Meg Nygren, CAI-II, CTP-I

Vice President of Marketing

Meg Nygren the team as the Director 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.

Torry Bolter

Director of Admissions

A New England native, Torry now calls WNC his home. He has lived in Asheville since 2001. With a degree in Adventure Education from Prescott College, he has been involved in traditional and therapeutic guiding roles. Regardless of who he works with he understands the transformative power that a wilderness experience offers. As a member of the Admissions team, he offers hope and support to young adults suffering from the disease of addiction. Torry lives with his wife Hillary, and his two girls Autumn and Sophie. Yep, they’re awesome. He finds serenity through a morning coffee, a trail ride in Pisgah, an awesome meal, or chilling with his wife binging on Netflix episodes. As a diehard Pats, Sox, and Celtics fan he’ll be sure to remind you how wicked awesome his teams are, should you have forgotten.

Katie Bidwell, CSAC-I

Senior Admissions Counselor

Katie was born in Atlanta, Georgia. She loves the outdoors and enjoys Georgia Football. She graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in Biology. Katie is currently working towards getting her master’s degree in social work.

Having had her own struggles with addiction, Katie moved to Asheville for recovery, and has been sober since August 30, 2014. Treatment centers have played a vital role, and she is grateful for the experience, understanding the importance of asking for help and reaching out.

Katie has several years of experience working with clients in all phases of recovery. She has worked in direct care and now she is a part of the admissions team. Katie believes in recovery and her passion is helping families and their loved ones find support during difficult times. Recovery has brought happiness to Katie’s life and she wants to use her experience to help others find peace and serenity.

When Katie is not working you can find her watching Georgia football, trail running at Bent Creek, or being active in her 12 step community.

Todd Stebbing, CSAC-I, CAI

Admissions Counselor

Todd grew up in Richmond, VA and graduated from Old Dominion University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Outdoor Adventure Education. Todd has a passion for helping people and using the wilderness for therapeutic value. Todd has seen his own battle with addiction and arrived at Red Oak Recovery® in 2014 as a client. After his stay at Red Oak, he moved to Asheville, NC and continued with the Asheville 12 step community to better his life. Todd has worked for recovery aftercare centers, wilderness guiding, and is now thrilled to be back at Red Oak.

“My life is dedicated to helping other addicts and alcoholics achieve happiness and a full life through sobriety. Red Oak was a huge part in helping to get my life back together, which is why I came back to work here. I want to help clients understand that it is possible to live life without drugs and alcohol and to achieve a happy, joyous, and free life.” In his free time, you can find Todd out with friends seeing live music, on the river fly fishing and canoeing, at a 12 step meeting, or on a hike with his dog Gunther. Todd also likes to rock climb, snowboard, cook, play disc golf, ultimate Frisbee, and go swimming.

Carol Rose, MHDL

Collegiate and Clinical Outreach

Carol earned her Master’s in Counseling from UNC Charlotte. Her degree has taught her the importance of being a good listener and building a trusting relationship whether she is working with the individual asking for help, a family member, or a mental health professional. Carol believes that during a time of crisis, trust is paramount to find a good place to heal.

Carol was the founding coordinator for The Collegiate Recovery Program at UNC Charlotte, a program offering support to students in early recovery, it was there that she developed her own trusting relationships with her community in order to grow the program. Carol also brings personal experience with addiction within her own family, which she shares to offer hope to families in need. Her personal experience allows her to empathize and explain the journey a family will take not only while at Red Oak, but beyond. Helping families find continued support within their community is a big part of Carol’s job as a Collegiate and Clinical Outreach Specialist.

In her spare time, Carol enjoys watching old movies, spending time with her husband of 37 years, Marty and being proud of her two grown daughters and seeing them thrive.

Kim Dupuis, LPCS, CEAP, SAP

Clinical Outreach Specialist

Kim Dupuis is a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor, Certified Employee Assistance Professional, and Substance Abuse Professional who earned her Master’s degree in Clinical Counseling and Psychology from Troy University. She brings over 19 years of mental health and substance abuse experience as a clinician and consultant.

Kim comes to us with professional experience in a variety of settings including, inpatient hospitalization, partial hospitalization and outpatient treatment centers. Kim opened and managed a thriving private psychotherapy practice in Charlotte, has served as Clinical Director for higher education counseling centers, and has worked in the non-profit sector and in the EAP field. Her extensive experience interfacing with healthcare professionals, University systems and community agencies across the Carolinas has enabled her to establish strong relationships and provide the most comprehensive care for her clients. Kim strives to provide specialized care for individuals and understands and embraces the uniqueness of each person. She takes a strengths based approach to treatment and has specialized training for Trauma, Depression, Anxiety, Substance Abuse and Mindful Based Stress Reduction.

In Kim’s personal time, she stays busy raising her two wonderful children and spending time with friends and family. On sunny days you can find her riding a trail on her mountain bike or gardening in her yard. Kim believes that a balanced life is essential to health, wellness and happiness.

Tom Williams

Community Outreach Specialist

Tom has called North Carolina home ever since he moved from Fairfax Virginia, when he was four years old. He was raised in Chapel Hill, where oddly enough, he grew to love watching Duke basketball. After spending what seemed to be enough time in the “Triangle”, Tom took to the mountains of western North Carolina and studied Communication and Media studies at Appalachian State University. After falling in love with the healing power and tranquility of the Blue Ridge Mountains, he moved to Asheville and worked as a Systems Analyst. Several years of fixing printers, changing passwords and asking folks “have you turned it off and on yet?” past before Tom realized the work wasn’t for him. He then found his true path while working at Four Circles Recovery Center, a wilderness therapy program. There Tom found himself in many different roles and ultimately as the Director of Admissions and Utilization Review. Through personal and anecdotal experience, Tom’s passion for people has compelled him to help others on their personal journey through recovery. He feels that everyone should work to understand themselves and discover where their individual happiness lies. Outside of work you can find Tom reading a book in Carrier Park, hiking with friends, playing basketball at the local YMCA or soaking up a documentary on Netflix at home with his two cats.

Julia Hughes

Compliance Officer

Julia grew up in Germany where she spent her youth snowboarding and biking before moving to the U.S. in 2011. After coming to America, she spent her early adulthood exploring and experiencing a different way of life. When she moved to Western North Carolina, Julia fell in love with Asheville’s captivating outdoors and beautiful weather. Being a life-long learner, she pursued a bachelor’s in psychology with a minor in neuroscience from the University of North Carolina at Asheville, graduating in 2017.

After joining the Red Oak Family in August 2017 and working at The Willows campus as a Clinical Technician, she joined the Compliance Team in the summer of 2018. She is grateful for the opportunity to support the company in her role as Compliance Officer. With her love and attention for details, she is looking forward to creating, providing, and maintaining a positive healing environment for young adults in recovery.

In her free time, Julia can be found hiking on the parkway with her two dogs, doing yoga or enjoying the beautiful weather.

Maggie Cain, LPC-A

Clinical Outreach Specialist

Maggie’s first home was in the great state of Texas. Collegiate tennis and a full scholarship sent her to Arkansas. There she found her first career and love for helping people. Her first job landed her in the nonprofit fundraising sector. For thirteen years she was blessed with getting to raise awareness and much-needed funds for children and families seeking support, hope, and love through programs for psychiatric, emotional, and behavioral care in Arkansas. After earning her Masters in Mental Health and Clinical Counseling in 2016 from Southern Arkansas University, she became a Licensed Associate Counselor in Arkansas and recently (2018) transferred her license to North Carolina as a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate.

Additionally, for fourteen months beginning in December 2016, Maggie provided part-time counseling for Bradford Health Services IOP of Little Rock. Working with the clients and their families at Bradford Health Services was equally fulfilling and joyful as connecting donors to changing lives of others through their financial gifts. That experience, and her love of helping people, led her to a desire to stay in addiction treatment. Maggie found herself seeking through the clients’ strengths and desires for help to be a part of a team that feels the same passion for helping and ensures every client an opportunity to succeed.

Maggie’s biggest strength is that she finds daily happiness in helping others and connecting others to that feeling of joy. She is a Clinical Outreach Specialist for Red Oak Recovery and The Willows. Her passion for helping the whole family heal will live on through her work at Red Oak Recovery by sharing about ROR and The Willows to clinicians, treatment programs and families.
Maggie could not be happier to now live in Arden, with her husband and to explore this beautiful state by foot and kayak.

Ashley Egeland

Marketing Planner

Ashley was born and raised in the suburb of Littleton, Colorado. At the age of 23, her addiction completely took over her life. She spent 10 years attempting to balance a normal life and a life of using. Finally, in 2016, she came to believe there was a better life out there and she landed herself at Red Oak ready to begin the work on both her trauma and her addiction. Her journey continued through other programs in the recovery community and had since led her back to Asheville with a passion to offer strength to others struggling to understand their addiction and who have experienced trauma. She has many years in the administrative field and is excited to begin a career at the program where she began her recovery.

In her free time, Ashley, loves to dance, write, paint, play volleyball and enjoy the beautiful trails and rivers that surround Asheville. Her bucket list has increased because of her new life in recovery, but if you asked her what her perfect day would be, she would describe it as spending a day laughing with her parents and siblings about their days growing up together in Colorado.