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Laurie is a Greeley native. She is a licensed special education teacher with endorsements in mild, moderate and severe needs; affective with additional endorsements in English and working towards her math endorsement. She has been teaching for 20 years in settings a such as youth corrections facilities, charter schools, college prep schools and other public-schools. ...

Jason’s experience in wilderness-based mental health facilities spans over ten years. He has held positions such as Summit House Director, mentor/senior staff, field specialist and field director.   Jason excels as a mountain bike guide, canyoneering and lead rock climbing guide, single pitch instructor and boxing instructor.  He brings his diverse skill set as a sound...

Originally from Wyoming, Brandon worked at a youth rehabilitation and mental health facility as a residential specialist.  He came to Colorado ready for a change and looking for new opportunities.  Brandon appreciates the relationships he’s been able to build at Kokua Recovery and watching students make improvements in their sobriety.  In his spare time, Brandon...

Justin brings more than 15 years’ experience as a mental health professional in wilderness and adventure therapy to his current position as the Program Director at Kokua Recovery. Utilizing his unique skill set, Justin has helped to develop a robust wilderness adventure component as part of Kokua Recovery. He also has a background in various...

David Petersen is an independent consultant, trained & licensed in clinical social work and addictions counseling. He assists individuals, families, agencies and organizations through training, counseling and consultation. Helping to restore lives in the worst of circumstances, with family wellness as a peak priority is David's true vocation. Facts and accomplishments: - Fluent Spanish speaker in...

Courtney Kershaw is originally from the Midwest and relocated to Colorado after graduating with her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Anderson University. During her time in Colorado, she completed a Masters of Arts in Marriage and Family therapy at University of Colorado Denver. She has experience working with individuals, couples, and families in addiction...

Upon graduating from Purdue with a Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy, Dr. Huey worked as a therapist, Clinical Director, and Business Development Director in residential treatment. Dr. Huey was always drawn to the large population of adoptees in residential treatment (he is adopted himself). He ultimately became convinced that this population needed specialty care and...

Janea Baker has 17 years’ experience in as an Administrative Assistant bringing strong skills and experience to Kokua Recovery. 10 of those years were in an executive capacity supporting Superintendent’s in the public education sector. She has a passion for working youth, even indirectly, and sees how her experience can impact the life of adolescent's...

Vance is a Colorado native. He has a background in Transitional living, outdoor activities, and business development.  His most recent professional experience is managing a sober facility with 20 residents.  He is currently studying for his CAC I certification.  As an outdoor enthusiast, Vance enjoys everything outdoors from fishing to climbing and is a self-proclaimed...

Jenna Allen, RN as been in Greeley Colorado since 1991. She came to Greeley to pursue her education at the University of Northern Colorado and obtained a Bachelors of Science degree. Many years later she returned to school to become a Registered Nurse. Jenna’s background includes working with a variety of patients ranging from individuals...