Our Team

Keeping GARR vital and relevant in today's ever-changing landscape of recovery. Our team is made up of the most dedicated and hard-working anywhere.

 

NETWORK MANAGER

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CHARMON TALLEY

For Charmon, education is the key to successful and sustainable support of Recovery Residences. Her hope for GARR in the coming years is that education in the form of classes, continuing education and general ease of access of information increases exponentially with her contribution and collaboration with the team while she serves as President elect. With service as the foundation of her career, she has volunteered for several organizations including The Bridge School for Adolescents, GARR and The American Heart Association. Charmon holds the title of a Nationally Certified Addictions Counselor (NCAC) and is a member of the National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) and the Georgia Addiction Counselors Association (GACA).  She has also achieved the title of a Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) as defined by the State of Georgia DOT.
 
Charmon enjoys meditation, traveling, and spending time with her family and friends.

 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

 
  Brett Bagley  President  Brett is the current President at GARR serving a 2-year term and helping to launch GARR in its 30th year from an innovative, passion project to a full-fledged network with a full staff and an activated community of engaged members. Brett is a person in long term recovery. He is a father, a husband, an athlete, an adventurer, and a business owner. Brett is wild at heart and is in love with serving the people. He lives passionately, believes deeply and shares boldly. Brett founded Purple Inc, a men's long term residential recovery care program, in 2003. He is a certified addiction counselor. Brett is an ultra trail runner, a yogi, a triathlete, and has a black belt in Kung fu.

Brett Bagley
President

Brett is the current President at GARR serving a 2-year term and helping to launch GARR in its 30th year from an innovative, passion project to a full-fledged network with a full staff and an activated community of engaged members. Brett is a person in long term recovery. He is a father, a husband, an athlete, an adventurer, and a business owner. Brett is wild at heart and is in love with serving the people. He lives passionately, believes deeply and shares boldly. Brett founded Purple Inc, a men's long term residential recovery care program, in 2003. He is a certified addiction counselor. Brett is an ultra trail runner, a yogi, a triathlete, and has a black belt in Kung fu.

  Julie Hansen  Secretary  Julie received her BA in Anthropology from The University of Wisconsin and an MA and PhD from the University of Minnesota in Archaeology.  She spent 20 years as an Assistant and Associate Professor at Boston University before retiring and moving to Atlanta.  In 2007 she began working as the intake coordinator and outcomes manager in the Men’s Recovery Center at MARR.  At that time she also took on the duties as assistant to Doug Brush, Director of the Men’s Center and Chair of the GARR Standards Committee, in organizing the GARR survey schedule. In 2015 she was elected Secretary of GARR, a position that was renewed in 2017.

Julie Hansen
Secretary

Julie received her BA in Anthropology from The University of Wisconsin and an MA and PhD from the University of Minnesota in Archaeology.  She spent 20 years as an Assistant and Associate Professor at Boston University before retiring and moving to Atlanta.  In 2007 she began working as the intake coordinator and outcomes manager in the Men’s Recovery Center at MARR.  At that time she also took on the duties as assistant to Doug Brush, Director of the Men’s Center and Chair of the GARR Standards Committee, in organizing the GARR survey schedule. In 2015 she was elected Secretary of GARR, a position that was renewed in 2017.

  DICK COTTRILL  Treasurer & Past-President  Dick oversees logistical operations of the large community of residences, assists in the supervision of staff, and continues to develop the Hope Homes programming and community. A native of England, he has been in the US since 1973. A Zoology graduate, Dick had a career in the facility services industry spanning 40 years in an operational management position. For 17 of those years, he worked as CEO of North American businesses.

DICK COTTRILL
Treasurer & Past-President

Dick oversees logistical operations of the large community of residences, assists in the supervision of staff, and continues to develop the Hope Homes programming and community. A native of England, he has been in the US since 1973. A Zoology graduate, Dick had a career in the facility services industry spanning 40 years in an operational management position. For 17 of those years, he worked as CEO of North American businesses.

 

 

MEMBERSHIP

 Spencer Stein  Spencer Stein is the Executive Director of Serenity Over Suffering (SOS), a Sober Living in Kennesaw, GA. He has been in recovery since December of 2010. Spencer enjoys spending time with his family, sports, anything beach related and traveling. Being of service to GARR and helping reach it's full potential is his goal.

Spencer Stein

Spencer Stein is the Executive Director of Serenity Over Suffering (SOS), a Sober Living in Kennesaw, GA. He has been in recovery since December of 2010. Spencer enjoys spending time with his family, sports, anything beach related and traveling. Being of service to GARR and helping reach it's full potential is his goal.

 Chris Casper  Christopher is the CEO/Program Director for Anchor Sober Living, LLC located in Johns Creek, GA. He started his journey in recovery in February 2010. Christopher and his wife have two young children. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, cooking, and listening to music.  Christopher is truly grateful to be able to be of service and to help others on their journey in recovery.

Chris Casper

Christopher is the CEO/Program Director for Anchor Sober Living, LLC located in Johns Creek, GA. He started his journey in recovery in February 2010. Christopher and his wife have two young children. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, cooking, and listening to music.  Christopher is truly grateful to be able to be of service and to help others on their journey in recovery.

STANDARDS & ETHICS

 Doug Brush  Doug Brush began his career in addiction treatment on August 7, 1977 when he went to work as a Therapeutic Recreation Specialist on the Alcohol and Drug Dependency Unit at Ridgeview Institute. Doug began working part time for MARR as a residential manager in 1978 and has continued his dedication to addiction counseling and MARR over the past 21 years now serving as CEO.  Mr. Brush is a member of the treatment team for the Atlanta Recovering Professionals Program and serves as Chairperson for the Standards Committee for the Georgia Association of Recovery Residences (GARR) as well as being a past president of GARR.  Mr. Brush is a Certified Addiction Counselor II in the state of Georgia through the Georgia Addiction Counselor’s Association (G.A.C.A.) and was appointed as Chairman of the Ethics Committee in 2002. He is a member in good standing with the National Association of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Counselors (NAADAC), and is a Board member of the Georgia Council on Substance Abuse (GCSA).  Mr. Brush also serves as Chairman for the Board of Directors for C.E.T.A., a treatment and prevention program for the Hispanic Community in Metro Atlanta.

Doug Brush

Doug Brush began his career in addiction treatment on August 7, 1977 when he went to work as a Therapeutic Recreation Specialist on the Alcohol and Drug Dependency Unit at Ridgeview Institute. Doug began working part time for MARR as a residential manager in 1978 and has continued his dedication to addiction counseling and MARR over the past 21 years now serving as CEO.  Mr. Brush is a member of the treatment team for the Atlanta Recovering Professionals Program and serves as Chairperson for the Standards Committee for the Georgia Association of Recovery Residences (GARR) as well as being a past president of GARR.

Mr. Brush is a Certified Addiction Counselor II in the state of Georgia through the Georgia Addiction Counselor’s Association (G.A.C.A.) and was appointed as Chairman of the Ethics Committee in 2002. He is a member in good standing with the National Association of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Counselors (NAADAC), and is a Board member of the Georgia Council on Substance Abuse (GCSA).  Mr. Brush also serves as Chairman for the Board of Directors for C.E.T.A., a treatment and prevention program for the Hispanic Community in Metro Atlanta.

ADMIN

 Jonathon Davis  Johnathan, a native of Atlanta, attended Georgia State University and Argosy University. He has approximately 15 years of experience working in social service, education and state-level government. He has contributed in varying and escalating leadership capacities to international, national, state, and community human service and educational initiatives; including leadership and oversight, policy development and regulation, program evaluation and consultation, and constituent and stakeholder engagement. He has developed a diversified, global and strategic management style while successfully engaging priorities and goals through authentic and transformational leadership. He is also skilled at facilitating organizational momentum and synergism to achieve goals.

Jonathon Davis

Johnathan, a native of Atlanta, attended Georgia State University and Argosy University. He has approximately 15 years of experience working in social service, education and state-level government. He has contributed in varying and escalating leadership capacities to international, national, state, and community human service and educational initiatives; including leadership and oversight, policy development and regulation, program evaluation and consultation, and constituent and stakeholder engagement. He has developed a diversified, global and strategic management style while successfully engaging priorities and goals through authentic and transformational leadership. He is also skilled at facilitating organizational momentum and synergism to achieve goals.

 Todd Wilson  Todd Wilson moved to Atlanta in 1987. Originally from the midwest he studied at Southern Illinois University where he received a Bachelors and an Associates degree for computer information processing and advanced technical studies.  He has been an entrepreneur throughout his  professional life and owned and operated a landscape business for over 25 years.  In 2009 he opened The Arches Recovery Residences. He is currently the executive director at The Arches and is a CADC II certified counselor.  In his free time, Todd loves to play golf, garden and you can find him running along the river or in the gym or a yoga class throughout the week.

Todd Wilson

Todd Wilson moved to Atlanta in 1987. Originally from the midwest he studied at Southern Illinois University where he received a Bachelors and an Associates degree for computer information processing and advanced technical studies.  He has been an entrepreneur throughout his

professional life and owned and operated a landscape business for over 25 years.  In 2009 he opened The Arches Recovery Residences. He is currently the executive director at The Arches and is a CADC II certified counselor.  In his free time, Todd loves to play golf, garden and you can find him running along the river or in the gym or a yoga class throughout the week.

 Wayne Carriker  Wayne Carriker serves as the Director of Program Services at the HopeQuest Ministry Group. His experience in the field of addiction recovery includes oversight and development of sober living communities, primary counseling and clinical oversight as clinical director in a primary treatment setting, and clinical development and programming in a long-term residential recovery setting.  He also serves as the prisoner representative for Emory University’s Institutional Review Board, reviewing research protocol involving prisoners to ensure ethical treatment of prisoners as a vulnerable population.  As a GARR member, he hopes to offer individuals increased opportunities for freedom from addiction through advocacy and the promotion of increased unity within the field of addiction recovery.

Wayne Carriker

Wayne Carriker serves as the Director of Program Services at the HopeQuest Ministry Group. His experience in the field of addiction recovery includes oversight and development of sober living communities, primary counseling and clinical oversight as clinical director in a primary treatment setting, and clinical development and programming in a long-term residential recovery setting.  He also serves as the prisoner representative for Emory University’s Institutional Review Board, reviewing research protocol involving prisoners to ensure ethical treatment of prisoners as a vulnerable population.  As a GARR member, he hopes to offer individuals increased opportunities for freedom from addiction through advocacy and the promotion of increased unity within the field of addiction recovery.