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The Foundry Clinical Team

FoundrySteamboat clinical team members are highly skilled and specially trained to deliver the coordinated, Trauma-Integrated Care for which this program is known. This team of experienced caregivers is as compassionate as they are dedicated to partnering closely with clients and families to instill the knowledge, skills, and resources needed to maintain recovery from problematic substance use and manage co-occurring mental health conditions. FoundrySteamboat clinicians are peers, colleagues, confidants, and resources to the clients they serve. These professionals are experts in their respective practice areas and participate in continuing education, training, certification, and team-based practice to bring high-quality care and innovative practice to bear for Foundry Steamboat clients.

Jana Brown

Jana Brown

Residential Counselor

Janna works as a Residential Counselor with Foundry Treatment Center. She previously worked as a Behavioral Health Technician at Foundry before receiving her CAT and moving into the counselor position. Janna grew up in Arizona before relocating to Colorado in middle school and has remained in love with the mountains ever since! Her passion for helping people came from her own addiction struggles. It was her own counselors that inspired her to go down the path of addiction counseling. She is currently working towards finishing her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work before moving onto her Master’s degree. In the winter you can find Janna at the gym and outside in the summer either hiking or paddleboarding while spending time with her two beagles, Zoey and Abby. Janna loves working with her team and is extra grateful to work at Foundry!

Dane Hillyer, MA, LPCC, NCC

Dane Hillyer, MA, LPCC, NCC

Residential Therapist

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, CAS

Toby Nicholas, CAS

Outpatient Counselor

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, LPC, LAC

Annie Camacho, LPC, LAC

Family Director

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 Licensed Professional Counselor (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

Tom Welle, CAS

Residential Therapist

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 transitioned to working in the mental health and substance use treatment sector in Craig, CO for the next 3.5 years. He obtained certification in addiction counseling in that timeframe and became proficient at serving those with substance use disorder and co-occurring mental health conditions. Tom is now working for Foundry Treatment Center - Steamboat Springs where he continues to help people struggling with addiction by using Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Existential Psychotherapy. He also believes strongly in the curative power of community in recovery and thus loves to facilitate group therapy at The Foundry. 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.

Rudy Spector, PMHNP-BC

Rudy Spector, PMHNP-BC

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Rudy Spector grew up in Grand Forks, ND and went to college in Bemidji, MN before moving to Steamboat Springs in the fall of 2000. She has worked as a nurse at The Memorial Hospital in Craig, CO. prior to working at Foundry Treatment Center - Steamboat Springs. Rudy enjoys the majority of the outdoor activities Colorado has to offer including skiing, snowboarding, split-boarding, hiking, mountain biking, fishing, and camping. She enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter.

Kim Brooks, CHT

Kim Brooks, CHT

Horticultural Therapist

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.

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(844) 955 1066