Jake Amen

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In 2001 I took a job illustrating Slyde the Playground Hound, a mascot dedicated to teaching playground safety. The opportunity to build playgrounds frequently presented itself. This allowed me to build playgrounds in Boise, Idaho, Shelby, Montana, and Star Valley, Wyoming to name a few. I started a freelance graphic design/web design business in 2005, which took me away from the playground niche until I joined the PGP team. I continued developing their playground encyclopedia and created the PGP news and directory pages, then began doing layout for The Playground Magazine! I purchased PGP in October of 2015 and have been working furiously to ensure the legacy of this publication will be preserved while we continue to be the authority on play structures, amenities, and industry trends! We have big plans so follow us on social media or subscribe to our newsletter to stay up to date!