Our admissions staff at Red Oak Recovery® specializes in effective intake interviews. By accurately assessing addiction severity and mental illness risk, our team assigns you or a loved one to the comprehensive care model designed for their individual needs. Most of our qualified admissions professionals have worked years in the field. Some even have experiential qualifications, which prove to be quite useful when interacting with those who seek freedom from addiction.
Admissions & Client Services Specialist
A New England native, Torry now calls Western North Carolina his home. He has lived in Asheville since 2001. With a degree in Adventure Education from Prescott College, he has been involved in traditional and therapeutic guiding roles. Regardless of who he works with he understands the transformative power that adventure experiences can offer to clients. As a member of the Admissions team, he offers hope and support to young adults suffering from the disease of addiction. Torry lives with his wife Hillary, and his two girls Autumn and Sophie. Yep, they’re awesome. He finds serenity through a morning coffee, a trail ride in Pisgah, an awesome meal, or chilling with his wife binging on Netflix episodes. As a diehard Pats, Sox, and Celtics fan he’ll be sure to remind you how wicked awesome his teams are, should you have forgotten.
Katie Bidwell, CSAC-I
Senior Admissions Counselor
Katie was born in Atlanta, Georgia. She loves the outdoors and enjoys Georgia Football. She graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in Biology. Katie is currently working towards getting her master’s degree in social work.
Having had her own struggles with addiction, Katie moved to Asheville for recovery, and has been sober since August 30, 2014. Treatment centers have played a vital role, and she is grateful for the experience, understanding the importance of asking for help and reaching out.
Katie has several years of experience working with clients in all phases of recovery. She has worked in direct care and now she is a part of the admissions team. Katie believes in recovery and her passion is helping families and their loved ones find support during difficult times. Recovery has brought happiness to Katie’s life and she wants to use her experience to help others find peace and serenity.
When Katie is not working you can find her watching Georgia football, trail running at Bent Creek, or being active in her 12 step community.
Todd Stebbing, CSAC-I, CAI
Admissions Counselor and Alumni Coordinator
Todd grew up in Richmond, VA and graduated from Old Dominion University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Outdoor Adventure Education. Todd has a passion for helping people and using the wilderness for therapeutic value. Todd has seen his own battle with addiction and arrived at Red Oak Recovery® in 2014 as a client. After his stay at Red Oak, he moved to Asheville, NC and continued with the Asheville 12 step community to better his life. Todd has worked for recovery aftercare centers, wilderness guiding, and is now thrilled to be back at Red Oak.
“My life is dedicated to helping other addicts and alcoholics achieve happiness and a full life through sobriety. Red Oak was a huge part in helping to get my life back together, which is why I came back to work here. I want to help clients understand that it is possible to live life without drugs and alcohol and to achieve a happy, joyous, and free life.” In his free time, you can find Todd out with friends seeing live music, on the river fly fishing and canoeing, at a 12 step meeting, or on a hike with his dog Gunther. Todd also likes to rock climb, snowboard, cook, play disc golf, ultimate Frisbee, and go swimming.
Carol Rose, MHDL
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.
In her spare time, Carol enjoys watching old movies, spending time with her husband of 37 35 years, Marty and being proud of her two grown daughters and seeing them thrive.
Maggie Cain, LPC-A
Clinical Outreach and Admissions Specialist
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. She is a Clinical Outreach Specialist for Red Oak Recovery® and The Willows. Her passion for helping the whole family heal will live on through her work at Red Oak Recovery® by sharing about ROR and The Willows 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.
Community Outreach Specialist
Tom has called North Carolina home ever since he moved from Fairfax Virginia, when he was four years old. He was raised in Chapel Hill, where oddly enough, he grew to love watching Duke basketball. After spending what seemed to be enough time in the “Triangle”, Tom took to the mountains of western North Carolina and studied Communication and Media studies at Appalachian State University. After falling in love with the healing power and tranquility of the Blue Ridge Mountains, he moved to Asheville and worked as a Systems Analyst. Several years of fixing printers, changing passwords and asking folks “have you turned it off and on yet?” past before Tom realized the work wasn’t for him. He then found his true path while working at Four Circles Recovery Center, a wilderness therapy program. There Tom found himself in many different roles and ultimately as the Director of Admissions and Utilization Review. Through personal and anecdotal experience, Tom’s passion for people has compelled him to help others on their personal journey through recovery. He feels that everyone should work to understand themselves and discover where their individual happiness lies. Outside of work you can find Tom reading a book in Carrier Park, hiking with friends, playing basketball at the local YMCA or soaking up a documentary on Netflix at home with his two cats.