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. 

Executive Director, Darrell Keim-Founding director of the Latah Recovery Center and all-around tall guy.  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. 

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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.

Masters Clinician, Sarrah Steele-With a ready smile, and a keen sense of humor, Sarrah provides counseling services and resource strengthening to clients from both the Crisis Center and the Recovery Center.

Recovery Coach, Ariana Murphy-Works as part of our jail reintegration program. Ariana is a recovering heroin and meth addict. Clean for almost five years, she is also a former member of our Board of Directors and graduate of the Latah County Mental Health Court. Her passion is harm reduction and helping people achieve sober lives they are proud of.

Reintegration Case Manager, Rheva Wren-Comes to LRC by way of Oregon where she worked as an APBS behavior support specialist and case manager for individuals with developmental/intellectual disabilities, an Oregon Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence Advocate, supporting individuals experiencing sexual and/or domestic violence, most recently she served families of the Columbia Gorge as a bereavement coordinator with Heart of Hospice.  Her volunteer activities include animal rescue, Certified Animal Therapy and Comfort visits, community farmers markets, food insecurity, and the Heart of Hospice Foundation board. When not at work you can find her on the hiking trails or paddle boarding with her family, both two and four legged.

Vandal Recovery Program Assistant, Genesha Mortensen-Works with the Vandal Recovery Outreach Program through Latah Recovery Center with Amber Peace.  She has been a volunteer at Latah Recovery Center since 2020 and brings her excellent organizational skills, compassion,  and energy to the community she serves daily.  Genesha is working towards Recovery Coaching and Peer Support certification. In her off time, she enjoys knitting, crafting, gaming with her family and snuggling with her dog and a good book.