NorthPoint Recovery's Staff

NorthPoint Recovery consists of a professional, experienced staff that can help you overcome addiction.

Benjamin Seymour, CADC

Founder & CEO

With 17 years of experience working in the addiction field, Ben has provided intervention, addiction counseling and other recovery services all over the United States. He has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, television programming and other media venues to share his insight into addiction. He sites his own struggles with drugs and alcohol as the motivating factor behind his work. After enduring detox centers and multiple treatment centers, Ben learned first hand what works and what does not. He expresses a deep gratitude for the years he has been clean and sober.

After successfully co-founding a national intervention firm, Ben has now focused his attention on helping people in the community where he lives. "Addiction is a disease, not a moral failing. People with careers, parents with children, teens, professionals and students have problems with addiction as well. It is time we face this reality and give them the treatment they need. We hope to help people before they get arrested, lose their families or worse."

Ben has gone to great lengths to create the best clinical team possible, stemming from various clinical backgrounds. This enables NorthPoint Recovery to take seemingly complicated clients and dissect their barriers to recovery, health and the ability to thrive. Addiction and alcoholism are often accompanied by co-occurring mood disorders and emotional disturbances. Ben and his team truly understand how these disorders interact and how to treat them.

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Robert Castan


In 2010, after finding his own recovery, Robert dedicated his life to helping others find freedom from addiction. Since then, he has created innovative, and successful addiction treatment programs, across the Western US. Robert has extensive experience with marketing, brand management, web development and intake coordination.

In 2014 Robert co-founded NorthPoint Recovery in Boise, Idaho. From NorthPoint’s inception, Robert oversaw the facility layout, marketing campaigns and key team development. With NorthPoint’s growth and success, Robert assumed the position of Chief Operating Officer. Today he is responsible for supervising daily operations of the administrative, marketing and intake teams, as well as; assisting in key growth initiatives.

“I am extremely proud of what we have created at NorthPoint Recovery, we get to do something we love and help people change their lives.” Robert’s vision and determination are evident throughout NorthPoint’s services.

Erica Lopez, LCSW, LCPC

Clinical Director

Erica is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She graduated from Boise State University’s Advanced Standing Social Work Program in May of 2013. Erica’s professional background has been in substance abuse, crisis intervention, family therapy, trauma therapy, vulnerable population advocacy, and working within the LGBT community. She finds passion in getting to the underlying cause of ongoing struggles for clients. Erica consistently works towards encouraging and motivating clients to seek ongoing change in life to better their circumstance. Erica continues to contribute to, and advocate for, the addict and alcoholic recovery community. She finds that working in this field is not only rewarding but life changing, as well. Erica is excited to continue to grow professionally within NorthPoint Recovery.

Coire Weathers

Medical Director

Dr. Coire Weathers was born and raised in Boise's north end. After attending the College of Idaho, Dr. Weathers moved to Baltimore, Maryland for medical school. He attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Weathers enjoyed Baltimore and chose to remain there for his Residency in Psychiatry. Dr. Weathers has always been particularly interested in community psychiatry. As part of his training, he was able to accompany members of different specialties as they went out into the Baltimore community offering psychiatric care to the underserved. Dr. Weathers developed an immediate respect for the mental health providers in Baltimore's inner city who were dedicated to helping people with addiction and psychiatric illness when they had no where else to turn. After completing his residency, he chose to return home to Boise, working as both an inpatient and outpatient psychiatrist. Dr. Weathers is excited to be part of the NorthPoint team, working to help people in the city he loves.

Nycole Thomas BSN, RN

Director of Nursing

Nycole is a registered nurse with a passion for providing unbiased quality care to underserved populations within the community. She brings care and compassion from her experience as a hospice case manager, as well as knowledge and experience in substance abuse from her time working in a unique detention setting. She is ACLS certified in emergency care in order to provide a medically safe detox. Nycole enjoys working in a multi-disciplinary team based setting, and is passionate about providing a safe environment for clients to begin their new life. Nycole earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Boise State University and is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.

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Mike Biggins


Program Director

Michael Biggins M.Ed, CADC has been in the treatment services for the last 10 years. Michael has held positions as a crisis intervention specialist, counselor, assistant drug court coordinator, treatment supervisor and program director. Michael has worked in nearly all adult treatment modalities - from conflict resolution for violent offenders to court supervised treatment for a diverse adult addicted population to treatment care for opiate sufferers to self-determined outpatient services to inpatient adult treatment services to education for patients, families and the community. Michael brings a supportive, patient-centered, strength-based approach to the multidisciplinary team at NorthPoint Recovery. Michael recognizes the treatment focused, 24-hour structured, holistic care offered by the NorthPoint program affords patients the greatest opportunity for success and he is proud to be a member of the team of clinicians.

Dan A., LPC


Dan is a local product and feels very passionate about the work he gets to do with individuals seeking a new life in recovery by coming to NorthPoint. Dan brings with him a genuine concern for his patients, a very strong ability to connect with them, and communicates his knowledge about addiction effectively. Dan, once finding his own recovery over 10 years ago, has since earned his master's degree from the Counselor Education program at Boise State University, as well as a graduate certificate in addiction studies from BSU. He is also a adjunct professor at Boise State University teaching chemical dependency to graduate students in the counseling program, so he brings wealth of research-based, scientific information to the curriculum at NorthPoint Recovery, and is well-versed in evidence-based treatment modalities shown to be effective in the addictions arena. Dan loves his work, and thoroughly enjoys working with the entire staff because he knows they care just as much about the well-being of our patients.

Jonathan M., CADC


Billie H.


"Billie is a registered nurse with years of experience working in behavioral health, addiction, and long term care. She brings warmth and compassion with her each day, and believes that providing quality care is what nursing is all about. Billie joined the NorthPoint team when it opened in May of 2015, and has been actively involved in developing nursing processes, systems, and developing the team to make NorthPoint Recovery the best place to receive substance use disorder treatment"

Chris S.


Chris has 28 years experience caring for patients, his specialty being emergency and critical care. He came to NorthPoint when it first opened with hopes to make a positive difference in his patient's quality of life.

April B.


April is passionate about the care she provides to her patients. Outside of work, April enjoys going on bike rides, reading, crocheting, and traveling.

Pam H.


Pam has been a caring and compassionate nurse for many years. Her background includes a few different areas, including the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Pre and Post Op, Home IV Infusion, and now here at NorthPoint Recovery. She enjoys helping others and taking care of patients. She is a graduate of Boise State University, and a native of Idaho. On her days off, Pam enjoy the beauty of nature by hiking, biking, golfing and waterskiing.

Dan W.


In 2009, Dan decided to make a lifestyle change and became a nurse. Since then, he has worked as a registered nurse specializing in psychiatric and addiction fields.

Scott W.


Scott became a nurse after finding recovery. Something he could not have fathomed in his addiction. We do recover!

Brent R.


Brent is an Idaho Native and has been an RN since 2004. When not at work he enjoys camping, fishing and motorcycles.

Anita G.


Trudy U.


Gertrude Utri was born in West Africa, Togo and moved to America with her family over 10 years ago. Her clinical competencies include geriatrics, cardiac and respiratory, home care, rehabilitation and nephrology nursing in the past seven years. She has been with NorthPoint Recovery as a staff nurse since May of 2016 and a member of American Nurses Association. She provides care through the caring philosophy of nursing and loves seeing patients' healed and transformed through medical interventions and education. She also provides individualized care and look forward to growing professionally and to serving her community one patient at a time.

Amanda W.


Amanda is a registered nurse who loves serving patients and helping them understand their full potential. She graduated from Boise State University with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Amanda loves spending time with her family and enjoying Idaho's beautiful outdoors.

Suzanne L.


Tracy W.


Dan S.


Dan has been a nurse at NorthPoint Recovery since its opening. He comes from a Pain Management clinic and understands recovery from that side of addiction. Dan enjoys taking care of NPR patients and seeing their successes.

Maria G.


With 10 years of various nursing experience, Maria started her nursing career throughout the US Army Practical Nurse course. She completed her B.A. in Communications at CSUSB prior to relocating to Boise in 2011. Always looking for challenge and adventure, this California native has embraced everything Idaho has to offer.

Melissa N.


Jessica C.


Jessica holds a BS degree in Psychology from Boise State University and has a passion for addiction studies. Her goal is to offer patients fellowship and comfort during their stay here at NorthPoint. In her free time she enjoys hiking, baking, and traveling.

Kelly D.


As a busy mother of 4 beautiful children, I find my serenity in the great outdoors. I enjoy going to the park, taking hikes, camping and exploring the city with my kids. It has been such a wonderful experience being able to work and truely connect with the clients here at NorthPoint Recovery over the last year. I always knew I wanted to help people, and there is much pride I have in taking a small part in the new chapter of many lives.

Aaron T.


Aaron entered the treatment field to assist others based on his own experiences in recovery. Due to these experiences Aaron recognizes the need for early intervention and ongoing support. Aaron brings a rich 12-step background into his daily service at NorthPoint Recovery.

Michael K.


Michael has been a Tech at NorthPoint Recovery since opening in 2015, when he decided to change his life focus and help others through the recovery process. Currently he is a Counselor Intern and grew up in Boise, while taking advantage of all of everything Boise has to offer, including biking, hiking and traveling throughout the Northwest.

Samantha P.


Samantha comes to NorthPoint with over 7 years of experience working closely with those suffering from addiction, as well as other mental disorders. Due to personal experience, she has a strong ability to connect with our patients and family. Samantha truly has a passion for helping others.

Sam H.


Prior to joining NorthPoint Recovery, Sam worked as a community-based rehabilitation specialist, working with children and adults with behavioral disorders. A lifelong Boisean, he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Boise State University.

Cooper L.


Cooper Lyons is a senior at Boise State studying psychology and criminal justice. With 6 years of recovery, experience in the twelve steps and 5 years working for us he is a great addition to our team.

Teresa McClure, LPC, ACADC

Program Director

Teresa McClure is a Licensed Professional Counselor and an Advanced Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor. She brings to the NorthPoint Recovery team her strong ability to connect with her clients and their families. She has a strong background working with mental health and co-occurring disorders, as well as addiction. Teresa graduated from Northwest Nazarene University with a Masters Degree in Counseling.

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Steve Laats

Vice President of Marketing

Prior to joining NorthPoint Recovery, Steve had been part of large corporations for the past 16 years. Since joining NorthPoint Recovery, Steve is truly able to combine his learned skill set with his true passion, helping people effected by the disease of addiction. He is driven to help NorthPoint Recovery reach as many people as possible find relief from their addiction.

James Pickrell

Director of Admissions

James possesses a unique passion and talent for helping anyone affected by the disease of addiction. As the director of admissions, James spends hours listening and coaching families struggling to find hope. If you or your loved one are struggling with alcoholism or drug addiction, James brings a sincere understanding and passion for making help available to those in need of it. He possesses a sincere and empathetic approach to anyone struggling with this disease as a result of his own personal experience recovering from addiction. James takes great pride in his role at NorthPoint Recovery, and is truly an asset to our team.

Evan Beales


A firm believer that every addict and alcoholic deserves help, Evan uses his personal experience and his professional skillset to meet every caller where they are at. Evan works with patients, families and local professionals to come up with practical and effective treatment plans tailored to each individual. When not at work, Evan enjoys volunteering in the Boise community and spending time in Idaho’s beautiful outdoors.

Sean Mills


As a longtime Idaho resident, Sean is extremely excited to be a part of NorthPoint Recovery’s admissions team. Sean believes every addict and alcoholic deserves a chance to get their life back and loves to help them find the right facility to kick-start their recovery journey. As the wife of an addict who is now in recovery, Sean is extremely empathic to the needs of families whose loved ones are struggling with addiction. During her free time, Sean enjoys hiking, skiing, and fiber arts.

Zach Peterson


As a former patient of NorthPoint, Zach is now blessed with the opportunity to help other addicts and alcoholics receive the help that they need. He shows passion and understanding to everyone that calls in, as he is a strong believer in giving back what NorthPoint so freely gave to him. When not at work, he likes to play sports, go slack-lining, and enjoy the wonderful outdoors of Idaho.

Susan Cherry

Clinical Outreach Specialist

Since 2000, Susan has worked in all areas of addiction services. She is known for her passion for recovery and her ability to motivate and assist patients, and their loved ones, with placement in a treatment facility that fits their specific needs. Susan can also provide intervention services, transportation, specialty services and local community resources.

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Ashton Corbit

Human Resources Coordinator

Ashton has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business with an emphasis in Management and Human Resources. She comes to NorthPoint Recovery with prior experience in Human Resources and Payroll with skilled nursing facilities in northern Idaho. She finds joy in being part of a team, problem solving, and supporting employees. Ashton has recently relocated to Boise from Seattle, Washington where she brings her passion for Roller Derby. Formerly skating with the Rainier Rollergirls in Seattle, she currently skates for the Treasure Valley Rollergirls here in Boise.

Tetyana Stepanova

Support Staff

Alex H.

Executive Assistant

In recovery since 2008, Alex has been a great fit working at NorthPoint. Having been here since we opened in May of 2015, Alex enjoys working to help others find recovery. In his free time, he pursues a variety of hobbies including photography, music, and cycling.

Julia Holmes

Julia comes to us from Arizona, where she was born and raised. In 2014 she was offered the opportunity to move to Boise to help open NorthPoint, and has been with us since inception. She graduated from University of Arizona in 2008 with a BA in political science, and is currently pursuing her Masters in public health. Working in the substance abuse industry for over four years, she had the opportunity to explore various positions before landing in the billing department. Her favorite part about working as Director of Billing for NorthPoint is the ability to offer flexible payment plans to patients.

Tahni D.


Tahni moved to Boise six years ago from Washington State, and graduated from Boise State University in 2014. She takes pride in her role, and supports facility staff and patients with up front communication and back office attention. She has been with NorthPoint since January 2016, and looks forward to her future assisting those seeking a new life in recovery.

Russell G.


Russell holds a BS degree in Accountancy from Arizona State University and brings over 10 years of corporate accounting experience to the NorthPoint Recovery team. He is a true team player and is happy to help wherever and whenever he is needed, not just in accounting. Russell takes pride in doing his job and providing accurate and timely assistance to those around him.

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