Rachel Vandevoort BA
Rachel grew up in southeast Iowa. After high school she attended Central College in Pella, Iowa where she initially studied business administration but due to her interest in social issues and helping others she changed to a sociology major. She moved to the lake area with her husband in 2011. She soon learned about Calo and was excited to have the opportunity to do truly meaningful work with students who experienced early trauma. After working as a front line staff for over three years Rachel moved to the Admissions department where she currently works as the Director of Admissions. Rachel loves working with new families and is grateful to be able to share her experience and knowledge of Calo with others.
Morgan Martensen BA
Morgan Martensen, a Missouri native, has always had a passion for interacting with children, having spent 7 years teaching dance and gymnastics classes prior to college. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Missouri State University, with emphasis in sociological aspects. Morgan has spent her post college career working in different residential treatment settings beginning by working as a Youth Care Specialist in Springfield, MO. Morgan moved to the lake area upon learning about Calo, and spent nearly a year working as a coach in the Calo Teens program. She then transitioned to the admissions team in January 2016, currently holding the position of a Senior Admissions Coordinator, serving families in their early steps of entering treatment. Outside of Calo, Morgan finds passion in coaching a local gymnastics team and enjoying the great outdoors with her Dalmatian, Dottie.
Lacey grew up in Southern Missouri where she developed a love of the outdoors and the Midwest. Lacey spent nearly three years at outdoor therapeutic wilderness program as a senior field instructor where she mentored under highly respected trauma therapist in a young adult and adolescent girl’s trauma group. After her time in the woods, she transitioned into the administrative office, where she acted as a Parent Coordinator, creating lasting relationships with parents and acting as an advocate for healthy communication and teaching program values and principles. While working in wilderness she gained extensive training in teaching/coaching assertive communication and reflective listening skills. She is a Wilderness First Responder and has over 9 years in outdoor leadership experience. She transitioned out of wilderness and joined the Calo family in Virginia at Calo Young Adults doing program development and Neurofeedback. Due to her desire to be closer to family, she transitioned to the Admissions team at the Lake Ozark campus. She is thankful to be back in Missouri as she has always desired to raise her sons, Harvey and Arthur around friends and family.
Erica grew up in St. Louis, MO. Erica has always worked in career fields that had the same thing in common...serving and helping people. Erica has spent the past 8 years working for a steel manufacturer working her way to become their Safety Director. She then decided in the summer of 2017 she wanted to expand her diversity of helping others and join the Calo Admissions team!
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