Northpoint Recovery's Staff

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

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Robert Castan

President and COO

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

VP, Idaho Market

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.

Jennifer Freeman


For more than 20 years, Jennifer Freeman has led several successful financial teams and departments to enhance profits, the last 13 years have been in healthcare. Her goal has always been to provide vision and superior support for every team she has been a part of. In 2017, her passion for the chemical dependency treatment field brought her to our facility. Along with her team, Jennifer manages every aspect of the facilities’ finances, including internal and external reporting, auditing and growth processes.

Jennifer has become a valuable part of the Northpoint Recovery team. She is vision-oriented, highly motivated and a strong leader. With her experience and background, Northpoint Recovery looks forward to many more years of success providing patients with the help they need to recover from addiction.

Nycole Thomas BSN, RN

Director of Patient Services

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

Regional Program Director

Michael Biggins M.Ed has been in treatment services for the last 13 years. Michael has held many positions in the substance abuse field. 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.

Tim Adrian

Director of Clinical Outreach

Tim Adrian is a seasoned professional with over 10 years of experience in the Addiction & Recovery industry. Tim is a graduate of Oregon State University (go Beavs!) and a Certified ARISE Interventionist. By the grace of God, Tim has over 20 years of continuous sobriety which is what originally drew him into this industry. He is passionate about helping others find health in recovery through a spiritual path, and community engagement as a volunteer with Recovery Cafe, Snohomish County AOD Board, and Celebrate Recovery to name a few. When he’s not working, Tim enjoys golf, hiking and enjoying the Pacific Northwest.

Circe Munson, MSN, RN

Director of Nursing

Circe is a registered nurse with 25 years of healthcare experience. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our team with over 10 years of leadership experience. She was a licensed paramedic for 17 years and is certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support to assist our team in providing our medically safe detox. Circe is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and earned her Masters of Nursing in Clinical Systems Management from Excelsior College. She is a member of Sigma Tau International Honor Society in Nursing.

Circe Munson, MSN, RN

Director of Nursing

Circe is a registered nurse with 25 years of healthcare experience. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our team with over 10 years of leadership experience. She was a licensed paramedic for 17 years and is certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support to assist our team in providing our medically safe detox. Circe is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and earned her Masters of Nursing in Clinical Systems Management from Excelsior College. She is a member of Sigma Tau International Honor Society in Nursing.

Janice Fulkerson

Janice Fulkerson

Director of Contracting

Janice Fulkerson, has over twenty-five years of progressive leadership experience in the health care industry and over 30 years in the nonprofit sector. She has expertise in administration, start-up operations, network and product development, and strategic planning. Janice calls herself a natural ‘builder’ and recently joined Northpoint Recovery, as the Director of Contracting.

Janice currently sits on the board of Your Health Idaho, the Idaho insurance exchange as well as the State of Idaho High Risk Pool board. Her work experience includes ten years with The Regence Group, six years as Executive Director of the BrightPath network, and several years consulting with accountable care organizations. She is a 2015, 2016 Idaho Business Review Woman of the Year, and was selected as the 2017 Big Sister of Year for Big Brother’s Big Sisters.

Janice graduated from Boise State University, served in the United States Army Ready Reserve, and is applying her skills to payer contracting and working with the administrative team.

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Gaylee Hoff, LCSW

Primary Counselor

Gaylee Hoff is a primary counselor on the Ashwood Recovery clinical team. She is skilled at helping clients identify ways to work around barriers to their growth and engage in the process of recovery. Gaylee is passionate about recovery and is able to reach those struggling with symptoms of their addiction. She is a graduate of Boise State University where she graduated with her Masters Degree in Social Work. Gaylee's role at Ashwood is facilitating groups, individual sessions and educating clients about recovery.

Dan Arnold, LPC

Primary Counselor

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.

Michael LaRocco, LCSW ACADC

Lead Counselor

Michael LaRocco, LCSW ACADC has been involved with substance abuse treatment since completed his Bachelorette of Social Work from Boise State University in 2005. Michael started out working with adult residential patients in the Treasure Valley and upon completion of his Master of Social Work in 2009 he then transitioned to an outpatient setting working with patient with dual diagnosis issues. Michael has also been involved in supervision of clinicians and interns since 2009 however in his role at Northpoint Recovery he is pleased to have more time to focus solely on the needs of the patients. Michael thrives on conducting group sessions based on immediate patient needs and not structured out of a manual, giving patients the opportunity to discuss what is on their mind and heart in a positive construct environment. During his years in the substance abuse field Michael has flourished from a strengths based, patient focused ideology to use his education and practical knowledge to benefit patients of all walks of life and histories. Michael is determined to help patients understand no matter what too have the chance at becoming healthy.

Chris Szabo

RN, Nurse Educator

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.

Amanda Wilson

RN, Charge Nurse

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.

Dan Wilcock


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.

Anita Gavric


Anita is a refugee from Bosnia, and found her new home in Boise. She has been a nurse for 31 years in 4 countries. She has culturally diverse experience in medical-surgical nursing for 14 years and psych and substance abuse experience for 17 years. She is able to connect with people and gain trust. She loves to cook and entertain friends. She has a great passion in gardening, house remodeling and traveling.

Trudy Utri


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.

Suzanne Larsen


Suzanne is a registered nurse who is dedicated to provide the best care possible to her patients. She graduated from Northwest Nazarene College with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Being a native Idahoan, Suzanne loves to go camping, kayaking and fishing with her family in the beautiful outdoors that this state offers.

Tracy Williams


Tracy has been a Nurse for 23 years. She has been working in drug and alcohol rehab for 5 years now, and she loves taking care of her patients. She says her greatest joy is watching the transformation from when someone first steps through the doors at NORTHPOINT RECOVERY until 28 days later, when they leave to have a life without drugs or alcohol controlling them. When Tracy is not taking care of her patients she loves spending time with her grandchildren.

Amber Hawkins


Amber is a registered nurse with twenty years experience in the nursing field. She graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center with Bachelors and Masters degrees in nursing. She loves working in recovery and caring for clients and their families. In her downtime, she enjoys traveling, reading, and spending time outdoors.

Troy Coltrin, LPN


Troy graduated from Boise state University with a degree in liberal arts, Spanish language, and went back to college 1 yr later to study nursing. He received his LPN and has enjoyed helping all the patients to get the most out of life. With his family, they have started a small farm and enjoy living out in the country as a family.

Candiss Hill, RN


Candiss is a registered nurse who come to us from Wyoming! She loves caring for others and being a part of the transformation that takes place at Northpoint Recovery. She graduated from Northwest college with her associates and is currently working on her Bachelors. Candiss loves being outdoors, spending time with her family, and has a passion for running.

Chris Kinor, RN


Chris graduated nursing school in Salt Lake City and soon thereafter worked at the University of Utah Neuropsychiatric Institute obtaining many of the skills he now utilizes at Northpoint Recovery. He has enjoyed living in the Boise area since 2015 and has passion for helping people through all phases and struggles of the recovery process.

Amy Olseth, RN


Amy is a registered nurse that has specialized in adult critical care for the majority of her career. She has a Master’s degree in Nursing and is certified in adult critical care by the American Association of Critical Care Nurses. She developed interest in addiction nursing while working in a surgical intensive care unit (ICU) specializing in liver transplantation. Having witnessed the end stage illness of many addicts, Amy wanted to eventually work on the holistic prevention side of healthcare. Amy has supported the medical detox of hundreds of patients in the ICU setting and is thrilled to now be working in a 28-day program to witness the wellness grow in patients beyond the acute detox phase. Amy still works part time in hospital setting as a medical-surgical nurse to keep her clinical skills sharp.

“I take my role here very seriously, but I also really enjoy it. My first priority is to keep our patient’s safe. The most rewarding part is when patients open up to me and accept assistance during their most vulnerable moments.”

Outside of Nursing, Amy loves to camp, travel, write, and hang out with her awesome human and animal family!

Stephen Pillott, RN


Allison Chapman

Allison Chapman, RN


Allison graduated from College of Southern Idaho with her RN and brings over 30 years of nursing experience to Northpoint Recovery. She brings her passion for the nursing profession and dedication in caring for others. She enjoys being a part in the miracles she sees every day working at Northpoint. Allison loves spending time with her family, especially with her grandchildren.

Jen Belmont, RN


Jen relocated to Boise from Portland in 2007. She graduated with an Associate Degree in Nursing in 1994. Jen believes in a holistic approach to patient care. Her favorite part of be a recovery nurse is the daily transformation she sees in patients, making this field the most rewarding of her career. She enjoys archery, autocross and cooking.

Matt Pallanes


Matt is a native of the Pacific Northwest and recently moved to Boise from Portland to further his education to RN. Matt brings with him 21 years of healthcare experience to the Northpoint Recovery team primarily focused in geropsychiatric healthcare, supervisory oversight, and early in his career, experience at Oregon State Hospital in adult treatment services. Matt states that he enjoys the fulfilment of connecting one-to-one with patients and breaking down barriers to improving personal growth.

People that know Matt say "He is a natural leader, problem solver, and thrives when he is bringing out the best in other people". Away from caring for patients, at home Matt is family oriented and enjoys outdoor activities, traveling, and various personal feats of engineering.

Dan Seniw


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.

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Tonja Nored

Case Manager

Tonja comes to the Ashwood team as a recent graduate from Boise State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences with a focus in Addictions Studies. Tonja has lived in the Boise are for over 30 years and has extensive knowledge of the resources available in the community. Tonja has a passion for helping those who are struggling with addiction and connecting them with resources necessary in reaching goals for success in long-term recovery.

Kelly David


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 Torfin


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 Kliewer


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.

Sam Hill


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.

Nik Potter


Born in Boise, ID and graduated from Centennial, Nik has taken a few semesters of collage and worked for a retirement community for the last 3 1/2 years. In his free time, he records music from home, hoping to make it a living one day. He also plays gigs with his band around the Treasure Valley. He hopes to enrich the experience for the patients and their time spent in recovery here at North Point.

Kaci Kurpjuweit

Kaci Kurpjuweit


Kaci spends most of her time with family on their local farm where she was raised. She has always been involved with giving back to the community by volunteering at local hospitals and fostering several cats/kittens through the humane society. She is thrilled to be part of the NPR family to help patients begin their new healthy life.

Katie Meisel

Katie Meisel


Katie was born and raised in Michigan and moved to Boise in 2012 to attend Boise State University, where she completed her Bachelor of Science in Psychology. She came on at Northpoint Recovery as a psychiatric technician in 2017, and loves her job. Katie works to bring compassion, empathy, and support to patients struggling with addiction. In the future, she would like to pursue a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology, and become a therapist. When Katie is not at work, she enjoys painting, reading books, and being outdoors with her dogs.

Teresa McClure, LPC, ACADC

Director of Compliance and Licensing

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 Operations

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.

Evan Beales

Admissions Lead

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.

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Levi Severns


Hi my name is Levi and I am the youngest of three boys. I grew up in a small town - the kind that has more antique stores than stoplights and grocery stores. I have always had a passion for helping people for as long as I can remember. After completing high school, I went into the dental field. I worked in the field for nearly 10 years helping others with their dental needs. In 2012, I reached out for help to get sober because I didn’t want my daughter growing up with a drunk daddy. It was never my intention to find a career in substance abuse, as I always felt it was such a cliché. The one thing I have found in my life is that like getting sober at 30, and finding a profession in substance abuse, has not always my plan but it doesn’t mean it’s not the right plan. Not only is it my job to help people find treatment but it is a privilege, as well.

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.

Mike Sipiora


Mike was Born and raised in Boise, Idaho. He has been tied to the recovery community since 2010 and strives to help people daily. He has a background in sales having worked in the real estate industry for the past two years. In his down time, he enjoys volunteering at local support groups throughout the Treasure Valley.

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.

Cooper Lyons

Alumni Coordinator

With the support of his family, friends and Ashwood Recovery Cooper was able to get clean at the age of 16. Following his one year anniversary of sobriety Cooper has worked as a co-peer facilitator and a Psychiatric Technician for Ashwood and Northpoint. As the Alumni Coordinator he hopes to draw on his experience in sobriety and his support network to build a truly supportive alumni group for every one of our patients embarking on the journey of recovery.

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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.

Alex Hecht

Billing Specialist

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

Director of Billing Services

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.

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Autumn Hornsby, SPHR

Director of Human Resources

Autumn joined Northpoint Recovery in 2017 bringing 10+ years of diverse human resources and management experience that spans start-ups and established organizations. She has extensive hands-on experience leading HR initiatives including policy design, compensation, performance management, talent acquisition, employment law compliance, HRIS implementation, employee relations, and benefits administration. When not at work, Autumn enjoys spending time with her two children and dabbling in home design. Autumn earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Finance from the University of Idaho. She holds a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), and is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and Human Resources Association of Treasure Valley (HRATV).

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Alicia Benscoter

Office Manager

Alicia is a Boise, Idaho native excited to serve her community through Northpoint Recovery. Alicia brings many years of experience in office management and client relations. Alicia prides herself in being able to assist others when entering treatment in a genuine, warm, and caring way. Alicia finds drive in the treatment field as she herself has been touched by the struggles of addiction within her own family. Alicia plans to help those striving to change their lives in any way she can. Alicia is ecstatic to be part of the team, and to continue to grow professionally at Northpoint Recovery.

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Ben Halverson

Account Recovery Specialist

Ben was born in Elko, NV but relocated to the Treasure Valley in 1994. After graduating hight school in 1999, he worked in construction for several years, before enrolling at BSU, where he graduated in 2012 with a BA in Organizational Communication. During his time at BSU, Ben was the president of the Club Baseball Team and received many awards and commendations. He enjoys staying active, playing softball in Boise City League during the summers, and snowboarding and other activities in the winter months. His desire to help those in the recovery community was inspired by his own experience with addiction and recovery, which is what ultimately brought him to Ashwood Recovery.

Russell Gluch


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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