Staff

Meet The Back2Basics Team

The staff at Back2Basics is made up of individuals who are diverse, creative and recovery focused. Out team brings to the table both professional expertise and personal experience to help those who are addicted to drugs and/or alcohol. Our experts are licensed and credentialed professionals, the majority of whom actively participate in 12-step recovery, and supported by team members who have a heart to help those who need recovery. Back2Basics’ staff know how to bring hope, joy and reconnection to a seemingly hopeless situation. Our team is committed to successful addiction recovery for each individual. Our focus is to help our clients learn how to enjoy life without drugs and alcohol through our signature outdoor adventure recovery program.

CEO & Founder

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Roy J. DuPrez, MEd

Throughout his academic and professional career, Roy J. DuPrez, MEd has worked with a multitude of young adults and at risk youth. He has done an extensive amount of work with Flagstaff community organizations, such as Americorps, The Indigo Movement Inc., Weed and Seed Community Development and The Guidance Center Adolescent Unit. Roy co-founded and developed various community programs that focus on academia, life skills and personal development, community and cultural awareness as well as drug abuse prevention and alcohol abuse prevention and rehabilitation. Roy’s professional career has taken him through the classroom, the outdoors, jails, juvenile, adult drug and alcohol treatment centers for 20 plus years. He has been a resident of Flagstaff for 35 years – as an NAU graduate, professional, and father.

Executive and Administrative Team

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Francisco Rendon – Executive Director

Francisco Rendon graduated from Northern Arizona University with a Bachelor’s in Psychology. In 1999, he began his professional career working in community mental health. During that time he worked with children and families dealing with severe to mild mental health concerns. He experienced working the full range of personality and mental health disorders and was responsible in providing services to provide stabilization. From 2005 to 2013, he worked for Child Protective Services as a child abuse investigator and a reunification specialist. He then joined Back2Basics as the Program Director and as an opportunity to mentor to young men that are lost and in need of direction. Francisco believes that our greatest strength at B2B is not that we have the right answers, but we are fearless in asking the right questions.

Credentials:

Bachelor of Psychology – Northern Arizona University

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Dr. Natalie Randolph, LMSW, DBH – Clinical Director

Dr. Natalie Randolph has been working within the Social Work profession for 17 years within a variety of settings, including a private outpatient substance abuse agency. Dr. Randolph currently serves at risk youth within an alternative high school setting, targeting maladaptive coping skills; she has experience working with individuals, groups, couples, as well as families. Additionally, she also serves as an adjunct professor through Northern Arizona University’s Sociology and Social Work Department. Dr. Randolph completed her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work at Northern Arizona University in 2000, while her Master’s degree in Social Work was received in 2005 from Arizona State University. Furthermore, she completed her Doctorate in Behavioral Health in 2016 through Arizona State University.

Credentials:

Bachelor of Social Work Northern Arizona University
Masters, Social Work and Doctorate, Behavior Health Arizona State University

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Julia Roberts – Finance & Personnel

Julia assists with both the bookkeeping and finance functions and works closely with the executive team to ensure all accounting and quality control is in place. She also oversees our Personnel and Admissions processes and maintains all records, filings and agency reporting on behalf of Back2Basics and for specific individual clients’ needs.

Clinical And Parent Support Professionals

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Dr. Teresa Buot-Smith – Medical Director Psychiatrist

Dr. Teresa Buot-Smith discovered her love for the sciences as an undergraduate at the University of Arizona, where she majored in Biochemistry. Afterwards, she completed her medical training at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, where she served as the Vice President of the local chapter of the American Medical Students Association, the Coordinator of the National Geriatric Task Force, and the Student Body Vice-Chair of the Honors and Awards Committee. After medical school, Dr. Buot-Smith completed her residency in Psychiatry at the Banner — University Medical Center Phoenix (formerly Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center). She has done presentations on Dual Diagnoses, Outpatient Detoxification and Closed Head Injuries.

Today, Dr. Buot-Smith operates a highly successful private Psychiatry practice, which she opened in 1994. She also currently serves as the Medical Director at Mark Allen Foundation, an adult behavioral health residential facility in Phoenix, Arizona. Her practice focuses on sensitivity, patience, communication, acceptance, and understanding, and she takes pride in her holistic, compassionate, and humanitarian approach to patient care.

In her free time, Dr. Buot-Smith enjoys spending time with her family and friends, cooking, crafting, traveling and walking.

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Keelyn Riley, LMSW – Primary Therapist

Keelyn began her work in mental health while completing her Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work at the University of Georgia in 1994. At that time Keelyn’s specialty was family intervention and adolescent treatment. In 1997 Keelyn began deep studies in somatic based therapies in Flagstaff, Arizona. Keelyn is a pioneer in the mind-body health community with a specialty in Yoga Therapy and Mindfulness.
Keelyn began work at Back2Basics Outdoor Adventures in 2009. She served as primary therapist and clinical director for the 11 years. While serving as Clinical Director she played a pivotal role in developing the clinical component of Back2Basics treatment model. Returning from 3 years of sabbatical full of adventure and travel, Keelyn has returned to Back2Basics. “I am excited to be part of the clinical team with new insights and offerings” Keelyn Riley. Keelyn’s therapeutic approach is integrative and holistic while emphasizing the importance of practical tools and personal insight. She enjoys working with families and has a special interest in the topic of Family Recovery.

For fun, Keelyn enjoys being active in the outdoors, fitness, gardening and writing unpublished books:).

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Brad Jones, LMSW – Primary Therapist

Brad has worked in the mental health profession for over eight year in various capacities. Brad started his career in the field after completing Back2Basics in 2013 and desiring an opportunity to give back. Brad worked at Back2Basics for five years primarily focusing on the transition phase of the program, helping clients reintegrate back into life and society. Since then Brad has gained experience working in public social work in Skid Row in downtown Los Angeles prior to returning to substance abuse treatment. Brad excels working with individuals who have been failed by traditional modalities and struggle to implement recovery into their lives.

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Joseph McNamara, MSW – Primary Therapist

Joseph McNamara is an alumnus of the Back 2 Basics program, 2016. Since beginning his journey in recovery, Joe achieved his undergraduate degree from Northern Arizona University where he graduated Summa Cum Laud and went on to obtain a master’s degree in Social Work. Since 1018, Joe has been working in the field of substance abuse helping guide others through recovery and achieve lasting success. Joe, in his current capacity as a Recovery Coach for Back 2 Basics, utilizes his intimate personal knowledge, as well as his professional and academic experience to help individuals navigate issues around substance abuse and recovery.  Joe is in the process of obtaining his LCSW.

Bethanie Stevenson, Primary Therapist

Bethanie’s holistic approach to emotional health values each person’s unique circumstances, experiences, gifts and strengths. Honoring the mind / body / spirit connection in healing and recovery is central to her approach. Bethanie brings a strong trauma and emotional regulation focus with her extensive training in EMDR and Brainspotting. As a Marriage and Family Therapist, believing in the importance for individuals to have healthy connections to family, friends, community, and civic engagements is integral in supporting the men at Back2Basics.

In addition to a Masters Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Evangelic Seminary, Bethanie holds additional training in Dialectic Behavioral Therapy, Autism Spectrum Disorder, LGBTQ+ issues, Sandtray, Gottman Relationship Training, EFT, and Experiential modalities. Bethanie loves to integrate movement and the outdoors into her sessions. 

Bethanie, originally from the east coast who moved to Northern Arizona after being smitten with the scenery.  She is a vocalist and avid hiker with a love for interior design, coffee, and houseplants. She now resides in Flagstaff with her hubby, three teenage kiddos, and two (spoiled) rescue pups. Bethanie is always in search of a new pair of Nikes to add to her collection.

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Noah Shumpert, Family Therapy

Noah is a seasoned professional with over 56 years of experience in the mental health and substance abuse field. His passion lies in supporting families who are dealing with a struggling loved one, providing them with the necessary skills and tools to build healthy patterns of relating.

Noah’s expertise extends to clarifying family roles, supporting individual family members, and developing loving boundaries within relationship. His approach is rooted in compassion, understanding, and respect, which has proven to be effective in helping families navigate through their unique challenges.

Throughout his extensive career, Noah has worked in a variety of mental health programs, catering to different age groups. This diverse experience has equipped him with a broad understanding of mental health issues across the lifespan.

Noah’s greatest joy comes from seeing the transformation in the families he supports. His commitment to his work is unwavering, and he continues to dedicate his life to helping others find their path to healing and recovery.

Abby Chan Staff

Abby Chan, RDN, RYN – Food & Nutrition Director

Abby Chan, RDN, RYT is a board certified Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, with over a decade of coaching, yoga teaching, and nutrition experience. She combines these passions to help her clients build strength, resiliency, and optimal health. Food is more than fuel, it is also culture, family, a vital part of life. This is why she focuses on intuitive eating and mindfulness with food to feed the body as a whole. Food should taste great, feel great, and should support a busy lifestyle in the real world. She blends cutting-edge nutritional science with proven behavioral change strategies to help her clients to develop lifelong, transformational nutritional habits.

Abby received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition and Dietetics at Arizona State University, completed her Dietetic Internship at Iowa State University, and she in the process of finishing her Masters in Nutrition from Arizona State University. She is the co-owner of Evolve Flagstaff, which offers nutrition counseling and physical therapy. She is the owner of Evolve Eats, a ready-to-eat, meal prep company, blending real food with nutritional science. As an avid outdoorswoman and athlete, she spends much of her free time mountain biking, running, skiing and practicing yoga.

Outdoor Adventure Team

Kathy DuPrez

Oliver Luneau – Outdoor Program Coordinator

Oliver Luneau studied at Fort Lewis College in Durango, CO and in 2014 graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental studies. In 2018 he came to Back2Basics to treat his addiction and alcoholism. After six months in the Back2Basics Program he completed an additional six months in the Beyond the Basics Program. After finishing, he worked in the outdoor industry in Flagstaff and as a Wilderness Guide in Utah. He has been working as a guide at Back2Basics since November 2020. He is passionate about the outdoors and firmly believes outdoor experiences have saved his life and played an important role in his recovery. In his free time he enjoys snowboarding, rock climbing and mountain biking.

Credentials:

BA – Environmental Studies, Fort Lewis College in Durango, CO

Brad Mattingly Staff

Cade Stober – Outdoor Guide

Please welcome our newest team member, Cade. He’s our outdoor guide and he says by working with addicts and alcoholics in the wilderness he is able to see growth in his clients on a weekly basis. Cade believes that when people complete hard, challenging tasks they gain self confidence and self esteem. 

 

Addiction Treatment Program Team

Keelyn Riley Staff

Reed McCaskill – Transition Coordinator

Reed McCaskill was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. He went through the Back2Basics program along with the Transition program in 2020. During that time he found a deep appreciation and level of gratitude for the community and values of the program. He took a three month internship with Back2Basics while in the Transition program and decided to join full time upon completion, to give back as best as he can. Working toward building his life further in Flagstaff, Reed plans to attend NAU in pursuit of a BA in Social Work while exploring new avenues to live a fulfilling sober life.

 

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Jeremiah (Jay) Zody – Behavioral Health Tech

Jeremiah (Jay) Zody grew up in Nashville, Indiana. After many years of suffering from alcoholism and addiction, he found his way out west to Back2Basics in 2018. He completed the residential and transitional side of the program in 2019. While there, he completed the residential internship and found a love for sharing his experience, strength, and hope with other men to help them find a new way of living free of substance abuse. Jay is currently finishing up an AA at Coconino Community College and plans to get his BS in Psychology at Northern Arizona University.

We genuinely care about you and your recovery.

We Can Help

Back2Basics Outdoor Adventure Recovery offers mental health and/or substance abuse residential treatment for young adult males 18-35 years of age and accepts insurance or “private pay”. Back2Basics Outdoors Adventures uniquely combines Intensive Therapeutic Counseling, Outdoor Adventures and Residential Individual & Group Treatment to provide the best possible route to achieve long-term results.

 

Contact Us Directly

 

WHERE WE ARE
Flagstaff, Arizona
P: (928) 814-2220
F: (928) 774-4126
Office Hours: Open 24-Hours

POSTAL ADDRESS
Center for Treatment Services :
1600 W University Ave Suite 205, Flagstaff AZ 86001

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