MEET THE TEAM

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Tyler Lorenz

Founder and Executive Director

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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.

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Serena Campbell-Barnes

Clinical Director

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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.

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Amanda Bouck

Program Manager
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.

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Debbie Roberts

Program Manager
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.

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Kristy Hotel

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.