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Hayley Leishman


Bachelor of Science, University of Utah, Dec 2015
Major: Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Therapeutic Recreation, (expected certification & licensure: January 2016)
Associate of Science, Dixie State College, May 2001
Honors: Valedictorian, Summa Cum Laude

Utah Department of Corrections, Draper, UT Aug 2015-Dec 2015
Recreation Therapy Intern
Provided recreation therapy services to incarcerated adult men and women housed in the inpatient mental health
facilities within the Utah State Prison.
Designed and implemented the following programs: 8 week decision making program, 8 week mindfulness program,
and a 6 week self esteem art program.
Participated in weekly treatment team meetings for both the men and the women.
Facilitated a music group with inmates housed in maximum-security.
Gained critical experience related to personal long-term career goal of working with adults that have disabling mental
health conditions and/or substance abuse problems.
Conducted extensive research on recreation therapy and maximum-security inmates, presented findings to key
decision makers.
Key strength areas according to final evaluation: Understanding of recreation theory and program structure, client
documentation, and ability to establish good professional relationships with coworkers, and good therapeutic
relationships with clients served.
Benchmark Behavioral Health, Woods Cross, UT Aug 2014-Nov 2014
Recreation Therapy Intern
Gained exposure and knowledge about adolescent males with behavior and sexual misconduct disorders.
Observed multi-disciplinary team meetings involving patient care and discharge.
Designed a recreation therapy group on self-esteem that allowed the patients to express themselves through an artistic
medium. Facilitated the group for 6 different units.
Helped plan and facilitate group community reintegration outings.
SOS Employment Group (now Elwood Staffing), Salt Lake City, UT Mar 2004-June 2005, Aug 2006-Nov 2006, Sept 2008-July
Risk Analyst/Administrative Assistant
Review an average of 700 criminal history questionnaires monthly and notify field staff of applicant workability and
frequently communicate results directly to the applicant.
Support the company-wide drug-screening program by answering incoming questions, assisting branch staff with
troubleshooting issues, and setting up drug screening clinics nationwide.
Provide administrative support to the department including: first point of contact on the phones, answering questions
from applicants and other business contacts, manage email and fax folders, distribute incoming mail and prepare
documents and files for shipping.
Payroll-Invoicing Specialist
Process over 15,000 hours of payroll weekly for temporary associates accurately and timely.
Audit timecards and preliminary invoices for accuracy and completeness (consistently received maximum quarterly
bonuses for accuracy).
Generate and distribute over $400,000 in invoices weekly for client companies.
Create weekly certified payrolls in accordance with federal and state guidelines using company proprietary software
and MS Excel.
Office Manager/Staffing Manager
Effectively recruit, interview and place job candidates in various industries: office administration (including
managerial positions), call center, light industrial, general labor, and sales.
Process weekly payroll for over 300 temporary associates.
Weekly reporting, motivating, delegating and supporting functions of Branch Manager.

Professional Memberships
Utah Recreation Therapy Association (URTA), member since March 2014
American Therapeutic Recreation Association (ATRA), member since August 2015