Before joining Calo Programs in 2013, Heidi worked for more than 20 years as a professional in organized camping. She has created successful programs and business models for traditional and special needs programs for children, adults, and families in the Midwest. While providing opportunities for individuals and groups to learn and grow through their experiences, Heidi’s main areas of focus have been in organized camping/experiential living and learning, domestic and violence prevention and education, and professional and organizational management.
In 2013 Heidi joined New Vision Wilderness’ Wisconsin therapy program as Executive Director. In 2017 she joined Calo’s residential team, preparing to open a residential treatment center for teen girls specializing in attachment, anxiety, and depression.
Heidi earned her BA in the Applied Behavioral Sciences from National Louis University.
Heidi has served on local Boards of Directors in Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin with Boys and Girls Clubs, Girl Scouts, and the American Camp Association. She has served on steering committees for the NATSAP Mid-West and various regional and national professional conference. She is a member and mentor of Evolving Women. When she’s not in her office Heidi enjoys traveling, cooking for friends, planning community parades, and meaningful discussion and hearty laughs with her nephew and nieces.
Rob Gent is the Chief Clinical Officer and one of the founding members of Embark Behavioral Health. He obtained his BA from Point Loma Nazarene University and a Master of Arts in Counseling from Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri. Rob’s dedication has led him to the pursuit of his PhD in Psychology with an emphasis on development and attachment.
Rob has led the Embark organization in clinical development and growth of numerous programs and is the lead developer of the proprietary CASA Developmental Framework which is pervasive throughout Embark’s programs. Through his dedication to the advancement of clinical development, practice, and research, he has become a nationally recognized expert in the field.
Jordan received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Franklin & Marshall College and earned her master’s degree in social work at the University of Pennsylvania. She began her work in the field by facilitating and developing positive youth development programs in conjunction with her college and local nonprofit organizations in the surrounding inner-city area. While in graduate school, she worked with people of all ages in an inpatient psychiatric hospital and as an outpatient therapist for children and adolescents ages 3 to 17 at a community mental health center in Philadelphia.
Prior to joining Lake House Academy, Jordan worked as an adolescent and family therapist at a private therapeutic boarding school for high school-aged adolescents. Her approach to treatment is grounded in attachment theory and attachment development. She also draws from trauma-focused treatment interventions, cognitive behavioral interventions, and family systems/structural family therapy.
In her spare time Jordan enjoys anything creative, artistic and active, from painting pottery to CrossFit workouts. She also spends a lot of time exploring the outdoors with her canine companion, Calvin.
After graduating from St. Lawrence University with a bachelors in English, Maggie Wiener began working in the Recreation Therapy industry, leading trips around the continental US, Belize and Costa Rica. Maggie joined Lake House Academy in the Fall of 2013 and immediately fell in love with the company, the girls, the mission and the staff. Since then she has held positions as a Residential Coach, Recreation Coordinator, Program Manager and her current position as Program Director. Her main focus is to create an environment that encourages students to develop their hope, resiliency and confidence through a balance of structure and fun! Maggie utilizes a success based approach, always encouraging students to try something new, confront their failures and widen their comfort zones. Maggie especially enjoys planning Lake House's adventures, ranging from day trips in Asheville to week long canoeing adventures, or beach camping trips.
In her spare time, Maggie enjoys playing with her dog Yogi, whitewater rafting, shark fishing and taking naps in nature.
Erika attended the University of Connecticut and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development and Family Relations. She continued on at Georgian Court University and earned a Master of Arts degree in Education. From there, she began a thirteen year career working as an educator in both private and public schools. In 2013, she was drawn to assist families seeking guidance in treatment for their children and worked independently as an educational consultant specializing in therapeutic programs. Most recently, she has worked as an Admissions Associate for New Vision Wilderness.
Erika brings a strong background of knowledge and experience working with children, complex family systems, and diverse academic and mental health histories. She values providing families and referring professionals a high standard of quality care, responsiveness, and collaboration, as evidenced by her strong relationships within the industry and with families who have benefitted from her support.
Erika lives in North Carolina with her husband and three children. In her free time, Erika can be found volunteering with her daughter’s theater company, spending time with her family and watching college basketball.