All Kinds of News for August 12, 2020
Elements Wilderness Program and Elements Traverse are proud to announce that Kate Brown has now stepped into the role of Admissions Director. Kate has been working in the Family Choice Behavioral Healthcare field for 16 years, starting at Passages to Recovery and Aspen Achievement Academy in 2004, then working at The Oakley School before joining the team at Elements in 2015. “Kate’s arrival at Elements was a real turning point for all of us in Admissions,” says John Karren, owner and cofounder of Elements. “Since the day she arrived, she has helped us create systems and organization that have taken our operation to a new level. We are so proud to have her in this role since she has long been qualified to do the job. We are now giving her the title she deserves, but I’m not going anywhere. I will still be doing full-time admissions work as well as serving on the Elements board, but Kate is now taking the reins of the department.”
Kate officially took over in July. “I’ve been working in and alongside wilderness for 16 years, and I really love what Elements is doing,” says Kate. “My experience at other programs informs my perspective that Elements is unique and the work we are doing is really special. I’m incredibly grateful to be a part of this team, and honored by the trust they place in me every day to support families in crisis. I am humbled by this opportunity to step into the role of Admissions Director and thrilled that John is not going anywhere as his shoes are impossible to fill. My hope is to make my own footprint next to his.”
Kate and John are both available to speak in-depth about the transition and anything regarding admissions, at 866.542.2252.
Elements Wilderness Program and Elements Traverse are licensed and accredited Outdoor Behavioral Health Programs operating in the red rock desert and high alpine regions of central Utah. They serve adolescents aged 13-17 and adults aged 18-30, respectively, utilizing a combination of experiential psychoeducation, Seven Challenges for substance use and addictive behaviors, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy skills development to help clients find a healthy path forward.