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Aleshia Jex Simpson


My name is Aleshia Jex Simpson. I currently live in Salt Lake City, Utah.  I have had an interesting journey that is full of wonder. I received my first degree in visual arts and became a freelance photographer. I received my second degree as a Rec Therapist and a Positive Psych certification from the University of Utah. I also spent several years as a Corrections Officer, some time as a Recreation Specialist at Snowbird Resort, and a few years doing respite care for the disabled. I was a major player in the development of Redemption Art and ARxT. Both are nonprofits that use art as therapy. I have successfully completed two internships. One with Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation Adaptive Program and another with Recovery Ways Substance Abuse Treatment Center. I chose Recreational Therapy and Positive Psych so I could continue assisting people in their holistic wellbeing and for myself because they fulfill an intrinsic desire to share the adventure.  I love to hike, camp, be outside, play, create, travel, and most of all inspire others to fulfill their individual goals to a healthier, happier, and more fulfilling lifestyle.  I hope you will someday join me on my adventures.

For more information an online portfolio complete with education, experience, and resume at

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