About our Staff

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.

Jail Re-Entry Recovery Program Recovery Coach, Ariana Murphy-Recovering heroin and meth addict that has been clean for almost 5 years. Since becoming clean Ariana has volunteered on our Board of Directors, learned about Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Moral Reconation Therapy, graduated from Mental Health Court, and served as a mentor for Idaho Department of Corrections. Ariana also has a nursing degree, and serves as a licensed pharmacy tech.

Executive Director, Darrell Keim-Founding director of the Latah Recovery Center and all-around tall guy.  Responsible for program development, hiring, policy and procedure, staff representative to board of directors, fundraising, community relations and whatever else needs doing.  Keim has a M.A. in Communications, and over twenty-five years of relevant experience working with nonprofit and state organizations. Speaker at 2022 Region 10 Opioid Summit and invited to speak at the 2023 Faces and Voices of Recovery Leadership Summit in June 2023.  Awarded the first “Idaho Star” award in 2016 for work starting two local recovery community centers. More recently awarded the 2021 Idaho Mental Health Month Advocate Award and 2023 Moscow Human Rights Commission Rosa Parks award.  When not working, Darrell enjoys reading, building home electronics, tinkering with his old Chevy and chasing after his Bassett hounds and rabbits. 

Vandal Recovery Program Assistant, Emily Guy-Works with the Vandal Recovery Outreach Program through Latah Recovery Center with Amber Peace.  Emily will graduate from the University of Idaho this spring with a BA in Psychology. She plans to pursue a Master’s degree.

Crisis Center Case Manager and Veterans Outreach Recovery Coach, James Rankin-Retired veteran of the Air Force of 20 years.  James has been in recovery for about three years now from a MDD and SUD disorder.  He started at the Latah Recovery Center as a volunteer and was a Recovery Peer Volunteer.  James moved to be an Outreach worker for the Recovery Navigator Program in Pullman Washington but has since returned to the LRC to pursue his passion helping veterans and others in our community.  He has served as the Quartermaster and Commander of the local VFW Chapter.  James is attending Spokane Falls Community College full time in pursuit of his Bachelors in Integrated Community Services.  He looks forward to helping others in our community.

Front Desk Worker JJ Dean is responsible for answering phones, greeting people that walk through the door, and calling peers. An active drug court participant and president of the local Oxford House, JJ is the friendly face greeting people when they first walk through the door.

Reentry Case Manager Miranda Hotchkiss-Provides case management and other support services to our Latah County Jail Reentry program participants. Organizes and facilitates a weekly re-entry support group and guides the Positive Affirmation meeting at the Latah Recovery Center. Miranda has a B.S. in Sociology-Criminology and participated as a student in classes at I.C.I.O. (Orofino). In her free time, she enjoys soccer and anything outdoors ranging from hiking, camping, fishing, boating, etc.


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.