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 recovery field seemed like a good fit. Without their hard work and dedication, Red Oak Recovery® wouldn’t be the successful addiction treatment center it is today.

Theresa Cole

Director of Finance and Human Resources

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.

Jonathan Prince

Human Resources Associate

Administration Staff: Jonathan Prince, Human Resources AssociateJonathan fell in love with Western North Carolina while attending Montreat College where he holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. Through his wife’s recovery, Jonathan has witnessed the healing power of being surrounded by the peace found within nature. He was drawn to Red Oak Recovery® through his strong desire to serve the community he loves. Jonathan is honored to work alongside the Red Oak family and use his passion, dedication, and attention to detail to help create positive change through our young adult rehab programs.

Jonathan’s inspiration comes from his wife, Megan, and two sweet Siberian Huskies, Sakari and Yakoné. He enjoys hiking the beautiful WNC Mountains and appreciates the serenity and simplicity of being outdoors.

He looks forward to welcoming you to Red Oak Recovery®!

Mitchell Schlumbrecht

Client Financial Services Specialist

A native of New Orleans, Mitchell moved to Asheville in 2004. He comes to Red Oak Recovery® having studied accounting at the University of New Orleans and has over 30 years of accounting experience. Mitchell is married and has a fulfilling life as a father to his two sons.

Ailsa Bennett

Human Resource Associate, Part-Time

Ailsa Bennett earned her Bachelor’s degree in Global Studies with minors in Hispanic and Germanic Studies from UNC-Chapel Hill. She is a Hendersonville native who spent the past two years working in various non-profit organizations in Austin, Texas before deciding to move back to Western North Carolina. Ailsa loves learning about others’ lives and cultures, serving the community, and making people feel appreciated and special. In her free time she enjoys coloring, learning foreign languages, being outdoors, and spending time with her family.

Ashley Egeland

Administrative and Marketing Planner/Alumni Coordinator

Ashley was born and raised in the suburb of Littleton, Colorado. At the age of 23, her addiction completely took over her life. She spent 10 years attempting to balance a normal life and a life of using. Finally, in 2016, she came to believe there was a better life out there and she landed herself at Red Oak ready to begin the work on both her trauma and her addiction. Her journey continued through other programs in the recovery community and had since led her back to Asheville with a passion to offer strength to others struggling to understand their addiction and who have experienced trauma. She has many years in the administrative field and is excited to begin a career at the program where she began her recovery.

In her free time, Ashley, loves to dance, write, paint, play volleyball and enjoy the beautiful trails and rivers that surround Asheville. Her bucket list has increased because of her new life in recovery, but if you asked her what her perfect day would be, she would describe it as spending a day laughing with her parents and siblings about their days growing up together in Colorado.

Dawn Shannon

Administrative Specialist

Dawn graduated from Young Harris College with an Outdoor Leadership degree and a Biology minor. Since graduating she has worked with SOAR, an experiential education program for students with ADHD, as both a Field Instructor and a Course Director. After traveling the country for seven months, Dawn chose to return to Asheville, NC. She wants to make a difference with her work and enjoys helping others. Dawn was happy to jump into the role of Administrative Specialist with Red Oak Recovery®. Her experience with direct care and logistical coordination makes Dawn a great fit to the Red Oak team.

In her free time, Dawn enjoys hitting the trail with her adventure cat, swimming, photography, and live music.