Danny Warner serves as CEO of Chateau Recovery. He has a broad range of experience in business operations, identifying and forming strategic alliances and partnerships, shaping future opportunities and turning around distressed businesses. Prior to starting Chateau Recovery, Danny served as President of Mediconnect Global and Mediconnect’s offshore operations. He has held a variety of senior leadership positions including Executive Vice President of Business Development for Klever Marketing, Inc., Founder and President of WO Investing, Inc., Vice President of Operations and Vice President of Sales for PerfectPractice, Director of Business Development for FreePort.com and a strategy consultant with The Monitor Company. In these capacities, Danny delivered significant results and implemented multiple new business initiatives and business turnarounds. He studied Economics and History at Brigham Young University.
In all of Danny’s experience his favorite has been working as a trail walker and counselor with troubled teens at the Anasazi Foundation. In this capacity he had the opportunity to work closely with teenagers who where dealing with negative situations in their lives, and teach them the tools necessary to make significant changes. Danny lives with his wife and two young boys whom he loves to spend his free time with. He enjoys the outdoors, playing soccer, tennis, skiing and animals.
“I believe in what we do. I know our program works; I have seen it first hand. I am continuously in awe as I witness our clients’ succeed, reach or exceed their goals, and re-establish precious relationships with those they love. As an individual begins the rebuilding process, it’s inspiring to watch their lives transform as they regain hope. I consider it an honor and privilege to be a part of their journey.”
Over the last 16 years, Ben has enjoyed working with clients and families in conditions ranging from in-home consultations, outpatient offices, wilderness treatment, and adult residential treatment. Addiction and mental health treatment are issues close to Ben’s heart and motives his desire to help create a unique treatment experience for individuals and families.
As Clinical Director, Ben enjoys working with passionate and gifted clinicians and professional program staffs that believe in helping clients reconnect with personal values and moving beyond the labels of addiction. Teaching, empowering, and supporting courageous transformations everyday are some of the many things that keep Ben excited about the work that is happening at Chateau Recovery.
Outside of his weekly work schedule, Ben is active in helping mentor younger professionals and participates and presents at national and regional professional conferences focused on working with individual and families in treatment.
Ben enjoys soccer, triathlons, and tennis. He keeps busy with home remodeling projects, playing games with his five beautiful children, and supporting his wife’s successful photography business.
Ronald L. Baird, D. O.
Dr. Baird did his undergraduate training at Brigham Young University. He received a bachelor of science in biochemistry. He then worked as a chemist for Nature’s Way testing herbal products for their potency and active ingredients. He did his medical training in Kansas City Missouri. After completing his internship and residency he became board certified in family medicine in 1998. He has practiced the full scope of family medicine for several years, including delivering babies, pediatrics, and adolescent medicine. He has a special interest in skincare and has done additional training in laser and cosmetic procedures. Dr. Baird made a career shift to addiction medicine in 2013. He joined Cirque Lodge in March 2017. In addition to the training he has received in addiction medicine, he brings with him a wide variety of skills and experience to treat all of the basic medical needs of adult patients. Dr. Baird has the ability to explain complicated medical concepts clearly and guide the patient in helping them make decisions for their medical care. Dr. Baird believes complete medical care includes physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. He believes there are definite advantages to having one medical provider know all of the medical issues affecting the individual as well as their family.
Stacey has worked in the mental health and recovery field since 1989. He graduated from the University of Utah with his degree in History, 1990. Stacey became licensed in Therapeutic Recreation in the 1990s and is currently a Therapeutic Recreation Specialist licensed in the state of Utah. Stacey completed studies in substance abuse counseling through the University of Utah department of social work in 2006 and became a licensed substance abuse (now substance use disorder) counselor that same year. In 2012 he became an Advanced Substance Use Disorder Counselor. Stacey completed his master’s degree at the University of Phoenix in December of 2015 in clinical mental health counseling. Stacey will become a licensed clinical mental health counselor in early 2018. Stacey brings a variety of life and clinical experience to Chateau.
Thayer is an athlete turned National Outreach Professional pursuing his passion of helping others get treatment for substance abuse, PTSD, and trauma. Thayer has spent the last 5 years of his professional life working closely with the First Responder community learning about the unique challenges they face to overcome the hazards of their profession
As a National Outreach Professional, he is responsible for building and maintaining relationships with departments and agencies while providing valuable resources for First Responders and their families suffering from PTSD, Trauma, and Substance Abuse.
“Chateau Recovery is a special facility that has created a unique culture for its patients and employees. I’m ecstatic to join a committed and passionate team of professionals that share my vision on client care and making a difference in the behavioral health community”
When he isn’t working, you’ll find Thayer on the golf course, spending time with his family, and spoiling his dogs”
Sergeant Chris Scallon retired as a 24+year veteran with the Norfolk Police Department, holds a Masters in Psychology, BS in Criminal Justice, and certified in Critical Incident Stress Management from the University of Maryland BC Emergency Health Services.
He is the Founder of Survival Mindset Training and Consulting, the current Director of Public Safety Support for Chateau Recovery. He connects first responders, veterans, and their families to mental health and/or substance abuse programs.
He was the founder, and first Director, of the Norfolk Police Department’s Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) & Peer Support Unit, Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Co-Coordinator for the Norfolk Police Department. Sgt.
Scallon is a peer and current board member of Virginia Law Enforcement Assistance Program (VALEAP), a certified peer with the West Coast Post Trauma Retreat/First Responder Support Network. Having been involved in multiple shootings he is intimately familiar with trauma and the consequences of exposure.
Chris is an approved instructor for International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF) teaching Basic and Advanced Assisting Individuals in Crisis and Group Crisis Intervention a certified Mental Health First Aid Instructor (Adult/Veteran Modules) through the National Council for Behavioral Health, and Iraq and Afghanistan Veteran’s Association (IAVA), and a Master Trainer for Homefront Protective Group teaching across the country and abroad. As an international speaker/trainer, he is often sought out to provide services in the wake of significant critical incidents. Chris has worked with victims of numerous mass shootings (e.g., Pulse Night Club, Sandy Hook/Newtown, Virginia Tech, Virginia Beach…etc.)
Sgt. Scallon is currently a Training and Technical Assistance Consultant for the Office of Victims of Crimes (OVC TTAC). He is also on a team tasked with creating a nationally accepted CISM model with the IACP. Previously, a Vicarious Trauma Fellow with the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and Northeastern University working on a national grant from the U.S. Department of Justice-Office of Victims of Crimes, creating an evidence-based vicarious trauma toolkit for first responders (e.g. EMS, Fire, Law Enforcement, and Victim Advocates). He was recently selected to be the Chair person for the Peer Support portion of the National Consortium on Preventing Law Enforcement Suicide.
Chris is a U.S. Navy Veteran, served as a line officer in the Port Washington, NY Fire Department, Atlantic Hook & Ladder, Light and Heavy Rescue.
“Tact is the art of making a point without making an enemy.” -Isaac Newton
Hobbies: camping, continuing education, organization, and making memories
I was a firefighter/EMT, and really enjoyed my years in service. I began work in a hospital as a cardiovascular technologist/cardiac sonographer, specializing in heart catheterization/ECHO. After taking time off work to follow my goal of being a director of an orphanage/school in Bolivia, I decided to pursue a nursing license. During nursing school, I completed a rotation in a methadone clinic. The methadone clinic rotation was my first exposure to the SA community, which is where I witnessed the struggle and success of individuals working towards recovery.
I am passionate about the SA community, and liken the transformation to cooking an intricate meal. We start with the raw ingredients and add insight, sprinkled with tools. Then the whole pot is set to simmer, giving the client opportunity to practice and refine these new skills before discharge. Upon discharge, the client is clear of substances and equipped to use their tools/skills to navigate their path in recovery.
Doug Monda is a former undercover narcotics agent with the Cocoa Police Department, a city in Brevard County, Florida. He began his career in public safety in 2001.
In his second year of service, Doug joined the S.W.A.T. team, and subsequently attended Marine Scout Sniper Training, earning his certification with Blackwater. Doug spent 15 years on the Cocoa Police Department S.W.A.T. team, where he became a leader in tactical planning and leading.
During his service on S.W.A.T., his experience as a sniper and team leader played a critical role in the safety of teammates and success of countless missions.
During his career he has also worked with agencies consisting of D.E.A., F.B.I., ATF, Border Patrol, U.S. Marshalls Office, Department of Homeland Security and NASA. Doug’s training has earned him extraordinary success in the field.
In 2016, he was named Officer of the Year. Additionally, throughout his career, he earned many other awards for his hard work and dedication to the City of Cocoa.
After recovering from personal experience with depression and a failed attempt at suicide in 2013, Doug realized more needed to be done for first responders and their families dealing with career related mental health issues, and founded Survive First, Inc. Survive First provides assistance to any first responder and/or family member in need of mental health support.
Doug regularly travels to speak to departments, agencies, and academies, to provide education on first responders and mental health, and an intimate look into the life of a suicide survivor. Doug’s mission is to spread awareness about PTSD and suicide in first responders, hoping to break the stigma, so that help may be received before it is too late