Staff

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Executive Staff

  • Alexander Halenka
    Alexander Halenka Owner

    Alexander has been an active member in the Prescott recovery community for close to ten years. His passion and purpose is to help others find a healthy foundation in recovery that will lead to a life of prosperity and long term sobriety. As an alumnus of New Freedom transitional living Alexander provides first-hand experience of what it takes to become a productive member in recovery. Alexander has a deep respect and commitment to the 12 step model of treatment and recovery which he believes is necessary for those in early recovery to achieve sobriety. Alexander not only directs the day to day operations of the program but he also maintains a high level of involvement with the clients, providing constant care and support for those that seek recovery. A Wisconsin native, Alexander resides in the Prescott area with his wife and three daughters.

  • Ryan Jeske
    Ryan Jeske Owner

    Ryan moved to Prescott as a result of his own struggles with Alcoholism and Addiction. After graduating from New Freedom Recovery House he went on to become House Manager, Program Director, and eventually through some changes in structure became Owner and Executive Director. Ryan has been sober since 2008 and brings with him professional experience in running a treatment facility as well as personal experience in making a success out of life. It has been his dream to give back what was given to him.

Clinical Staff

  • Anna Holly, MS, LPC, NCC
    Anna Holly, MS, LPC, NCC Clinical Director

    Anna Holly has her Master of Science (M.S.) in Clinical and Mental Health Counseling with an emphasis on addiction and co-occurring disorders. She is also a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Arizona. She worked in the field for over 4 years in Milwaukee, WI and relocated to Prescott, AZ in 2013 to find warmer weather. Anna believes in cura personalis (care for the entire person) and takes a bio/psycho/social/spiritual/cultural approach with clients. Anna’s vibrant personality, dedication to her clients, and experience makes her an excellent addition to the Freedom Recovery Center team.

  • Sean McLoughlin, MS, LAC
    Sean McLoughlin, MS, LAC Lead Therapist

    Sean McLoughlin has been working in the recovery field for nearly a decade.  He is a proud graduate of Yavapai Community College, Northern Arizona University, and Prescott College where he was awarded a Masters of Science degree in Counseling with a specialization in couple and family counseling.  Sean currently lectures at Prescott College colloquiums for their limited residency graduate students and enjoys sharing his research interests with Freedom Recovery Center’s staff and clients.  He is a student at the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute and enjoys helping clients that come to recovery with unresolved traumas and grief to heal.

  • Harrison Spiegel
    Harrison Spiegel Therapist

    Harrison is an alumnus of New Freedom Recovery House and a highly active member in Prescott’s sober community. Prior to becoming a member of the clinical staff here at Freedom Recovery Center, Harrison was a House Manager of New Freedom Recovery House for nearly one year. He brings a wealth of knowledge, experience, and compassion to our clients at Freedom Recovery Center in group therapy as well as individual therapy sessions.

  • Hugh Holly
    Hugh Holly Therapist

    Hugh retired as the Executive Director of Nova Counseling Services in 2014 and moved to Prescott to enjoy family and warmer weather. He first trained as an alcohol & drug counselor in 1980 and he brings over thirty years of professional experience to Freedom Recovery Center and over forty years of sobriety to the Prescott recovery community. Hugh enjoys this new life as an “elder” and shares this experience, strength and hope with gratitude.

  • Jennifer Sobel, BS BHT, LSAT
    Jennifer Sobel, BS BHT, LSAT Therapist

    Jennifer knew from an early age her future would be in addiction counseling. After her personal struggles with drugs and alcohol, she decided a new life was in order and got sober in 2004. Moving to Prescott in 2010, she began her work in the field of addiction. In 2012, she obtained her BS in Addiction Counseling, and is currently working on her graduate degree in Professional Counseling. With a strong emphasis in the 12-step model, she also utilizes therapy models such as Existentialism and Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy when working with her clients. Her excitement for life and recovery and all the stuff in between helps show her clients that a deep and meaningful life after addiction lies ahead.

Office Staff

  • Robert Cording
    Robert Cording Director of Operations

    Robert is a graduate of our men’s program and has been with Freedom Recovery Center since 2013. He brings enthusiasm to our clients and is able to give a message of inspiration and hope based off of his own experience in recovery. Robert assists our young men in living honest and productive lives. He is very devoted to our program and is heavily involved in the recovery community.

  • Jake Breitzman
    Jake Breitzman Assistant Program Director

    Jake is an alumnus of New Freedom Recovery House and has worked for us since 2015. His experience, strength, and hope are a welcome addition to our New Freedom team. Jake is passionate about helping young men recover from the bonds of addiction and is always willing to help newcomers find their path in life.

  • Toby Fjell, BHT
    Toby Fjell, BHT Director of Internet Marketing

    After 12 years in active addiction, Toby Fjell moved from a life of hopelessness to a life of prosperity in Prescott, Arizona.  Toby has been in Prescott since 2014 and has been an employee of Freedom Recovery Center since March of 2015.  Toby is currently in the process of attaining his Master’s Degree in Professional Counseling from Grand Canyon University.  Toby continuously strives to relate to peers in early recovery by sharing his experience, strength, and hope.

  • Ryan Dolan
    Ryan Dolan Assistant Program Director
    Ryan Dolan graduated New Freedom in 2009. Ryan Dolan is the owner and operator of Square One Recovery home. Ryan has been operating his own program since 2011 and continues to guide young men to their path in recovery. Ryan came on board to Freedom Recovery Center in 2015 and has been a very important part of the recovery process with our clients. Ryan brings dedication and support to all the young men he comes in contact with. We are very fortunate to be able to have him be a part of our team.
  • Michael Morris
    Michael Morris Director of Admissions

    After struggling with addiction for 12 years Michael Morris graduated Freedom Recovery Center and New Freedoms 6-month program in 2015.  Shortly after Michael’s graduation he became an Operations Assistant for Freedom Recovery Center and a house manager for New Freedom.  He held those positions for 9 months and then became the face of Freedom Recovery Center with a promotion to the Marketing and Outreach position.  Michael has been an employee of Freedom Recovery Center since July of 2015 and is now the Director of Admissions.  Michael’s goal is to help his peers in current addiction as well as the families of those still struggling.

  • Jade Jeske BHT
    Jade Jeske BHT Administrator

    Jade has been with Freedom Recovery Center since 2013. She serves as a great example for our young women in sobriety suffering from co-dependency issues in addition to their substance abuse.  Jade has been with Freedom Recovery Center since very early on, and has overseen numerous operations at our facility.  As the current Administrator at Freedom Recovery Center, Jade is responsible for the oversight of all Administrative matters and works closely with Freedom Recovery Center’s Director of Compliance to assure and maintain the integrity and efficiency of our facility.

  • Connor Kennebeck
    Connor Kennebeck Marketing and Outreach

    Connor Kennebeck has worked in the addiction treatment industry for two years, and joined Freedom Recovery Center in 2016. Connor learned about service work and helping others by traveling to Africa and interacting with African locals. Connor began his recovery journey in 2014 and is passionate about sharing the gift of recovery with other addicts.

  • Justin Gutzdorf
    Justin Gutzdorf Office Manager

    Justin is an alumni of the program and works part time as our Officer Manager; an important role in the efficient and effective operation of Freedom Recovery Center. He is a great example to our clients as well as an asset to our company.

  • Amanda Waxman
    Amanda Waxman Administrative Assistant

    Amanda started with Freedom Recovery Center in May of 2015. She has already grown into a huge asset to Freedom Recovery Center. Amanda works as an administrative assistant in our front office and is in charge of an array of tasks daily. These include but aren’t limited to completing the client orientation process, conducting billing audits for the company, assisting both client and staff members with scheduling, along with numerous additional clerical and administrative duties. Not only is Amanda an asset to Freedom Recovery Center, but out in the Prescott Recovery Community as well. Amanda got sober in 2012 and has since given back in numerous ways to women in the community showing them that an enjoyable life becomes possible with the work and dedication put forth by women like herself. We are grateful to have Amanda on the Freedom team.

  • Julia Dynek
    Julia Dynek Midwest Regional Marketer

    Julia Dynek graduated Footprints and Freedom Recovery Centers 6-month program in 2015. She then became an Operations Assistant for Freedom Recovery Center and a house manager for Footprints. Julia continues to sponsor girls in the community and teaches young women how to love themselves and others. Julia is now taking the message that was so freely given to her in Prescott, AZ to the Midwest area. Her goal is to inspire young people who are struggling with addiction and to give them the hope and strength to recover.

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