Intrepid Intervention Associates, a newly formed therapist group in Colorado Springs, are at the ready under the principal interventionists supervision to initiate your family’s new course of action.
Nathan Moore, MD
Dr. “Nathan” Moore is Board-certified by the American Board of Family Medicine. Dr. Moore attended Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA for his undergraduate work and then attended Duke University School of Medicine and obtained his M.D. in 1995. Dr. Moore then came to Colorado and completed his residency in family medicine at the University of Colorado’s family medicine program at Rose Medical Center. Dr. Moore practices mostly at the Aurora location of MedNOW Clinics (metro Denver) and ARCH (Addiction Recovery Center for Healing) in Denver alongside David Petersen as his primary ARCH Clinical Consultant. Nathan provides comprehensive family medicine services and has a special interest in addiction medicine, treating patients with opioid use disorder as well as alcohol addiction.
Daniel Roland, PhD
Academic Case Adviser
Dr. Daniel (Dan) Roland earned his Ph.D. in Library and Information Science at Emporia State University and co-founded the Center for the Study of Information and Religion at Kent State University. Dan designed and implemented Emporia State’s remote campus programs serving graduate students with complex work and lifestyle circumstances requiring accommodation. He has a Master of Divinity degree from Wesley Theological Seminary and a B.A. in Sociology from Mid-America Nazarene University. Dr. Roland has ushered countless students through difficult interruptions in their learning paths. Scholastic and disciplinary probations or dis-enrollments from colleges and universities demoralize many addicts and their families. With Intrepid Interventions, he is available to help mitigate and remediate the academic careers of patients who require assistance in those matters.
Michael Salkind, JD
Legal Case Adviser
Michael Salkind is a criminal attorney whose practice has involved crucial family discernment guidance where addiction has had a major impact on the breakdowns in lifestyle and accountability that result in criminal arrest, arraignment and adjudication. He began his career directly out of law school in the Denver public defender's office. After many years' public defense with both adult and juvenile constituents, he joined a private criminal law firm for three years before establishing a private solo practice. Michael has considerable experience mitigating drug-related criminal charges, and can provide guidance in many matters with interstate and extra-jurisdictional complications.
Kelly Adams, BSW-C, CAC-III
Kelly Adams and David Petersen have teamed and collaborated in numerous treatment initiatives. An engineer-turned-behavioral care manager, Kelly provides invaluable navigation assistance in deploying interventions through the complexities and competing priorities that occur. His prior military and active wartime service show their value through his attention to the quality healthcare and professional accountability that are essential to clinical intervention.
Karen Jolly, MTel, MSW-C
Karen Jolly is trained in attachment therapy and addiction treatment. In addition to working as an intervention associate, she works with the Institute for Attachment in Littleton, CO. Karen has spent the past six years working with addicts and is a co-founder of Dismas Houses of Southern Colorado, a faith-based transitional housing initiative. Karen’s considerable experience in business is an asset for intervention services with clients whose professional careers are well-established and require accommodation and remediation. Additionally, she has combined personal & community experience in the area of foster care as a crucial component of intervention.
John Spengler, MAT WFR
Wilderness Therapy Associate
John is a recently retired public high school educator and fulltime backcountry guide. He has worked with hundreds to thousands of teens as a professional whose role as a science educator (Master of Arts in Teaching: Secondary Science) has always extended beyond academics to life learning for those who have needed help. John provides planning, guidance and collaborative assistance in therapeutic ‘front-country’ and backcountry excursions for individuals and groups requiring extra assistance to cross the thresholds common to intervention when needed. As a fellow intervention group member, John Spengler’s vast experience as a mountaineer with McKinley & Rainier summits (North America), Chulu (Nepal) and all of Colorado’s 52 14’er peaks adds an altitude (pun intended) attitude. John is also a Wilderness First Responder and Assistant Professor of Outdoor Recreation at Colorado State University, Pueblo.
Allison Vyncke, MA-C
An original native of Illinois, Allison is working in state corrections in Colorado and studying counseling at the graduate level with Adams State University. She has joined the intervention group as a teen and young adult programs developer and advisor to families facing adjudicatory (criminal) issues that often accompany the list of competing priorities associated with addiction. Allison works closely with David Petersen in family coaching, community outreach and prevention in the juvenile justice arena.
Christina Holtz, LSW, LCDC-I
Christina Holtz is experienced in youth and young adult work, both clinical and pastoral. Licensed in Colorado in Social Work (LSW), and Chemical Dependency Counseling (LCDC-I) in Texas, she has expanded her foundation in youth ministry that began 10 years ago.
As a new member of the Intrepid Intervention Group associated with David Petersen, Christina is developing programs for young women in Colorado while supporting intervention outreach in north Texas.
Dion Carlock, MSW, LSSW
Recently graduated from Newman University’s Social Work Program, Deon Carlock is advancing his practice in the areas of substance use, adolescent & young adult development and family reintegration. Also a registered psychotherapist and Court Appointed Special Advocate in the Colorado system, Dion has spent considerable time assisting individuals and families to navigate away from family and juvenile court oversight and scrutiny towards self-regulated & meaningful lives. He is a positive-minded and welcome new member of the associate interventionist group.
Elena Glass, MA, NCC
Elena Glass is a registered psychotherapist, a nationally certified counselor, and a certified practitioner in trauma-informed care. She specializes in treatment of addictions and event, relational, and developmental traumas. As many interventions present with recent and past trauma, Elena can best serve Intrepid Intervention clients’ needs. Elena factors a variety of therapeutic approaches including Experiential, Psychodynamic, Existential, Trauma-Focused, Family Systems and others. In addition, she supports holistic ways of healing: Yoga, Relaxation, Nutrition, Exercise, and Mindfulness. As a warm, compassionate, and insightful counselor, above all she values providing a safe space where clients can be themselves without fear of judgment.