Tina Woodward Hurley
Recreation Therapist Assistant

Get to Know Me

Tina is a certified dance, theatre, and musical theatre instructor, and has been teaching the performing arts for over 20 years. She is an artist, a writer, and works in broadcasting as a producer for adult and children’s mental health shows.

Currently, Tina is studying Recreation Therapy and is passionate about helping others. Tina believes that everyone has talents and strengths and that we can do
anything we put our minds to, and that we should celebrate and shine who we are.

She is excited to be joining the Jessie Jones Recreation Therapy team and can’t wait to share her passions with others and bring the
opportunity for some fun new experiences.

Every individual has a right to recreation, leisure, and quality of life.

Professional Background


From fine arts to music touring to culinary management, my passions have allowed me to accumulate expertise I put into use every day while administering therapeutic recreation to my clients. Here are some key points:

  • Traveled, performed, recorded music, and volunteered for charities nation-wide

  • Owner of Jonesin’ for Cake, specializing in Fine Art Cakes and Cookies

  • Executive chef with a culinary team that provided seniors with high-quality meals, and a culinary program in partnership with the Therapeutic Recreation Team

  • Director of Recreation for LTC facilities


I have studied extensively over the past two decades in a multitude of disciplines, leading to an educational career spanning the Ontario College of Art and Design, Fanshawe College, Canadore College, and most recently, Brock University.

Life Experience

My Own Journey To Self Discovery

Throughout my journey, I have participated in diverse pursuits, encompassing music, painting, culinary arts, and volunteer work. Overcoming obstacles, including my daughter’s leukemia battle, has reinforced my determination and led me to discover my true calling in Therapeutic Recreation.

My passion is motivated by my mission to continue leading with connection, creativity and curiosity. I kick down doors so others can walk through them.

To learn more about me or speak with me directly, send an email to jessie@jessjonesrecreationtherapy.com

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