Joseph A. De Nucci – Founder & Director

josephdenucci1Joseph has been actively involved in the behavioral-health, prevention and wellness industry for over 25 years. In the first 15 years of his career, Joseph accumulated ground-up experience working with well known and respected organizations providing adult, young adult and adolescent treatment services. By serving as program director, VP of operations, COO and CEO, he served at all levels of a therapeutic organization. These companies include Sierra Tucson, Father Martin’s Ashley, AIM House, The Bradford Group, Comprehensive Addictions Program and CompCare. Read More..

Ashley Auchterlonie – Director of Enrollment & Business Development

Ashley-AuchterlonieAshley has worked in the behavioral healthcare industry for 16 years. Her extensive experience includes admissions, case management, strategic planning and customer oriented sales in both the education and behavioral healthcare fields. She has held the positions of Regional Marketing Manager for Psychiatric Solutions, National Sales Representative for The Brown Schools/CEDU, and Director of Marketing for InnerChange. Read More…

 

 

David Chiarito, MS – Program Director

david-chiaritoDavid has spent the last 15 years working with diverse groups of youth, adolescents and adults in a variety of therapeutic and recreational contexts. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Outdoor Recreation with an emphasis in Wilderness Leadership from Unity College in Maine, and also has a Master’s degree in Experiential Education from Minnesota State University. David brings his passion for creating and implementing empowering experiences for young adults to Insight Intensive. Read More…

 

Kimberly Bryant, MA – Senior Mentor

Kimberly-BryantKimberly has been working with youth and families for over 15 years as a mentor, coach, therapist, and advocate. Kimberly has her Masters of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Naropa University and has resided in the Boulder area for over 25 years. Certifications in Brainspotting, Attachment Focused Family Therapy, and extensive training in Gestalt Therapy, Lifespan Development, Family Systems, Somatic and Trauma Informed Practices support Kimberly’s skills in working with various presentations and clinical needs.   Read More..

 

George MacIlwinen, MA, CAC I, GEP – Senior Mentor

george_macIlwinenGeorge comes from North Carolina and Georgia, and currently lives in Boulder, Colorado. He has a Master’s Degree in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology with a concentration in Counseling Psychology from Naropa University and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Georgia State University. He holds certifications in Gestalt and Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy, Addiction’s Counseling, and has received specialty training for the treatment of trauma, developmental and attachment issues from the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute. Read More…

 

Shawn Perkin, MA-Senior Mentor

Shawn-PerkinShawn comes to Insight Intensive at Gold Lake from Santa Barbara, California and currently calls Boulder, Colorado home. He has a Master’s Degree in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology from Naropa University with a focus in Wilderness Therapy. He holds certifications in social and emotional intelligence from Six Seconds and Level II EMDR certification from Laurel Parnell. He has also received specialty training in men’s group facilitation from The Mankind Project and gestalt therapy training from the Gestalt Institute of the Rockies. Read More…

 

Jen Sutton, LPC, LAC – Clinical and Therapeutic Services Coordinator

Jen-SuttonJen is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Addiction Counselor who has worked in a variety of adolescent and adult residential and outpatient mental health and substance abuse treatment centers in Boulder County, and has had a private practice working with adults, teens, and families in Boulder and Longmont since 2003. Read More…

Cassandra E. Field, MA, LPC, CACIII – Therapeutic Support Services

Cassandra-FieldCassandra is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Addiction Counselor, life coach, and therapeutic yoga instructor. She has been working with adolescents and families for fifteen years specializing in mental health, addiction and recovery and family therapy. Read More…

 Dr. Brett P. Kennedy, Psy.D. – Therapeutic Support Services

Bret-KennedyDr. Brett P. Kennedy, Psy.D. is a clinical psychologist with over 15 years of experience working with adolescents, adults, and couples. He has been fortunate to live and work in San Francisco, New York, and now in Boulder, CO. His specialties include: GLBTQ issues; eating, exercise, and body image disorders; substance abuse; technology addiction, anxiety and compulsive disorders, and trauma/PTSD.     Read More…

 

 

Dr Lacey Taylor, Ph.D.-Therapeutic Support Services

Lacey Head Shot WPDr Lacey Taylor is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the state of Colorado.  She recently relocated to Boulder, CO from New York City, where she completed her training in clinical and health psychology.  Her clinical focus has been in the treatment of anxiety disorders, mood disorders, trauma, and recovery among adolescents and adults.     Read More…

 

 

 

 

Michael Haffey, Ph.D. – Mentor

mikeAlong with mentoring young men at Insight Intensive, Michael is a faculty member in the Department of Sociology at the University of Colorado. Since earning his doctorate in 1999, Mike has been a full-time classroom instructor, teaching a broad array of courses including Social Psychology, Self and Society, Sociological Theory, Global Human Ecology, and Social Movements for Change. Mike has cultivated an authentic and respectful rapport with his students while engaging them on a variety of rich, contentious and provocative social concerns. Read More…

Tug Levy, MA – Mentor

Tug-LevyTug is an educator by birth! He earned his master’s in Education plus certification in secondary science in May 2003 from the Univerisity of Colorado. He has worked as a professional educator ever since, in a wide variety of settings, all over the metro area. The majority of these educational experiences have been with at-risk youth, which has meant working with kids on various social-emotional issues in addition to science curricula. Tug loves showing students that the learning experience can, and absolutely should, be a blast. He has come to enjoy teaching “life” even more than “life science”! Read More…

Ali Johnson, B.A. – Mentor/Transition Group Leader

Ali_JohnsonAli has always had a passion for working with youth. Ever since she can remember she has wanted to make a difference in the lives of young people. She earned her BA in Sociology from Ithaca College in New York. Her focus of study was Juvenile Delinquency and Criminal Behavior. She worked for a year in Chicago with at risk children before moving to Colorado. Read More…

Andrew Anderson B.A. – Mentor

Andrew_AndersonAndrew Anderson began working with young people with special needs at the age of 16 in his home state of Maine, doing one on one respite in YMCA day camps and after school programs. He continued this work while earning his B.A. at Fordham University in NYC where he earned a double major in Theater and Religious Studies, and a minor in Visual Design. While completing his education in New York, Andrew performed in playhouses on and off Broadway and worked part time with the Jewish organization Ohel Bais Ezra; a group home for adolescent boys with behavioral disorders. Read More…

David Dunlap – Mentor

Dave-DunlapDavid joined the Marine Corps in 1996 just after finishing high school. During his four years of service he found a love of teaching and leading others. After finishing his service he pursued a career in Outdoor Education which led him on an 8 year journey of instructing mountaineering, rock and ice climbing, and dog sledding, to name a few activities. David is now pursuing his master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Argosy University in Denver; he is  a former intern at Insight Intensive an is excited to bring his life experiences to bear in his new role at Insight Intensive. Read More…

Eloise Nelson, Ph.D. – Holistic Nutritionist

eloise-nelsonEloise Nelson, Ph.D. studied Sports Physiology at the University of Nebraska before earning her M.A. and Ph.D. in Holistic Nutrition from Clayton College. She has 35 years of experience in nutrition, natural healthcare, and exercise training that includes Yoga, Pilates, Gyrotonics, Zumba and Soul-Sweat. As a 56 year-old mother of one daughter and three sons, (ages 31, 25, 19 and 12), Eloise has extensive personal and professional expertise in the area of adolescent development. Read More…

Alex Judson – Fitness Consultant

Alex-Judson1My passion is helping people meet their goals in and outside of the gym through a full spectrum approach to physical fitness. I like to call it “the 360 degrees to awesome” and it builds off of a combination of elements such as: goal setting, resistance training, nutrition, and conditioning.

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Jim Bailey – Director of Operations

jim-baileyA graduate of the renowned Johnson and Wales University, Jim is a culinary specialist and adventure enthusiast whose creative passion is expressed throughout the Insight Intensive experience. Jim’s career spans two decades in the food industry and includes a range of experiences from menu creation as an Executive Chef to catering and bartending. He now leads the culinary team behind the nutritious and delicious meals at Gold Lake. Read More…

Loree Thompson – Chief Financial Officer

loree-thompsonLoree began her career in public accounting, working for Ernst and Young in the audit and computer-systems audit areas. This experience gave her exposure to many industries. She pursued healthcare by joining Community Care Network—a nonprofit entity that coordinated State and Federal funding for the behavioral-health industry. Loree then spent 14 years working with NextHealth and their two, internationally recognized subsidiary companies, Sierra Tucson, a state of the art Behavioral and Psychiatric hospital and Miraval Life in Balance Resort and Spa. Read More…