Meet the Team
Carlee Marcinkowski, LPC, LCADC, NCC, CCTP, CCS
Carlee earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Behavioral Neuroscience from The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. She then received a master’s degree in Counseling from Montclair State University. Carlee has worked in a variety of outpatient substance use treatment centers, working with client’s on building a life in recovery. Trust, safety, and collaboration are important factors in building upon a strong therapeutic relationship. Carlee encourages and assists clients to create long term changes in their daily lives.
Brenda Strauss is our Administrator and earned her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Ramapo College of NJ. Brenda has over 20 years of experience in the business and financial operations of Substance Use and Behavioral Health Programs. Outside of the office, Brenda enjoys spending time with her family and friends, travelling, walking/hiking, reading, and volunteering.
Chief Executive Officer
As both Founder and CEO of Moving Mountains Recovery, Jefferey has over 9 years of experience in the field of addiction. Jefferey who struggled in and out of court mandated institutions as an adolescent knew when he entered recovery at 18 that he wanted to pursue his dream of opening his hometowns first and only outpatient substance abuse treatment center. Jefferey has passions for art and tattoos at successful tattoo studio he co owns in south Florida in his free time. Jefferey believes this program will assist our patients in creating a new life that is so full of passion that there is no room left for substance abuse.
Chief Marketing Officer
As CMO, Alexander leads a team that shares in the company’s mission of ‘together we can move mountains’ in our clients and their families that starts with the first phone call. Alexander has been thoroughly successful in marketing for what he believes in most, treatment from drugs and alcohol. With 8 years of experience combating the epidemic the nation has faced, he has seamlessly turned a group of people with the same objective into an incontestable team. Alexander’s extensive experience in call centers, healthcare and insurance make him uniquely qualified to oversee the department of admissions and marketing.
Director of Client Services
Myles Beck is one the founders of Moving Mountains Recovery. Myles went to Sierra Nevada College for Outdoor Adventure Leadership and Psychology. Myles has 13 years sober after he attended a wilderness program in Utah. Myles has extensive experience in outdoor adventure, such as ski patrol, ropes courses and is a certified sky diving instructor. For fun, Myles favorite activity is traveling to different destinations throughout the US and base jumping off cliffs.
Kelli Crist joins the Moving Mountains Recovery team in the role of Business Development Representative. She comes to the team with a background of Peer Support roles and leading case management teams in multi-disciplinary inpatient settings. From her own personal experience with herself and family members, Kelli has a deep-rooted passion of helping individuals and families navigate the challenges and hurdles that are often associated with addiction. Kelli loves to spend her free time expressing herself through creativity with painting and other artistic outlets… there is even a day dream about opening an animal sanctuary
Rachel began her career in the field of addiction in 2018 working in various positions until she settled in Business development at Moving Mountains Recovery. She loves being on the Moving Mountains team because as an avid rock climber and adventure sports enthusiast she believes it has helped with her own recovery. It is Rachels goal to help individuals struggling with addiction find what makes them want to stay sober and stay present in this beautiful life.
Rima’s passion for recovery came about in 2009 when she began working part time for a local sober living house. With over 12 years of experience in the field, Rima’s expertise is in Admissions, Business Development, and Operations. Her latest venture was Director of Admissions for a well-known facility in Florida before joining the team at Moving Mountains. Rima loves to collaborate with treatment professionals in the community and bring awareness about addiction and mental health to those in need. On the weekends you can find Rima with her poodle Zoe, practicing yoga, at the beach, or enjoying a nice sweat at the gym.
The ripple effect of addiction has impacted Jen in ways that has grown her passion to actively help others on their journey of recovery. Jen has a background of working within experiential adventure operations and management. When the opportunity came for Jen to merge her professional experience with her personal passions of helping others, she embraced the challenge and became the Operations Manager of Moving Mountains Recovery. In her spare time, you can find Jen exploring the outdoors. Whether its climbing, rock hounding, mountain biking or traveling with her dogs- Jen is always on the go!
Janice Hoagland received her B.S. in Accounting from Centenary College in Hackettstown, NJ. Janice has 20+ years of finance & accounting experience but has often felt like she wanted to do more to help people. That is why she is truly excited to join the Moving Mountains Recovery team to use her financial skills in helping make a difference in the lives of individuals and families struggling with addiction. Janice is a mother of five, which takes up most of her spare time, but when she does get a moment to herself, she enjoys attending rock concerts, reading, playing board games, thrift store shopping, and traveling. Janice has taken road trips to 31 US states and has a goal to visit all 49 Continental US States and the 10 Canada Provinces.
Chairman of the Board & Co-Founder
As both Co-Founder and chairman of the board, David draws on more than 40 years of diversified leadership experience spanning multiple industries, from engineering and manufacturing to real estate and more recently, social entrepreneurialism. David has a flair for building businesses and watching them quickly grow and flourish, thanks to the bold business strategies he brings to the table as an innovator and leader. The tactical oversight he provides to Moving Mountains Recovery ensures that we are constantly at the top of our game when it comes to providing the best quality of substance abuse care in the nation.
Chloe is one of the first voices a family member or individual in need of treatment will hear when they decide to make that very difficult phone call. Chloe has over 6 years of experience with client care and guiding those through the process of substance abuse treatment-having had many roles throughout her career, from coordinating alumni events and meetings to facilitating groups and providing case management. Chloe helps those suffering step from bridge to shore.
In addition to helping clients and their loved ones at Moving Mountains, Chloe is pursuing her degree in social work at FAU in order to maximize her ability to serve others.