Benjamin Randolph MS, CADC III, CIP, CTT, BRI – II – Chief Executive Officer
Ben entered recovery in 1998 after struggling with substances for several years. After working in the construction trades for a number of years, he went on to school and earned his Master’s degree. Ben has a passion for recovery, the therapeutic process, and institutes recovery principles in all his affairs, including Oregon Trail Recovery. As the CEO, Ben and his wife Jennifer (COO), have applied their dreams of helping others into a reality. Ben has worked in methadone clinics, residential treatment, and intensive outpatient programs. Additionally, Ben has worked as the Director of Chemical Dependency at a 78-bed psychiatric hospital where he oversaw a 22-bed unit. Ben has been conducting interventions for almost a decade and a half and remains passionate about helping people get and stay clean and sober.
Jennifer Randolph, CAI-II, CIP, CTP, BRI – II, CADC II – Chief Operating Officer
As the Chief Operations Officer of Oregon Trail Recovery, Jennifer has turned her dream of helping others get sober into a reality. Jennifer’s addiction to drugs and alcohol started in high school. Without her personal experience with addiction, she would not be where she is today with over 18 years of being drug and alcohol-free. Jennifer also brings a vast educational experience with addiction to the table, and she has worked hard to achieve many nationally recognized certifications. Jennifer is a Certified ARISE Interventionist (CAI), Certified Intervention Professional (CIP), Board Registered Interventionist (BRI II), Certified Trauma Professional (CTP) and a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC II). Her scope of practice is useful in all stages of recovery, including helping those she works with get sober and STAY clean and sober.
Porky – OTR Team Mascot
Porky has been a part of the Randolph family and the Oregon Trail Recovery team for 4 years. Porky was born and raised in Oregon and is known to the OTR team as a part of the family as he travels to work and spends his days at the office. You could say that Porky is a therapeutic animal as he comforts both staff and clients and loves to snuggle. Porky is also known as the OTR mascot.
Phyllis Hursey – MD
Vicky Spear MA, CADC II -Clinical Director
Vicky’s passion for supporting individuals and their families who struggle with the disease of addiction learn and begin building trust and safety within and with one another began on June 9, 1990 when she attended a family session in the treatment program of a loved one. The information on co-dependency and underlying dynamics of the entire system that needed to be changed for positive and life changing growth sparked a fire within! Vicky began school at PCC in the fall of 1990 and continued her education by getting a Bachelors’ Degree from Marylhurst in 1996, Masters’ Degree from Lewis and Clark in 2000 and a CADCII. She has worked in private inpatient settings for adolescents through adults for 8+ years; twelve years working with females in a therapeutic inpatient treatment community in the Department of Corrections, and she spent 3 ½ years working on a farm with men who were seeking a safe place to build a foundation for a new beginning with peers in recovery!
Tanis Hayden. CADC I. CRM – Director of Clinical Outreach
Tanis was raised with alcoholism within the family and learned about the nature of the disease from an early age. Tanis has always been passionate about helping other people and her own personal journey of recovery solidified her decision to work in the treatment field helping others to find and discover long-lasting recovery for themselves. Tanis completed the Alcohol and drug counseling program through Portland community college and is a licensed CADC1 and CRM. Tanis is currently focusing on furthering her education through George Fox to obtain her Bachelors of Science in behavioral studies. Native to Oregon, Tanis has a deep love for the Pacific Northwest and enjoys hiking, camping and water sports. Apart from being a fulltime student and employee, Tanis is also happily married and the mother of two wonderful children.
Ian Nisley, CADC Candidate - Intake and Admissions Coordinator
Ian was born and raised in Central Oregon where the grips of addiction had taken hold at an early age. Ian entered recovery in several years ago after a successful intervention from his family, he found himself in Tucson, Arizona with a supportive network through a 12 Step based program and a purpose in life to serve and teach as once had once been given. Ian has returned to his home state after 10 years to be closer with his family and pursue his career. Ian enjoys the outdoors and riding his motorcycle in his leisure time.
Samantha Frey – HR/Office Administration
Local to the state of Oregon, Sam draws from her own past personal struggles with substance abuse and eating disorders to aid the women of Oregon Trail Recovery in finding a better way of life. Her passion for recovery is evident in the excellent work she exudes in and out of the program. Sam enjoys making the most of her newfound clean and sober life by filling her spare time with swimming, hiking and quality time with friends and family. Her accomplishments make her not only a valuable member of the Oregon Trail Recovery staff but also allow her to stand as a testament to young women in recovery and the wonderful life they can have upon conquering addiction.
Amber Doble - Bookkeeper
Katelyn Sevigny - Administrative Assistant
Katelyn works for Oregon Trail Recovery as an administrative assistant. Her bright smile is the first thing you will see walking in the door. Born and raised with the heart of Portland, Katelyn is always looking for an adventure. You’ll find her at a car event on the weekends, with her two dogs hiking, and close with her family and friends. With a kind heart and positive attitude, she aspires to make a positive impact on people’s hearts by helping in as many ways as possible.
Joseph Chow – Joint Commission Compliance Specialist
Joseph started his journey of recovery at rock bottom. Completely broken by his addiction to the point of homelessness, Joseph was able to pull himself up, harnessing capabilities and skill sets he never knew he had possessed while in his active addiction. Being extremely active in 12 Step Based Recovery, Joseph found a great sense of purpose and gratitude by being a man of service in recovery today. Joseph prides himself on his work as our Joint Commission Compliance Specialist here at Oregon Trail Recovery, ensuring that the program is up to date with all regulations and compliance standards. When he is not at work, Joseph enjoys partaking in the culinary arts, which he has a particular flair and talent for!
Curtis DeVoursney, CADC Candidate – Counselor
Born and raised in Salem, Oregon, Curtis endured a long journey of his own struggles with chemical dependency before finding a solution in the community and fellowship of 12 step-based recovery. This experience has afforded Curtis with an undying passion for helping other men and women find a solution to their own battles with addiction; an important value that strengthens the Oregon Trail Recovery team. When Curtis is not in the workplace, he enjoys watching sports, cooking, and spending time with friends and family. Curtis’ presence in Oregon Trail Recovery serves as an inspiration to our clients, who work every day towards a successful life of recovery. Curtis has stated that he has found this success by applying the principles of 12 step-based recovery to his life.
Carrie Ackerman - Primary Counselor
Carrie has worked in the addiction treatment field since 2010. She has a passion for helping people find their purpose and break free from substance use. Carrie’s own lived experience with substance abuse has imbued a high level of compassion and understanding. She believes that when people suffer from a Substance Abuse Disorder, it can manifest in a multitude of ways in their day to day lives. Her aim is to walk the treatment journey alongside patients with empathy, compassion, and support towards every individual’s self-exploration.
Carrie holds an Associate’s Degree from Portland Community College and is a licensed CADC and CRM. As a client-centered, strength-based counselor, Carrie utilizes a variety of evidence-based practice modalities, including cognitive behavioral therapy and motivational interviewing. In addition, she has received specialized training in trauma-informed therapies and mental health first aid techniques.When Carrie isn’t working, she loves spending time with her 4 daughters, 5 grandson’s and husband. Her and her husband have a deep passion for traveling throughout the country attending annual Recovery events.