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Therapeutic Recreation Experiential Education Team

The Therapeutic Recreation Experiential Education Team, or TREE, is composed of graduate students from the University of Tennessee who have very witty senses of humor but take their jobs very seriously.


Robert “Harrison” Strobel


Harrison has recently finished his bachelor’s degree at the University of Mississippi in Exercise Science with a minor in Therapeutic Recreation. He is a first year graduate student in the Therapeutic Master’s program and serves with the TREE Team. He looks forward to a great two years at the University of Tennessee.

Alice Dupree

Alice is from Rio de Janerio, Brazil, and has lived in Knoxville for the last 10 years. She graduated from UTK with a bachelor’s degree in Therapeutic Recreation and is interested in working in a post-secondary program for individuals with disabilities. She loves to crochet, go to concerts and be outdoors!

Kayley Siler

Kayley has recently finished her bachelor’s degree at UTK in Kinesiology. She hopes to become a Recreational Therapist and work with children with disabilities. Kayley’s favorite thing to do is scuba dive and she is a Certified Divemaster!

Marcy Ward

Marcy was born in Payson, Arizona, graduated from Northern Arizona University with her bachelor’s degree in Fitness Wellness and Psychological Sciences. She hopes to become a Recreational Therapist working with kids with disabilities. When Marcy isn’t in the office, she enjoys reading, writing, playing basketball and soccer, and trying out different forms of art!