nate works with scores of California construction companies as he has mastered the intricacies of public bid work.
Kyle Knox
Kyle KnoxSales Associate
Kyle, our newest sales associate, started in customer service handling replacement parts for playgrounds. Through that experience, he literally learned the “nuts and bolts” and inner workings of playground components.

Kyle grew up in Southern Oregon, only 1 hour away from the PlayCraft playground factory, which makes him a perfect fit for our playground team.

Kyle has teamed up with senior associate, Gary Kimbrough to help meet customer needs in a large territory in California.

Cindy Cooper
Cindy CooperCEO
Cindy is a licensed California attorney and has managed the daily operations of the Company since 2001. Her legal background contributed to building a financially strong Company that has now grown into an industry leading supplier of outdoor recreation equipment. Cindy oversees all operations, including managing the Corporate office in Redding, California. Construction contracts and project management are some of her primary responsibilities to insure successful installations. Cindy is a graduate of Texas A&M University where she earned a full softball scholarship, a National Championship Title and All American honors at third base.
Dena Carter
Dena CarterPresident & Founder
Dena started “North State Playgrounds” in the basement of her house in 2000. As a start-up she was the owner, salesperson, customer service agent and the billing department. The Company grew quickly and later became known as “NSP3” due to an expanding product line and extended geographical reach. Dena’s first sale was a 5-row bleacher unit, and to date, Park Planet has sold more than $70 million in outdoor products into California.

Dena graduated from Oklahoma State University in 1991 where she was a star pitcher for the nationally ranked Cowgirl’s softball team.

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