Leadership & Staff

Sobriety is possible. Recovery is life-changing.

The Leadership Team of Spokane Falls Recovery Center has worked to create a unique recovery center for Spokane, embodying care and compassion for people’s circumstances, their histories, and their individual needs. We know the Spokane community, and each one of us are intimately familiar with the journey of recovery. We live the message that we share with the people who come here: sobriety is possible, and recovery is life-changing. We help you take the next step toward recovery in your own life.

Leadership Team

Brandon Sturm, DC
Executive Director

Brandon has found victory in a life of long-term recovery, which began in 2007 after struggling with drug addiction and alcoholism. His purpose today is to bring the pieces together for others in treatment, with the flexibility that makes it possible to experience the true miracle of recovery, and to provide a genuine place of healing at Spokane Falls Recovery Center.
Brandon has worked in executive leadership for substance use treatment facilities since 2012, starting in Prescott, Arizona, and then moving to Spokane, Washington. In his leadership of Spokane Falls Recovery Center, he emphasizes community connections and creating an environment that is as healthy for employees as it is for the people who receive care here.

Corrie Sturm
Director of Administrative Operations

Corrie began her journey in recovery in 2007 and accredits her joy and life successes to sobriety. The forefront of her life’s purpose today is positively impacting people in need and witnessing others overcome addiction. As Director of Administrative Operations, Corrie oversees human resources, facilities, and employee management. These entities are the operational pieces that build a safe and effective treatment environment and offer a healthy place to work for employees. Against that wider background of effective operations, Corrie is committed to adding the little things that let people know that they are seen as a person with dignity, with compassion and understanding for the choices they have made and the choices they will make to find a better life, free of addiction.

Tracy Dantzler, BA, SUDP
Administrator

Tracy has worked in the field of addiction for 23 years, in both private and public settings. She delivers sincere compassion for those who struggle with addiction and believes in their ability to transform their lives. It is her passion for helping others and being an integral part of the change process while working with colleagues and individuals that sets her apart from the rest.
Tracy leads Spokane Falls Recovery Center with impeccable ethics and standards of excellence. She is committed to providing the best care possible to the individuals served, while ensuring compliance with the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) criteria and Washington state administrative codes.

Megan Curran
Director of Operations

Megan believes wholeheartedly that a life in recovery is a life well-lived.  Megan’s journey of recovery began in 2014, and she enjoys the opportunity to share her own experience with others. She is excited to be in a position where she can help people first-hand as they walk through the doors of Spokane Falls Recovery Center. She believes everyone who seeks help through our treatment facility can find freedom from active addiction, and she is grateful to work for a company that shows people the door to recovery. Megan is inspired by individuals who have a desire for change and who take the courageous first step of asking for help.  In her off time, Megan is an avid rock climber and community volunteer.

Brian Haberbush, ARNP
Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner

Brian Haberbush is an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner who specializes in working with individuals struggling with substance use disorders. Brian graduated from Washington State University in 2006 with a degree in nursing. After practicing as an ICU nurse in Spokane, WA. Brian returned to school and graduated with a master’s degree as a Nurse Practitioner. Since that time, Brian has focused his work in primary care and drug and alcohol rehabilitation services. He has had the opportunity to work within different local behavioral health facilities that offer a variety of different treatment modalities. Brian’s specialized knowledge of the physical symptoms and mental health issues associated with substance use and the recovery process provides an essential component to our treatment program.

Nicole Scott, SUDP
Substance Use Disorder Professional

Nicole’s journey into recovery began in December of 2013, after experiencing the devastating effects of drugs and alcohol that left her void of family, a home and hope. She has found purpose in helping men and women find solution and empowerment in themselves through education in treatment of substance use. She began working with women in early treatment and found she wanted to do more to help people along their journey, leading her to pursue a degree in Addiction Studies. Nicole has worked in the field since 2014, became a licensed counselor in 2016 and has worked with those in private treatment and within correctional settings. She recently became a new mom, fulfilling a dream she felt was long past gone. Today, she works with a dynamic team supporting men and women in treatment to gain an understanding of their disease, so they too may find that they are worthy of the gift of recovery.

Carol Streit, BA, SUDP
Substance Use Disorder Professional

Licensed by the state of Washington as a Substance Use Disorder Professional, Carol is the face and partner of day-to-day treatment activities at Spokane Falls Recovery Center. She enjoys working closely with each individual to help them identify their strengths and to use them to chart their journey to recovery. She facilitates group, individual, and family sessions. Additionally, she ensures that any legal, medical, or state requirements are satisfied in a timely, professional manner. She believes that recovery can be transformative and aspires to instill in others the hope and joy she has found in her own journey.

Rick Krahn
SUDPT

Rick Krahn started his journey in recovery on May 11, 2003. Like most others, he was sick and tired of being sick and tired. He had a moment of clarity and asked for help. By the grace of a power greater than himself, he has kept moving onward and upward ever since. With the support of strong sponsorship and his Family of the Heart, he was able to retire from a job he had worked at for 27 years and began to pursue his dream of carrying the message to those that wanted to change.

Rick started his new career at the treatment center where it all started in 2003. He was later reminded of the saying, “You make plans and God laughs.” Rick applied at another agency and ended up working in a place that he had worked so hard to avoid. He was privileged to work with incarcerated individuals in the Therapeutic Community at Airway Heights Correction Center. Rick learned a lot from those men and saw a lot of change in individuals who may have lost hope, but instead, found faith.

Rick found his new home when he walked through the front doors at Spokane Falls Recovery Center. He was welcomed with open arms and compassionate hearts, and reconnected with like-minded individuals that have, in one shape or another, contributed to his recovery over the years. He also found people that will be instrumental in his continued growth, development, and the ability to carry the message to everyone that crosses that thresh-hold.

Michelle Weinbender, RDN
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

Michelle Weinbender is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) with 27 years of experience as a dietitian working in both hospitals and outpatient settings. She graduated from Central Washington University with bachelors’ degrees in both psychology and food science and nutrition. She has focused the later part of her career on the treatment of eating disorders having worked in intensive programming and outpatient clinics.
Michelle Weinbender helps individuals with disordered eating discover a healthy relationship with food and their bodies. She is able to combine her degrees and provide evidence-based nutrition treatment and individualized treatment planning to meet the needs of the individuals served at Spokane Falls Recovery Center.

Jess Haberman, MS, LMHC, NCC, MHP, CMHS, SUDPT
Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Jess has worked as a Mental Health Counselor for almost 6 years.  She is licensed through the state of Washington as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), Mental Health Provider (MHP), Child Mental Health Specialist (CMHS) and has her certification as a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC).  Jess is trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Yoga Calm, and EMDR therapy. In working with many individuals who have experienced trauma, she realized that substance use disorders are a significant area of concern in many of their lives. She went back to school for Addiction Studies and holds her Substance Use Disorder Professional Trainee licensure through Washington State. Jess chose to pursue her passion working within the substance use disorder field by joining the team at Spokane Falls Recovery Center.

Jess believes that people have the desire to improve their lives, as well as the capacity to do so when they are able to see and believe in their own strengths. It takes courage to begin the journey into a life that embraces recovery. Jess has found this to be true in her own life and hopes to support and encourage others through providing authentic and compassionate care.

Tyler Ham, Med, MA, LMHCA
Mental Health Therapist

Tyler Ham has worked in the helping profession for over 15 years, first as a public High School Teacher, and now as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor.  After a Master’s degree from NOVA Southeastern University in Curriculum and Instruction, and thirteen years in public education, Tyler returned to Graduate School and completed a second Master’s Degree from Gonzaga University in Marriage and Family Therapy.  During that time Tyler finished an eighteen-month internship with Spokane Falls Community College working closely with the Addictions Studies Program providing mental health counseling, academic advising, career counseling and support through community referrals.  Tyler was then hired at Spokane Falls Community College as a tenure track faculty where he currently works as a Mental Health Counselor and Academic Adviser.  He holds his associate license in mental health counseling and is a National Certified Counselor.

Tyler has a real desire to work closely with those in recovery, and their families.  From his first year of teaching at a Recovery High School, to his current professional endeavors, Tyler truly has a passion for helping the population take the steps towards building a new family legacy.

Ryan Chaffins
Admissions Coordinator/Marketer

Ryan Chaffins has worked in the behavioral healthcare since 2014. His experience in outreach and business development, along with being a support and advocate for those seeking treatment for themselves has created a heartfelt desire for helping others. Utilizing his own prior experience with addiction, Ryan can relate to the families and patients that are seeking help and is passionate in helping provide the answers to the best care possible. The firsthand knowledge of the devastation of addiction, coupled with how recovery has restored his family, Ryan is able to show others that there is light at the end of the tunnel. Having a powerful story of how he recovered from his addiction provides hope that sobriety is possible, and recovery is life changing.

Mindy Briley 
Admissions Coordinator/Marketer

Mindy Briley is originally from Moses Lake, Washington. She has worked in the treatment field since 2015. Mindy struggled with addiction for most of her life. In her own words: “I did not think that I would ever be able to get out of my addiction. I chose drugs over my children and my family.”

When Mindy began her own recovery journey in 2014, she moved to Spokane, began attending church, and found her Higher Power. She learned how to live & enjoy life free of all substances. She came to love herself and those around her. Today, Mindy’s family is supportive of her recovery journey, and she enjoys close friendships with others in recovery whose stories are similar to her own.

Mindy chooses to work in the recovery field because she believes in helping those who are struggling. She enjoys being able to share the hope that she’s found in recovery. “There is so much more to life when we choose to put down drugs and alcohol. I love sharing my hope and carrying it to others.” She believes strongly in compassion, integrity and faith, which are the values of Spokane Falls Recovery Center.

Sargie Chaffins
Receptionist

Sargie Chaffins has been in recovery for seven years and seven months. She struggled with addiction for many years and felt there was no way out. When she realized that there was hope by witnessing others gain recovery and seeing that it was possible, she decided to make the change. Someone once told her the only thing you have to change is everything. That’s what she did, and she has not looked back.

In her recovery she has gained Jesus, herself, a beautiful husband, two children, and so much more. She chooses to work in the recovery field because her heart and passion is to help those who are struggling to find recovery, and to see who they really are, not what drugs and alcohol have caused them to be. Her goal is to further her education to become a therapist. She is so excited to be part of this beautiful team at Spokane Falls Recovery Center!

Gregg Keith
Administrative Assistant

Gregg has taken on several roles at Spokane Falls Recovery Center including assisting the Marketing Team and Administrative Assistant. Gregg has many years of working hands on in his family businesses both in the office and in the field. He believes wholeheartedly in the benefits of living his life free from drugs and alcohol and has a great desire to help people.

Emily Toles
Yoga Instructor

Emily is a certified Yoga Instructor with 7 years of experience.  When Emily first experienced the benefits of yoga, she found that it had a profound impact on her life. She feels that yoga, in many ways, changes lives, and wanted to share what she has learned and experienced with others.  What she would like to, and hope to, bring to her classes is the very thing she has always loved about a yoga class: getting to a place physically, mentally or spiritually that she has not been before. Emily specializes in making Yoga accessible for all ages and experience levels.

Tracy Harding
Volunteer

Tracy entered her journey of recovery in 1987. She quickly realized that recovery was not just her personal journey but also the best path for her professional career. For over 25 years Tracy touched the lives of individuals she served and clinicians she trained. She brings a wealth of recovery, efficiency and best practices in the field of addiction and mental health.

Tracy retired as the Eastern Region Director of the Washington State Department of Corrections in 2012. Tracy was involved in all aspects of treatment operations, including all modalities, clinical adherence, and setting the bar for effective case management, communication, and cultural competencies. Tracy believes in the hope of successful recovery for all individuals and is dedicated to helping others find long-term recovery. Her dedication to the recovery process, along with her willingness to give back, allows others to grow and “watch the magic happen”

Daniel Jacobs
Maintenance Technician

Daniel Jacobs is the Maintenance Technician amongst many things at Spokane Falls Recovery Center. He has many years of experience and endless certifications allowing him to take care of the maintenance needs. Daniel has experienced the devastation of family members engulfed in addiction and supports our mission to help people find recovery. Daniel is an integral part of the Spokane Falls Recovery Center Team.