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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Open Position

Program Manager
Individual Sober Living

Position will be posted shortly

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Open Position

Counsellor

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Nichole Larsen

Case Worker

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 Fischer

Case Worker

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 Thorne

Case Worker

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.

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.

Cordillia Shortt

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. 

Jen Forbes

Outreach

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Cara Illman

Family Recovery Center
House Manager

Cara

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TBA

Family Recovery 
Child Care Manager

Coming Soon

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Heather Carrol

Family Recovery 
Child Care Facilitator

Nadine

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Nadine Jones

Client Supervisor and
Support Worker

Nadine

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Judy Carpendale

Client Supervisor and
Support Worker

Judy

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Client Supervisor and
Support Worker

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Hailey Soosay

Family Recovery 
Child Care Facilitator

Hailey

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Shandi Theisen

Client Supervisor and
Support Worker

Shandi

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Michelle Wells

Client Supervisor and
Support Worker

Michelle

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Brenda Loewen

Employee Benefits and Bookkeeping

Brenda

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Erin Tyner

Administration
 

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.

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TBA

Elder in Residence
 

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