Matthew Hicks, MS, CTRS

Matthew has over 15 years of experience in providing leisure and recreational services to a wide range of populations to enhance their physical, cognitive, emotional and social well-being Since joining Pasadena Villa in 2010, he has helped to develop and implement the Social Integration Methodology. He earned his master’s degree in both Therapeutic Recreation and Recreation Administration from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. Matthew is a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) licensed through the National Council on Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC). He has taught several courses at Carson Newman College in the field of recreation and is active in Leadership Tomorrow, a community-based leadership program.