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Robert Castan

President and COO

In 2010, after finding his own recovery, Robert dedicated his life to helping others find freedom from addiction. Since then, he has created innovative, and successful addiction treatment programs, across the Western US. Robert has extensive experience with marketing, brand management, web development and intake coordination.

In 2014 Robert co-founded Northpoint Recovery in Boise, Idaho. From Northpoint’s inception, Robert oversaw the facility layout, marketing campaigns and key team development. With Northpoint’s growth and success, Robert assumed the position of Chief Operating Officer. Today he is responsible for supervising daily operations of the administrative, marketing and intake teams, as well as; assisting in key growth initiatives.

“I am extremely proud of what we have created at Northpoint Recovery, we get to do something we love and help people change their lives.” Robert’s vision and determination are evident throughout Northpoint’s services.

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Erica Lopez, LCSW

VP, Idaho Market

Erica is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She graduated from Boise State University’s Advanced Standing Social Work Program in May of 2013. Erica’s professional background has been in substance abuse, crisis intervention, family therapy, trauma therapy, vulnerable population advocacy, and working within the LGBT community. She finds passion in getting to the underlying cause of ongoing struggles for clients. Erica consistently works towards encouraging and motivating clients to seek ongoing change in life to better their circumstance. Erica continues to contribute to, and advocate for, the addict and alcoholic recovery community. She finds that working in this field is not only rewarding but life changing, as well. Erica is excited to continue to grow professionally within Ashwood Recovery.

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Dr. Coire Weathers

Medical Director

Dr. Coire Weathers was born and raised in Boise's north end. After attending the College of Idaho, Dr. Weathers moved to Baltimore, Maryland for medical school. He attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Weathers enjoyed Baltimore and chose to remain there for his Residency in Psychiatry. Dr. Weathers has always been particularly interested in community psychiatry. As part of his training, he was able to accompany members of different specialties as they went out into the Baltimore community offering psychiatric care to the underserved. Dr. Weathers developed an immediate respect for the mental health providers in Baltimore's inner city who were dedicated to helping people with addiction and psychiatric illness when they had no where else to turn. After completing his residency, he chose to return home to Boise, working as both an inpatient and outpatient psychiatrist. Dr. Weathers is excited to be part of the Ashwood team, working to help people in the city he loves.

Jennifer Freeman


For more than 20 years, Jennifer Freeman has led several successful financial teams and departments to enhance profits, the last 13 years have been in healthcare. Her goal has always been to provide vision and superior support for every team she has been a part of. In 2017, her passion for the chemical dependency treatment field brought her to our facility. Along with her team, Jennifer manages every aspect of the facilities’ finances, including internal and external reporting, auditing and growth processes.

Jennifer has become a valuable part of the NorthPoint Recovery team. She is vision-oriented, highly motivated and a strong leader. With her experience and background, NorthPoint Recovery looks forward to many more years of success providing patients with the help they need to recover from addiction.

Mike Biggins

Regional Program Director

Michael Biggins M.Ed has been in treatment services for the last 13 years. Michael has held many positions in the substance abuse field. Michael has worked in nearly all adult treatment modalities - from conflict resolution for violent offenders to court supervised treatment for a diverse adult addicted population to treatment care for opiate sufferers to self-determined outpatient services to inpatient adult treatment services to education for patients, families and the community. Michael brings a supportive, patient-centered, strength-based approach to the multidisciplinary team at Northpoint Recovery. Michael recognizes the treatment focused, 24-hour structured, holistic care offered by the Northpoint program affords patients the greatest opportunity for success and he is proud to be a member of the team of clinicians.

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Brittany Heyrend, LPC

Primary Counselor

Brittany possesses the ability to help clients resolve difficult circumstances and emotions in a meaningful and supportive fashion. She comes to the Ashwood team via The Meadows, a highly revered treatment program, in Wickenburg Arizona. As Primary Therapist at Ashwood, Brittany facilitates group, individual and family sessions.

Brittany is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Idaho. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Family and Human Development at Arizona State University. Brittany then completed her Masters in Professional Counseling at Grand Canyon University in Arizona. We are honored to have her on the clinical team.

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Marilyn Brown, LMFT

Primary Counselor

Marilyn gained her B.A. in Psychology and her M.A. in counseling from California State University, Fullerton. She is a licensed marriage and family counselor in both Idaho and California. Marilyn has been in private practice for over 25 years and she also maintains employment with Ashwood Recovery. She has worked in the addiction field throughout her career and she has additionally gained certification for addiction counseling through the Harvard School of Medicine. Marilyn contributes greatly to the team at Ashwood with her vast knowledge of the 12 step recovery community and through her own recovery experience.

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Robert Hadley, LMSW

Primary Counselor

Robert Hadley is a Licensed Masters of Social Worker. Robert Graduated from Lewis-Clark State with his BSW and later from Boise State University with his MSW. Robert has had experience in residential settings, corrections and in medical detox facilities. He believes that every person is capable of change and values accompanying them along their journey. At Ashwood Recovery, Robert Facilitates groups and sees clients individually to help them find and understand their personal motivations for change and begin the change process.

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Erika Scarberry, LMSW

Primary Counselor

Erika is a Licensed Master Social Worker. Erika graduated from the University of Cincinnati with her BSW and continued on to get her MSW from the University of Southern California with a concentration in Adults in Healthy Aging and Military Social Work. Erika has experience working in residential treatment facilities, corrections, suicide prevention and crisis intervention. Erika believes in meeting individuals where they are; this facilitates a trusting relationship where she empowers and enables individuals to reach their full potential. She is passionate and motivated to change the stigma around addiction and mental health to improve the quality of life of all those affected.

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JoLynn Tracy, CADC

Primary Counselor

JoLynn is a graduate of The University of Great Falls, MT. JoLynn has a long history of working in the substance abuse field, having experience in co-occurring residential, medical detox, outpatient settings, and Drug Court. JoLynn is passionate about helping those struggling with the disease of addiction and helping them begin their journey of recovery. As Primary Counselor, JoLynn completes assessments, facilitates groups, and sees client’s individually. JoLynn is excited to be a part of the Ashwood team.

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Thomas Scott-Childers, LMSW

Primary Counselor

Thomas feels privileged to have the opportunity to be interning at Ashwood Recovery as he pursues a master degree in Social Work from Northwest Nazarene University. Thomas hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, with a minor in Gender Studies, and is currently licensed in the state of Idaho to practice social work. Thomas is passionate about helping others improve their lives and strives to help break down barriers to change. Utilizing his education, training, and personal experience, Thomas hopes to be a valuable resource to both the clients as well as the Ashwood Recovery team.

Jonathan Meldrum, CADC


Jonathan attended Syracuse University from 2007 to 2010 where he graduated. During his time at Syracuse he was a Big East All-American for the Syracuse Orangemen. After graduation Jonathan moved back to Boise, Idaho where he began working within the Idaho prison system. Jonathan took a range of Positions within the prison ranging from Unit Manager to Sergeant. Jonathan taught programs with the prison system until he decided to leave in 2016 and begin his journey of becoming a Drug and Alcohol Counselor. During the last several years Jonathan has worked to bring awareness to collegiate athletic programs when it comes to the mental health of their athletes. Jonathan has been published in several articles in regards to mental health for athletes. For self care, Jonathan enjoys golfing and singing karaoke.

Shawn Jensen, LCPC


Shawn is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. She graduated from North West Nazarene University in August 2001, but was employed as a counselor for North West Nazarene University during her last year of her education. Shawn’s professional background includes treating those with mental health and substance use disorders in outpatient treatment settings. She has experience providing assessments and counseling services to individuals, couples, families and groups. She has worked with the homeless population to connect them to community services and has provided services to those who required community based interventions. Shawn joins North Point Recovery with 17 years of experience. Shawn is enthusiastic to work with those in need of treatment and believes all people are capable, and have the right, to fulfill their life goals.

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Courtney Lossmann

Intern - Chemical Dependency Counselor

Courtney is excited to have the opportunity to be interning at Ashwood Recovery while she pursues a master degree in Social Work at Northwest Nazarene University. Courtney comes to the Ashwood team with 10+ years of working in the medical field. Her most recent experiences include suicide prevention and advocating for families in the court system. Courtney is passionate about promoting healthy family relationships. In her free time, Courtney enjoys camping, snowboarding, and spending time with her husband, children, and pets.

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Bret Quarles

Billing Specialist

Bret is an Administrative Professional at Ashwood Recovery and takes great pride in her role. She understands the sensitivity and compassion required in helping others address serious issues in their lives. Empathy drives Bret’s commitment in providing resources for all clients and colleagues. She is proud to serve on the amazing team at Ashwood and loves the results of that of healthy recoveries.

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Petra Sanchez-Tactacan


Petra is an Administrative Professional at Ashwood Recovery. Petra joined us in November of 2016 and is one of the friendly faces that visitors might see when entering the building. She is very exuberant when it comes to helping others and is very passionate about assisting our clients in the road to recovery. She plans to return to school to get a Master Degree in Counseling.

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Lindsey Elkington


Lindsey is an administrative professional at Ashwood Recovery. Lindsey joined us in May of 2017 and is very excited to be one of the friendly faces you meet when you enter Ashwood. She is extremely knowledgeable about recovery and passionate about helping others. Lindsey is looking forward to helping clients on their road to recovery and is proud to be a part of the amazing team at Ashwood.

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Steve Laats

Vice President of Operations

Prior to joining Northpoint Recovery, Steve had been part of large corporations for the past 16 years. Since joining Northpoint Recovery, Steve is truly able to combine his learned skill set with his true passion, helping people effected by the disease of addiction. He is driven to help Northpoint Recovery reach as many people as possible find relief from their addiction.

Evan Beales


A firm believer that every addict and alcoholic deserves help, Evan uses his personal experience and his professional skillset to meet every caller where they are at. Evan works with patients, families and local professionals to come up with practical and effective treatment plans tailored to each individual. When not at work, Evan enjoys volunteering in the Boise community and spending time in Idaho’s beautiful outdoors.

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Levi Severns


Hi my name is Levi and I am the youngest of three boys. I grew up in a small town - the kind that has more antique stores than stoplights and grocery stores. I have always had a passion for helping people for as long as I can remember. After completing high school, I went into the dental field. I worked in the field for nearly 10 years helping others with their dental needs. In 2012, I reached out for help to get sober because I didn’t want my daughter growing up with a drunk daddy. It was never my intention to find a career in substance abuse, as I always felt it was such a cliché. The one thing I have found in my life is that like getting sober at 30, and finding a profession in substance abuse, has not always my plan but it doesn’t mean it’s not the right plan. Not only is it my job to help people find treatment but it is a privilege, as well.

Sean Mills


As a longtime Idaho resident, Sean is extremely excited to be a part of NorthPoint Recovery’s admissions team. Sean believes every addict and alcoholic deserves a chance to get their life back and loves to help them find the right facility to kick-start their recovery journey. As the wife of an addict who is now in recovery, Sean is extremely empathic to the needs of families whose loved ones are struggling with addiction. During her free time, Sean enjoys hiking, skiing, and fiber arts.

Zach Peterson


As a former patient of NorthPoint, Zach is now blessed with the opportunity to help other addicts and alcoholics receive the help that they need. He shows passion and understanding to everyone that calls in, as he is a strong believer in giving back what NorthPoint so freely gave to him. When not at work, he likes to play sports, go slack-lining, and enjoy the wonderful outdoors of Idaho.

Mike Sipiora


Mike was Born and raised in Boise, Idaho. He has been tied to the recovery community since 2010 and strives to help people daily. He has a background in sales having worked in the real estate industry for the past two years. In his down time, he enjoys volunteering at local support groups throughout the Treasure Valley.

Cooper Lyons

Alumni Coordinator

With the support of his family, friends and Ashwood Recovery Cooper was able to get clean at the age of 16. Following his one year anniversary of sobriety Cooper has worked as a co-peer facilitator and a Psychiatric Technician for Ashwood and Northpoint. As the Alumni Coordinator he hopes to draw on his experience in sobriety and his support network to build a truly supportive alumni group for every one of our patients embarking on the journey of recovery.

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Alicia Benscoter

Office Manager

Alicia is a Boise, Idaho native excited to serve her community through Northpoint Recovery. Alicia brings many years of experience in office management and client relations. Alicia prides herself in being able to assist others when entering treatment in a genuine, warm, and caring way. Alicia finds drive in the treatment field as she herself has been touched by the struggles of addiction within her own family. Alicia plans to help those striving to change their lives in any way she can. Alicia is ecstatic to be part of the team, and to continue to grow professionally at Northpoint Recovery.

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Ben Halverson

Account Recovery Specialist

Ben was born in Elko, NV but relocated to the Treasure Valley in 1994. After graduating hight school in 1999, he worked in construction for several years, before enrolling at BSU, where he graduated in 2012 with a BA in Organizational Communication. During his time at BSU, Ben was the president of the Club Baseball Team and received many awards and commendations. He enjoys staying active, playing softball in Boise City League during the summers, and snowboarding and other activities in the winter months. His desire to help those in the recovery community was inspired by his own experience with addiction and recovery, which is what ultimately brought him to Ashwood Recovery.

Vicki Lilly


Vicki is a Boise native who enjoys all our beautiful city has to offer. Her desire is that all our clients come to enjoy life to its fullest. Her background in small business accounting is varied and extensive so she has offered solid set of accounting skills since joining Ashwood Recovery in 2015.

Julia Holmes

Director of Billing Services

Julia comes to us from Arizona, where she was born and raised. In 2014 she was offered the opportunity to move to Boise to help open Northpoint, and has been with us since inception. She graduated from University of Arizona in 2008 with a BA in political science, and is currently pursuing her Masters in public health. Working in the substance abuse industry for over four years, she had the opportunity to explore various positions before landing in the billing department. Her favorite part about working as Director of Billing for Northpoint is the ability to offer flexible payment plans to patients.

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Autumn Hornsby, SPHR

Director of Human Resources

Autumn joined Northpoint Recovery in 2017 bringing 10+ years of diverse human resources and management experience that spans start-ups and established organizations. She has extensive hands-on experience leading HR initiatives including policy design, compensation, performance management, talent acquisition, employment law compliance, HRIS implementation, employee relations, and benefits administration. When not at work, Autumn enjoys spending time with her two children and dabbling in home design. Autumn earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Finance from the University of Idaho. She holds a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), and is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and Human Resources Association of Treasure Valley (HRATV).

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