about choice house

the choice difference

Conveniently located in beautiful and thriving Boulder County, Colorado, the Choice House rehabilitation center and recovery community features a 90 day primary treatment campus in Boulder as well as our neighborhood sober living homes and a welcoming campus located in close proximity to each other as well as bus lines and various shops and businesses. In less than 15 minutes, you can move from the bustling city to the serene natural beauty of the Rocky Mountain foothills, the perfect place to rediscover who you are and find the path back to your healthiest, most meaningful life with recovery from drug and alcohol addiction.

At Choice House, we nurture a close-knit alliance of ‘brothers’, primarily because we believe that personal connection and community is the greatest gift someone can receive during the treatment experience. To foster the development of these strong, lasting connections, we strive to ensure the Choice House space encourages love, vulnerability, and deep bonding. We will do whatever we can to help the individual learn healthy new skills that promote growth and a strong spiritual foundation in our Boulder rehabilitation center.

We believe that successful recovery from addiction lies in that individuals’ willingness to grasp on to recovery, community, new ideas and spiritual principles.

“We cultivate love when we allow our most vulnerable and powerful selves to be deeply seen and known,
and when we honor the spiritual connection that grows from that offering with trust, respect, kindness
and affection.” – Brene Brown

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why choice house?

  • Choice House has some of the most well-respected and experienced professionals in the drug and alcohol addiction recovery field. Members of our team rely on an inclusive, collaborative approach, working closely with clients and their families as well as anyone else who is involved in the addiction recovery process.

 

  • The Choice House Boulder rehabilitation center and programs have earned praise for their services, support, and comfortable surroundings, which offer recovering drug addicts and alcoholics a supportive, healthy start to a sober life.

 

  • An active, growing, and flourishing community, Boulder County provides ample work, volunteer, education, and internship opportunities for Choice House residents.

our mission

To help the men who entrust their recovery to Choice House develop an unshakable foundation
 that guides their journey to freedom, personal growth and lasting sobriety.

meet the team

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Jordan Hamilton

Executive Director, Principal

Jordan Hamilton has nearly a decade of experience in the addictions and recovery field. After joining Choice House in 2013 to serve as the director of admissions, he took the helm as executive director for Choice House in July 2017. Today he works to ensure the growth, operational efficiency, and quality control of the Choice House programs.

Before becoming part of the Choice House team, Jordan spent four years as a men’s supervisor at other well-respected residential treatment facilities in Colorado, where he spearheaded admissions and crisis management, as well as performing a multitude of other tasks involved with working with men in early recovery.

A graduate of the University of Colorado, Jordan spends his free time riding motorcycles, snowboarding, running with his dog, and spending time in the Colorado backcountry. He sets an inspirational example for the men in our programs through compassionate leadership.

 

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Tyler Richardson

Principal

Tyler Richardson has worked in the addiction and mental health field since 2007. An entrepreneur and investor, Tyler was previously on the executive management team at another residential facility in Colorado, where his treatment industry experience included director positions in admissions, marketing, and alumni development. Today he joins Jordan Hamilton as a managing member of Choice House, where he provides administrative leadership and management advisory services and hosts 12-step intensive workshops to guide others to being recovered.

Tyler studied business administration at Southern Utah University. When he’s not supporting others in their recovery efforts, he enjoys spending time with his wife and family in Northern Colorado, serving at church, traveling, and enjoying the great outdoors: golfing, fly-fishing, hiking, skiing, and cycling.

 

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Jeff Hamilton

CFO

Jeff Hamilton adds a voice to the Choice House team, representing families and caregivers who want to assist in the recovery of loved ones. As a parent providing support to sons who were entangled in the web of addiction, Jeff’s recovery journey is slightly different. His involvement at Choice is the culmination of his experience with addiction recovery from a related support perspective and his belief that there’s not much traffic on the extra mile of helping others.

As an active CPA with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Brigham Young University, Jeff has taken a nontraditional path in the world of public accounting due to his interest in the people side of business. He has served as the CFO of various companies such as Royal Robbins, 5.11 Tactical, Noble Outfitters, Regional Hand Center, and Vecchio Trees.

Jeff is happily married to Karen and together they enjoy many outdoor activities, international humanitarian service, community volunteerism, and family experiences. (And in case you were wondering, Jeff is indeed Jordan’s dad.)

 

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John Schneier

Director of Admissions & Marketing

John Schneier grew up on the East Coast but fell into some rough habits in his mid-teens that would eventually put him on the path to recovery. Throughout the past several years he has mined his experience to help others, serving in various director positions within the recovery field, everything from admissions and marketing to outreach and alumni services. John comes to Choice House with 10 years of experience in the treatment industry. John attended Boston University and the University of Utah. He is married to Eirika, and the dog-loving couple has three German shepherds. When he’s not working, he enjoys riding dirt and mountain bikes, playing softball and baseball, and mastering the art of bow hunting.

 

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Nathan Moore, M.D.

Medical Director

Nathaniel Moore, MD is a native of North Carolina. He completed his undergraduate studies at Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA in 1991 and medical school at Duke University School of Medicine in 1995. Dr. Moore went on to complete a residency program in family medicine at the University of Colorado in 1998. He has been practicing in Denver, CO since that time. He is Board-certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and the American Board of Addiction Medicine.

 

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Alex Colins

Director of Operations

An East coast native, Alex knows first-hand what the road to recovery entails. He brings several years of experience and has held multiple roles in the recovery field before joining Choice House in June of 2018 as the Director of Operations.

A graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University with a bachelor’s in psychology, Alex can be found hanging out with NFL MVP Matt Ryan (okay, it may have been in 2001 but still worth mentioning), powerlifting, and coaching middle school football.

 

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Mary Ann McCain, MA, LPC, CAC III

Director of Clinical Services

With more than 35 years of experience working in mental health and with individuals struggling with addiction, Mary Ann McCain is a skilled therapist with expertise in a range of treatment modalities. Within the Choice community, she integrates psychotherapy, basic attendance, and energy work to help clients heal and grow.

 

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Chelsey Summers, MA, NCC, LPC

Primary Therapist

Chelsey Summers has a master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling from Argosy University in Denver. A National Certified Counselor (NCC), she is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and currently working toward becoming a Licensed Addictions Counselor (LAC). Chelsey has ample experience working with individuals in a range of settings including inpatient psychiatric units, outpatient settings, and residential treatment settings.

Prior to joining Choice House, she worked as a primary therapist at AspenRidge Recovery in Colorado, where she helped men and women address their addictions and co-occurring mental health disorders. When she’s not at work, she loves spending time with her English bulldog, Gumbo.

 

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Kelly Luck, MA, LPC, LAC

Primary Therapist, IOP Facilitator

As a Licensed Addictions Counselor, Kelly Luck brings extensive addiction treatment experience to Choice House; she has worked in residential treatment, PHO, IOP, sober living, private practice and has helped launch multiple substance abuse groups and programs.

Kelly has a master’s in counseling degree from the University of Colorado-Denver with additional trainings in DBT, trauma and brainspotting. A Boulder, Colorado native, she enjoys running marathons and also coaches a local running group. Kelly also knows first-hand what the road to recovery entails and has been sober since 17 years old after attending a long-term treatment program in Utah.

 

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Maxx Myers, LPCC

Primary Therapist

Maxx Myers has over eight years of mental health experience in virtually every setting imaginable. He has worked in-home with wealthy families, in low-income clinics, and has significant group experience in an inpatient psychiatric hospital setting. He has volunteered to run groups for survivors of childhood sexual assault, and has a year of experience working with Medicaid clients struggling with addiction at Arapahoe House. He brings a vast amount of diagnostic experience and a variety of therapeutic approaches that he uses to best plan the individualized treatment of every client.

Maxx believes in team-based treatments combined with individual therapy, and partners with the other therapists of Choice House to best serve each client. A true part of the clinical team, he believes in the strengths-based, community focused recovery that Choice House promotes.

 

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Jill Krush,
MS, LPC, NCC, CAC III

Family Program Director

A master’s-level, licensed professional counselor and EMDR-certified specialist, Jill Krush specializes in treating depression and anxiety, stress management, and helping individuals, couples, and families heal from trauma and substance abuse issues.

With more than 11 years’ experience in counseling, she is currently serving as private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients. Her areas of expertise include healing from trauma; working with teens, families, couples, and parents; substance use and abuse, codependency, women’s issues, and depression and anxiety.

An interactive, solution-focused therapist, Jill’s approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. She integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to personalize treatment for the individual. With compassion and understanding, Jill works with each person to help them build on their strengths and attain personal growth.

A graduate of South Dakota State University, Jill maintains a private practice in Boulder, Colorado.

 

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Natalie Jeffers Wilkins, MA, CACII, CSAT

Certified Systemic Art Therapist and Addiction Counselor

Natalie has a master’s degree in health psychology and therapeutic arts and a degree in communication art and design. She has nine years of experience in the field of substance abuse and facilitates art therapy groups in several treatment centers in Colorado. She also has a private practice in Denver.

 

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Mark Lanier, MA

Lead Behavioral Health Technician

With more than 10 years’ experience in the world of mental health and recovery care, Mark Lanier thrives on being involved in each client’s journey to sobriety and watching them flourish while gaining insight into their behavior.

Before joining Choice House, Mark lived in southeast Asia for a decade, which instilled in him a love for learning about new cultures and languages, as well as an appreciation for all of life’s experiences, both the expected and unexpected. Today he brings that same intellectual curiosity to the healthcare field, where he supports men in their recovery, setting boundaries, support program schedules and participation in recovery meetings.

Mark has a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Phoenix in addition to his bachelor’s degree in psychology. A music enthusiast and fan of all things tech-related, Mark likes running, foreign films, and dogs.

 

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Page Bassett

Behavioral Health Technician

Page Bassett channels her passion for helping people into the field of mental health and addictions. With two years of experience gained in the area of detox and one year in residential inpatient therapy, she loves to watch people change and grow in a healthy direction. And while she appreciates the importance of the recovery process, she strives to keep the process itself lighthearted and the lines of communication open.

Page has a bachelor’s degree in human services with a concentration in addiction. In addition, she’s currently pursuing a second bachelor of science degree in nursing. In her free time, Page enjoys photography (nature and action sports in particular), camping, hiking, four-wheeling, climbing, and exploring the outdoors with her two dogs, Izzy the pitbull terrier and Zion the husky.

 

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Alec Farbman

Resident Manager

Alec Farbman joined Choice House in summer 2016, bringing a passion for the recovery community and commitment to those progressing through their journeys to sobriety. As the resident manager for the Choice for Men program, he supervises the daily activities of our residents, providing guidance and resources that support them in their transition back to life in recovery. Alec spends his busy days visiting the various properties and client rooms, facilitating a morning meditation group, conducting new client intake and orientation, and mentoring and assisting clients with their job searches before wrapping up the day with nightly check-ins. He genuinely enjoys connecting with each client, learning from them and whenever possible, sharing some of what he’s learned along his own journey.

A self-proclaimed music enthusiast and film nerd, Alec also likes to travel, ski, golf, and practice yoga. He has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Colorado, Boulder and is currently pursuing his master’s degree in mindfulness-based counseling psychology.

 

we'd like to talk

To learn more about the Choice admissions process, please contact John Schneier at 720-577-4422.