Dr. Jeff Chappel


Dr. Chappell grew up on the family farm not far from Loa at the base of Thousand Lake Mountain - a fourth generation Chappell to call Rabbit Valley his home.  He learned hard work and responsibility at a young age and leveraged those early life lessons into academic success graduating from Brigham Young University followed by medical school at the University of Utah. After completing a residency in family medicine, he returned to southern Utah where he’s practiced the full range of rural medicine for over 20 years.  He practices family medicine in Bicknell, Utah where he is the medical director of the Wayne Community Health Center. He is also on staff at Sevier Valley Hospital in Richfield, Utah where he works part time as an emergency room physician. In addition to his work at the clinic in Bicknell he also serves the community as medical director of the Wayne County Ambulance and is on the local school board.  He and his wife, Julia, have four children and enjoy recreating in the rugged mountains and red rock deserts near their home.  He enjoys music and regularly performs blue grass folk music solo and with his children - many of the songs his originals reflecting local history and culture. This rugged land is a part of who he is and he knows its power to change individuals for good. He has a passion for helping young people and is excited to be a part of Legacy Outdoor Adventures.

The Legacy Team

The founders and leadership team of Legacy Outdoor Adventures bring together accomplishments and experience across the full spectrum of wilderness therapy.  Members of the team, led by Gil Hallows, Executive Director, and including Troy Faddis, Clinical Director, Ray Barlow, Admissions Director, and Derek Daley, marketing/admissions, have had a profound impact in defining the field of wilderness therapy.  Team members have played major roles developing effective wilderness programming, establishing risk management and clinical best practices, refining substance abuse treatment in the wilderness, and setting the standard for training professional field instructors and wilderness therapists.