SLO Team

We have assembled an unrivaled team of counselors, therapeutic and administrative professionals. Together, we bring decades of experience in connecting people with real solutions and lasting change. We are more than just clinicians, counselors, and mentors. We are driven by a fundamental belief that change is available to anyone who wants it and is willing to work for it. Our role is to help people find the solutions they seek, by closing the gap between rehab and real life. We share a heartfelt commitment to helping people get free of whatever has been holding them back, so they can live a life they are truly proud of.

STEPHEN CAMERON MD.

MEDICAL DIRECTOR

Dr. Cameron stumbled into the field of addiction medicine in 2004 while living in Juneau, Alaska. Addiction quickly grabbed his deeper interest, “addiction seemed to perfectly reflect so much of what was wrong about a misguided materialistic society.”

It became increasingly obvious to Dr Cameron that people use substances to find relief from unresolved traumas of childhood and early adulthood. In the short term, substances work; in the long term, they only deepen and prolong suffering. Substances are a proxy for the happiness and contentment that we all long for, the happiness that can sometimes seem so very distant. Dr. Cameron’s goal is to help people regain that seemingly lost contentment. Dr. Cameron is also an avid student of non-dual, an experiential exploration of the nature of consciousness and reality.


DR GREG GARCIA, ND, LAc

ASSOCIATE MEDICAL DIRECTOR

Dr Garcia knows substance use disorders are complex, often involving genetic influences, mental health concerns, and survival behavior from past experiences and trauma. In his role as a medical director and licensed medical behavioral professional, Dr. Garcia has served patients with mental health and substance use disorders for over 20 years. Dr. Garcia carries a deep sense of value for therapeutic relationships and a desire to understand your personal story while prescribing for your substance use disorder and mental health.

Dr. Garcia has over 30 years of experience as a licensed naturopathic physician and acupuncturist and can recommend a variety of options in addition to or instead of psychotropic medications to help support patient recovery.


JOHN MORGAN, CADC II, QMHA, CRM

CLINICAL DIRECTOR
John joined the recovery field in 2012 with the dream of someday developing and implementing a treatment center that supports the entire family system. John earned his Qualified Mental Health Associate (QMHA) and CADC II as he worked in the field to support others. John serves on the Board of Directors for 3 non-profits and is the Chair of the Portland Community College advisory committee for the Alcohol and Drug program. He utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Motivational Interviewing (MI) to help facilitate positive change in the individuals that he works with. John identifies as a person in long-term recovery. He has been married to his wife for 21 years, has 5 children and 2 grandchildren that support him as he continues his journey of recovery.

TODD FLYNN, MA, CADC-II

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Todd Flynn holds a master’s degree in counseling psychology. His career has taken him to a variety of different professional experiences from correctional institutions to private and public clinics. Throughout his career Todd has promoted and encouraged evidenced-based practices as well as community support groups. Todd believes each individual needs individual care and understanding. Dedicated to excellence, compassion and constant self-improvement, he offers experience, strength and hope to the still suffering.

LAURIE ELLETT, LCSW, CADC-II

MENTAL HEALTH DIRECTOR
As a veteran in social services, Laurie knows that people suffer through traumatic events and other circumstances that lead to substance use, mental health symptoms, and maladaptive coping habits. Current research indicates using a variety of evidence-based practices to help people heal and move to a next chapter in their lives. Laurie uses familiar methods such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Motivational Interviewing (MI), but as she says, “the most important thing I can do is to be a good listener to better understand an individual’s situation and build a strong and collaborative therapeutic relationship.” Laurie graduated from the University of Oregon (Bachelor of Arts, Sociology) and Portland State University (Master of Social Work) as a prerequisite to become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor in Oregon and Washington.

SEAN NELSON, CADC-I

COUNSELOR

Sean started his counseling career teaching Recovery Yoga. He is also a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC I) in the State of Oregon. Throughout his career he has emphasized a holistic approach to recovery, combining body and mind. Currently Sean is the SLO Recovery Yoga Instructor, carefully teaching and encouraging those who seek a deeper understanding of themselves.


MARCY KOKINDA, CADC-I

COUNSELOR

Marcy is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC I) in the State of Oregon and has been a primary counselor for eight years. LBGTQI affirmative, Marcy’s style of compassionate understanding and patient centered care represents the ideals of SLO Recovery Center. Marcy is experienced in Motivation Interviewing and Trauma Informed Services.

JOHN BRISTOL, CADC-1

COUNSELOR

John Bristol is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC I) in the State of Oregon. John has worked in the behavioral health field for 2 years. His clinical practice draws from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Non-Violent Communication (NVC). John understands the criminogenic nature some patients struggle with and brings hope to those willing to change.

DEFORREST JACKSON, CADC-R

COUNSELOR

Deforrest has worked in the field of addiction for over 3 years and is an holistic, patient centered, interactive, solution-focused counselor. Utilizing techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Non-Violent Communication (NVC), Deforrest is able to provide support and practical feedback for patients.

RONNIE HARTLEY, CRM

CERTIFIED RECOVERY MENTOR

Ronnie is a Certified Recovery Mentor in the State of Oregon (CRM). Ronnie possesses a strong skill set to successfully assist patients in their transition from inpatient settings back into the community. Ronnie assists patients with needs such as connection to community resources, housing, financial, medical, legal and employment issues as well as serving as a liaison for family members and probation officers.

JASON JOHNSON

PRESIDENT
Jason is known in the recovery community for his expertise in Sober Living homes. He has helped numerous people over the years, getting them back on their feet. His main drive and passion is helping the newcomer navigate through the struggles and challenges of early recovery. Jason recognized a much-needed resource for treatment was missing in the Portland Oregon area and teamed up with experts in the field to open Sober Living Oregon Recovery Center.

TROY MCCHESNEY

DIRECTOR OF ADMISSIONS
As a person in long-term recovery, Troy has a passion for helping the still suffering addict/alcoholic. He is responsible for developing and maintaining referral networks and resources on a local level and oversees all admissions at Sober Living Oregon. Troy has always advocated for all who seek help, regardless of common obstacles that often confront those seeking treatment.

TODD HOFFMAN

MARKETING DIRECTOR
Known for creating the TV show Gold Rush on Discovery Channel, Todd has a heart for helping people. Being part of SLO Recovery Center has opened up an opportunity to explore new ways to get involved in the sober community.

PATT OCHOA

OUTREACH DIRECTOR

Patt Ochoa has worked closely with addicts and families of addicts throughout his career in order to help motivate change to occur. He has been a Program Coordinator, Adolescent Drug/Alcohol Counselor, Alumni Coordinator, as well as Program Director before becoming Outreach Director SLO. Patt got sober October 23, 2002 and began working with young people by putting on events, dances and conventions for them throughout the West Coast. Patt is also the founder of 11:11 Intervention Inc., and 11:11 Coaching, which has helped many make the decision to go to treatment.

JULIA EGGEN, CRM

OFFICE MANAGER

Julia has been working as the Sober Living Oregon Recovery Center Office Manager since March 2019. Julia is passionate about recovery and obtained her Certified Recovery Mentor Certificate (CRM) in order to help and direct patients on their journey to a sober lifestyle. Julia’s love for animals and compassion for the still suffering is contagious and can be felt throughout the clinic.

JACLYN EVANS, CRM

PATIENT COORDINATOR

Jaclyn started as a women’s house manager for Sober Living Oregon and soon received her Certified Recovery Mentor Certificate (CRM) in the State of Oregon. Jaclyn is originally from Montana and loves the outdoors, fitness, and lives and active lifestyle. Jaclyn has been sober for three years.

ERIKA BUDD, CADC I, CRM

COUNSELOR

Erika has an AAS Degree in Addiction Counseling and is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC I) in the State of Oregon. She is also a Certified Recovery Mentor and has experience as a Crisis Intervention Specialist at a national Suicide Prevention center. Erika utilizes a variety of evidence-based practice modalities, including Motivational Interviewing (M.I.), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). She believes in working side by side with patients to identify opportunities for change.

CHERIE COATES

ACCOUNTANT

Cherie has been a certified accountant for 25 years. She brings experience and a passion for recovery to the SLO Recovery team. Her positivity and enthusiasm for a better life are contagious throughout the center.

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