Originally from northern Minnesota, David grew up in the Midwest and has had a lifelong love of hiking, camping, snowboarding, and fishing. After a couple of years of college and traveling, David enlisted in the Marine Corps and became a Reconnaissance Marine, learning advanced land navigation skills, survival techniques, scouting, and many other disciplines. He has a heart for working with youth and helping them gain a love for the outdoors and passing on the lessons he has learned. David enjoys spending his free time exploring the wilderness of NW Montana and building a home with his wife.
Nathan Wells has an associate degree in welding technology and has spent the last 10 years working as a welder. Nathan was drawn to work at Triple Divide Lodge, as when he was a teenager, he was wrestled with addictive tendencies and habits. During that season of Nathan’s life, he had mentors and people in his life who cared enough to speak the truth and encourage him on his journey. Nathan has been in recovery for 13+ years and has a desire to see young men succeed and make progress where he once struggled. In his spare time, Nathan enjoys mountain biking, hunting, and riding off-road motorcycles. He also enjoys fellowship with his church family throughout the week.
Abbi Fetters, LCSW – is a native Montanan with a master’s degree in social work. She has worked in Outpatient and Residential settings with young men from various socio-economical and cultural backgrounds and with their families. From her experiences, Abbi has seen how important relationships between family and their kids are, and the vital role they play in supporting recovery from any mental health and substance use disorders. Abbi believes in meeting guys where they are therapeutically and physically; because of that, she can meet with guys on a walk, on a bench outside, or during meal time. Abbi enjoys adventures in the beautiful state of Montana with family while recording the beauty through photography.
Chrysalana is a combination of grit and heart. She has explored much of our great nation and called many places home. However, her heart was always in Montana. Six years ago, Chrysalana laid down roots in the Flathead Valley by starting a cleaning company while also managing a Bed and Breakfast. In her years at the Bed and Breakfast, she encountered many families who had entrusted their children in the care of places like Triple Divide Lodge. Her heart longed to be more of service to such families, so she joined our team.
Chrysalana brings with her a great desire to help those struggling with addiction and the fortitude that comes from raising five children all while running two businesses. She continues to pursue knowledge and is completing her Associate’s degree from Flathead Community College. Chrysalana has served the community for years and continues to substitute teach and volunteer whenever possible. Currently, she is the President of a local non-profit organization and is developing one of her very own. In her spare time, she attends church functions, enjoys the company of family and friends, and appreciates all that the great outdoors has to offer.
Kirk Voss is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over fifteen years of experience working with individuals, families, and couples. Kirk has worked as a therapist and Clinical Director in both inpatient treatment and outpatient community therapy clinics in several states around the country. He has extensive experience in building successful therapeutic programs, building community among staff and clients, and helping clients heal from the inside out. He believes that clients, and their families, are meaningfully healed systemically. His experience working with teens and families, coupled with his knowledge of relational systems models, allows him to support both teens and their families through the recovery process. A veteran podcaster and presenter, Kirk has given hundreds of community, corporate, and educational presentations on a range of therapeutic topics. In his spare time, you’ll either find him playing games with his family, writing, gardening or out on the river with a good fly rod.
Charles Strauss is an Eagle Scout with an Associate’s degree in Emergency Medicine. A former EMT Charles has spent the last seven years as a shift supervisor for six different gas stations with three different companies. Dedicated to hard work and helping others, Charles has moved to Montana from California to seek out better opportunities to hone his skills and help others do the same. An avid outdoorsman he enjoys hiking, hunting, fishing, and camping. On his off time, Charles enjoys collecting military gear, antique Zippo lighters, and coins.
Koda is a Border Collie and is Shirley’s sidekick on all of her adventures and volunteering work. Koda is highly compassionate and enjoys spending time with clients.
Lissie Lou is a Beagle Border Collie mix, who has the most expressive eyebrows. Her greatest joy in life is adventuring with Jadi jo in the outdoors of Montana. Lissie Lou was a rescue dog who became a trained therapy dog. She loves working with clients and brightening their day – whether that is laying down next to someone going through a tough time or playing in the snow outside.
Living most of her life in Alaska, Shirley and her husband moved to Montana 7 years ago. Shirley graduated from the University of Alaska, Anchorage, earning a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology. Her long-standing history of working with young adults and adolescents includes acute care, residential programs, therapeutic boarding school, therapeutic pre-school, private practice, juvenile services, and academic teaching and counseling. Shirley is professionally licensed as Marriage and Family Therapist, and recently retired as a licensed alcohol and drug counselor. Montana, parallel to Alaska, continues to support her family’s love for the outdoors. Shirley enjoys a wide variety of backcountry adventures with her husband and Border Collie side-kick, Koda. Her personal goal is to continue collaborative efforts to support the positive growth and development of young adults.
Jadi jo Reynolds is a born-and-raised native Montanan. She has been a Licensed Addiction Counselor for 6 years and has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology of Addictions. In addition to being a LAC, Jadi jo has a Master’s degree in Science and is completing her second Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling.
Jadi jo has spent many years working for and has been adjacent to residential treatment. She enjoys working with young people in this environment. It has been Jadi jo’s goal to be a part of a program that supports and serves its employees and clients to the highest degree – she feels she has found her home here at Triple Divide Lodge.
In her free time, Jadi jo enjoys the outdoors by hunting, fishing, hiking, and swimming in the natural lakes of Montana. Everywhere she goes, Jadi jo is followed by her trained therapy dog, Lissie Lou.
Alan Conner has an extensive background in nursing – he started as a Paramedic in 1984 working both in ambulances and helicopters and in 1990, Alan became a Registered Nurse. He has spent most of his career working in the helicopter emergency services helping people all over the United States.
Alan pushed himself for excellence and has obtained four national certifications with emergency
medicine, he is one of only 66 nurses in the country to do so: Certified Flight Nurse, Certified Emergency Nurse, Certified Critical Care Transport Nurse and Flight Paramedic Certification. Alan has also worked in the Special Operations Community for various Federal agencies, he retired from this in 2013.
Since Alan retired, he has worked in various positions as a Flight Nurse and Registered Nurse to keep his skills sharp. For the last year and a half, Alan has been taking care of his mother who has dementia. In Alan’s spare time he enjoys being outside hiking and collecting antique glass jars.
Patrick Hawkins is a Licensed Addictions Counselor with over 25 years of experience. During his career, he has worked with over 5,000 young men in primary treatment. Since 1995, he has been dedicated to working with adolescents and young adults. With a national reputation, Patrick has presented at multiple conferences and is considered a leader in treating young men, especially in an outdoor/experiential type setting. He has led 50+ expeditions accumulating over 1,100 days in the backcountry guiding hundreds of clients on their journeys through the wilderness and into recovery. Patrick brings all this experience to the young men in treatment daily while also imparting it to the entire team.
Mattie is a black Labrador Retriever that enjoys greeting everyone who comes to Triple Divide Lodge. Her favorite activities include following Patrick wherever he goes and retrieving tennis balls for anyone she can get to throw them for her. When not chasing balls and getting in the pond, she is an avid waterfowl and upland hunter.
Rick Delaughder has been working on the property for 17 years, first for the previous treatment program on this location and now Triple Divide Lodge. Rick is a vital member of the team as he ensures that everything from the tractor to the buildings are in working order and running smoothly.
Angel Berry has enjoyed working in the dietary field for quite a while and worked at a residential treatment center for three years in varying roles. She had decided to combine her dietary skills with her desire to help others on their road to recovery, so that they may live their lives to the fullest. Angel enjoys reading, visiting museums, and hiking.
Kelly McQuirk is a Registered Nurse, has previously worked as a licensed addictions counselor, and most recently was as a travel nurse. It has been her passion to work with this population and remain close to home in her beloved mountains. Kelly is often heard saying that she has the best of both worlds in heaven and on earth. Kelly has great enthusiasm for life. She loves spending time with her grandkids, doing anything creative whether it is sewing, crafts, or baking. Kelly also has a life-long love of fast cars and enjoys showing her Camaro in local car shows
Paul Kenney has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and an Associate’s of Arts degree in Addiction Studies. Paul has been a Licensed Addiction Counselor since 2019 and previously was a Certified Addiction Treatment Counselor (CATC III) in California since 2016. Paul has worked in residential addiction programs for most of his career. It has been Paul’s goal to continue to learn and grow as a professional in the addiction field. In his free time, Paul enjoys movies, swimming, and outdoor activities.
Nate Moore is a Licensed Addiction Counselor in the state of Montana. He graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University with a double major in Psychology and Addiction Counseling in the spring of 2014. He has over eight years of experience working as a therapeutic field staff and primary therapist helping young men engage in early recovery. Nate has accumulated over 900 days in the backcountry facilitating and leading recovery focused wilderness expeditions. He thrives when he can use the wilderness as a way to help young men take action for their recoveries. In his spare time, Nate enjoys exploring rural Montana with his wife and keeping his wilderness skills sharp through hunting, fishing, backpacking, and practicing primitive skills.
Zach Murdaugh grew up camping and enjoying the great outdoors; and has been all over the United States and the world. He recently got out of the US Navy, where he served as a Hospital Corpsman with Navy and Marine units. Zach has extensive experience in keeping those around him safe during activities and responding to medical emergencies. His main goal in life is to help people in need. Zach also loves music and sports.
Adam Meckel has been working as an outdoor instructor and guide since 2018. An avid outdoor enthusiast, Adam grew up hunting, fishing, backpacking, mountain biking and snowboarding in the mountains surrounding Montana’s Falthead Valley. When not planning for or taking part in wilderness trips at Triple Divide Lodge, Adam continues to enjoy the same hobbies that he did in his formative years.
Glenn Brown has grown up working and playing in the outdoors of western Montana since 1978. He is a US Air Force veteran, husband, and father of three. Glenn spends his “free” time adventuring, either solo or with his family, in the surrounding mountains and rivers. He is passionate about backpacking, rafting, fly fishing, mountain biking, trail running, all forms of skiing and helping people. Since 2006, Glenn has spent over 880 nights in the wilderness, working with young men who were struggling with addiction. He spent 15 years working as a field guide and lead instructor at a wilderness treatment program. In addition to his experience, Glenn is also a Wilderness First Responder and has a Level 1 avalanche certification.
Chef Jeff Brown has been in the culinary profession for over 30 years he is an award winning chef with a background in Paleo, Ketogenic, gluten free, and diabetic diets. He is a certified Nutrition Specialist. Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Mast Instructor in Tae Kwon Do, and a Primal Life Coach. Jeff’s specialties are Southern style BBQ, wild game and fish, southwest, and classical Italian cuisine. He has taught numerous cooking classes and has worked with young men and women most of his adult life. Jeff takes pride in the fact that he uses the best ingredients he can find from local markets and that all of his food is made from scratch.
Hannah Moore has a bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management and has been a Society of Human Resource Management Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) since 2018. Hannah has worked for and been adjacent to wilderness and residential addiction programs for the past 7 years. It has been Hannah’s goal to create a program that supports and serves its employees and clients. In her free time, Hannah enjoys reading, creating art inspired by Kirigami, fly fishing, hiking, and has recently taken up archery.
Samantha Jackson has a passion for helping people of all ages grow, learn, and transform their lives – body, mind, and spirit.
Samantha has been teaching for 11 years and spent 13 years in an academic environment, including being a Headstart teacher, after-school program administrator, and working locally in the Whitefish school district. Her teaching philosophy centers around identifying what each individual needs, partnering with the client to set goals, and providing them with the tools and help needed to reach those goals.
Not only does Samantha draw on her educational background, but also utilizes the 10 years of experience she has in the fitness industry as a business owner, coach, and freelance fitness and yoga instructor. Yoga has helped her transform her life and the lives of others.
Samantha is a nature enthusiast; in her spare time, she loves to garden, do yoga, hike, and just be outdoors enjoying nature.