The Shadow Mountain Recovery Team
Tommy Glanton, LMSW, Chief Operations Officer
Tommy Glanton is an Arkansas native who grew up in the Little Rock area. He relocated to New Mexico to attend graduate school and fell in love with the natural beauty of the state, deciding to stay and accept a position at Shadow Mountain Recovery. His desire to treat both trauma and addiction in a long term residential treatment setting while utilizing the outdoors, made a position at Shadow Mountain Recovery ideal. Since joining the company four years ago, Tommy has been excited to grow with the company and expand his focus across the organization, now serving as the Chief Operations Officer and leading our efforts operations and clinical excellence at both Taos and Cascade.As a master’s level social worker, Tommy specializes in trauma and family systems issues that are often present for those struggling with addiction and is a trained EMDR therapist. He has worked extensively with families at SMR and utilizes his expertise to help them to transition their pain and fear, to hope for a better life. He has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Arkansas in English Literature and received his master’s degree in Social Work from New Mexico Highlands University. His prior experience includes program development and non-profit leadership with organizations assisting those suffering from addiction and mental health issues. Tommy’s personal lived experience is also an asset to the individuals and families that he works with as he grew up in a family dealing with both addiction and trauma.
Trilby Devine, Admissions Director
Trilby Devine began working in the behavioral health field in 1978. Trained and licensed as a nurse, Trilby worked in a variety of roles including primary addiction treatment, clinical case management, professional advocacy and psychiatric care. Since 1997, Trilby has been working in admissions and business development for a number of adolescent and young adult programs in both wilderness and residential treatment. She has also worked to develop alternative treatment options as the Executive Director for a young adult recovery program.
Trilby has always loved working with people and has been fortunate to work in varied roles assisting with access to key resources. Within her work as a psychiatric professional, she observed people who were able to rise out of seemingly insurmountable circumstances and continue to progress; contrasted with those who found themselves overwhelmed and compromised by similar experiences.
At age 23, Trilby Devine was forced to address her own addictive condition. Through 12 Step recovery principles she achieved and maintained recovery not only from her addictions but also found relief from a chronic state of depression and anxiety. The effort was challenging and required that she learn who she was and what she was capable of as she established skills for self-care. Trilby is married, has raised two grown sons and enjoys family-time, gardening, cooking and baking and any activities that involve time with her beloved pets.
Casey Odell, LPC, Clinical Director, Taos
Casey Odell is a Licensed Professional Counselor who works with young adults and their families to improve the quality of their relationships and feeling satisfaction with life. Casey believes that everyone has the right to find happiness, and works with her clients to build on their persona strengths to achieve their goals. Her passion for helping families stems in part from her own experience of healing from familial alcoholism and trauma.Casey started her journey as a therapist in 2006. Over the course of that time she has supported people of all ages in many different settings. From caring for elderly patients experiencing dementia and end of life to supporting individuals diagnosed with serious mental illness such as Schizophrenia in their homes, to taking at-risk youth into the Alaskan wilderness, Casey has sought to share experiences with all walks of life. She received her Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and her Master’s of Science in Counseling Psychology from Alaska Pacific University.
Amy Scott, Clinical Director, Cascade
Amy Scott grew up on a sheep farm in Indiana, where exploring nature and the outdoors was a way of life. Beginning her career in Social Work after her first semester of college, Amy has been steadily evolving as a Social Worker for the last 20+ years, working in a variety of capacities in community mental healthcare, child welfare, private practice, and higher education.
Amy’s foundation as a Clinical Social Worker informs her practice and her methods. Theoretical paradigms of systems theory, attachment theory, and relational cultural theory are all integrated into Amy’s approach. Amy knows that all human beings deeply need healthy dependable relationships with others. Knowing this Amy shows up for her clients in “real” form. What motivates Amy to continue this work is the honor she receives when she bears witness to her clients’ personal growth and tenacious efforts toward health and healing. Amy’s motto is Learn Something New Every Day. In this career field this is not only possible but it is required for sustained success.
Amy has recently transitioned from the Director of Counseling at a private university in Iowa to the role of Clinical Director of Cascade at Shadow Mountain Recovery. This transition has been intentional and goal driven for Amy who is motivated to develop and lead all-encompassing programming that fosters intensive interventions that bring about healing and success for women within the landscape of the natural world.
Amy is trained in EMDR and is a specialist in the treatment of eating disorders. She graduated from the number one ranked MSW program in the nation, the University of Michigan School of Social Work, in 2003. Amy’s been married for many years and she and her husband are raising three sweet, adventurous boys.
Roland Jacobs, M.D., Medical Director, Taos
Dr. Roland Jacobs obtained an MD degree from Rutgers University and completed psychiatric training at UCLA in 1979. He has had 12 years of experience treating substance use disorders at residential treatment facilities in New Mexico. In California, he served as a medical director of a free-standing psychiatric facility that included an acute detox program. His approach is to focus on “co-morbid” psychiatric conditions that complicate sobriety and encourage continued dependency, for example, counterproductive, detrimental self-medication behaviors. As the Medical Director at Shadow Mountain Recovery – Taos, he seeks to parse emotional and behavioral issues as a result of substance abuse vs. primary psychiatric illness and treat accordingly. His goal is to use the minimal amount of medication necessary and encourage the development of ego strengths and social skills to live and function without drugs or alcohol. His philosophy and approach is to bring the dependent individual to the “therapeutic table” so they can participate in our therapeutic program, learn to heal themselves from within, and lead healthy, productive, and fulfilled lives.
Jeffery Blixt, D.O., Medical Director, Cascade
Jeff Blixt, D.O. is a Board Certified Family Practitioner, and pending certification in addiction medicine through the American Board of Addiction Medicine, having just completed his certification exam. He also specializes in the treatment of bariatric medicine, obesity and binge eating disorders, along with treating mood disorders such as depression and anxiety. He is a member of the American Osteopathic Association, the American Society of Addiction medicine, the American Society of Bariatric Physicians, and the American Osteopathic Academy of Addiction Medicine.
Dr. Blixt has been in private practice since 2000, treating primary care patients with a holistic model of bio-psycho social care. Since 2008, he has been treating patients with substance use disorders, with experience in outpatient and residential treatment. Dr Blixt is described as passionate and empathetic by his clients in supporting them in their journey into recovery and sobriety.
Dr. Blixt is excited to be a part of the Shadow Mountain Recovery team. He brings his expertise in medication support for person struggling with substance use disorders, including certification in treating opiate use disorders with buprenorphine (Suboxone). Many other medications are available to treat substance use disorder, such as naltrexone, and have no inherent addictive properties and do not lead to dependence.
Medication assisted therapy especially in early recovery can address the underlying biologic component of substance use disorders, when overpowering symptoms of withdrawal and craving could prevent the individual from fully engaging and remaining in recovery.
While medications can be very helpful for persons struggling with addiction use disorder, Dr. Blixt understands there just one tool in the recovery process. Dr. Blixt will work with client’s motivations and personal goals, which may include helping them discontinue or taper off of their medications as well.
Jacqueline Arcand, LMSW, Program Director, Taos
Jacqueline Arcand joined the Shadow Mountain team in 2014 bringing with her 15 years of experience in the field of substance abuse treatment. She has filled a variety of roles during this time, including program development and leadership, in addition to working directly with young adult clients as a therapist. Jacqueline possesses a thorough working knowledge of the treatment and etiology of substance abuse, and has personally experienced the impact of addiction on the individual and family. Her studies and experience have given her a deep understanding which she integrates into her approach to therapy with clients. Her area of greatest interest is the impact of childhood trauma and its relationship to addiction, with particular focus on the traumatic resonance of early childhood disruptions, be they due to adoption separation, loss through divorce, the experience or witnessing of domestic violence, as well as parental substance abuse. Jacqueline is a licensed Master of Social Work with a Clinical emphasis (New Mexico Highlands University), holds licensure as a Substance Abuse Associate (NM) and is a trained EMDR therapist. She currently holds the position of Program Director at the Taos facility. Jacqueline’s professional life prior to entering into the addictions field included corporate communications, project management, marketing and research. With Canadian roots, Jacqueline enjoys a life in recovery, with her husband and dogs, has a passion for the outdoors and travel and the exploration of innovative ways to help those in need.
Joanne Hodson, PMHNP-BC, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Joanne Hodson is a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, specializing in psychiatric care of patients 17 years of age and older. She has been a psychiatric nurse in Colorado since 1987 and has an array of experience in inpatient, residential and outpatient settings working with children, adolescents and adults. Joanne graduated from Loretta Heights School of Nursing in Denver, Colorado in 1987 with her BSN.She graduated from University of Colorado, Denver in 2007 with her MSN. She is a member of The American Nurses Association, as well as, The Colorado Nurses Association, and The Colorado Society of Clinical Specialists in Psychiatric Nursing. Joanne believes that trust and compassion are the building blocks for a successful relationship with her patients.