About Us

Our vision is to cultivate a culture of recovery.


Over 50% of our board members identify as being in recovery from substance use disorders.

Lori Hicks
Kelsey Wermager
Dr. Fred Groos


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Community Health Worker

Kelsey helps folks in this community by acting as a liaison between community members and health or social services. She enjoys providing a safe and compassionate space for clients. Her experience as a registered nurse helps her in advocating for them when needed, solving complex issues and providing empathetic support.

Kelsey is an artist and writer and was the 2021 Artist Fellow at Chulitna Lodge. She has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, having practiced as a Registered Nurse (RN) and as a Critical Care Registered Nurse (CCRN). She lives *mostly* off-grid on a 5-acre homestead with her partner and their dog. When she’s not working as a CHW you can find her gardening, hauling firewood, writing, or dancing in her woodshop!