Jayme Vance, OTR/L MOT, RYN

Jayme Vance is the current Programs Manager for therapy abroad and is a licensed Occupational Therapist, experienced outdoor and adventure guide, certified yoga instructor and former professor. Jayme received her undergraduate degree in Exercise Science with a minor in Disability Studies from the University of Delaware. She went on to complete her Masters in Occupational Therapy from Colorado State University. Jayme has worked in a variety of traditional healthcare settings as well as community-based non-profits. While pursuing her career in Occupational Therapy, Jayme simultaneously pursued her passion as an outdoor adventure guide. She began in the field of wilderness therapy and has since continued to train and guide in a variety setting both domestically and abroad. As a former professor at the University of Virginia, Jayme enjoys supporting students to explore and develop their passions both in, and out of, the classroom. She is also the co-founder for The Nature of Mind Body, an integrative health platform focused on holistic interventions and wellness outcomes. In her free time, Jayme can be found rolling around on her mountain bike, climbing up rock walls, paddling reasonable rapids on her kayak, trail running alongside her pup Tofu, or simply sitting still and finding solace in nature. She resides in central Virginia where she enjoys mild winters, long growing seasons, and time with her lifelong adventure buddy and husband.