At Lake House Academy, our girls are cared for in a safe and warm environment. With a 1:6 staff to student ratio, our students are able to build strong relationships with our staff through their everyday activities. Our team of dedicated Residential Counselors provide outstanding care for our girls 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We believe this is essential to making the girls feel at home, and creating an atmosphere that allows for long-lasting change. For our Lily Pad program, the staff to student ratio is even lower, 1:3, giving our younger students extra individualized attention. Through excellent care, a nurturing environment, and off-campus activities, our students are surrounded by experiences that don’t feel too far from home.
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.
After completing her bachelors and masters degrees in Criminal Justice at St. Joseph's University, Robin joined the Lake House Academy team in the summer of 2013. While working as a Residential Coach, she quickly came to realize that being a part of the growth process for Lake House's girls and families is her life's passion. In early 2014 she became a Lead Residential Coach and joined the Program Management team in the Fall of 2015. Robin enjoys creating strong bonds with students, focusing on a "jump in the mud" attitude to role model success. Her favorite activities include celebrating holidays with our students, planning fun activities and playing in local bowling and volleyball leagues.
The student's favorite fun fact about Robin: she used to work as a clown and can make amazing balloon animals!
Joanna grew up in Western North Carolina, and has made the mountains her lifelong playground. Joanna earned her bachelor's degree in Social Work from Western Carolina University.
After earning her BSW, Joanna worked in the substance abuse field for several years. The population included adults and adolescents.
Being a sports lover, Lake House offers a great balance of structure and play that provides the perfect fit.
In Joanna's free time she enjoys hiking, camping, kayaking, frisbee, and gardening. Joanna enjoys filling her time outside of Lake House surrounded by friends and loved ones.