About our Staff

Aaron W. California is a Master of Social Work intern through the University of South Dakota (USD). He holds a Bachelor of Science in psychology from the University of Idaho (U of I) (graduating in just two years) and a Master of Science degree in educational psychology from the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV). At the Latah Recovery Center, he provides traditional therapy sessions, crisis intervention services, and makes referrals to community resources. His preferred method for treating mental health disorders is cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). It is his passion to treat adult survivors of child abuse, PTSD, anxiety, and depression. In 2018 alone he read 100 books, is a mulatto, watches educational lectures just for fun, and does not own a TV.

Outreach Coordinator/Recovery Coach, Amber Peace-Responsible for University and Vet outreach programs, and oversees all Recovery Coaching.  Three years experience working in the recovery field, an additional eight years experience working with military families as a Family Programs.  Training:  Moral Reconation Therapy, Recovery Coaching, Peer Support Specialist, Management for Aggressive Behavior, QPR Gatekeeper, Veteran MRT, Veteran Trauma Therapy. 

April Hawley serves as a trainee working thru the WIOA training program. She covers our COVID cleaning and serves as a Recovery Peer Volunteer while she works to become a certified peer worker.

Masters Clinician, Colleen Turk-Provides counseling services and resource strengthening to clients from both the Crisis Center and the Recovery Center.

Executive Director, Darrell Keim-Founding director of the Latah Recovery Center.  Responsible for hiring, policy and procedure, staff representative to board of directors, and fundraising.  Over twenty years of relevant experience working with nonprofit and state organizations. Has worked in this field for over ten years.  Awarded the “Idaho Star” award in 2016 for work starting local recovery community centers.  When not working, Darrell enjoys reading, building home electronics, tinkering with his old Chevy and chasing after his bassett hounds and rabbits. 

.Crisis Center and Volunteer Coordinator, Shaun Hogan-Coordinates aspects of the crisis work done at the crisis center.  Also coordinates volunteers for the recovery center since 2017. Works with returning citizens for coaching and reintegration through the Center’s jail program. B.S. in Sociology. Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Specialist and Certified Peer Support Specialist. Trained Recovery Coach. Shaun enjoys spending time with family and friends, riding his motorcycle, and playing with his dogs.

Denver Mason covers our front desk, using his inimitable skills to make everyone feel welcome and at home.