Elaine Adams Gossett was instrumental in developing the City’s Therapeutic Recreation Program in 2002 with the mindset that leisure and recreation are an important part of everyone’s life. She graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in Recreation Management with an emphasis in Therapeutic Recreation. Upon graduation, she returned home to Chattanooga where she has worked in a variety of settings as a recreational therapist and is currently with the City of Chattanooga’s Department of Youth & Family Development. Elaine has been with the Chattanooga Catalyst chapter since its inception in 2013. She believes that Catalyst is an amazing organization that helps to open up doors and allows individuals to focus on their abilities, reach new heights and be a part of an incredible community. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, hiking, riding bikes and anything related to the beach.