The Foundry Clinical Team
Judy Watts, MSW, LSW
Judy is a Clinical Residential Therapist at the Foundry Treatment Center. She is from New Orleans, LA and graduated with her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Louisiana State University. Prior to being employed at the Foundry, Judy was employed as a therapist at an adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program in Baton Rouge, LA. Her passion is working with populations that struggle with substance use disorders and is excited to further her education and career in this field. Judy enjoys utilizing various therapeutic techniques with her clients including Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Attachment Theory, Interpersonal Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Art and Activity-Based Therapies.
Jeremy Holburn, MA, LPC, NCC
Outpatient Program Manager/Therapist
Jeremy Holburn (MA, LPC, NCC) graduated from Denver Seminary in 2015 with an MA in Clinical Mental Health Licensure. Jeremy’s practice is developed around an Adlerian understanding of Social Interest with a focused practice in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy (SP). Jeremy’s training in SP is ongoing and will complete Level 2 in November of 2020. Jeremy’s direction in his professional training emphasizes the integrative experiences of traditional therapeutic modalities in addition with somatic components of the individual.
Dane Hillyer, MA, LPCC, NCC
Dane is a Colorado native originally from the Grand Junction area. He received his BA in psychology from the University of Northern Colorado. After graduation, Dane worked as a youth, music, and associate pastor for eight years across Colorado and Texas. These jobs eventually led him to Denver Seminary where he studied in a Master of Divinity program in Theology, but soon into the program, felt the call to counseling which led him in receiving his MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. While supporting his educational habits in graduate school, Dane worked in IT for companies such as Apple and DISH Corporate offices where he thrived in customer service. Whether working in the church, IT, or in addiction recovery and clinical mental health, Dane has always been passionate in helping people live their best life and coming alongside them in their journey. Dane recently moved to Steamboat with his wife Dani and their Golden Retriever Charlie, where they enjoy trail running, cycling, skiing, and snowboarding. Dane is thrilled to be a part of the Foundry team and serving those in recovery.
Toby Nicholas, CAC II
Toby works as an Outpatient Counselor with Foundry Treatment Center. Toby previously worked as a Residential Manager and Clinical Residential Counselor for Foundry Steamboat Springs. He moved to Steamboat Springs in December of 2016. Toby earned his CAC II in 2018. He was born in Telluride, CO and lived in Sheridan, WY for the remaining time of his childhood. Toby spent much of his life in Wyoming working for his father's HVAC company. He became a Journeyman HVAC Installer at an early age before finding his path in recovery. Following Toby's awakening in recovery, he found that his true passion was to help others with the disease of addiction. Toby has experience working as an Addiction Tech at an Adolescent Residential Treatment Center in Estes Park, CO. Toby's wide range of work experience allows him to consider an uncommon perspective others may not see. He was able to find enjoyment in life once he found recovery. In the summer you will likely find Toby out on the golf course, as it is a key component of his own personal recovery. Toby believes that recovery truly starts once you are able to have fun again, which is something Foundry Steamboat Springs has plenty of.
Annie Camacho, LAC
Annie earned her bachelor’s degree in Sociology from The Colorado College and her master’s degree in Counseling Psychology and Counselor Education from University of Colorado Denver. She is a Licensed Addictions Counselor (LAC) and is finalizing her LPC. Annie grew up in Southern California and began her career in counseling as a high school counselor in Colorado Springs. She believes in the power of the family system and her work is driven by the understanding that the degree of appropriate support our participants receive from family and friends is foundational to their success. Annie has lived in Steamboat since 2014 and she considers herself lucky for having three generations of her own family living in town. In her free time you will find her with her family, at the gym, on the lake (summer) or the slopes (winter).
Tom Welle, CAS
Born and raised in Minnesota, Tom always had a dream of moving out west to pursue the mountain lifestyle while advancing his career. As soon as the ink was dry on his liberal arts degree, Tom moved to Steamboat Springs, CO to work for Partners in Routt County as an Americorps School-Based Mentor at Soroco Middle School. He gained valuable insight into the strengths and struggles in the Northwest Colorado Community during that time. After his service in Americorps, Tom began to work for the community mental health center, Mind Springs Health, in Craig, CO as a Case Manager. The struggles with substance use disorder were evident in the local community. Tom decided to pursue his certification as an addiction counselor to better serve his clients and to deepen his understanding of the disease of addiction. He transitioned to working for Providence Recovery Services where he gained robust experience working in a continuum of care and within a multi-disciplinary team. Tom is now working for Foundry Treatment Center - Steamboat Springs where he continues to develop his proficiency with Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Existential Psychotherapy. He also believes in the curative power of group counseling which is the primary modality in which he sees his clients. While employed at The Foundry, Tom is also pursuing his Master of Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling through the College of William and Mary. When he isn’t at work, you can find Tom running amok in the mountains skiing, hunting, biking, or camping!
Bethany Salazar, BA, CAC I
Bethany is originally from the San Luis Valley in southern Colorado. In 2006 she moved to Boulder, Colorado to attend the University of Colorado at Boulder. She graduated CU with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Bethany enjoys helping people and worked at a rural high school as a pre-collegiate advisor. During that time, she prepared students for post-secondary education and acted as a mentor as well as a role model. Bethany later moved to the Denver area and worked in a behavioral health center as a milieu counselor with at high risk youth. She worked with teenage girls in order to help them gain important life skills to be successful and independent. Her journey around Colorado continued as she moved to Steamboat Springs in April of 2017 with her significant other. Bethany enjoys the outdoors, such as hiking, fishing, backpacking, and snowboarding. She also doesn’t mind the indoors as she spends time reading, writing, and watching movies while hanging out with her cat. Bethany is a strong believer of being mentally and physically healthy and takes care of her well-being with meditation and exercise. She is a well-rounded individual with an open-mind.
Ali started out a reluctant gardener, helping her mom out of daughterly duty. Her love for all things green grew as she moved into the plant nerd industry, working in greenhouses in Boulder as she attended University of Colorado, and later doing seasonal landscaping in Steamboat. After running the nursery for Gecko Landscape and Design for three years, Ali began gardening. She is honored and excited to be helping create a four-season garden and greenhouse as part of Foundry’s commitment to wellness and community. When she’s not working in the dirt, Ali likes to ski and ride her bike, float rivers, write blurbs and blogs, and cozy up to read books with her little family.
Kim Brooks, CHT
Kim is a certified Permaculture Design Consultant and has been gardening in the Yampa Valley since 2000. She helps individuals, businesses, organizations, and schools design and build high altitude edible food gardens. She is also passionate about building community by involving all people in our food system, from educating little sprouts where food comes from to providing our food bank with local, healthy produce. She believes gardening is excellent therapy, both physically and mentally. As Masanobu Fukuoka says in The One-Straw Revolution,” The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings.” Although, good food does often lead to happiness! And good ingredients, like fresh locally grown produce, are the first step toward delicious, healthy and healing food.