Rise Staff

Carefully balancing professional training with the personal experience of overcoming substance use/abuse issues in their own lives, the Rise Recovery staff is one of the finest and most dedicated recovery teams available anywhere.  They are fully equipped to provide compassionate care to our members, their families and the community.  Our staff is comprised of Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselors, Certified Restorative Therapists, Licensed Professional Counselors, Prevention Specialists, Peer Recovery Support Specialists and Recovery Coaches.


Bryn Baumann
Executive Assistant
Mary Kate Brown, RSPS
Training & Partner Coordinator
Rebekah Krejci
Program Intake Specialist - Admin Support
John White
Staff Accountant

Youth & Telehealth Recovery Programs

Ricky Hill
Youth & Telehealth Program Manager
Armani Jé Balderas
Telehealth Youth Peer Coach/Outreach Specialist & Spanish Family Coach
Adam Cavazos, RSPS
Telehealth & Rise Inspire Academy Family Coach
Savannah Coronado, RSPS
YRCC Peer Coach
Jovan Gonzales
YRCC Peer Coach
Abby Martin
YRCC Peer Coach
Jason Nunez, RSPS
Telehealth Youth Peer Recovery Coach

Youth Empowered by Sobriety (YES) Program

Jessica Alcala, LCDC
YES Program Manager
Cathryn Daman, RSPS
YES Program Peer Coach
Valarie McDonald, LCDC
YES Program Counselor
Ashley Ethington, RSPS
YES Program Peer Coach
Daniel Melchor, LCDC
YES Program Counselor
Kristi Wagner, RSPS
YES Program Peer Coach

Young Adult Recovery Program

Katina Adcock, RSPS, PSS
Young Adult Program Coordinator
Skyler Deaver, RSPS
Young Adult Peer Recovery Coach

Family & New Gens Recovery Programs

Nickie Allwein-Villanueva, RSPS-I
Family Peer Recovery Coach
Eric Daxon, RSPS
Family Peer Recovery Coach
Frank Janousek, RSPS
Family Program Coordinator
Terry Valera, RSPS
Family Peer Recovery Coach
Sarah Waltz, LCSW
New Gens & Intern Coordinator – RIA Mental Health Provider

Rise Inspire Academy

Bea Blackmon, LMSW, LCDC-I
RIA Program Manager
Mallory Olfers
Youth Peer Recovery Coach
Lloyd Patterson
Youth Peer Recovery Coach
Paloma Sifuentes
Youth Peer Recovery Coach