Dr. Kwame M. Brown has spent his career not only working to understand the processes behind movement development, but also to improve infrastructure and programming in the service of development and autonomy for both kids and adolescents. He trained as a developmental neuroscientist (Ph.D., Georgetown University) and worked in spinal cord injury research for 7 years. He left biomedical and clinical research to apply his knowledge of neural development to the creation of innovative methods that promote Active Play, spawning The FUNction Method. (www.drkwamebrown.com) Dr. Brown worked extensively in both management and consulting in the field of recreational programming/operations before coming back to his undergraduate alma mater (Hampton University) as a Psychology Professor. He has traveled throughout North American conducting interactive seminars and consulting with diverse entities.