The Ironwood Maine Team

Directors & Administration

Megan Ryan
Megan Ryan

Executive Director

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I began my journey at Ironwood in the summer of 2007. In college, I studied psychology, mental health, and business. After earning a Bachelors degree, I was searching for fulfilling work with youth. An opportunity to work for Ironwood came to me at the perfect time in my life. I quickly fell in love with the program, the people and most of all the mission!

I have enjoyed being a witness to the many incredible transformations, and family reunification over the years. I have supported Ironwood in many aspects and in various roles, but have primarily managed administrative and health services. As the Compliance Director, I oversee licensing, consult with management, maintain policies and provide record management and system administration services. Although my work is behind the scenes, I know that my contributions are important and are serving a higher purpose. Ironwood is a special place and I have intentionally chosen to maintain a long term relationship with this unique and successful organization.

I am a Maine native and enjoy the beautiful changing seasons, peace and lifestyle that Maine has to offer. I feel grateful to be raising my two sons here. I enjoy entertaining, photography, interior design, boating and most of all spending time with my family. One of my favorite quotes is, “I alone cannot change the world but I can cast a stone across the water to create many ripples.” – Mother Teresa

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Matthew Hendry, LCPC
Matthew Hendry, LCPC

Clinical Director, Therapist

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Growing up in Colorado at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, I gained an appreciation and a love for the wilderness. Somewhere along the way, probably during a 4th grade assignment on different states, I became fascinated with Maine and ever since have dreamt of living here. I completed my undergraduate studies at the University of Utah and my graduate degree from the University of Phoenix. While in Utah, I worked at a therapeutic boarding school spending 10 of those years as the clinical director. In addition to school and work, I also fell in love with a girl from Maine. Together we grew a family which includes four daughters and two sons and we eventually found our way to Maine. I have not been disappointed in Midcoast Maine life and am excited for the new experiences I am able to share with my family. My goal is to help each family member discover what they can contribute to the healing process while their child is discovering who they are and what their true potential is. I am excited to help facilitate this process at Ironwood as a therapist. One of my favorite quotes is from Bono when he said, “Idealism detached from action is just a dream. But idealism allied with pragmatism, with rolling up your sleeves and making the world bend a bit, is very exciting.”

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Alexander Blackstone
Alexander Blackstone

Residential Program Director

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My name is Alex Blackstone. I was born and have lived in Maine for most of my life, finding a love for all things outdoors and adventurous. Growing up, I participated in Boy Scouts and was an outdoor camp counselor. The experience offered me opportunities to grow personally, while enjoying my love for nature through hiking, camping, weeklong canoe trips, and deep sea fishing. I consider myself an avid fan of all things sports and enjoy organizing team activities at Ironwood.

I have been fortunate to benefit from excellent teachers and mentors throughout my educational journey and hope to share these lessons and insight with the young adults here at Ironwood. I received a BS in Biology with a concentration in Psychobiology, the study of mental functioning and behavior in relation to other biological processes, from Albright College. I was the campus Greenhouse manager for several years and I have enjoyed drawing from that experience, while working with the residents in the Ironwood gardens.

While in college, I discovered my passion for Rugby and played for many years. It taught me a lot about the importance of sportsmanship, teamwork and trust. I was also involved in work with several charities including, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMNH) and Muscular Dystrophy. I currently spend time during the winter months, as Director of the Augusta Warming Center, a day shelter set up and funded by United Way, providing assistance and resources to those who are in need in the state’s capitol. Since I grew up in Northern Maine, I am no stranger to cold winters and I really enjoy the work I do at the center. As a behavior specialist at Ironwood, I am able incorporate my passions, strengths and experiences into my work with these teens. My favorite quote: “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” – Benjamin Franklin

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Kirsten Woods
Kirsten Woods

Director of Human Resources

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My name is Kirsten Woods. I was born and raised in Belfast, Maine. As a youth, I looked forward to the day that I would leave the area and see the world. I moved away for a few years and found that the strong roots my parents provided for me and my brother modeled the lifestyle that I wished for my own children. My family returned to Belfast 14 years ago. I am so grateful to live in this small and caring community. I am the mother of two teenagers. We are a busy family, involved in multiple sports and activities year round. When I have free time, I enjoy hiking, reading, and spending time with my family. I previously spent 17 years in the banking and healthcare industries. Since joining Ironwood, I have found this work to be so rewarding. I am proud to be part of the Ironwood family and am ready to assist you and your family in any way I can. One of my favorite quotes is, “It’s impossible said pride. It’s risky said experience. It’s pointless said reason. Give it a try whispered the HEART.”

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Matt Littlefield
Matt Littlefield

Academic Director

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My name is Matt Littlefield and I serve as the Academic Director at Ironwood. I was raised in Waldo County and graduated from Mount View High School in Thorndike. Still not completely sure which drumbeat I wanted to follow after receiving my BA in History from the University of Maine, I spent many years traveling and exploring where my path would lead. These experiences led me to Monhegan Island, Beaver County Colorado, Brunswick, ME, and eventually back home to Waldo County.

Since returning home, I earned my special education teaching certification and have taught in two local public schools for the last 16 years. During this time, I have also earned my Masters in Educational Leadership from the University of Maine. This has allowed me to obtain administrative certifications in two areas (general and special education).

Outside of education, I enjoy spending time with my family, walks with my dog, bicycling, golf, and playing music. I am truly excited to be part of the Ironwood team as we all forever continue to grow and learn. My favorite quote is: ​”​To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded!” ​- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Chris Johnson
Chris Johnson

Director of Special Projects

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My name is Chris Johnson. My entire life has been centered around the pursuit of exploration and challenging endeavors that involve a commitment to resourcefulness, leadership and teamwork. As a child and into my adulthood, these priorities have allowed me to spend years traveling in foreign countries, paddling 1000s of miles down rivers, and bicycling across America. The combination of these circumstances allowed me to create a sense of clarity in regards to linking passion and profession.

My professional career has been completely focused on the holistic growth and development of youth, through service with experiential education and recreation. I spent several years as a Program Manager with SOAR, a boarding school committed to providing an alternative approach to traditional education for students with learning differences. Following that, I had the opportunity to work with Outward Bound on Thompson Island in Boston Harbor, as the Operations Manager, creating experiences for groups of teens that supported the development of communication, service, and courage.

Much of my personal time is spent enjoying the outdoors through adventurous activities. I am certified as a Wilderness First Responder, ACA Kayaking Instructor, and PADI Open Water Diver. I also appreciate the time to build, create, and grow a variety of things. Most importantly, I enjoy exploring all the sounds and smells of the world with my wolf pup London.

One of my favorite quotes is by Kurt Hahn – “There is more in us than we know. If we can be made to see it, perhaps for the rest of our lives, we will be unwilling to settle for less.”

I am excited and privileged to continue my own development, and pursuit of passion through the opportunity to join Ironwood’s leadership team. It is inspiring and humbling to see these amazing teens navigate struggle, to then persevere and become successful in their own lives.

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Jamie Sanders
Jamie Sanders

Admissions Coordinator

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My name is Jamie Sanders, and I was born in Wyoming but spent most of my time growing up in a small town called Sheridan in Aroostook County, Maine. I am married with two wonderful daughters, and we have lived on the coast of Maine since 2013. We love the ocean and spending time on the water. I like to spend my free time with my family and friends. We enjoy trying new foods, exploring our beautiful state, discovering new things, watching movies, or playing various card and board games.

I have a Bachelor of Science in Mental Health and Human Services, a Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Technician certification, and a certificate in Human Resource Management. I have always had a passion for helping people and feel like I can make a difference. When I learned about Ironwood, I felt like it was the perfect fit. Ironwood helps empower teenagers by providing them with the tools to help them create their own success. I enjoy being surrounded by people that want to help others achieve their best. Martin Luther King Jr. said, “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”

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Lori Littlefield
Lori Littlefield

Inventory Coordinator

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My name is Lori Littlefield. I am thankful to live and work in such a beautiful area! I love the small town, country atmosphere, and close community here. I really enjoy my role in the office at Ironwood and look forward to helping others in whatever way I can. I am honored to be a part of the Ironwood team where amazing transformations take place in the lives of teenagers. I love Ironwood’s approach of going back to the basics; it’s something I strongly believe in, especially in this fast paced culture we live in. My faith, family, and friends are very important to me, and in my free time I love spending time with my husband and children. I enjoy our pets, hiking, photography, flower gardening, baking and raising honeybees. A favorite quote, and one I have used often with my own kids is, “You can say anything in a nice way.” I believe this to be so true. If we carefully choose the words and tone we use, we have the power to strengthen, rather than damage, a conversation or relationship. My love for teenagers, the outdoors, and my strong passion for animals makes me really appreciate the atmosphere here at Ironwood. There is beauty all around!

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Corinne Coopshaw
Corinne Coopshaw

Art Teacher / Staffing & Training Coordinator

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My name is Corinne Coopshaw and I am the art teacher and also the staffing and training coordinator. I was born and raised here in this beautiful and adventurous state of Maine and most of my childhood was spent in the great outdoors with my siblings. There was always something to do, whether it be splitting wood, fishing, farm work, hunting, or playing in the lakes.

After graduating from high school, I chose a path in the United States Navy as a heavy equipment operator with the Seabees. The time I spent in the service is a chapter of my life that I am incredibly grateful for. Serving provided me with opportunities and experiences that I would not have had anywhere else. It was not until I left the military that I decided to enroll at Adrian College in Adrian, Michigan. There I earned a Bachelor’s degree, with a major in Art Therapy and a minor in Criminal Justice. My journey through college started with the intention of becoming a juvenile probation officer. That shifted after realizing that it would not be the best place for me to help youth in the capacity I was seeking. I feel that the difference that I wanted to make with youth is something I can accomplish through my role here at Ironwood. It is more fulfilling than I could have imagined! I enjoy being a part of and a witness to the phenomenal growth that transpires among the kids and their families.

I believe that kids excel at Ironwood because of the consistency throughout the program and the support they receive from the compassionate staff. As a team, we do our best to provide them with the tools they need to regulate their emotions and assist them in overcoming obstacles, no matter what they may be. Our approach is not typically a part of a public school curriculum and is one of the many unique aspects of Ironwood. Everything that the kids learn at Ironwood helps build a fundamental foundation designed to set them up for successful futures and restore their self-confidence. One of my favorite quotes that I use with the kids is “Can Do!” and not just because it is the Seabees motto. Another is, “Not one living soul in this universe ever accomplished anything by approaching a problem saying, ‘I Can’t.’ “

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Admissions Team

Matthew Hendry, LCPC
Matthew Hendry, LCPC

Clinical Director, Therapist

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Growing up in Colorado at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, I gained an appreciation and a love for the wilderness. Somewhere along the way, probably during a 4th grade assignment on different states, I became fascinated with Maine and ever since have dreamt of living here. I completed my undergraduate studies at the University of Utah and my graduate degree from the University of Phoenix. While in Utah, I worked at a therapeutic boarding school spending 10 of those years as the clinical director. In addition to school and work, I also fell in love with a girl from Maine. Together we grew a family which includes four daughters and two sons and we eventually found our way to Maine. I have not been disappointed in Midcoast Maine life and am excited for the new experiences I am able to share with my family. My goal is to help each family member discover what they can contribute to the healing process while their child is discovering who they are and what their true potential is. I am excited to help facilitate this process at Ironwood as a therapist. One of my favorite quotes is from Bono when he said, “Idealism detached from action is just a dream. But idealism allied with pragmatism, with rolling up your sleeves and making the world bend a bit, is very exciting.”

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Chris Johnson
Chris Johnson

Director of Special Projects

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My name is Chris Johnson. My entire life has been centered around the pursuit of exploration and challenging endeavors that involve a commitment to resourcefulness, leadership and teamwork. As a child and into my adulthood, these priorities have allowed me to spend years traveling in foreign countries, paddling 1000s of miles down rivers, and bicycling across America. The combination of these circumstances allowed me to create a sense of clarity in regards to linking passion and profession.

My professional career has been completely focused on the holistic growth and development of youth, through service with experiential education and recreation. I spent several years as a Program Manager with SOAR, a boarding school committed to providing an alternative approach to traditional education for students with learning differences. Following that, I had the opportunity to work with Outward Bound on Thompson Island in Boston Harbor, as the Operations Manager, creating experiences for groups of teens that supported the development of communication, service, and courage.

Much of my personal time is spent enjoying the outdoors through adventurous activities. I am certified as a Wilderness First Responder, ACA Kayaking Instructor, and PADI Open Water Diver. I also appreciate the time to build, create, and grow a variety of things. Most importantly, I enjoy exploring all the sounds and smells of the world with my wolf pup London.

One of my favorite quotes is by Kurt Hahn – “There is more in us than we know. If we can be made to see it, perhaps for the rest of our lives, we will be unwilling to settle for less.”

I am excited and privileged to continue my own development, and pursuit of passion through the opportunity to join Ironwood’s leadership team. It is inspiring and humbling to see these amazing teens navigate struggle, to then persevere and become successful in their own lives.

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Jamie Sanders
Jamie Sanders

Admissions Coordinator

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My name is Jamie Sanders, and I was born in Wyoming but spent most of my time growing up in a small town called Sheridan in Aroostook County, Maine. I am married with two wonderful daughters, and we have lived on the coast of Maine since 2013. We love the ocean and spending time on the water. I like to spend my free time with my family and friends. We enjoy trying new foods, exploring our beautiful state, discovering new things, watching movies, or playing various card and board games.

I have a Bachelor of Science in Mental Health and Human Services, a Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Technician certification, and a certificate in Human Resource Management. I have always had a passion for helping people and feel like I can make a difference. When I learned about Ironwood, I felt like it was the perfect fit. Ironwood helps empower teenagers by providing them with the tools to help them create their own success. I enjoy being surrounded by people that want to help others achieve their best. Martin Luther King Jr. said, “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”

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Clinical Team

Matthew Hendry, LCPC
Matthew Hendry, LCPC

Clinical Director, Therapist

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Growing up in Colorado at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, I gained an appreciation and a love for the wilderness. Somewhere along the way, probably during a 4th grade assignment on different states, I became fascinated with Maine and ever since have dreamt of living here. I completed my undergraduate studies at the University of Utah and my graduate degree from the University of Phoenix. While in Utah, I worked at a therapeutic boarding school spending 10 of those years as the clinical director. In addition to school and work, I also fell in love with a girl from Maine. Together we grew a family which includes four daughters and two sons and we eventually found our way to Maine. I have not been disappointed in Midcoast Maine life and am excited for the new experiences I am able to share with my family. My goal is to help each family member discover what they can contribute to the healing process while their child is discovering who they are and what their true potential is. I am excited to help facilitate this process at Ironwood as a therapist. One of my favorite quotes is from Bono when he said, “Idealism detached from action is just a dream. But idealism allied with pragmatism, with rolling up your sleeves and making the world bend a bit, is very exciting.”

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Christa Nadeau, LCPC

My name is Christa Nadeau, and I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. I was born in Connecticut but have lived the majority of my life in Maine, and enjoy all that the state has to offer. I attended school at the University of Maine Farmington and received my M.Ed. from the University of Southern Maine. I have worked in residential treatment for most of my professional career and truly enjoy and appreciate the work that can occur in a residential therapeutic setting.

I have been a therapist at Ironwood since 2010. In addition, I also have a private practice that focuses on the treatment of adolescent girls and boys. Furthermore, I have worked closely with several school districts to provide high-quality outpatient counseling services for adolescents experiencing difficulties during these formative years.

I take full advantage of the outdoors during the distinct and beautiful seasons that New England provides and enjoy activities such as; hiking, camping, ice fishing, and snowmobiling. My love for the outdoors and my specialty in working with adolescents make Ironwood a good match for me. I believe that connecting with nature supports people in healing and learning about themselves. The atmosphere at Ironwood facilitates adolescents to learn and see aspects of themselves that they would not get in touch with within an alternate environment. My favorite motto when working with adolescents is to take one day at a time. If that is learned early on in one’s life, I believe that this skill can lead to many years of health and happiness. My favorite motto is a part of the poem Invictus, “I am the Master of my fate, I am the Captain of my soul.”

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Nan Simpson, LCSW
Nan Simpson, LCSW

Clinical Supervisor

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I have been blessed to have lived in this area of Maine for all of my life. My love of family, friends, and community along with the four seasons has rooted me to stay here. Snow shoeing, gardening, kayaking, and then harvesting are all activities that remind me of why I love Maine when I take the time to enjoy them.

My two boys have taught me a lot about patience, time management, and compassion. My two dogs, a Black Lab and a Golden Retriever, have reiterated those same lessons and I hope one day can become part of the Ironwood team. And last but not least, my husband has helped me to learn more about the importance of team work and laughter. It is as a parent that I have learned so much about life’s successes and challenges and have come to appreciate that parenting is a lesson in life-long discovery and learning.

I received both my Bachelor’s and Master’s at UMaine. My Bachelor’s in Education and my Master’s in Social Work has become a perfect combination to help me to better understand the importance of child and human development in a social context. My career began as elementary teacher and I have worked in different social service agencies with a focus on child, parent, and community relationships including programs involving early childhood development, restorative justice, corrections and re-entry, and domestic violence. I have also had training and experiences in facilitating many different types of groups and see value in the group process.

I am excited to be working at Ironwood as it is a place away from the background noise where adolescents have the opportunity to discover who they really are and who they can be in the future. A quote that reminds me of this discovery comes from a Christopher Robin session with Winnie-the-Pooh, “you’re braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.”

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Karen Hansen, LCPC, LADC

My name is Karen Hansen, and I am a therapist at Ironwood. I received my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and my Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. I am licensed by the State of Maine as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) and a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC). I have certifications in Trauma Studies in Counseling Psychology, and I have training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). My treatment approaches are grounded in a holistic, relational approach that is strength-based, solution-focused, culturally sensitive, trauma, and compassion-focused.

My work focuses on adolescents and their families, who are experiencing issues centered on trauma, addiction, and other mental health disorders. It has been my passion to work with this population, particularly as I find their enthusiasm and determination inspiring. Working within the structure of a residential therapeutic environment, I intend to create a safe, compassionate, judgment-free therapeutic space for these students to breathe, reflect, and be heard.

In my free time, I enjoy facilitating service-learning trips to Guatemala, volunteering in my community, traveling, hiking, and exploring the islands off the coast of Maine. “Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”  ~ Mary Oliver

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Chris Percy, LCPC-C

I grew up along the east coast, spending time in New Jersey, Connecticut, Maine, North Carolina, and even down to the Dominican Republic. It is with great joy that I return to Maine to make the state my home. Early in life I recognized the power of relationships and sharing passions with others, so it was an easy and logical decision for me to teach high school Spanish after graduating college. While getting to know the challenges of adolescence, I shared with my students my passion for the Hispanic cultures, the language, and the people that speak it. I also developed a love and respect for the life changing power of being outside and immersed in nature. Experiencing myself and others open up to the world on hikes, canoeing, around a fire, and camping, I learned to embrace the simplicity of nature and all that it offers those that journey in it. After nine years in the classroom, both in a traditional school and an intentional boarding school on the Maine coast, I realized I was more inspired by listening to and guiding teens through their social emotional growth than grading tests and papers.

I earned my Masters in Education at North Carolina State University. In graduate school, I pursued clinical mental health counseling alongside learning about the power of equine facilitated psychotherapy. As an active and avid listener, I believe in working in collaboration with others to empower individuals and communities to reach their full potential. While experiencing healthy relationships, whether between horse and human or two humans, people are able to be vulnerable in an authentic way in order to understand their challenges and move forward in healing. As a therapist and part of the Ironwood community, I am excited to combine my passions for nature and the outdoors, equines, and self-exploration to empower the teens to learn about their strengths and develop in a unique environment.

When not at Ironwood, I enjoy long walks in the woods and rock hopping on the coast with my yellow lab, drinking locally roasted coffee and diving into a book, or making music with friends and family. A quote I live by was once said by John Muir, “I only went out for a walk and concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in.”

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Jacki Mallett, LMSW-CC

My name is Jacki Mallett and I am a therapist here at Ironwood. I am from Maine and grew up in a small rural town. The last 7 years I have lived in Oklahoma, finishing school and spending time being a part of the military life with my husband, who is now an Army veteran. I received my bachelor’s degree in Family Science from Oklahoma Christian University and my master’s degree in Social Work from the University of New England. During my undergrad, I had the honor of working for my tribe in the Indian Child Welfare Department. Throughout graduate school, I worked for a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center and I’ve worked one-on-one with kids as a community support worker. I also have my certification as a CRMA: Certified Residential Medication Aid. This certification has given me the ability to administer medication, and it has provided me with knowledge around how medication can be used to support growth and development. As my husband ended his time in the military, we decided to move back to Maine, because I missed the quietness and beauty of the area. Maine is a place where time slows and the rapid movement of our culture subsides.

I was brought to Ironwood originally as an intern; my last internship before completing my degree in social work. I fell in love with Ironwood for several reasons. The location of Ironwood is in the middle of the woods, free from distractions of the world. Not many people are given the opportunity to be stripped of material possessions that are too valued in today’s time to get to know their true selves. The people, everyone that I have met who work for Ironwood, have a genuine love for this organization and the values that Ironwood upholds. My favorite thing about Ironwood and what attracted me to this position is the team atmosphere. Everyone works together and looks out for one another; I feel this work would not be as strong without the value of teamwork. Between my time as an intern and before becoming a therapist, I had the opportunity to be a behavioral staff. My time as a behavioral staff is greatly appreciated, because I got to know the ins and outs of this program and personally experience what the residents go through on a day-to-day basis. There is something very special about working with adolescents, when they discover that flame inside of themselves nothing can stop them.

When I am not at work, I love to travel. During my undergrad, I studied abroad in Vienna, Austria, and got to travel all across Europe, learning about various cultures, religions, and ways to live life. I greatly enjoy learning about my tribal heritage and attending yearly powwows. I enjoy being on the lake at my camp in Maine and participating in boating and swimming during the summer. I like to hike and I really enjoy spending time near the ocean. I love to volunteer and lead different events for adolescents in my community. When I am at home I like to read and watch movies. I would say my favorite thing to do is to spend quality time with my family and my two dogs, Thor and Lily, and my cat, Luna.
“If nothing ever changed, there would be no butterflies” – Anonymous.

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Whitney Ryan, LMSW-CC

My name is Whitney Ryan, and I am a therapist at Ironwood. I was born and raised in a small, rural town in Minnesota. I earned my bachelor’s degree in social work from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire. After graduating, I started working for a small non-profit, family services agency working with adoptive families, adoptees, and expectant parents. I was employed with the organization for over 7 years in various positions, including a social worker, manager, and programs director. I am grateful to have had a wide range of experiences supporting children and families navigating difficult situations. After 7 years, I decided to go back to school. I earned my master’s in social work from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. I completed my graduate clinical social work internship at a small charter school in South Minneapolis, working with students in kindergarten through 8th grade. I supported students in their social and emotional development by providing individual therapy, emotional regulation skills, and social skills groups. I am currently a licensed social worker in the states of Maine, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. Throughout my career and my graduate school courses, I completed training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, the impact of trauma on development, and an adoption competency certification through the National Adoption Competency Mental Health Training Initiative.

I find nature and the outdoors to be a healing environment and have always wanted an opportunity to incorporate it into my work. I recently relocated to Maine to be able to fulfill my personal and therapeutic passion for the outdoors. I was drawn to Ironwood’s commitment to incorporate nature and purpose into a student’s therapeutic experience. After moving from St. Paul, Minnesota, I am looking forward to the quiet beauty that Maine has to offer.

When I’m not working, I enjoy exploring the outdoors walking, hiking, and camping. I like to read both fiction and non-fiction books and experiment with new recipes to cook. I love to travel domestically and internationally. In college, I spent a semester living in Ireland and had the opportunity to travel to numerous countries in Europe. Since then, I have enjoyed time internationally in Greece, Mexico, the Philippines, and Canada. More recently, my travel has included road trips to explore our beautiful national parks. I appreciate my close-knit family and enjoy our family gatherings and playing with my two nieces. I look forward to sharing the beauty that Maine has to offer with them when they visit.

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Sarah Poor, LCPC-C

My name is Sarah Poor, and I received my master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at the University of Southern Maine. I also received my bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Holistic Health from the University of Southern Maine. I grew up in northern Maine, but after high school took some time to travel while working as a Medical Assistant and Surgical Assistant. I also participated in groundbreaking research centered around yoga practice within the school system to help reduce conduct disorders and behavioral disorders amongst middle-school-aged children. My areas of focus during my time in school were children and adolescents, particularly on development. I work with a strengths-based approach to bring out positive aspects of any problem clients may face. The theories of counseling that I gravitate towards are based on attachment theories, James-Lang’s emotion theory as well as developing theories of Eric Erickson and Piaget. My personal hobbies include hiking, snowboarding, camping, running, and painting. I enjoy any aspect of outdoor activity and try to incorporate nature into my counseling practice as much as possible as I feel nature is inherently healing.

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Katharine Davis, N.D.
Katharine Davis, N.D.

Board Certified Neurological Reset Therapist

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Hello, I’m Katharine Davis N.D. I have always found the brain to be the most interesting part of a person. I hold that belief to this day and I will never stop learning about it. I graduated from Kingdom College of Natural Health as a naturopath in the hopes that there was a more holistic way to treat and serve people. I furthered my education by becoming Board certified in Quantum Neurological Reset Therapy. Also called QNRT, it is based on the foundational principles that the brain and the nervous system control and coordinate all functions in the body. An unresolved emotional stress, past or present, is understood to affect the nervous system in an adverse way that leads to physical, mental and emotional breakdown. QNRT focus on releasing, reprograming and reseting the nervous system in an attempt to let the body naturally come back to a state of homeostasis.

I believe that the body has all it needs to heal, although sometimes self limiting beliefs get in the way of this healing. It is my passion to remind the body and the brain what an amazing tool it is and help facilitate recovery in a safe and effective manner. I am reminded of the William Ernest Henley poem “Invictus”, “It matters not how straight the gate, how charged with punishment the scroll, I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul.” I am blessed with the life long passion to return everyone I can back to the helm of their ship.

I am also a resident of Maine, that got lucky enough to marry my high-school sweetheart. We have two sons and enjoy all that Maine has to offer with the changing seasons. I am excited to come into the Ironwood family to share what I know, and learn from others here as well.

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Management Team

Alexander Blackstone
Alexander Blackstone

Residential Program Director

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My name is Alex Blackstone. I was born and have lived in Maine for most of my life, finding a love for all things outdoors and adventurous. Growing up, I participated in Boy Scouts and was an outdoor camp counselor. The experience offered me opportunities to grow personally, while enjoying my love for nature through hiking, camping, weeklong canoe trips, and deep sea fishing. I consider myself an avid fan of all things sports and enjoy organizing team activities at Ironwood.

I have been fortunate to benefit from excellent teachers and mentors throughout my educational journey and hope to share these lessons and insight with the young adults here at Ironwood. I received a BS in Biology with a concentration in Psychobiology, the study of mental functioning and behavior in relation to other biological processes, from Albright College. I was the campus Greenhouse manager for several years and I have enjoyed drawing from that experience, while working with the residents in the Ironwood gardens.

While in college, I discovered my passion for Rugby and played for many years. It taught me a lot about the importance of sportsmanship, teamwork and trust. I was also involved in work with several charities including, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMNH) and Muscular Dystrophy. I currently spend time during the winter months, as Director of the Augusta Warming Center, a day shelter set up and funded by United Way, providing assistance and resources to those who are in need in the state’s capitol. Since I grew up in Northern Maine, I am no stranger to cold winters and I really enjoy the work I do at the center. As a behavior specialist at Ironwood, I am able incorporate my passions, strengths and experiences into my work with these teens. My favorite quote: “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” – Benjamin Franklin

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Jaclyn Gordon
Jaclyn Gordon

Campus Manager

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My name is Jaclyn Gordon. I was born in Frankfort, Maine, and was raised in the surrounding area. I have lived all across the country and abroad and found that there is no place quite like Maine. I am very happy to be home and growing roots! When not at Ironwood, I enjoy reading, playing my guitar, watching my dog run and daydreaming by the ocean. Now that I’m home, many of my days are spent with family and the comfort that they provide.

I have experience working in a Residential Treatment Center with adults who suffer from addiction, trauma, and PTSD. I developed a passion for working with youth when I saw the needs that had not been met in childhood that directly impacted my client’s development and choices in adulthood. I desired to meet the problem at its source and be a part of the solution, which I found at Ironwood. I love the program’s structure, the abundant compassion of the staff and watching young lives transformed! As a Therapeutic Boarding School, Ironwood meets all the needs of its residents.
My favorite quote is from Dr. Seuss: “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.”

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Wayne Littlefield

My name is Wayne Littlefield. I grew up here in Maine in the wonders of woods and going to summer camp. One of my many passions is camping in all of its forms. Having grown up attending summer camp, I quickly found a passion for summer camps, which has resulted in over 20 years of experience serving children through camping. My passion for camps and serving youth led me to acquire a Bachelor of Arts in Bible/Theology and Camping Ministry and later a Master of Science Degree in Camp Administration and Leadership. I have always enjoyed outdoor activities such as hiking, canoeing, and tent camping, as well as building, designing, growing and nurturing all things. All of these things have prepared me for the work that is being done at Ironwood.

“The Pessimist Sees Difficulty In Every Opportunity. The Optimist Sees Opportunity In Every Difficulty.” – Winston Churchill

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Neal Taylor
Neal Taylor

Campus Manager

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Hello, my name is Neal Taylor. I have taken a long, winding path to working here at Ironwood, much of it spent in higher education, either as a student or a teacher. I received a PhD in Ecology from the University of California, Davis, and have taught at a number of colleges in New England. Most recently I had been teaching on traveling college and gap-year programs. I found this work incredibly satisfying because it allowed me to live with students and participate in their growth by supporting them as they learned from life, from the experiences we shared, whether exciting, challenging, or mundane. From this, I have become a deep believer in the human impulse for growth and development, especially in young adults, and in the importance of empowering and encouraging students to take ownership of their life and education. I find the same satisfaction working here at Ironwood, where, though the residents often start disempowered and divorced from their own life, we get to support and witness amazing transformations. I came to live in Maine by a more literal path. My wife and I thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail and decided at the end that Maine had been one of our favorite states. A serendipitous job opening at Colby College brought us here. I have many interests, including ultimate frisbee, books, birding, backpacking, nature connection, cats, and dogs.

I’d like to share a quote from one of my favorite books, Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer: “This is our work, to discover what we can give. Isn’t this the purpose of education, to learn the nature of your own gifts and how to use them for good in the world?”

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Academic Team

Matt Littlefield
Matt Littlefield

Academic Director

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My name is Matt Littlefield and I serve as the Academic Director at Ironwood. I was raised in Waldo County and graduated from Mount View High School in Thorndike. Still not completely sure which drumbeat I wanted to follow after receiving my BA in History from the University of Maine, I spent many years traveling and exploring where my path would lead. These experiences led me to Monhegan Island, Beaver County Colorado, Brunswick, ME, and eventually back home to Waldo County.

Since returning home, I earned my special education teaching certification and have taught in two local public schools for the last 16 years. During this time, I have also earned my Masters in Educational Leadership from the University of Maine. This has allowed me to obtain administrative certifications in two areas (general and special education).

Outside of education, I enjoy spending time with my family, walks with my dog, bicycling, golf, and playing music. I am truly excited to be part of the Ironwood team as we all forever continue to grow and learn. My favorite quote is: ​”​To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded!” ​- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Kathy Harriman

My name is Kathy Harriman. I was born and grew up in western New York State, and graduated from Houghton College with a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and German. I taught German in high school and elementary school before my children were born. Then I enjoyed the experience of homeschooling with my five children on our dairy farm in Maine. That opportunity gave me a chance to view the educational benefits of working one-on-one with students, something I enjoy at Ironwood. I have been teaching at Ironwood since 2007, and find it very rewarding to be able to help students get turned around academically. The structure of the program along with the individualization of the curriculum for each student has provided a winning combination for positive academic progress. In my spare time I enjoy reading, gardening, knitting, and singing and playing music with a small band. My favorite quote is, “Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit.” – E.E. Cummings

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Monicque Deschamps

Hello, my name is Monicque Deschamps. I grew up in Albany, New York, but fell in love with mid coast Maine on a visit in 1999 and have lived here ever since. I feel peaceful and grounded in the natural beauty here and believe that it’s important for youth to find that connection, too. I am a proud mother of three, and it was volunteering in my children’s classrooms that inspired me to teach. I returned to school and earned my bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education and English from the University of Maine at Augusta. My earlier careers include working as a paralegal and in professional theater. I strongly believe in the power of education to transform the individual and that is why I choose to work with teens who are striving to make positive personal changes. I am excited to be working as part of the Ironwood program and for the opportunity to be a part of the students’ amazing journeys. When I am not in a classroom, I enjoy reading, volunteering with community theaters, and spending time with family and friends. My favorite quote is, “Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome.” – Booker T. Washington

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Skip Morris

My name is Skip Morris and I am a teacher here at Ironwood. I was born and raised in Marietta, Georgia, which is close enough to Atlanta to enjoy all the traffic. I went to Wheeler High School in 1995 and then graduated from Kennesaw State University in 2001. I taught high school social studies for eight years. I was also the boys and girls golf coach for each of those eight years. Since moving to Maine in 2010, I have served RSU 20 and RSU 3 as an Ed Tech III in various roles from the resource room to the life skills room.

I am currently working towards a graduate degree and certification in Special Education from the University of Maine, Farmington. Outside of the classroom, I love walking through nature as I try to find my golf ball and enjoy the fight of trying to get a fishing lure unstuck from various hidden rocks and trees on rivers or lakes. My most favorite time of the year is college football season…Roll Tide!!! I also enjoy spending time with family, my wife and three sons, and friends. Wonderful food is always appreciated. One of my favorite quotes is from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, “We are the music makers and the dreamers of dreams.”

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Larry Reynolds

Since 1979, Larry Reynolds has lived and raised a family in an old sea captain’s home in coastal Searsport, an easy back road commute to Ironwood.

He graduated with a degree in Natural Science from Johns Hopkins University, and later earned his MS in Oceanography at the University of Maine.

He has been a teacher for eighteen years, in public and private schools, and at the undergraduate level in three Maine colleges. He has cofounded two alternative therapeutic schools, Liberty School and the River School. In 1996 he and his family went to Kenya for a year, where he taught in a rural high school near Lake Victoria. He went back to Africa in 2003 as a Fulbright Exchange Teacher, at a high school in Eastern Cape Province, on a dirt road twenty miles from the power lines.

Prior to teaching at Ironwood, he worked as a pilot, welder, park ranger, carpenter and offshore fisheries observer.

Larry enjoys travel and experiential education, reading, cycling and playing the fiddle, and volunteers nights as an EMT on Searsport’s ambulance. He has led high school experiential trips in Newfoundland and Labrador, Ecuador, throughout eastern and southern Africa, and of course in Maine.

Larry loves working with the teaching staff to make the academic experience at Ironwood the very best. “Ironwood’s teaching staff work well with teens because we meet every student exactly where they are academically. Each student’s program is entirely individualized. No one is asked to do anything they cannot do, but all are expected to do everything they can. At Ironwood school we don’t dwell on disabilities, but rather abilities.”

“I’ve never met a teen I didn’t like!”

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Chris Smith

My name is Chris Smith. I was born in Maine and grew up in a small town not too far from Ironwood. I received my undergraduate degree in Mathematics with minors in education and psychology from the University of Maine at Orono in 2016. I enrolled in the mathematics graduate program, where I taught and tutored students as a TA for Calculus. In 2019, I successfully defended my master’s thesis, giving new results in the field of topology. I then worked as an instructor at the University of Maine at Orono and the Hutchinson Center in Belfast, teaching courses including Math 101, Precalculus, and Calculus. I am interested in differentiated instruction and educational psychology, which led me to join the academic team at Ironwood in 2021. At Ironwood, I enjoy the process of learning how each student’s mind works and discovering the best way to help them understand and appreciate mathematics while building their self-confidence in the subject.

Aside from math, I also like to study all things science and eastern philosophy and write rhythmic poetry with unique rhyming structures. I keep myself active by strength training year-round and hiking, trail biking, juggling, and disc golfing during Maine’s beautiful summers. “Do things which are delightful to you – you become thereby delightful to others.” – Alan Watts

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Enrichment Program Instructors

Emmet Helrich
Emmet Helrich

Culinary Instructor/Behavior Specialist

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I was born on the Roaring Branch of the Battenkill River in Bennington Vermont. I came to Ironwood via travels around the country but lastly Portland, Maine. I have spent the past 20 years working my way through the ranks of the restaurant industry. In my many years of experience as Executive Chef, I have enjoyed working with and mentoring young people. As a behavior specialist and culinary instructor for Ironwood, I feel like I have found the best of both worlds. When I am not at Ironwood, I enjoy spending time with family. I believe that basic culinary skills and knowing your 3 favorite recipes by heart are essential to a happy life!

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April Dove
April Dove

Yoga Instructor

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I am thrilled to share my love of yoga with the students here at Ironwood. I graduated in 2000 with a BA in Experiential Education from The Evergreen State College, in Olympia WA. I feel that a deep sense of self-awareness and self-growth is the foundation for education, which leads to true success. In 2009, I pursued a more committed study of yoga through a certification program at The Namaste Institute, located in Portland Maine.

I have a passion for educational programs that reach and inspire all types of learners. Teaching yoga at Ironwood allows me to combine that passion along with my committed study of yoga that I have had for over a decade. As a result, I have created a yoga program for the teens at Ironwood, which inspires self-awareness, discipline, focus, understanding and confidence.

Outside of Ironwood, my yoga students range from preschoolers to the elderly. I homeschool my two children, enjoy cooking, making art, meditating and spending time outdoors. I am incredibly thankful to have made a life on the beautiful coast of Maine. Sharing the practice of yoga has inspired me and allowed me to continue growing into my own fullest potential.

“The light that yoga sheds on life is something special. It is transformative. It does not just change the way we see things, it transforms the person who sees.” – BKS Iyengar

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Joy Baker
Joy Baker

Barn Manager/Riding Instructor

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Hello! I’m Joy (Georgiana) Baker, a career educator and lifetime horse person. I grew up right here in Waldo County, and like to say I was raised by a horse. But the truth is I had no shortage of human guidance. As the ninth of ten children, there was always someone to tell me what to do, or what not to, even when my parents and my grandmother were not around.

By age ten I had a dream to have a farm and to have horses. That dream has come true for me in many ways. As a mother, foster parent, aunt, grandmother, teacher, counselor, youth group leader, and equine instructor, I have been able to share support and positive experiences with youth and their families. As an adoptive parent and an adult working through some difficult childhood experiences of my own, I grew to understand and trust professionally facilitated healing processes. Meanwhile, my husband and I started a horse farm which became a sanctuary place of fun, hope, health, and healing. Our riders ranged in age from 3 to 76, and included beginners, to serious equestrians, to those seeking refuge in the companionship of a horse for difficult life experiences.

My work has evolved into an approach of horsemanship that has five dimensions and five levels, and works well with any equine discipline. I have experience in and teach western pleasure, English pleasure/hunt seat, jumping and training level dressage. I also train light driving horses and teach others to drive, which is a lifetime commitment to my father’s passion. It is a great privilege to bring this approach to Ironwood and hone the alignment of it with the already exemplary educational and therapeutic program that is provided here.

My professional training and experiences include degrees in Elementary Education (BS, University of Southern Maine), Counselor Education (M.Ed, University of Maine), and Educational Leadership (C.A.S, University of Maine). I have served in the education field for over thirty years, concurrently operating my riding stable for the past twenty. For the past two years, I have worked in mental health case management, helping struggling youth and their families to connect with needed resources and support systems. It is my delight to draw upon all these experiences as well as the abundant talents of fellow staff and magnificent horses, to serve the residents of Ironwood.

One of my favorite quotes is from Helen Keller: “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much…”

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Craig Butler
Craig Butler

Tai Chi Instructor

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After 20 years teaching Chinese language and leading service-learning trips in international schools in Taiwan, Hong Kong and Thailand, I returned to the mid-coast of Maine where my ancestors settled in the 1700s. I began learning Chinese martial arts, including tai chi as a college student in the 1970s, and have been teaching tai chi for about a year at Ironwood and in the Belfast area. I have been highly impressed with my Ironwood students’ receptivity not only to the slow and deliberate movements of the tai chi form, but to those aspects of the practice that emphasize relaxation as a means of stress reduction and self-caring.

“To study something and put it to use when needed: is there any greater joy?” – Confucius

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Meghan Vigeant
Meghan Vigeant

Creative Writing Instructor

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My name is Meghan Vigeant and I teach creative writing at Ironwood as a Telling Room teaching artist. I’ve been teaching with the Telling Room since 2018 and run programs in fiction, poetry, personal narrative, storytelling, and podcasting for students around the state of Maine.

I earned a Master of Fine Arts in creative writing from the Stonecoast program at the University of Southern Maine. Since 2013, I’ve provided interview and publication services to organizations, families, and individuals who want to save their stories as books or audio productions. From 2009 to 2011, I served as an Island Institute Fellow on Swan’s Island where I produced a series of oral history documentaries and wrote Guts, Feathers, and All: Stories of Hard Work and Good Times on Swan’s Island, Maine. My background and training in theater, radio, and documentary continue to feed my story-loving soul. As a storyteller, I’ve performed at the Common Ground Fair, The Corner, Sweet Tree Arts Story SLAM, Rockland’s Kin, and the Midcoast Women’s Collective Voices.

I live in Hope where I enjoy drinking pots of jasmine green tea out of very tiny teacups. I believe reading and writing stories helps us become more compassionate beings.

“Sometimes weak and wan, sometimes strong and full of light. The moon understands what it means to be human. Uncertain. Alone. Cratered by imperfections.” – Tahereh Mafi

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Corinne Coopshaw
Corinne Coopshaw

Art Teacher / Staffing & Training Coordinator

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My name is Corinne Coopshaw and I am the art teacher and also the staffing and training coordinator. I was born and raised here in this beautiful and adventurous state of Maine and most of my childhood was spent in the great outdoors with my siblings. There was always something to do, whether it be splitting wood, fishing, farm work, hunting, or playing in the lakes.

After graduating from high school, I chose a path in the United States Navy as a heavy equipment operator with the Seabees. The time I spent in the service is a chapter of my life that I am incredibly grateful for. Serving provided me with opportunities and experiences that I would not have had anywhere else. It was not until I left the military that I decided to enroll at Adrian College in Adrian, Michigan. There I earned a Bachelor’s degree, with a major in Art Therapy and a minor in Criminal Justice. My journey through college started with the intention of becoming a juvenile probation officer. That shifted after realizing that it would not be the best place for me to help youth in the capacity I was seeking. I feel that the difference that I wanted to make with youth is something I can accomplish through my role here at Ironwood. It is more fulfilling than I could have imagined! I enjoy being a part of and a witness to the phenomenal growth that transpires among the kids and their families.

I believe that kids excel at Ironwood because of the consistency throughout the program and the support they receive from the compassionate staff. As a team, we do our best to provide them with the tools they need to regulate their emotions and assist them in overcoming obstacles, no matter what they may be. Our approach is not typically a part of a public school curriculum and is one of the many unique aspects of Ironwood. Everything that the kids learn at Ironwood helps build a fundamental foundation designed to set them up for successful futures and restore their self-confidence. One of my favorite quotes that I use with the kids is “Can Do!” and not just because it is the Seabees motto. Another is, “Not one living soul in this universe ever accomplished anything by approaching a problem saying, ‘I Can’t.’ “

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Heather Ellsworth

My name is Heather Ellsworth and I have been a musician almost all my life. From age 7 onwards, I’ve taken lessons on a variety of instruments, including piano, guitar, drums, violin, and voice. As a child, one of my favorite activities was going through my mom’s record collection and learning the words to songs by Abba, John Denver, and Diana Ross. In high school and college, I volunteered in organizations geared towards helping people, and I continued to seek opportunities to help people in the non-profit world after graduation. For four years, I worked as a massage therapist, using touch and advanced anatomical knowledge to heal people. 

These two important aspects of my life converged when I decided to go back to school for music therapy. My studies provided me with an understanding of the many links between music and health, and I learned many different techniques to address a wide variety of physical and emotional issues. Combining my love of playing and creating music with helping people to heal was a natural career move. Now I provide music therapy to people in Midcoast Maine, both individually and in groups. I look forward to many years of serving this area!   

I received my B.A. in Music Composition from Wesleyan University in Connecticut, and I received my Music Therapy Equivalency Degree from St. Mary-of-the-Woods College in Indiana. As a music therapist, I give my full attention to my clients. I do my best to bring a great deal of energy, laughter, and healing to each session. My years of comedy improvisation come into play in ensuring that my clients enjoy their experience while working towards tangible goals.

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Medical Services

Lorimer Hemingway, RN

I am Lorimer Hemingway, a nurse at Ironwood. I moved to Maine in 1999 from Newton, Massachusetts. I attended New England Baptist School of Nursing and Emmanual College and graduated with a BSN. I have been a nurse for 31 years. My experience in nursing consists of Pediatrics and Geriatrics and Plastic Surgery. I also have experience in phone triage nursing.

I am excited to add Ironwood to my list of experiences. I really enjoy working with the kids and watching them grow and transition and learn here at Ironwood. It’s wonderful to see their success, and to watch it unfold here from the beginning to end. It’s nice to be a part of the team that provides support to the kids here at Ironwood.

“Whether You Think You Can or Think You Can’t, You’re Right.” – Henry Ford

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Kathleen Truslow, PMHNP
Kathleen Truslow, PMHNP

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

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Hello. I am Kathleen, a native Mainer, having grown up in the Baxter State Park region enjoying the mountains, woods and rivers. After graduating from the University of Maine at Orono School of Forest Resources, I spent summers in Utah and Colorado on the Green and Colorado Rivers as a river ranger, rafting guide and naturalist. My winters for a number of years were spent in the White Mountains of New Hampshire working for the Appalachian Mountain Club providing support services for winter outdoor recreational enthusiasts. I then returned to Maine with my husband, Peter, and settled in his home town of Saco along the Saco River where we built a timber framed home entirely ourselves complete with a greenhouse, gardens and solar panels (living off the grid for 11 years), raising two children and many dogs and horses.


I’ve always been an avid reader of scientific literature and a lifelong learner. Choosing a master’s program in advanced practice nursing allowed me to integrate my baccalaureate of science training in biology and systems science with my experience living as an outdoor enthusiast and has instilled in me an awareness of how wellness is directly related to a healthy mind and body. Important too, has been a desire to follow in my mother’s, grandmother’s and great grandmother’s footsteps as nurses and midwives in the care of ourselves, each other, our children, families, workers and community. A full-time nurse practitioner career over the past twenty plus years has solidified my belief that clean air, water, food and mind, together with family and community support, is the basis of true health.


I received dual national board certification in family practice and in psychiatric mental health nursing from the American Nurse Credentialling Center, attended masters and post master’s education at the University of Maine Portland and the University of Massachusetts at Lowell. Dual board certification has allowed me to uniquely integrate mind and body as communicative partners in a synergistic relationship of health and healing. I am also trained in functional medicine and in biological and nutritional approach to autism spectrum and mood-based disorders. My psychiatric specialties include cognitive and dialectical behavioral therapy, lifestyle, genetic and targeted nutrition including amino acid therapy for psychiatric disorders, and the treatment of individuals with complex medical and medication histories.


My husband and I now live in Morrill, just down the road from Ironwood and share a small horse farm with an individual living with autism. This experience inspires me to stay on the cutting edge of neuroscience and brain-based therapies and treatments. When not at Ironwood, I can be found at my private practice, helping people live their fullest lives. My philosophy is exemplified by the following three quotes. From Dr. Bruce Lipton: “What you are thinking is translated into chemistry that will determine what you become.” Put another way by the Reverend Martin Luther King: “Focus on what you want, not what you don’t want.” And lastly from Chris Duncan “You are powerful. You are not broken. You are a creative spirit living an earthly experience with choice to live it with magic.”

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