Our enrollment staff at Red Oak Recovery® specializes in serving clients and families in need. By accurately assessing addiction severity, trauma, and mental illness risk, our team assigns you or a loved one to the comprehensive care model designed for their individual needs to ensure that Red Oak Recovery® provides the best care for your loved one.

Maggie Cain

Maggie Cain, LCMHCA

Director of Business Development

Maggie’s first home was in the great state of Texas. Collegiate tennis and a full scholarship sent her to Arkansas. There she found her first career and love for helping people. Her first job landed her in the nonprofit fundraising sector. For thirteen years she was blessed with getting to raise awareness and much-needed funds for children and families seeking support, hope, and love through programs for psychiatric, emotional, and behavioral care in Arkansas. After earning her Masters in Mental Health and Clinical Counseling in 2016 from Southern Arkansas University, she became a Licensed Associate Counselor in Arkansas and recently (2018) transferred her license to North Carolina as a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate.

Additionally, for fourteen months beginning in December 2016, Maggie provided part-time counseling for Bradford Health Services IOP of Little Rock. Working with the clients and their families at Bradford Health Services was equally fulfilling and joyful as connecting donors to changing lives of others through their financial gifts. That experience, and her love of helping people, led her to a desire to stay in addiction treatment. Maggie found herself seeking through the clients’ strengths and desires for help to be a part of a team that feels the same passion for helping and ensures every client an opportunity to succeed.

Maggie’s biggest strength is that she finds daily happiness in helping others and connecting others to that feeling of joy. Her passion for helping the whole family heal will live on through her work at Red Oak Recovery by sharing about our programs to clinicians, treatment programs, and families.

Maggie could not be happier to now live in Arden, with her husband, and to explore this beautiful state by foot and kayak.

Carol Rose

Carol Rose, MHDL CARC ITC-1

Collegiate and Community Outreach Specialist

Carol earned her Master’s in Counseling from UNC Charlotte. Her degree has taught her the importance of being a good listener and building a trusting relationship whether she is working with the individual asking for help, a family member, or a mental health professional. Carol believes that during a time of crisis, trust is paramount to find a good place to heal.

Carol was the founding coordinator for The Collegiate Recovery Program at UNC Charlotte, a program offering support to students in early recovery, it was there that she developed her own trusting relationships with her community in order to grow the program. Carol also brings personal experience with addiction within her own family, which she shares to offer hope to families in need. Her personal experience allows her to empathize and explain the journey a family will take not only while at Red Oak, but beyond. Helping families find continued support within their community is a big part of Carol’s job as a Collegiate and Clinical Outreach Specialist. She has received additional training as a Certified Addiction Recovery Coach(CARC) and uses the CRAFT and Invitation to Change models of support when helping families.

In her spare time, Carol enjoys watching old movies, spending time with her husband of 42 years, Marty and being proud of her two grown daughters and seeing them thrive.

Sam Hayes

Sam Hayes, CADC-I

Business Development

Bio coming soon!

Dan O Gorman

Dan O’Gorman

Outreach Coordinator

Bio coming soon!

Jimmy Carter

Jimmy Carter

Outreach Coordinator

Bio coming soon!

Josh Gunalda

Josh Gunalda

Admissions Director

Josh has over 21 years of experience working directly with clients and families in mental health and substance abuse treatment programs. Josh understands that it is through direct and professional collaboration that many families find the support they need. Josh is willing to work tirelessly for clients and family members to support them through these difficult decisions. Josh’s journey began in a direct care role with adolescents in an experiential therapeutic program where he was propelled in the direction of service and education. From there, Josh was granted the opportunity to take his skills and experience to assist in developing and opening a new young adult substance abuse and mental health treatment program where he served as a program director for several years. During this time, Josh facilitated countless family orientations and workshops gaining invaluable insight into the broader needs of the clients he served, specifically the importance of family system support and education. Aiming to expand his impact on those in need, and to fulfill his passion for helping others, Josh accepted a position in an admissions department supporting four separate facilities. This experience offered tremendous experience with a wide range of clients from all over the world. Josh accepted the director of admissions role for one of these programs where he served for over 9 years. Josh has since served as the director of admissions for two additional facilities. Josh has worked alongside treatment professionals throughout his career, including therapists, psychologists, interventionists, therapeutic consultants, sober escorts, and community leaders.
Josh is a proud father of two active and amazing boys. Becoming a father was one of the most rewarding positions he could have asked for. Seeing his boys grow and experience life is a great pleasure for Josh, each and every day.

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Doug Carter, CADC

Admissions Manager

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Wesley Culpepper

Wesley Culpepper

Senior Admissions Counselor

Wesley Culpepper grew up in Columbus, GA where he enjoyed playing sports and spending time outdoors. In high school, he began to struggle with addiction and was sent to boarding school, where his substance use only escalated. After multiple attempts in college and bouncing around between treatment centers, he finally gained the willingness to accept help from others. In June 2017, Wesley moved to Asheville and began his journey to obtain long term sobriety. Now, he is active in the recovery community and is living a fulfilling life helping others achieve sobriety.
Wesley has worked in several different roles within the treatment industry including direct care, case management, family communication, operations, and now enrollment. This experience helped him to develop a desire for working closely with families of loved ones in treatment, which led him to join the enrollment team at Red Oak Recovery®. Wesley has also recently completed the ARISE® 3.5-Day Comprehensive Care with Invitational Intervention® Workshop and will soon begin supervision to become a Certified ARISE® Interventionist. Wesley is passionate about helping young people who are struggling and showing them that they can accomplish anything if they are willing to ask for help and accept it.

Wesley spends his free time enjoying all that Asheville has to offer. You can often find him running long distances, hiking, and camping with his wife Nancy and their dog Etta. Wesley also enjoys mountain biking in Bent Creek and paddle boarding along the French Broad. Wesley and Nancy are also expecting a child in the spring and are looking forward to this new chapter in their life.

Kelsey Mansfield

Kelsey Mansfield

Admissions Counselor

Kelsey grew up in Greensboro, North Carolina as the youngest of three children within a close-knit family system. She began to struggle with the complexity of addiction and other co-occurring disorders at the age of 17. This would begin a 10-year struggle as the result being many lost jobs, homes, and most acutely her sense of purpose. Kelsey came to Asheville in 2019 when she first went to treatment and ended up finding healing, peace, and a fermented stability that she never thought possible.

Kelsey has served within various roles at Red Oak ranging from direct care as a shift supervisor, alumni coordinator, sober living founder, and later transitioning into her current admissions role. She is passionate in the belief that one is truly never without hope, and the debris that stems from our past can always be repaired. Through her work with majorly women, Kelsey has found meaning within humor, commonalities, and the breaking down of barriers that can culturally separate us from one another. She is currently working towards her CADC and returning to school in hopes of becoming a family therapist.

When Kelsey is not working, you can find her spending time with her labradoodle-dachshund mix named Dox, getting coffee with friends, or watching documentaries.

Christopher Taylor

Chris Taylor

Admissions Counselor

Chris grew up in Atlanta, GA where he enjoyed playing football and lacrosse throughout high school. Chris then attended Georgia College and Georgia State University and graduated in 2014 with a degree in Outdoor Education with a minor in Psychology. He planned to work in wilderness therapy, but life took him in another direction, where he was a service manager for a pest control company in the greater Atlanta area.
Struggling with his own mental health issues and going through treatment, he wanted to find a way to give back to those that are struggling. This landed him in Asheville where he initially worked as a house manager for a local aftercare. Chris then began his journey with Red Oak as a recovery support specialist at The Willows at Red Oak Recovery shortly after. He also served as a team supervisor before joining the admissions team. While at The Willows he was able to lead groups on backpacking trips and experiential activities and share his love for the outdoors.
Outside of work, you can find Chris enjoying a round of disc golf, rock climbing, and spending some quality time with his partner and dog.

Ashley Egeland

Ashley Egeland, CADC-I

Director of Marketing and Alumni Relations

Ashley joined the Red Oak family in July 2017. Since this time, she has worn many hats in the company; Marketing Coordinator, Recovery Support Specialist, Women’s Team Lead, Admissions Director, Alumni Coordinator, and now, our Director of Marketing & Alumni Relations.
Ashley was born and raised in the suburb of Littleton, Colorado. In 2016, she made her way across the country and entered our women’s program. She is a proud Columbine shooting survivor and a powerful woman in recovery. Today, she continues to support other survivors of mass shootings and addiction to be a guide to those in need.
In her free time, she loves to dance, write, paint, play volleyball, and enjoy the beautiful trails and rivers that surround Asheville. She is currently in school with the hopes of one day being able to dive into the world of research around collective trauma. Her bucket list shifts and changes every day, 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.