Unlike many other treatment centers, we aren’t run by businessmen. Instead, every member of our team, from the leadership to our treatment staff are clinicians. We have training and education in holistic and evidence-based therapies, which can support your recovery. Learn about our leadership team today, then call our North Carolina treatment center at 866.457.7590.

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

President & Founder

Treatment Staff: Jack Kline, President and FounderJack has more than 30 years of experience in dealing with mental health, substance use disorders, recovery trauma, and the array of co-occurring mental health issues that go along with it. He also has extensive training in 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
  • Certified Trauma Therapist – 2 Internationally Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor

Jack has specialized training in the following areas:

  • Substance use
  • Addiction/recovery issues
  • Trauma
  • 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 six other highly regarded programs in the field of adventure therapy substance use field focusing in the substance use field, 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 and adolescents. The needs of the clients that he sees continually change, and so he believes our treatment team and program offerings must continually evolve.

Jack believes in an integrative approach that deals with the underlying emotional issues that are simultaneously present with chemical dependency substance use disorders. Consequently, he uses a holistic, strengths-based orientation that empowers clients 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, personal empowerment, character development, and the underlying principles of self-respect, respect for others, and self-discipline.

Mick Masterson, CADC

Vice President of Operations

Treatment Staff: Mick Masterson, Executive Director & FounderMick brings over 10 years of experience in mental health and substance use treatment. He has served in positions as direct care, admissions, transitional living management, program development and management, and operations. Currently, in his role as Vice President of Operations, Mick works to ensure Red Oak Recovery programs continue to offer quality and effective programming to our clients, with the highest standards of safety and accountability. Through effective recruitment, training and mentorship Mick ensures that Red Oak Recovery employs the most qualified and compassionate staff to deliver impactful and effective clinical and holistic treatment services.

Mick draws upon his own experience in recovery to connect with our clients and share his experience strength and hope. He is a firm believer that anyone and everyone can recover and works tirelessly to ensure that our clients are given the love, support, and tools they need to achieve the changes they seek in their lives.

Mick is a dedicated and grateful father of three girls. He spends his time away from work with his partner Carrie, their daughters, dogs, cats, chickens, and bees enjoying the beauty of Western North Carolina and the gifts that his life of recovery has provided.

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

Vice President of Marketing

Meg Nygren joins the team as the Vice President of Marketing for Red Oak Recovery® programs. Her vast experience includes working in the marketing and business development arena, strategic planning, leadership development, 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 enjoys working with families and professionals to help deliver solutions for customized treatment and long-lasting, sustainable recovery for those struggling with substance use, trauma, and mental health issues. Meg is a Certified ARISE Interventionist, Level II and a Certified Trauma Professional, Level I.

On her downtime, you can find Meg exploring the many things to do in beautiful Western North Carolina with her husband. Eric and miniature pinscher, Romeo.

Lynn Wadsworth, MS, LCMHCS, LCAS, CCS, CTT-1

Director of Clinical Services – Red Oak Recovery® Programs

Lynn is a dually-licensed clinician in the state of North Carolina as a Mental Health Counselor and an Addictions Specialist. She has over 25 years of experience working with adolescents, young adults, and their families. Lynn came to ROR seven years ago and created the family program and has since served as Clinical Director, Executive Director, and now, Director of Clinical Services for all Red Oak Recovery® programs. She is also a licensed Substance Abuse and Mental Health supervisor.
Prior to her work at Red Oak, Lynn held a variety of leadership roles throughout her clinical career in various fields and settings, including HIV/AIDS, therapeutic boarding school, adolescent intensive outpatient program, wilderness programs, and hospital inpatient unit.
Lynn’s areas of clinical experience include:

  • Addiction Therapy
  • EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing)
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)
  • Polyvagal Therapy
  • Attachment-focused Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy

Lynn brings to this work a deep understanding and empathy for individuals and families in crisis. Lynn says her primary goal in this role is “to support the ongoing growth, development, and clinical expertise across all Red Oak Recovery® programs.” Lynn has a lifelong commitment to creating the best possible therapeutic relationship with all clients and families in order to create lasting healthy change in their lives.

Shane Applegate

Executive Director

“When you come to a fork in the road, take it” – Yogi Berra. While this may or may not be an authentic Yogiism, Shane has authentically been committed to working in experiential and therapeutic programs since the late 80’s. With several years of experience in multiple roles at camps and boarding schools, Shane has now worked in the young adult substance abuse field for fourteen years.

Experience in the substance abuse field for Shane has led to several key roles and trainings, which aids him greatly in understanding the support and needs for families and their loved ones seeking help. From the impact of an intervention process on a family, to setting realistic expectations for the treatment process, Shane always strives to provide compassionate service to each situation.

Shane’s knowledge of professional resources nationwide helps him greatly in connecting families with qualified resources as they navigate the move towards recovery solutions. Shane has tremendous passion for helping young adults find the new directions they are needing at a critical time in their life, doing so with great respect for all the struggles they are facing.

A native of Kansas, Shane is a graduate of Kansas State University in Public Relations. Shane and his wife have now lived in Asheville for more than 20 years, raising two boys and family fully integrated into the joys of living in Western North Carolina.

Paul Weaver, MS, LCMHCS, LCAS, CCS

Clinical Director

With a Master’s 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.

Brady Schroer, DO

Psychiatrist & Addictionologist

Dr. Brady Schroer obtained his Bachelor of Science in Biopsychology with an emphasis in Chemistry. He attended medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences. After medical school, he completed his general psychiatry residency at an internationally known psychiatric clinic. Dr. Schroer later worked in a large hospital setting for five years as a psychiatric hospitalist taking care of geriatric patients, caring for patients with psychiatric issues on the medical floors and ICU (intensive care units), detoxifying clients from alcohol and benzodiazepines, ECT treatment for depression, and served as Medical Director and Chief of Psychiatry.

Dr. Schroer moved to Western North Carolina in 2007 to become the Medical Director of the inpatient psychiatric unit and the detoxification unit at one of the areas top hospitals and served for seven years in that capacity. Most recently, he has been seeing clients ages 15 and over in sober living environments, residential treatments, and other outpatient settings.

He has vast experience from all different perspectives of addiction treatment and knows what it is like to be a family member of someone struggling with addiction. Dr. Schroer views addiction as a poor coping mechanism for past emotional pain and believes that the emotional pain that breeds hatred, anger, and resentment is what keeps us sick and looking for substances and behaviors to “numb it”. He is extremely compassionate and prefers to educate clients about their illness. He has learned a lot from the clients he has treated and uses that knowledge to help others move into a peaceful life.

Dr. Schroer is a Christian, loves car racing, golf, photography, and being out in the great outdoors. He feels especially fortunate to call Asheville his home!