Jack Kline, MS, LPCS, LCAS, CCS, CTT-2, MAC

President & Founder

Treatment Staff: Jack Kline, President and FounderJack has more than 25 years of experience dealing with mental health, substance abuse, recovery, and the array of co-occurring mental health issues that go along with it. He also has extensive training with depression, bipolar disorder, gender identity issues, family issues, grief and trauma, conduct disorder, and developmental issues pertaining to adolescents and young adults. Jack holds a Masters degree in Mental Health Counseling as well as the following six clinical licenses and certifications:

  • Licensed Professional Counselor
  • Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor
  • Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist
  • Certified Clinical Supervisor
  • Nationally Certified Counselor
  • Internationally Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor

Jack has specialized training in the following areas:

  • Substance abuse
  • Addiction/recovery issues
  • 12-Step facilitation
  • Advanced relapse prevention therapy
  • Attachment disorders including Reactive Attachment Disorder
  • Sexual abuse
  • Marriage and family therapy
  • Adventure based counseling
  • Systemic family interventions
  • Clinical supervision

He has designed and helped open 4 other highly regarded programs in the field of adventure therapy focusing on substance abuse, mental health, and addiction treatment. He has provided care in both private-practice settings and the public sector. He presents nationally at various conferences on cutting edge treatment for young adults. The needs of the clients that he sees continually change, and so he believes treatment programs must continually evolve.

Jack believes in an integrative approach that deals with the underlying emotional issues that are simultaneously present with chemical dependency. Consequently, he uses a holistic, strengths-based orientation that empowers patients to develop their inherent talents, skills, and resources.

Additionally, as a Black Belt in American Kenpo, Jack instructs Red Oak Recovery® clients in self-defense, character development, and the underlying principles of self-respect, respect for others, and self-discipline.

Mark Oerther, CSAC-I, CTP-1

Director of Business Development & Founder

Admissions Team: Mark Oerther, Director of Admissions, Referral Relations & FounderWith over 16 years of experience in the industries of mental health, substance abuse, and recovery, Mark is a veteran of healthcare program development and marketing. His roles have included admissions, business development, direct care and supervision in therapeutic settings, and therapeutic program management. He has also helped start and run three highly regarded therapeutic adventure programs around the country.

Mark’s greatest accomplishment is getting sober. There was a time when addiction controlled his life. With much support from his family and others in recovery, he was able to break the cycle of addiction at the age of 21. It has now become his mission to give this gift of recovery to others. He believes there is hope for every young adult, that they—and their families—may find a new life. To quote his favorite line from the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous, “It works, it really does.”

Mark is married to Jackie and has a son, David and a Dog named Murray. He is a huge Philadelphia Eagles fan. He also attempts to play golf (poorly).

Mick Masterson, CSAC

Executive Director & Founder

Treatment Staff: Mick Masterson, Executive Director & FounderA native of Upstate New York, Mick arrived to the mountains of Western North Carolina in 2008 seeking a new way of life. It was in the Blue Ridge Mountains that he found a new purpose, and was able to break his own cycle of addiction. Mick now devotes much of his time to serving others on their own journey so that they too may find the peace that recovery brings.

Mick is a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor with several years of experience working with young adults. He has served in positions as direct care, admissions, management of transitional living and primary treatment facilities, and field director for a wilderness therapy program.

Mick now uses his years of experience to ensure that Red Oak Recovery® employs the most qualified and compassionate staff, and provides the most impactful therapeutic programming available. While away from Red Oak, he can often be found exploring the trails, waterfalls, and hidden swimming holes of these mountains with his partner Carrie, their two daughters, and their two dogs.

Paul Weaver, MS, LPC, LCAS, CTT-2

Clinical Director

Clinical Team: Paul Weaver, Clinical DirectorWith a Masters in Professional Counseling from Georgia State University, Paul has worked extensively with Emerging Adults in both hospital and outpatient settings, largely focusing on the client with co-occurring substance use and psychiatric disorders. Being deeply influenced by the work of Carl Rogers, Viktor Frankl, and Carl Jung, Paul tends to focus on themes of autonomy and power, identity formation, and meaning and purpose in his work with clients. Paul brings to Red Oak Recovery® experience and interest in clinical rehabilitation program development and training.

Paul and his wife’s passion for the outdoors and for sustainability drew them to the Asheville area. Working at Red Oak enables Paul to continue to focus on his work with Emerging Adults and explore his interests in Eco and Adventure Therapy. When not working, Paul, his wife, and their two young children spend much of their time camping, hiking, and enjoying the serenity of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Lynn Wadsworth, MS, LPC, LCAS, CTT-1

Clinical Director, Family Therapist

Clinical Team: Lynn Wadsworth, Clinical Director and Family TherapistLynn is licensed as a professional counselor and an addictions specialist. She holds a Master’s degree in mental health counseling from Western Carolina University. Lynn has worked with adolescents, young adults, and families for over 20 years and has received advanced training in the area of Internal Family Systems Therapy and Emotionally Focused Family Therapy.

Lynn’s career has included work in a variety of treatment settings, including residential treatment centers, therapeutic wilderness programs, inpatient hospitalization, youth detention centers, and intensive outpatient programs. Her experience also includes managing several adolescent addiction treatment programs, as well as providing psychiatric assessments in hospital emergency rooms.

Recently, Lynn’s primary professional focus has been providing support, coaching, and family therapy to families with a child in a residential treatment program. Lynn brings to this work a deep understanding and empathy for parents in crisis. One of her goals is to create a safe and supportive therapeutic relationship with all parents in order to improve the overall health of the relationships in their families.

When she isn’t working with families, Lynn loves spending time with friends and family and indulging her obsession with fabric and art.

Jim Norconk

Compliance Manager

Operations Team: Jim NorconkJim Norconk earned his Bachelor’s degree at the University of Central Florida in Political Science and went on to earn a Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Springfield College. He is a Certified Addictions Professional and has worked in various roles in addiction treatment programs including Primary Therapist, Clinical Director and Operations Director. He has taken lead roles in multiple substance abuse treatment facility start- ups and has, most recently, been consulting for treatment facilities assisting with licensing, quality assurance, policy and procedure, marketing, admissions and team development.

Jim is a Blues music fan, plays guitar and enjoys spending with his wife and two boys.

Becca Vines

Operations Director, The Willows at Red Oak Recovery®

Addiction Program Guides: Becca Vines, Operations Director of the Willows at Red Oak RecoveryBecca received a Bachelor’s of Science in Recreation Management from Appalachian State University. She comes to the Willows at Red Oak Recovery® with over 10 years of experience in the wilderness and adventure therapy industry. Becca has spent most of her time serving in leadership and teaching roles and was also a field instructor for two years. She is a WFR and certified NCI instructor.

Becca is dedicated to serving others and believes in the healing power of nature and exercise. Becca enjoys working with young women and helping them find their voice and self-confidence. She was drawn to the Willows because of the holistic approach used with the clients as well as the diverse outdoor activities. Becca enjoys working with a team that is collaborative and passionate about the service they provide.

Becca grew up in Connecticut and moved to North Carolina for college. Her love of backpacking started when she went on an Outward Bound course in Montana. In her free time she enjoys hiking with her husband and three dogs, traveling, and running marathons.

Theresa Cole

Finance and Human Resources Manager

Theresa is originally from Oklahoma. She received her AS in Accounting from Rose State University. Theresa has lived in Hickory, North Carolina for the last 26 years. She and her husband Darren have raised their children there and enjoy seeing their grandchildren. In their spare time, both of them enjoy gardening and being outdoors.

Theresa comes to Red Oak Recovery with over 30 years of accounting and Human Resource management experiences. Theresa has owned her own business and has worked in the medical, manufacturing, and retail HVAC industries.

Theresa has spent the last few years working as the CFO of a medical practice in Hickory, NC. In this practice she worked closely with patients and insurance companies assisting with financial records, billing, and customer support as well as managing finances. Her understanding of finances and insurance issues along with her background in human resources will make her transition into our Client Financial Services Manager/Human Resources Manager a smooth one.

Meg N. Nygren, CAI-II, CTP-I

Director of Marketing & Admissions at The Willows

Meg Nygren re-joins the team as the Director of Marketing and Admissions at The Willows.  Her vast experience ranges within the marketing and business development arena and working with families, clients, and referral sources during the admissions process and throughout their treatment stay.  She also has experience with regards to operations, regulation, and compliance in a prior role with Red Oak Recovery.

Meg delivers a high standard of excellence and offers a collaborative team spirit with those she works with.  She looks forward to continuing to work with families and professionals to help deliver solutions for customized treatment and long-lasting, sustainable recovery for those struggling with substance use and mental health issues.  Meg is a Certified ARISE Interventionist, Level II and a Certified Trauma Professional, Level I.

On her down time, you can find Meg exploring the many things to do in Western North Carolina with her husband and miniature pincher, Romeo.