About Us Staff

Executive Team

Roy J. DuPrez M.Ed. Chief Executive Officer/Founder: Throughout his academic and professional career, Roy has worked with hundreds of young adults and “at risk youth.” In the last 20 years Roy has done an extensive amount of work with community organizations, such as: Americorps, The Indigo Movement Inc., Weed and Seed Community Development and The Guidance Center Adolescent Unit. Roy’s professional career has taken him through the classroom, the outdoors, jails, juvenile and adult drug and alcohol treatment centers and now is the Chief Executive Officer and Program Development for Back2Basics Outdoor Adventures. Read more…

Graciela Del Moral Iturbe Chief Financial Officer: Graciela comes to Back2Basics with an extensive education and successful vocation in the field of Marketing and Communications. Graciela has owned and operated several successful businesses throughout Mexico, Canada and the United States. Graciela speaks Spanish, English and French fluently and understands the delicate nature of transgressing various cultures and intense personalities. Read more…

John Valvo L.I.S.A.C. Clinical Director: John established a solo private practice in Flagstaff, AZ in 1990 became a pioneer for substance abuse counseling. From 1995 to 2000, he was a full partner in Flagstaff Child & Family Counseling. Presently he his associated with Adult Child and Teen Counseling Service a highly respected small practice treating broad range of mental health issues.
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Clinical Team

Teresa Bertsch M.D. Psychiatrist: Dr. Bertsch is a board-certified psychiatrist who for the past 19 years has been the Chief Medical Officer of Northern Arizona Regional Behavioral Health Authority (NARBHA). Read more…

Mary Delduca M.D. PsychiatristDr. Delduca attended medical school at University of Arizona College of Medicine and graduated in 1989, having 22 years experience.
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Erin Erwin-Mahlios Ph.D PsychologistDr. Erin Erwin-Mahlios attended graduate school at Northern Arizona University and graduated in 1994, having18 years of extensive experience.  She has worked in a school district as a school psychologist since that time where her primary role has been evaluating students for specific learning disabilities, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and emotional disabilities as well as training district employees (counselors, psychologists) in suicide intervention and crisis management.
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Charles Horton M.S.W., L.I.S.A.C., L.C.S.W., Ph.D. Primary Therapist:
Charles specializes in therapeutic groups and individual therapy, mainly for substance abuse, familial difficulties, disabilities and life threatening illness. Charles has been in recovery since January of 1985, implementing a variety of 12-step programs.
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Keelyn Riley LMSW Primary Therapist: Keelyn Riley has passionately bridged the worlds of traditional psychotherapy and holistic mind-body healing through the powerful and transformational art of Yoga Therapy. Read more…

Tina Culhane Primary Therapist: Tina Culhane has a successful private practice in Flagstaff and is associated with Adult, Child and Teen Counseling Service, a highly respected small private practice treating a broad range of mental health issues.  Read more…

Brad Steelman MSW Client Detox and Assessment Flagstaff Medical Center: Brad has been in worked in addiction recovery for decades in areas of co-dependence, family dysfunction and trauma spectrum disorders. Read more…

Sean Orlando MSOM, L.aC, MLS Health and Wellness Program Director:
Sean, along with Roy DuPrez and Matt Sarnoski, began The Indigo Movement Inc. in Flagstaff, providing a drug and alcohol prevention outlet and pertinent activities and life skills for more than 2000 At Risk Youth in the Flagstaff and the Northern Arizona Community. Read more…

Benjamin Scharfenberger B.S. Kung Fu/ Health Promotions Instructor:
It has become Ben’s goal to teach others about striving to achieve balance and self determination, to become a more successful and productive person. He also teaches Qigong and Tai Chi group sessions for various local Substance Abuse Programs and can testify to the progress his students can achieve through the specific Kung Fu modalities implemented. Read more…

Outdoor Team

Kaylie Corrigan Outdoor Supervisor: Kaylie is a guide with Back to Basics Outdoor Adventures.  She grew up on a small horse ranch in Northern Colorado and has worked in the outdoor industry in Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, Idaho, Kentucky and now Arizona.
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Bob Baronas Outdoor GuideBorn in the industrial city of Toledo, Ohio, Bob discovered a love for the outdoors in the small green patches of life springing from the cracks in the pavement and the small city parks surrounding his neighborhood.  Lifeguarding along the coast of Lake Erie and later working as a white water raft guide in Pennsylvania and West Virginia sealed his interest in the outdoors. Read more…

Randy Champagne Outdoor Guide: Randy grew up in Michigan, right outside of Detroit.  From a young age he could be found wandering in the small patch of woods by his house searching for odd insects, interesting birds and other treasures.  His passion for the outdoors only grew as he continued his education by studying environmental science at Western Michigan University. Read more…

Daniel Maestas Auxiliary Outdoor GuideDaniel is a Flagstaff native. He is a graduate of Northern Arizona University and holds a Masters in Business Administration. He brings with him a lifetime of knowledge of the Northern Arizona outdoors. Read more…

Sean Smith Outdoor GuideSean is a guide with Back to Basics Outdoor Adventures. He grew up in a small mining town in New Mexico and has worked for B2B since early 2013. Read more…

Residential Team

Francisco Rendon Program Director: Francisco comes to Back2Basics with more than 15 years of experience working in various social and mental health programs. Francisco graduated from Northern Arizona University with a B.A. in Psychology in 1998. Read more…

Kathleen M. D. Arreola Director of Culinary and Menu PlanningKathy brings three consecutive decades of personal 12 step recovery and almost 40 years in the food service industry. Read more…

Chase Christensen Residential Supervisor: Chase began his journey at B2B as a guide with Back2Basics Outdoor Adventures. Chase grew up in Fort Collins, Colorado. He has lived in Flagstaff for the past year. Chase is currently studying psychology with an emphasis in drug and alcohol rehabilitation. Read more…

Spencer Gharrity Transition Coordinator: Spencer was born in San Francisco, CA and raised in the east bay area. He pursued a college degree at San Diego State University for two years prior to his journey to sobriety. After passing through three 30-day programs, Spencer found a sober home at Back2Basics and graduated.  Read more…

Danny Matthews Transition Residential Staff: Danny is originally from Tempe, AZ. He started his road to recovery at Back2Basics in June 2010. After completing his six months he assumed the position of manager at one of the drug and alcohol treatment houses.
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Brendon Foley Residential Tech: Brendon was born and raised in Reno, Nevada. Brendon wanted to give back to the community at Back2Basics, and applied for a residential internship. Brendon has his WFR (Wilderness First Responder) certification, and enjoys rock climbing and snowboarding.
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Tyler McCarthy Residential Tech: Bio coming soon…

Marketing Team

Carly Strauss Media Coordinator: Carly grew up in Phoenix and obtained an Associate’s Degree in Communication.  She moved to Flagstaff to pursue her bachelor’s degree in Public Relations and Electronic Media and Film with an emphasis on Photography at Northern Arizona University. Read more…

Carly Robertson Online Content Editor: Carly is thankful for the opportunity to be a part of the Back2Basics staff and mission to provide support to those struggling with addiction. She is based in Los Angeles, California and has two Bachelor of Arts degrees, in Spanish and Communication with a concentration in Journalism. Read more…

 

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