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Staff

Wilderness Treatment Center prides itself on hiring the best and brightest to be a part of our team. Whether they are our administrative, clinical, wilderness or support staff, each employee works directly with every patient in our program and has a profound affect on the quality of care provided.

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Contact us today to learn about open positions in counseling, wilderness, administrative and support positions. Call 406-854-2832

Administrative

  • Nancy Brekke
    Nancy Brekke Co-Founder & Chief Administrative Officer

    As co-founder Nancy has been a part of Wilderness Treatment Center since the very beginning in 1983. She and her late husband John have established a quality of care that is expected for each and every patient that comes through the program for the past 32 years. As co-owner and administrator, Nancy not only works closely with all staff, but knows each patient very well and is committed to helping these young men on the road to recovery.

  • Matt Brekke
    Matt Brekke Operations Director

    Matt Brekke is the Director of Operations and is tasked with overall strategic and operational responsibility for the facilities operations, business and marketing initiatives. Matt grew up on the facility with his two younger brothers since the age of 7. He recently returned to WTC from a 15 year career in Denver, CO having worked in multiple marketing and business leadership positions as well as his own consulting company.

  • Ben Dorrington
    Ben Dorrington Director of Referral Relations, Counselor, L.A.C.

    Ben is a Licensed Addictions Counselor and a native of the Flathead Valley. He has a degree in Psychology from Linfield College and has been working at Wilderness Treatment Center since 2003. Ben is an avid golfer, fisherman and softball enthusiast.

  • Mary Tollefson
    Mary Tollefson Admissions Coordinator

    Mary joined WTC in September of 2003. She has an extensive history working in the field including Alcohol and Drug Services in Bozeman and Northern Montana Chemical Dependency Center. Her experience as an administrator and with insurance companies adds to her expertise in performing her role.

  • Rose Sweeney
    Rose Sweeney Administrative Assistant

    Rose has been working at Wilderness Treatment Center for the past 3 years and has lived in Montana for the past 35. Rose is an avid horse enthusiast and accomplished dressage rider.

  • Alexis Laychak
    Alexis Laychak Nurse, LPN

    Alexis and her husband moved from New Jersey to Montana in 1996. Her nursing career has been in primary hospital settings, home care, and addiction treatment centers. Alexis began working at WTC in 2002, and describes her time here as the most rewarding of any setting in her nursing career.

  • Vien Emery
    Vien Emery Nurse, LPN

    Vien joined us in 2016 after moving to Montana in 2011. She attended Vermont Technical College where she received her LPN. On top of helping out these young men each day, Vien manages a busy household with her husband Seth and kids Wylie, Mason, and Scout. When she is not checking syptoms she is out enjoying everything Montana has to offer in the outdoors.

Clinical

  • Timothy J. Stutzman, M.D.
    Timothy J. Stutzman, M.D. Medical Director

    After growing up in the Flathead Valley, Dr. Stutzman received his Doctor of Medicine Degree from Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, Calif. He completed his residency at Family Medicine of Southwest Washington in Vancouver, Wash. Dr. Stutzman is board certified by the American Board of Family Practice and is a member of the Academy of Family Practice.

  • Chris Nadasi, Ph.D., Ed.S.
    Chris Nadasi, Ph.D., Ed.S. Consulting Psychologist

    Dr. Chris Nadasi is our licensed clinical psychologist providing intake, assessment, psychological and educational testing services at Wilderness Treatment Center. Chris has worked with adolescents and young adults for two decades, and has provided clinical services through several therapeutic schools and program.

  • Mark Lyga
    Mark Lyga Clinical Director, Counselor

    Mark has been at W.T.C. since 1998. He has a B.A. from State University of New York and an MSW from Syracuse. He is a Licensed Addiction Counselor and is a NAADAC certified Master Addiction Counselor. Mark hails from Upstate New York and moved to Montana to pursue his career at WTC.

  • Robert Brekke, L.A.C.
    Robert Brekke, L.A.C. Licensed Addiction Counselor

    Rob is a licensed addiction counselor. He graduated from Prescott College with a degree in Psychology. Rob has worked with at-risk youth in a variety of settings and locations including Outward Bound as program director. He has also completed an internship at the Hazelden Foundation.

  • Brandon Van Arsdale, L.A.C.-E
    Brandon Van Arsdale, L.A.C.-E Licensed Addiction Counselor (Eligible)

    Brandon joined WTC to leverage his background in helping at-risk children as well as his love of the outdoors.  His past work experience includes Radke Home for Boys, Clark Fork School and Paws Up activity guide.  Brandon has a B.A. in Sociology from University of Montana.  When he is not working, Brandon enjoys taking advantage of everything Montana has to offer including rafting, skiing, hiking, kayaking, mountain biking and spending time with Hunter, his Australian Shepherd and Meg, his fiance’.

Wilderness

  • Glenn Brown, WFR, AV1
    Glenn Brown, WFR, AV1 Senior Wilderness Instructor

    Glen is a Montana native and a Drummond High School graduate. Glen was honorably discharged from the Air force in 1995 and has held a variety of wilderness related positions since. Notably, Glen has worked for the United States Forest Service and has extensive knowledge of the Seeley-Swan, Mission, and Bob Marshall Wilderness areas.

Support

  • Larry Anderson
    Larry Anderson Ranch Hand

    Larry has been a part of the WTC family since 1987 when he and his wife Terry moved to Kalispell looking for a new start. Larry manages the ranch and livestock while keeping the 6000 acres of fenced land up and running. After 28 years working at WTC, Larry has become an institution here and continues to provide our young men sound advice from an old cowboy.

  • Riley
    Riley Canine Therapist

    Riley is our newest lab arrival and spends his days tearing up toilet paper, chasing tennis balls and running all over the ranch. More times than not you can find him cheering up patients having a tough day or meeting families during family week. His best friends are Cooper and Ruby who he gets to play with on many occasions.

Available 24/7 for Support

406-854-2832