Red Oak Recovery’s administrative staff has a passion for helping others. While many of them understand the healing power of fresh air in a rejuvenating, comforting setting, the addiction, trauma, and mental health recovery field requires people who truly care about others. Without their hard work and dedication, Red Oak Recovery wouldn’t be the successful treatment center it is today.
Christa is a Western North Carolina native, attending Asheville-Buncombe Technical College after high school. She has spent her career working in different facets of healthcare. Christa brings years of diverse experience to her role, she is well versed in billing and insurance, and serves as a notary for the state of North Carolina.
Christa began her career with Red Oak Recovery several years ago, eager to succeed as the Financial Coordinator and was promoted to Finance Manager. She is grateful to be a resource for families on their collective recovery journey, assisting throughout treatment, and after, to ease apprehension and ensure the financial process is a smooth one.
Christa enjoys keeping every animal she finds, good coffee, spending time with her kids and fur babies, kayaking, and traveling to new places.
Elmer moved to Asheville, NC in 2021. Although a native of Illinois, the change of scenery is very awe-inspiring. He has a degree in accounting from Eureka College, and a Master of Accountancy from Illinois State University. Having taught college courses for 28 years, he finds it fulfilling to “put into practice what I teach”. He also has a background working in hospitality for the past 10 years in customer service.
Elmer began his time with Red Oak Recovery at the end of 2022 as a Finance Assistant and became our Finance Coordinator in June of 2023. He is considered compassionate, diplomatic, and known for the occasional “dad joke” with co-workers. When communicating with client families, his skills and knowledge are useful to answer questions, while being caring and empathetic to their circumstances.
Elmer enjoys spending time with his wife and fur babies. He likes staying connected with family and traveling to see them for that nostalgic visit to Illinois.