Our Team.

The team at The Redpoint Center is diverse in practice and unified in purpose.

Because each of our clients is unique and will respond to their treatment as such, the team at Redpoint offers multidisciplinary therapeutic interventions, each designed to meet and to heal individuals in a way that yields lasting change.

 

ABOUT THE REDPOINT CENTER

If you have questions about The Redpoint Center’s program or would like to speak with an Admissions Coordinator, please don’t hesitate to call (888) 509-3153.

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Cody Gardner

Cody Gardner

Founder/Owner

With 10+ years of experience in the behavioral health field, Cody leads from a unique set of experiences from his time in both the public and private sector. Cody first began his career working in publicly funded group homes for adolescent boys and girls with behavioral, cognitive and mental health disorders. From there Cody spent over 5 years working as a Probation Officer in several judicial districts in Colorado. Most notably, from 2010 to 2014 Cody was the Lead Probation Officer for the Denver Drug Court where he individually worked with hundreds of clients and oversaw the case processing of thousands. During his time in the Justice system Cody helped to implement evidence based practices and policies as well as to create and oversee various specialized Drug Court programs that targeted complex populations. Cody’s daily mission was to help men and women in the justice system find a path to recovery and a way out of the system. Following his work in the Justice system Cody has held a handful of positions in the private behavioral health field ranging from regional marketing representative for a well-known extended care program in Connecticut to the Director of Operations of a startup substance use disorder program in Colorado. Cody most recently was the Chief Operating Officer of Huffman Health, a behavioral health organization headquartered in southern California, and has served as a consultant for various centers nationwide.

When not working, Cody can be found with his family at local parks, hiking, or traveling the world. Cody is also an avid Handball player and travels each year to play in tournaments and pick-up games.

Honor Ashbaugh, MD, CSAT, CCPS

Honor Ashbaugh, MD, CSAT, CCPS

Medical Director

Dr. Ashbaugh is a licensed and board certified Internal Medicine physician who received her medical degree with honors and trained at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, TX. Dr. Ashbaugh is also both a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist and a Certified Clinical Partner Specialist with experience treating sex addicts and their partners from a betrayal trauma model. Dr. Ashbaugh co-founded the Begin Again Institute, a 14-day sex addiction treatment program in Boulder, in 2017. Her wide range of credentials allow her to treat her patients from both a medical and therapeutic standpoint with compassion, skill and understanding.

Donnie Hagenbart

Executive Director

Donnie began working in the addiction treatment industry in 2010 and has worked in many capacities including; admissions, business development, program development, referral relations, and case management. Donnie’s most recent role was the National Marketing Director for a well-established men’s aftercare program here in Colorado. His passion and dedication come from his own personal journey in recovery and a strong passion to help others.

Here at Redpoint, Donnie is in charge of all business relationships and business development both locally and nationally. He will work closely with the executive team on the growth of Redpoint and how we can best help those in need.

When he’s not helping others, Donnie enjoys working out, spending time with his friends in recovery, and enjoying the greatness that Colorado has to offer.

Nikki Summers, LCSW, CAC II

Nikki Summers, LCSW, CAC II

Clinical Director

Nikki Summers, LCSW, CAC II received her Bachelor of Social Work at The University of Texas at Austin in 1995 and her Master of Social work at The University of Texas at Arlington in 1996. Nikki is also trained in Eye Movement Desensitization. She has practiced psychotherapy for the past 22 years in various settings. In the beginning of her career, she focused on treating children, adolescents, teens and their families in an outpatient, in-home and residential setting. She has also worked with individuals, couples and families in a private practice setting. In 2011, Nikki gained an interest in working with individuals with substance abuse and dependence issues. At that point, she began working in a correctional facility treating women in a 90-day program for substance abuse and dependence. In 2016, she worked in an Intensive Outpatient and a Partial Hospitalization facility for substance dependence as a therapist and the clinical director. Nikki then transferred to The Redpoint Center in 2018 to continue devoting her time to treating adults, who struggle with substance abuse and dependence. She specializes in treating individuals with substance abuse and dependence, mood and anxiety disorders, personality disorders, obsessive compulsive disorders, attention deficit disorders and trauma. She focuses her practice on using cognitive-behavioral, Gestalt, mindfulness, solution-focused, brief psychotherapy, trauma-informed and strengths-based approaches. Her passion for her career stems from her personal struggles in life and brings an empathetic approach to her clients. When Nikki is not working, she spends her time with her two daughters when they feel like it and if she is lucky.

Rachael Messaros

Rachael Messaros

Director of Admissions and Marketing

Rachael found the joys of sobriety at a young age and is passionate about helping others to find freedom from addiction. Rachael earned her Bachelor of Arts at University of Colorado and went on to work in a variety of industries where she developed her professional skills in marketing, small business development, management, and sales. During her time as resident manager at Pacific Shores Recovery in Southern California, she discovered her deep desire to put her professional development skills to work through helping people struggling with addiction and mental health challenges.

Shane Niemeyer

Shane Niemeyer

Wellness Coordinator

As a consequence of his drinking and drug use, Shane spent his adolescence and much of his early adulthood, either incarcerated, in treatment or in a psychiatric unit. As his addiction progressed so did the consequences he experienced. Eventually, he found himself homeless, overweight, and in crisis. After his last arrest, and at the beginning of a 10 year prison sentence, Shane tried to commit suicide.

When he regained consciousness in the medical unit of the Ada County Jail, he discovered that he had broken one of his feet and separated two of the vertebrae in his neck. In that concrete cell, he vowed to create a new life for himself. Over the course of the next 16 months in prison he began to put his life together through a process of self development that he still relies on today.

Shane has gone on to become an author, professional triathlete, coach, wellness expert, and most importantly, a husband and father. He has dedicated his life to helping improve the health and wellness of others.

Parker

Parker

Therapy Dog

Parker is a 5 year old yellow lab who specializes in brightening peoples’ days. Parker was born on May 31, 2013 in Kansas and found his forever home in Colorado eight weeks later. Since he was a puppy, Parker had a sweet and gentle nature that he wanted to share with all the people in his life. His love of people and his calming, intuitive, and joyful personality made him a great fit for therapy. In June 2018 Parker joined our team at Redpoint as our official therapy dog.

Parker enjoys snuggles, naps, belly rubs, chasing sticks, and playing fetch. His main passions include food and spreading his canine love with his big brown eyes.

Adult Program Team

Stephanie Winkler, MA, Registered Psychotherapist

Stephanie Winkler, MA, Registered Psychotherapist

Therapist

Stephanie graduated from Naropa University with a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health, where she studied counseling using a mindfulness-based lens. She has experience supporting individuals struggling with addiction, mental health issues, and trauma. What she appreciates most about her work in the mental health field is bearing witness to the beauty and resiliency of the human spirit, even in the midst of suffering. As a part of the Redpoint team, she is excited to support people as they connect with more joy and meaning in their lives. Stephanie believes that recovery is a deeply personal journey and trusts in the innate transformative potential that we all possess.
Stephanie is always in the middle of a good book, she loves going to punk rock shows, and as a Colorado native, spending time in the mountains is as necessary as breathing for her.

Desmond Cohen

Desmond Cohen

Therapist

Desmond received his Masters in Mindfulness-Based Clinical Psychology from Naropa University and graduated from Portland State University with a BS in Geography and Psychology. Desmond stepped into the world of addictions through the Mankind Project, and has continued to develop his expertise in the field while working as a clinician and coach through Naropa University. In his dual role as case manager and clinician, Desmond practices from a foundational belief that awareness of our thoughts, feelings, and sensations leads to a more empowered life. His work is based on creating a safe and trusting relationship in which he supports individuals to find the rich and meaningful life they deserve. Desmond’s practice is grounded in client-centered, and evidence-based philosophies that include mindfulness, cognitive-behavioral, and Gestalt-experiential approaches. He works with individuals in every stage of change to help them cultivate the inner strength that we all possess.

Sylvie Lam

Sylvie Lam

Therapist

Sylvie is a curious and creative therapist and graduate of Naropa's Mindfulness-based Transpersonal Counseling program. Guided by her collaborative spirit, non-judgmental curiosity, and a big heart, Sylvie is excited to work with anyone longing for more vitality, clarity, and connection in their sobriety. Sylvie has specific experience working with mood disorders, addiction, and sexual trauma and seeks to incorporate a trauma-sensitive lens with all her clients. She draws on her training in the Hakomi method (a body-centered mindfulness driven modality) and her interest in the mind-body connection to create a holistic healing environment that addresses each client's body, mind and spirit.

Taylor Cole

Taylor Cole

Family Advocate, Psychotherapist

Taylor Cole serves as the Family Advocate/Therapist at The Redpoint Center. Taylor brings nearly a decade of expertise in the area of family functioning and relationships. Prior to joining The Redpoint Center, Taylor worked closely with clients and their families as a case manager in a number of programs in Northern Colorado. Taylor’s desire to facilitate families develop internal resiliency and a deeper understanding of substance abuse has drawn her to the work. Taylor believes that each client and their loved ones have the capacity to heal and grow, no matter what the circumstances are, and views the healing of relationships within a family as an incredible journey. When not serving clients and their families, Taylor spends her time in the outdoors with her two sons.

Ben Marbach

Ben Marbach

Sober Living Program Manager/Case Manager

Ben is originally from Philadelphia and is a proud Eagles fan. He moved to Florida in high school before settling in Colorado in his early 20’s. Ben spent many years as a successful construction manager, a ski instructor and a MT bike instructor, as well as a manager of the Steamboat kids ski school.

In recovery Ben has become a licensed pilot, raced cross country MT bikes including finishing the Leadville 100, and become a level 2 qualified CrossFit Coach.

Ben has worked in several capacities in the Treatment industry including Client Services Manager where he worked closely with clients on life skills, career and vocational pursuits, sobriety skills, as well as managed the sober living houses. Ben has also worked as Residential Manager for an inpatient extended care treatment facility where he managed all non clinical elements of the clients experience including drug testing, medication management, activities programming, discipline and upkeep of the facilities.

Ben can usually be found during his free time out on his MT bike, at the CrossFit gym, or out with the boys on a dirt bike.

Katie Fischer

Katie Fischer

Case Manager

Katie joined the Redpoint team as a Case Manager in 2018. Katie has been part of the recovery community for over seven years and has dedicated herself to helping other women find hope and recovery for themselves. Katie was born and raised in Fort Myers, Florida, and spent three years in Orlando before moving out west to Colorado in 2016. Katie brings her own experience of addiction, relapse, treatment, and successful recovery. She brings these aspects of her life in hopes of spreading understanding and compassion to others because she knows she couldn’t have achieved change without the understanding and compassion she received. In her free time, you can find Katie in the mountains snowboarding, hiking, or taking pictures.

Youth Program Team

Bridget Camacho

Bridget Camacho

Youth Program Manager

Bridget received her Masters in Social Work and her Animal Assisted Social Work Certificate from the University of Denver. Throughout her studies Bridget focused on mental health and how experiential therapy and animal assisted therapy can facilitate physical, emotional, and mental healing. Through this Bridget believes in the healing abilities of nature, animals, and community support and works to incorporate all three areas into her clinical practice. Bridget has worked with adolescents and their families throughout her career and enjoys working with youth to help them build self-confidence, strengthen their relationships, and find their paths in life.

Jay Fullam

Jay Fullam

Youth Program Therapist

Jay Fullam received his Masters in Contemplative Psychotherapy from Naropa University and graduated from the University of Colorado with a BA in Marketing. Jay has been working in the field of addictions for the last decade in a number of capacities. Jay’s journey began by mentoring men at Little Creek Lodge in Lake Ariel, PA in 2008. Upon graduating from the University of Colorado, he worked as life skills counseling at NorthStar Transitions, a primary mentor at AIM House transitional living program, and most recently as a therapist at the Harmony Foundation in Estes Park. As an active member of the recovery community since 2008, he works with struggling addicts and alcoholics to discover a healthy and happy way of living.

In overcoming his own struggles with substance abuse, Jay works to share his experience, strength, and hope with others in the recovery process. As a mentor, he believes in being proactive about one’s personal work in helping others discover their own inherent goodness. Jay looks to invoke one’s passions in setting clear goals and objectives to build and maintain a meaningful way of life and to help them overcome substance abuse and destructive patterns of self doubt.

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