meet the choice house team
Executive Director, Co-Owner
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.
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.
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.)
Nathan Moore, M.D.
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.
Mary Ann McCain, MA, LPC, CAC III
IOP Primary Therapist
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.
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.
Director of Marketing
Candi has spent the last 14 years in the health and wellness industry, specializing in sales, marketing and business development. She takes a holistic and proactive approach to mental health, which has served her well in her past positions and currently at Choice House.
As Director of Marketing, she promotes Choice House programs through networking, partnerships, community building and other business development opportunities. She is passionate about promoting and finding the best possible treatment options based on the individual needs of each client.
Candi is a graduate of University of Montana, Missoula, with a degree in Business Administration, with an emphasis in management and marketing.
MS, LPC, NCC, CAC III
Chief Clinical Officer
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.
Kristie is a University of Colorado at Boulder School of Business graduate and experienced HR professional. With over 10 years in the Boulder area working with small to large employers, she came to us as an HR Advisor when we founded Choice House back in 2017. Since then, she has joined the team as a full-time staff member and brings a wealth of business knowledge, along with her never-ending care and concern for the wellbeing of Choice House’s clients and employees.
When she is not at Choice House, Kristie continues to advise other local companies through her HR Consulting business and spending plenty of family time with her husband and 4-year old son.
Desmond is a registered psychotherapist in Colorado, and graduate of the mindfulness-based clinical psychology program at Naropa University. Desmond practices psychotherapy from a foundational belief that awareness of our thoughts, feelings, and sensations leads to a more empowered life. His work is based on creating a safe and trusting relationship in which he supports individuals to find the rich and meaningful life they deserve.
Desmond’s practice is grounded in client-centered, and evidence-based philosophies that include mindfulness, cognitive-behavioral, and gestalt-experiential approaches. He works with individuals in grief, addiction, trauma, and the challenges of life to help them cultivate the inner strength that we all possess.
Chelsey Summers, MA, NCC, LPC
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.
Maxx Myers, LPCC
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.
Activities and Alumni Coordinator
Alex Cable has worked in the addictions and recovery field for more than five years. He joined our team in May 2018 as a Behavioral Technician and in March 2019 was promoted to Activities and Alumni Coordinator. He currently oversees the planning and execution of all our activities for all of our programs, as well as managing and coordinating alumni events and furthering the growth of our alumni program.
Alex is currently also in school, pursuing a degree in psychology. In his free time, he enjoys hunting, fishing, snowboarding, and sometimes he makes the attempt to play golf with his friends.
Mark Lanier, MA
Admissions & Outreach Coordinator
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.
Alec has been working in the addiction field since 2016. In his current role as program manager of Choice House, Alec applies his passion for approaching each individual as unique in their needs and strengths. Alec meets our clients right where they are and in service of personal values, such as compassion, interpersonal connection, empowerment, and helping people find increased freedom from addiction. Alec’s goal is to support and serve all clients in identifying and processing any barriers to living their most authentic and full lives. For fun, Alec loves traveling and being outside. Some of his favorite activities include hiking, yoga, skiing, playing golf and a variety of sports.
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.
A Boulder native and CU graduate, Nico is right at home in the Choice House community. He has a passion for helping others find healing and the inspiration to live a sober lifestyle. Nico has been working in the drug treatment field since 2015, where he has witnessed powerful transformations in many individuals. He now serves as the Residential Manager at Choice House and loves fishing, hunting biking and skiing in his free time.
As a 2014 alumnus of Choice House himself, Michael understands exactly what it’s like to be in residents’ shoes and is able to form a personal connection with them. He has worked in the drug recovery field for the past four years and has helped numerous individuals on their journey to sobriety. Michael has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Finance and is actively pursuing his CAC II. Outside of Choice House, you can find Michael hiking, fly fishing, riding his Harley and spending time with his dog, Lady.
Behavioral Health Technician
Gaige is originally from Oklahoma and joined the Choice House and Lookout team in 2017. He is very passionate and has devoted his life to helping others struggling with addiction and mental illness; he knows firsthand how important sober community is in the path to recovery. In his free time, Gaige enjoys being in the outdoors riding his bike, and hiking.
Liz is a licensed professional counselor and art therapist. She has a BFA in painting from Rhode Island School of Design and a master’s degree in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology from Naropa University. Throughout her career journey, she has worked with combat veterans and incarcerated individuals to help them through issues such as grief, existential issues, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder and addiction.
Liz runs weekly art therapy workshops at Choice House, where she works extensively with participants throughout the addiction recovery process. The use of art therapy allows individuals to delve into difficult issues and engage in powerful self-care through creative meditation. Outside of work, Liz is a passionate artist, outdoor enthusiast and stepmom to two boys.
Lawerence Million has worked for twentysomething years as a chef. He has held distinguished positions in Los Angeles and New York, and some of his patrons have included Gary Shandling, John C. Reilly and President Bill Clinton. With a penchant for nonprofits and public service, he fed the patrons of the nonprofit Ring Lake Ranch in Dubois, Wyoming for seven seasons and served two terms with AmeriCorps, cooking for the residents of the YWCA of Salt Lake. It was at the Y he was strongly influenced by Alice Waters and her ideas of seasonal cooking and kitchen gardens. He started a community garden at the Y and is very happy to have the same opportunity to not only cook for the residents of Choice House, but to work alongside them in the Choice House Garden.
Bob is a true Boulderite, having lived here for the past 30 years. He keeps the Choice House facilities in top condition and makes it a beautiful and safe place for our residents to stay. A talented musician, Bob plays in a rock band in his free time - and even gives lessons to Choice House participants!