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Laurie Quarnberg

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.  For five years she was a self-contained classroom teacher at South Valley Middle School.  Laurie has vast experience and knowledge in interventions and response intervention strategies.  Laurie’s past experiences include serving in the Army as a military police officer.  She also volunteered as a victim advocate in the Greeley police department. Laurie’s present passion is working one on one with students.  It’s her joy to “watch the light go off” when students get what they are learning.  In her spare time, Laurie can be found playing volley ball, kickboxing, crocheting or watching movies.  Laurie thinks Kokua is an incredible program and she’s excited to be the Education Director at Kokua Recovery.

Ken Huey

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 in November of 2006, Dr. Huey founded Calo. Calo grew to a 200 plus employee organization with about the same numbers of teen clients served each year. He sold Calo and retired in June of 2015. He came out of retirement in 2017 and founded Kokua Recovery, trauma-informed residential drug and alcohol treatment with sites in Colorado.