Daniel Henley has devoted his life to learning and carrying the message of hope to those afflicted by the ravages of drug addiction and alcoholism. He has worked in Drug and Alcohol Treatment in all different capacities and within different levels of care. Daniel has a passion for dedicating time and attention to get to know each patient on an individual basis, making him more effective in his role as Director of Operations at Red Rock Recovery Center. His personal experience in recovery has enabled him to understand and connect with families and clients alike. Being an advocate for the 12 step treatment model, Daniel uses his cumulative experience in the field to better help those seeking recovery and a new chance at life. At Red Rock Recovery Center, Daniel maintains a great level of involvement, allowing him to uphold a high level of support throughout the patient’s stay at our program. Daniel’s mission is to bring another effective treatment model to his home state of Colorado.
CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER
Shawn Henley has been a dedicated member of the Colorado recovery community since his early adult years. He maintains a strong drive to carry the message to those still suffering from untreated alcoholism and drug addiction by sharing his personal experience, strength, and hope. Shawn has a continuing education in human services with a concentration on addiction studies, making him a wonderful asset among our clinical team as well as patients. A Colorado native, Shawn has made his purpose to provide a solution through services provided at Red Rock Recovery Center. As Administrator of Red Rock Recovery Center, Shawn handles all administrative duties for our facility while maintaining a supportive presence among our patients.
Josh Miller joins Red Rock Recovery as Director of Marketing and brings a wealth of relevant experience with him. Most recently, Josh served in various leadership roles at St. Paul Sober Living, including Men’s Program Manager and Director of Outreach. Josh has a breadth of experience in the recovery world, including Program development, Group facilitation, and Program Marketing. This, combined with years of additional Business Development experience, makes him an ideal candidate to represent Red Rock Recovery as we seek to collaborate with our valued partners around the country. Josh’s passion and values align with our Mission and are informed by his own recovery experience. Active in the recovery community at large, Josh’s first love will always be seeing young people in recovery get connected to a new way of life and the people to live it with. After years of working with families and individuals in crises, Josh is a passionate advocate for connecting people with the best available resources. Additionally, Josh is a candidate for his Master’s in Counseling and plans to complete that goal here in the Denver area. Josh and his wife Carly are new Colorado residents and excited to be part of the community here. If he’s not at the office, you can probably find Josh, his wife, and their 3 dogs somewhere in the mountains.
Emily Halpin relocated to Denver in 2015 to pursue a life dedicated to recovery. Emily found her passion for bringing solutions to young women seeking recovery from drugs and alcohol when she became an Operations Assistant for Red Rock in 2016. She is currently pursuing her education in Addiction Counseling. Emily is a member of Denver’s recovery community and has found her niche in sharing her experiences with others in an effort to help them find serenity and peace through the Twelve Steps.
ANDY SETHI, MA, LPC, LAC, RN
Andy earned his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of North Texas, then continued his education in the medical field and became a registered nurse. After several years working in a variety of healthcare settings, he moved to Boulder, Colorado to complete his Master’s degree in Psychology at Naropa University. Andy is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Licensed Addiction Counselor, and an RN. He has an extensive background working in the addiction treatment field. Before becoming clinical director at Red Rocks Recovery, Andy spent five years working throughout the full continuum of care at the University of Colorado Hospital’s Center for Dependency, Addiction, and Rehabilitation (CeDAR). Andy combines his medical knowledge, a variety of therapeutic modalities, and over a decade of personal experience in the rooms of 12 step programs to provide the best possible treatment for clients struggling with substance use disorders and other mental health issues. Andy also provides individual psychotherapy in private practice where he specializes in addiction, chronic pain, trauma, and LGBTQ issues. He is active in Denver’s recovery community and in his spare time can usually be found in the gym or at the dog park with his best pal, Rusty.
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Esper Gullatt is a talented and seasoned executive with over 30 years of experience in financial services and operations. He brings a wealth of expertise with strengths in areas such as mergers and acquisitions (M&A), financial reporting systems, investment banking, profit and loss reporting (P&L), and both financial strategy and long term budgetary oversight. With an abundance of financial reporting systems experience, Esper has a strong understanding of various financial concepts and strategies. Esper has worked with small scale start-ups to large corporations, managing financial operations across an array of industries including manufacturing, medical services, communication, real estate, mergers and acquisitions, and professional services. Esper is responsible for providing detailed and timely reporting
on the financial status of the company to the Board of Directors and CEO. He manages the health of the capital structure of the company, including debt and equity. He is responsible for managing short term and long-term debt, along with risk management as part of his primary duties. Esper manages the financial operations of the entire company, from payroll to appropriations.
DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES AND COMPLIANCE
Shea Kinsey has over 10 years experience within the healthcare arena. She relocated to Colorado from Georgia in 2012. After settling in, she completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology at the University of Colorado, where she is currently obtaining her Master’s Degree. Shea’s experience comes from working with various facilities with emphasis on leadership, process improvement, and compliance regulations. In her spare time, Shea enjoys traveling, volunteer work, and hanging out with her two daughters.
DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Rourke came on board as the Director of Business Development with Red Rock Recovery Center after 8 years of experience as the Colorado Chapter Manager at Phoenix Multisport. At Phoenix, he helped open chapters in Denver, Colorado Springs, and California. He has led, taught, and developed programs like skiing, backpacking, climbing, and boxing. From there, he helped develop the partnership program, holding relationships across Colorado with Treatment Centers, Court/Government Agencies, and community-based programs. Being an advocate for Recovery and Recovery Support Services, Rourke has and continues to sit on groups like the Behavioral Health Planning Advisory Council, Colorado Heroin Project, Colorado Providers Association, 5280 High School, Denver Drug Strategy Committee, and Colorado Substance Abuse Trends and Response Task Force. Having been sober since April 12, 2007, Rourke brings a deep passion and understanding for the struggling addict/alcoholic with him to work on a daily basis. Rourke is Native of Colorado, where he continues to reside and participate in various outdoor and active communities including Brazilian jiu-jitsu, mountain biking, and especially the recovery community at large.
ARSHAD WILLIAM M.D.
Dr. William received his medical degree from University of Benin College of Medicine. He was Chief Resident at the University at Harlem Hospital Center, College of Physicians & Surgeons of Columbia.
Dr. William is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He is a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, board certified by the American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM), and Member of the Colorado Psychiatric Society.
TRACY DIERKSEN MSW, LCSW, RN
Tracy earned an Associate of Science Degree in Nursing from Regents College of New York in 1997. Since then she has earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from Chadron State College in Chadron, Nebraska, and a Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work from Florida State University. Tracy’s has extensive nursing experience in the clinical setting, as well as in teaching. Her clinical experience includes working in supervisory positions in long-term care, as well as in acute psychiatric settings. Tracy has also worked with Veterans, recently she was a Nurse Case Manager and Consult Specialist in the Mental Health Clinic at the Eastern Colorado Health Care System, Veteran’s Health Administration. Tracy has worked as a Clinical Therapist in an acute psychiatric setting, where she gained experience working with substance abuse and addictions. She has also worked in outpatient settings, providing mental health and addictions therapy to a broad array of clients of all ages, ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds, and sexual orientation.
Tracy is a compassionate, empathetic person, who establishes easy rapport with her clients. She is certified as a Trauma Therapist and is trained in EMDR.
DARRIN MILLER, BA, CAC II
Darrin completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology at the University of Iowa before moving to Colorado in 2010 to pursue a Master’s Degree in Counseling at Regis University. Darrin is working toward licensure in professional counseling and addiction while maintaining his level II certification in addiction counseling. Darrin honed his skills through working with adolescents as a youth counselor before acquiring specialization in the field of addiction during his tenure in residential drug and alcohol treatment. Darrin is excited to bring his enthusiasm and creativity to the Red Rock Recovery Center team to serve young adults struggling with life and addiction. Darrin is a proud alumnus of the University of Iowa who is grateful to call Colorado home!
SYDNEY DURAN, MSW
Sydney completed her Bachelor’s in social work as well as her Master’s of social work at Colorado State University. Sydney is working toward licensure as a clinical social worker. Throughout her education, Sydney spent time immersing herself in the mental health field, serving youth with severe mental health disorders and cognitive abilities. Sydney has a history of working with the HIV/AIDS population as well as IV drug users. This struck her interest to begin working with those recovering in addiction. Sydney gleaned a great deal of experience working in residential treatment programs aimed at serving young adults facing criminal, mental health, and substance use issues.
Sydney is excited to be a part of Red Rock Recovery Center, which is providing an incredible learning environment, not only because of their collaborative clinical team but their systemic approach to treatment as an organization.
Sydney is a Colorado native who is proud to be a CSU Ram!
Laurie completed a Bachelor’s degree in social work in 2006 and then went on to complete her graduate degree in social work in 2010. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Licensed Addiction Counselor. Laurie has worked in the field of social work for over 10 years. She has worked with youth and young adults in a variety of settings including community mental health centers, a drop-in center for homeless youth, a sports/outdoors camp, schools, and she has worked as an on-call crisis clinician. While working as a therapist in a small mountain town in Colorado, she had the opportunity to work towards her license in addiction counseling. She began teaching DUI groups (which quickly became her favorite part of the week) and began seeing clients individually with substance use disorders. This is where she gained a passion for working with those recovering from addiction. Laurie feels privileged to be apart of the team at Red Rock Recovery Center where she is excited to see change and growth not only in the clients but in herself as well.
MINDFULNESS AND MEDITATION INSTRUCTOR
“Yoga teaches us to cure what need not be endured and endure what cannot be cured.”
Kristin Doherty, RYT 500 created Downward Dog Upward Spirits, LLC with the sole intention of working exclusively with clients in addiction treatment centers and mental wellness facilities. Kristin’s goal and passion is to create space for clients’ healing journeys and to provide them with tools to build resiliency and regulate their nervous systems during times of stress. Yoga provides a gentle path for working through “the issues in the tissues” in order to not only live in our bodies but to thrive in the process. A comprehensive program treats the whole person, and Red Rock Recovery Center honors the mind, body, and spirit by including yoga.
Kristin has her Master’s in Education from the University of Denver, Colorado. She is a 500-hour Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance. Additional certifications include Trauma-Informed Yoga, Yoga Nidra, and Y12SR.
FRONT OFFICE COORDINATOR
Danielle was born and raised in Denver and loves the area so much that she recently moved back permanently. She recently graduated with her Psychology degree from Vanguard University of Southern California and is interested in pursuing her Master’s degree for addiction treatment in the near future. Red Rock has provided her with wonderful experience and exposure for future career desires. On her downtime, she enjoys shopping, finding new coffee shops, and hiking!
CLIENT CARE COORDINATOR II
Shelbey Thomas, a Colorado native, strives to find purpose in life and share it with others. She is committed to helping women fight the battle of alcoholism and drug addiction to discover a new sense of freedom. Starting with Red Rocks from the beginning, Shelbey has worked in different aspects of the treatment field and spreads the message, not only to the women here, but in her own 12 step recovery. She has the understanding of what it’s like to become hopeless and broken, now having the amazing opportunity to give her experience, strength and most important, hope to those that need it. Her passion is to create new chapters in life and to never give up.