MEET THE TEAM
Founder and Executive Director
Tyler has had a lifetime of experience with mental health and addiction issues. After 29 years of active addiction, Tyler transformed his life and began to follow his true purpose which is to support those individuals still struggling with addiction. Within the first year of recovery, Tyler returned to school and received a diploma in Addiction and Community Service Worker. With the support of his mentor and an incredible community, Tyler founded Residents in Recovery which has supported hundreds of individuals with their recovery journey. Today, Tyler supports his community through participation on many committees and volunteer positions. Filling service gaps and b ringing awareness to mental health and addiction issues will work to break the stigma that is still so prevalent in our society today.
Serena Serena holds a Master's of Science in Health Promotion and Socio-Behavioral Sciences from the University of Alberta and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Calgary. She has been working in the field of mental health and addictions since 2004 in a number of different capacities within the field, including counseling, community development, harm-reduction, and program development and evaluation. She has worked with individuals with a range of addictive behaviors, concurrent disorders, and other behavioral and emotional concerns such as low self-esteem, insecure attachment styles, employment issues, relationship and family of origin issues, trauma and grief and loss.
Family Sober Living
Amanda holds a bachelor's degree in Social Work, a diploma in Child and Youth Care and is a certified Equine Assisted Learning facilitator. She has been working in the field of Human Services since 2009 and has experience with family support, income assistance, and mental health and addictions. Amanda has played an integral role in the success of Residents in Recovery as she was the first full-time employee working along side with Tyler to build the Society to what it is today.
Individual Sober Living
Debbie Roberts has worked in the field of addiction for over 10 years and is Graduating with a Masters Degree in Marriage and Family Counselling through Briercrest Seminary. Using Trauma based, Motivational Interviewing (MI), Cognitive Behavioural (CBT), Emotionally Focused (EFT) and Narrative Therapy with individuals, couples and families who are struggling with addiction, attachment, trauma, and intimacy issues to restore a healthy sense of connection to self and others. Debbie is a Certified Addictions Counsellor through Canadian Certified Addiction Counsellor (CCAC) and an Associate Sex Addiction Therapist (ASAT) through the International Institute of Trauma & Addiction.
Nichole has completed her Diploma in Addiction and Community Service Worker. She would like to eventually further her education to attain a degree in Psychology. Nichole came to us as a practicum student and has advanced through a couple positions to her new role as Case Worker.
She has a passion for helping people, and is compassionate, understanding and a great listener. During her spare time she enjoys spending time with her daughter and family.
Taylor has experience in Human Services roles including addiction support worker and working with adults with disabilities. She is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Social Work through the University of Regina and is looking to continue to add to her experiences. Taylor has her diploma in Child and Youth Care and volunteers at Interval home whenever she finds the time. In Taylor's spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, visiting friends at the lake and staying active.
Sham has a passion for helping individuals who struggle with mental health and addiction issues. Coming from a family of addiction, she was motivated to break the cycle. She has completed numerous human services courses and is now pursuing a B.PA. in Human Services through Athabasca University. Sham started at residents in recovery in 2018 as a summer student from Rupertsland Institute. Sham's indigenous caring side and empathy opens the door for clients to share their daily struggles and concerns with no judgement.
Admissions and Intake
Kristy is a mother of three that had a personal battle with addiction early in her life. Once her kids became old enough for her to pursue a career, she returned to school to obtain a diploma in Addiction and Community Support Worker. Her passion was to support others that battle with addiction to turn their lives around as she did. Starting out as a practicum student, Kristy has moved up through a few positions within the organization. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family at the lake, riding her quad and swimming.
Family Recovery Center
Employee Benefits and Bookkeeping
Outreach and Recreation
Cordillia's introduction to Residents in Recovery was as a client. She struggled with addictions for most of her adult life. While a resident in the sober living and family program, she focused on her recovery and gained an interest into giving back and how she could help others find the freedom she had gained. Helping other struggling addicts and seeing them blossom has become her passion. She loves the life she has now and the people that she works with. She is family oriented with her two sons, and enjoys spending time with her family.
Erin has always had a knack for helping people. As such, she has worked hard to educate herself and has completed the following programs; Educational Assistance Certificate, Child and Youth Care Diploma, Disabilities Support Worker Certificate and an Addiction and Community Support Worker Diploma. Erin came to Residents in Recovery as a practicum student in June of 2021 and was later hired on as the Administration worker in August. In Erin’s time off she loves spending time with family, friends and going camping.