Foothills at Red Oak isn’t run by businessmen. Rather, we are clinician-run, meaning that all of our staff members, including our leadership and treatment teams, are each experts in the fields of addiction and mental health treatment. Learn about the advantages of clinician-run wellness today with our treatment team, then contact our North Carolina adolescent treatment center by calling 866.300.5275.
Jack Kline, MS, LCMHCS, LCAS, CCS, CTT-2, MAC
President and Founder
Jack has more than 30 of experience in dealing with mental health, substance abuse disorders, recovery trauma, and the array of co-occurring mental health issues that go along with it. He also has extensive training in depression, bipolar disorder, gender identity issues, family issues, grief and trauma, conduct disorder, and developmental issues pertaining to adolescents and young adults. Jack holds a Masters degree in Mental Health Counseling as well as the following six clinical licenses and certifications:
- Licensed Professional Counselor
- Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor
- Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist
- Certified Clinical Supervisor
- Certified Trauma Therapist – 2 Internationally Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor
Jack has specialized training in the following areas:
- Substance abuse
- Addiction/recovery issues
- 12-Step facilitation
- Advanced relapse prevention therapy
- Attachment disorders including Reactive Attachment Disorder
- Sexual abuse
- Marriage and family therapy
- Adventure based counseling
- Systemic family interventions
- Clinical supervision
He has designed and helped open six other highly regarded programs in the field of adventure therapy focusing on substance abuse, mental health, trauma, and addiction treatment. He has provided care in both private-practice settings and the public sector. He presents nationally at various conferences on cutting-edge treatment for young adults and adolescents. The needs of the clients that he sees continually change, and so he believes our treatment team and program offerings must continually evolve.
Jack believes in an integrative approach that deals with the underlying emotional issues that are simultaneously present with chemical dependency substance use disorders. Consequently, he uses a holistic, strengths-based orientation that empowers clients to develop their inherent talents, skills, and resources.
Additionally, as a Black Belt in American Kenpo, Jack instructs Red Oak Recovery® clients in self-defense, personal empowerment, character development, and the underlying principles of self-respect, respect for others, and self-discipline.
Mick Masterson, CADC
Vice President of Operations
Mick brings over 10 years of experience in mental health and substance abuse treatment. He has served in positions as direct care, admissions, transitional living management, program development and management, and operations. Currently, in his role as Vice President of Operations, Mick works to ensure Red Oak Recovery programs continue to offer quality and effective programming to our clients, with the highest standards of safety and accountability. Through effective recruitment, training and mentorship Mick ensures that Red Oak Recovery employs the most qualified and compassionate staff to deliver impactful and effective clinical and holistic treatment services.
Mick draws upon his own experience in recovery to connect with our clients and share his experience strength and hope. He is a firm believer that anyone and everyone can recover and works tirelessly to ensure that our clients are given the love, support, and tools they need to achieve the changes they seek in their lives.
Mick is a dedicated and grateful father of three girls. He spends his time away from work with his partner Carrie, their daughters, dogs, cats, chickens, and bees enjoying the beauty of Western North Carolina and the gifts that his life of recovery has provided.
Meg Nygren, MSML, CAI-II, CTP-I
Vice President of Marketing
Meg Nygren joins the team as the Vice President of Marketing for Red Oak Recovery® programs. Her vast experience includes working in the marketing and business development arena, strategic planning, leadership development, and working with families, clients, and referral sources during the admissions process and throughout their treatment stay. She also has experience with regards to operations, regulation, and compliance in a prior role with Red Oak Recovery.
Meg delivers a high standard of excellence and offers a collaborative team spirit with those she works with. She enjoys working with families and professionals to help deliver solutions for customized treatment and long-lasting, sustainable recovery for those struggling with substance use, trauma, and mental health issues. Meg is a Certified ARISE Interventionist, Level II and a Certified Trauma Professional, Level I.
On her downtime, you can find Meg exploring the many things to do in beautiful Western North Carolina with her husband. Eric and miniature pinscher, Romeo.
Lynn Wadsworth, MS, LCMHC, LCAS, CCS, CTT-1
Director of Clinical Services – Red Oak Recovery® Programs
Lynn is a Master’s level clinician who is dually licensed in the state of North Carolina as a professional counselor and an addictions specialist.
Her personal journey, combined with her therapeutic training, has contributed to her deeply held belief in the extraordinary healing possibilities within a residential setting which often lead to life-long benefits.
Lynn has held a variety of leadership roles throughout her clinical career such as Case Management Supervisor in the field of HIV/AIDS, Program Manager in an intensive outpatient program, Director of Substance Abuse in 2 different residential programs, and Director of Family Services in several programs.
Lynn brings to this work a deep understanding and empathy for individuals and families in crisis. Lynn says her primary goal as Director of Clinical Services at Red Oak Recovery® Programs is “to support and guide our staff as we collectively create the best possible therapeutic relationship with all clients and families in order to create lasting healthy change in their lives.”
Kurt Arsenault, LCSW
Kurt Arsenault is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has worked with teens and their families in treatment settings for the past 25 years. After completing his undergraduate degrees in psychology and sociology at the University of Connecticut, Kurt went on to receive his Master’s Degree in Social Work at the University of Connecticut School of Social Work. In 2018, Kurt was selected for and completed the University of Connecticut Social Work Fellows Certificate Program in Supervision. Kurt previously worked in roles including Primary Therapist, Senior Family Therapist, Associate Clinical Director, and Clinical Director.
Throughout his career, Kurt has focused on working with youth and families impacted by trauma and struggling with attachment difficulties utilizing a variety of treatment modalities and strengths based approaches towards healing. In working with young people, Kurt focuses on core principles of honesty, authenticity, and the importance of remaining present. Kurt has received extensive training in DBT, TF-CBT, Motivational Interviewing, and Attachment Based Family Therapy, where he worked with the model developers at Drexel University to integrate the model into a residential treatment setting.
Outside of work, Kurt enjoys reading and being active outdoors with his wife and four children.
ANGEL MAYES, MSW, LCSW
Angel joins the Red Oak Recovery family as the Clinical Director of Foothill at Red Oak Recovery. Angel’s clinical foundations are rooted in Reality Therapy, the Teaching Family Model, and she is certified in Family-Centered Therapy. Angel earned her Bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a concentration in adolescent development and families at risk. She received her Masters of Social Work degree from a unique joint program through the University of North Carolina, North Carolina A&T, and the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland. Angel is also a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who is passionate about working with the adolescent population and clinical management.
When working with young people, Angel centers her work around personal values, accountability, integrity, and places a strong focus on the therapeutic relationship and alliance. Her strength-based approach has allowed her to effectively work with clients and families on their journey of healing and recovery. In her over 15 years of providing direct care and management of teams working with adolescents, Angel’s family systems background ensures that the entire family is part of the healing process to effectuate change in family systems and dynamics. Angel has prior experience working as a Clinical Director, Dean of Students, and Primary Therapist at well-known therapeutic boarding schools throughout the country. She has also worked in hospitals, public schools, intensive in-home placements, group homes, and community mental health clinics.
When she is not here on campus, Angel enjoys spending her time going on adventures with her two dogs, Brutus and Kreiger.
Brady Schroer, DO
Psychiatrist & Addictionologist
Dr. Brady Schroer obtained his Bachelor of Science in Biopsychology with an emphasis in Chemistry. He attended medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences. After medical school, he completed his general psychiatry residency at an internationally known psychiatric clinic. Dr. Schroer later worked in a large hospital setting for five years as a psychiatric hospitalist taking care of geriatric patients, caring for patients with psychiatric issues on the medical floors and ICU (intensive care units), detoxifying clients from alcohol and benzodiazepines, ECT treatment for depression, and served as Medical Director and Chief of Psychiatry.
Dr. Schroer moved to Western North Carolina in 2007 to become the Medical Director of the inpatient psychiatric unit and the detoxification unit at one of the areas top hospitals and served for seven years in that capacity. Most recently, he has been seeing clients ages 15 and over in sober living environments, residential treatments, and other outpatient settings.
He has vast experience from all different perspectives of addiction treatment and knows what it is like to be a family member of someone struggling with addiction. Dr. Schroer views addiction as a poor coping mechanism for past emotional pain and believes that the emotional pain that breeds hatred, anger, and resentment is what keeps us sick and looking for substances and behaviors to “numb it”. He is extremely compassionate and prefers to educate clients about their illness. He has learned a lot from the clients he has treated and uses that knowledge to help others move into a peaceful life.
Dr. Schroer is a Christian, loves car racing, golf, photography, and being out in the great outdoors. He feels especially fortunate to call Asheville his home!
Director of Research
Sarah (“Salli”) Lewis, Ph.D. is a cofounder of the Center for Research, Assessment, and Treatment Efficacy (CReATE) in Asheville, NC and directs the research division of the center. Dr. Lewis is a licensed clinical psychologist, with expertise in the development, transport, and dissemination of evidence-based treatments. She currently works in varied educational and therapeutic settings and is responsible for the design and implementation of a number of applied clinical research trials. Dr. Lewis has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals, serves on the editorial board for a number of clinical and research-oriented publications, and has a research appointment at the University of Arkansas. She provides training, consultation, and professional presentations within scientific, treatment, and educational communities.