Founder & Executive Director

Chelsea Barley, MBA, CTRS is originally from Alabama, but currently resides in Tampa, Florida. Chelsea is an experienced Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) within  long term care, behavioral health, developmental disabilities, and memory care. Chelsea’s has a B.S. in Leisure Studies with a concentration in therapeutic Recreation from the University of South Alabama, 2015. She earned a MBA in Healthcare Administration from South University, 2018.

Chelsea started Rec and Chill in 2019, at a time when she needed  motivation and a reminder of why she chose recreational therapy as a profession! This platform has helped her grow and connect with many people in the field and it inspires others to be proud of what they do and where they work! During the pandemic, and after being fired from her job, she decided to shift the apparel shop  into a nonprofit organization with the concept of giving everything back into the recreation community; through scholarship, accessibility, and advocacy projects.

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