Maria Vandeveer, CTRS

Recreational Therapist

Hello! I have been working as a Recreational Therapist since 2011. I have worked in a mental health/behavior facility for adults. I have been with Meaningful Days since February 2014. I love working with individuals of all ages with special needs; it brings joy to my day. I grew up in Michigan and moved to Louisville, Kentucky, in 2011.


  • B.S. in Therapeutic Recreation from Eastern Michigan University (2011)
  • CTRS – Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (June 2012)

  • ATRA - American Therapeutic Recreation Association


  • Social skills training
  • Community integration
  • Recreation/leisure skills training
  • Motor skills training
  • Leisure education

  • Hiking
  • Camping
  • Time with family and friends
  • Church
  • Spending time with my dog/training dog to be a Therapy Dog
  • Reading
  • Games: sports, cards, board games