Alicia received her Bachelor’s degree in Human Services, with minors in Psychology and Sociology, at Buena Vista University in July 2016. She began seeking experience in the human services field shortly after graduation and started working as a Treatment Specialist at the STARS Adolescent Residential Treatment Program. Shortly after she started her position as a Treatment Specialist, she was given the opportunity to become a Residential Counselor at STARS.
Alicia’s experience includes several jobs where she was able to work with people who needed assistance with everyday living activities. Alicia has always been inspired to help people and finds it very rewarding. She is hopeful that her future with Community and Family Resources will take her further in her career goals.
Alicia has three beautiful children and has been married to her husband since 2013. She enjoys spending time with her family and being outdoors.
Blake specializes in substance abuse counseling and managing the STARS Adolescent Residential Treatment Program. He has worked as a Substance Abuse Counselor since 2004 and became the Adolescent Residential Program Supervisor in 2016. His areas of specialized training include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Nurtured Heart, Motivational Interviewing, and Stages of Change. Blake enjoys doing volunteer work with his church and bringing hope to those who may have lost it.
Scott G. has been the School Teacher at the STARS Adolescent Residential Treatment Program since 2008. He graduated from Graceland University with a degree in Secondary Education and also has a degree in Special Education from Morningside College. He enjoys decorating the classroom and creating the kind of environment that enables the students to be successful in their studies.