Meet The

Recreational Therapists

We are a team of highly educated and trained professionals with a passion for the therapeutic recreation field. Get to know us!

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Owners of New Leaf Recreation

Kayci Irmscher, MA, CTRS

Kayci graduated with a Bachelors in Therapeutic Recreation at the University of Toledo in 2015, and soon after passed the CTRS exam. Kayci then chose to further her education and received her Masters in Recreation Administration in 2016 from the University of Toledo. After beginning to work on the Indiana Medicaid Waiver in 2016, Kayci extended her professional life by becoming an Adjunct Professor at Indiana Tech in Fort Wayne. In her free time, Kayci enjoys spending time with her husband, Adam, and her black labs, Kolby and Piper.​

Lori Schweyer, CTRS

Lori graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Therapeutic Recreation from Indiana Tech in 2006. Soon after graduation, Lori passed the CTRS exam and began working on the Indiana Medicaid Waiver in 2008. She has experience both as a therapist and director of a recreational therapy program. Lori has been involved in the waiver for 10+ years and has the pleasure of serving most of her client caseload for the majority of that time. In her free time, Lori enjoys hanging out with friends, family, and her two silly and awesome kids, Ellie and Wyatt.

Taylor St​ieb, CTRS

Taylor graduated from the University of Toledo with a Bachelors in Therapeutic Recreation in 2015. Taylor successfully passed the CTRS exam and began working on the Indiana Medicaid Waiver the same year she graduated. Soon after, Taylor was given the title of Internship Supervisor and was in charge of the supervision of college interns and the creation of an internship program. In her free time, Taylor enjoys spending time on the boat at her favorite lake in Michigan with friends, family, and her schnoodle, Sasha.

Central Indiana

Morgan Cavanaugh, CTRS

Morgan graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Recreation from Indiana University in 2019. She completed her internship at the VA in Indianapolis and shortly after, passed her CTRS exam. Morgan has experience as an international volunteer advocating and educating others about the recreational therapy field while traveling to Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia, and Herzegovina. She also has experience creating adaptive physical activity programs and volunteering for a Special Olympics Bowling League.

Shelby Groves, CTRS

Shelby graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Recreation from Indiana University in 2019 and completed her internship at The Rocky Mountain MS Center in Westminster, Colorado. She has experience as a volunteer at a Serbian Recreational Therapy Exchange Program while traveling various countries. She also has experience  as a direct support professional, a camp counselor at Bradford Woods, and with creating adaptive physical activity programs all while in college.

 

West Indiana

 

Gabrielle Jett, CTRS

Gabrielle "Gabbi" graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Therapeutic Recreation from the University of Toledo in 2019 and completed her internship at The Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan. After passing her CTRS exam, she shortly after accepted a position at New Leaf. For experience, Gabbi completed a 50 hour clinical at a residential and community facility for individuals with disabilities called Josina Lott in Toledo, and she also has previously been employed as a recreational therapy assistant.