Staff

Tim and Gina of the Portland Beaverton Taylor Made Addiction recovery team

Tim and Gina – Outreach & Admissions

Tim and Gina come to TMR with over thirty years of combined education as well as professional and person experience in recovery.   Gina is a licensed and certified substance abuse counselor, holding a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology, as well as being a professional Inter-faith hospital Chaplain. She has also worked in treatment as an Outreach Representative, Continuing Care Coordinator and Admissions.   Tim has worked in treatment as a Family Counselor, Continuing Care Coordinator and Outreach Representative. Working together, for a program as special TMR, is what they do best. In their free time they enjoy their lovely Oregon Coast and their beloved crazy dogs.

Liisa P. Heard Portland Beaverton Taylor Made Addiction recovery team

Clinical Consultant

Liisa P. Heard, MSW, LCSW Oregon State Board of Licensed Social Workers License #L6702

Everyone has a story to tell and I am passionate about helping it unfold by providing guidance and support during the journey of finding its meaning. As a former volunteer and group facilitator with The Dougy Center, I have worked with children and their families as they navigate through the stages of grief and loss and was honored and humbled as I witnessed their journey. Additionally, I have over 25 years experience working with adolescents and adults suffering from substance abuse and mental health concerns. Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of working the 12-Steps, I have endeavored to carry this message to alcoholics/addicts and to practice these principles by helping other addicts release themselves from their addictions. I work with individuals, couples, and families in a safe, supportive setting.
Some of the treatment modalities that I utilize are listed, and are not limited to the following:

• Client-Centered Therapy – based on the empowering idea that the client holds the answers to their problems. My job is to carefully listen and strive to understand the client, so that they can tap into their natural ability to grow and improve.

• Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) – stresses how our thoughts influence how we feel and what we do. It is based on the belief that thoughts, rather than people or events, cause our negative feelings.

• Family Systems – identifying problems within the family not as the result of particular members’ behaviors, but of the family’s group dynamic. The family is seen as a complex system having its
own language, roles, rules, beliefs, needs and patterns. The goal is to help the individual understand how their childhood family operated, their role within that system, and how that experience has shaped their role in their current family.

• Interpersonal Therapy – focuses on the behaviors and interactions a patient has with family and friends. The primary goal of this therapy is to improve communication skills and increase self-esteem during a short period of time. It usually lasts three to four months and works well for depression caused by mourning, relationship conflicts, major life events, and social isolation.

• Walk and Talk Therapy (WTT) – utilizing nature’s healing power (rain or shine). Most everyone can participate in WTT, as long as there are no medical reasons to prevent someone from walking. WTT is literally moving ahead step-by-step, helping clients get “unstuck” when confronting difficult issues, allowing physical and mental movement toward the issue at hand and being able to take back control which may have seemed out of reach.

Specialties: Groups addressing: work, life, balance, transition; Bereavement: grief & loss; Women’s Issues; Life transitions (college, retirement, empty-nester, end of life); Mindfulness for college athletes to help with improving performance in their chosen sport.

Lowell of the Taylor Made Retreat Addiction recovery team in Portland Beaverton

Lowell MacGregor – Director

Lowell lives one might say to help people to get that monkey off their back. Taylor Hanes shared the process of the 12 steps (which he loved enough to share it with anyone that was willing regardless of who that person was) with Lowell in 1990 and charged Lowell with doing the same with others. This Lowell has done this one on one for decades to great success however has maximized his potential on that front but wanted to share the message with more. When Lowell visited The Retreat in Wayzata, MN – he knew he had found the next level of sharing the 12 steps. Lowell has made it his mission to take the hard driving no-nonsense style of Taylor Hanes sharing of the steps to the next level and see how many people can be helped.

Our Board

Pat Fry

Terry Leckron-Myers

Terry has been an active member in long term recovery. She has participated on the Partnership for Safety and Justice board since 2006, having many years of experience working with individuals with multiple barriers to entering into mainstream life and employment due to substance abuse disorder. Her passion is to always find multiple ways to working with individuals who struggle with finding recovery and Taylor Made Retreat is a great opportunity to finding a spiritual solution to a spiritual problem. Terry is currently the Mentor Program Director at Bridges to Change, empowering people by strengthening individuals and families affected by addiction, mental health, poverty, and homelessness. Terry has led people in recovery to making social changes as lead organizer for the Recovery Association Project in 2001. As Director of Central City Concern Portland Metro Worksource from 2003-2009, Terry created pathways to assist formerly incarcerated individuals in finding employment and integrating back into society. Terry feels strongly that all people deserve the chance to be tax paying citizens and live their lives with grace and dignity. Her interest in the board of Taylor Made Retreat is to continue creating hope throughout the community by programs that fit in line with her own personal and professional goals.

Larry Boileau of the Taylor Made Retreat addiction recovery team in Portland

Larry Boileau

Bio coming soon…

Nick Raggio

Nick was raised in San Francisco, but has lived in Alabama and on Catalina island off the Los Angeles coast. I have been an athlete all of my life playing soccer, tennis, and squash for more than 40 years. He has been an outdoorsman all his life and sails a 48 foot S&S in San Francisco Bay. He is struck by kids who step with the wrong foot into life! So he humbly wants to help!

Clay Poppert

Clay has bee in the sobriety community since 2015 and has proudly assisted with remodeling, repairs, and maintenance of the TMR facility. He has a history in the Commercial Glazing Contracting industry, including founding multiple businesses of his own in both Beaverton, Oregon and Redmond, Washington. He has a Bachelor of Science, Political Science, and a minor in speech communication from Willamette University in Salem, OR.

Matthew Hornyak

I’m a NW native, having been born in Everett, WA and graduated from the University of WA in Seattle. Now happily retired, and living in Portland, from a 25 year career in banking and a 6 year “2nd career” in non-profit management, I enjoy a number of hobbies (skiing, sailing, golf), volunteer work and spending time with my partner and our families. My career was focused in the following areas: customer service, account management, personnel management, business development, fund-raising/grant writing.

Through the years I’ve been a board member of the following NW non-profit organizations: St. Andrew’s House Retreat & Conference Center/Union WA, Kiwanis Club of Olympia WA, United Way of Thurston County/Olympia, Lifelong AIDS Alliance/Seattle, East Bay Harbor Condominium HOA/Olympia, Century Plaza Towers HOA/San Diego, St. Germain Episcopal Church/Hoodsport WA, Capitol Hill Alano Club/Seattle.

Janice Parberry

Janice is a life long student of health and wellness practicing in this field for over 25 years. She feels strongly in the mission and value Taylor Made and a twelve step program.

She looks forward to contributing to contributing to the board and the pursuit of a clean and sober lifestyle.

Laura Davis Ritchie 

Laura retired in 2018 after working for Multnomah County Community Justice for 30 years. After serving as a Parole and Probation Officer for 15 years, working primarily in a high-risk drug unit, she joined the ranks of management. Laura retired as a Senior Manager overseeing Justice Reinvestment, Drug Courts, Domestic Violence, Specialty Courts and Generic Supervision. Laura’s passion during her career was to help people make changes to change their lives. Laura also spent a significant part of her career working with the domestic violence systems. She was Chair of the Family Violence Coordinating Council for multiple terms. 

Laura has also been an active part of the recovery community for over 33 years.  

Patty Louys

I was raised in McMinnville, Oregon, thirty-nine miles from Portland.  I attended the University of Oregon for three years, then transferred to San Jose State University in California for a B.A. and a Life Diploma in Education.  I received an M.A. degree in Speech Therapy at San Francisco State University, allowing me to teach in Marin County schools.

When both of my parents died, I moved back to McMinnville, Oregon in 1982 to run the family business that included several Texaco service stations, two with car washes and two with convenience stores, featuring Taco Bell, Wienerschnitzel and Dutch Bros. Coffee.  I retired and moved to Kona, Hawaii after twenty-four years in the business world.

Now I’m back in the Portland area, with fifty-two years of sobriety.  I’m certified to teach Tibetan Buddhism and Qigong, called meditation in motion.  I bring both of these once a week to Taylor Made Retreat.  It’s truly a place of miracles.

Joie Karnes

For over a decade Joie Karnes, D.Litt, has been Director of Operations at Barbara Karnes Books, a family business at the forefront of end of life education since the 1980s. She earned her liberal arts doctorate in 2006 from Drew University in Madison, New Jersey with

special interests in Women’s Studies and World Religions. An extensive traveler active in recovery for over three decades she has participated with groups across the country as well as internationally. The mother of twins, she and her boys greatly enjoy all the PNW’s great outdoors has to offer.

Kate Reaney

Kate holds an MBA in Business, a Master of Science in Health Sciences, and a Bachelor of Education. She is a licensed and certified Physician Assistant since 2001.

Kate presently works as Vice President of Business Development and Strategy for a large independent Orthopedic group in Denver, Colorado. In her role she is responsible for business development and strategic planning, establishing and managing external partnerships, working closely with the CFO for financial management planning. She is skilled at establishing and developing key relationships and partnerships with stakeholders. Kate worked clinically as a Physician Assistant for 15 years, prior to moving into the Business world.

Kate comes with the experience of having served as a Board member for a surgery center from 2015-2019, and served as President from 2018-2019. She serves as a volunteer and mentor for individuals in her local community, serves Free Community meals to local residents; and has served on several steering committees.

Kate has been part of 12 step recovery for over 25 years with 19 years of recovery from alcoholism and addiction. Kate actively works the 12 steps out of the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous, sponsors women, and leads & mentors them on the path of recovery, leads Big Book workshops and retreats across the US, and on zoom worldwide. She brings a wealth of personal experience and background from her own lived experience of the illness of addiction. She is a gifted communicator and teacher. Kate has the ability to bring the Big Book alive.

She was the Conference Chairperson for the Fellowship of the Spirit 12 Step Conference in Colorado in 2014 for 798 attendees. This conference is focused on the working of the program of Alcoholics Anonymous out of the Big Book, and focuses specifically on step workshops.

Kate has represented New Zealand on their Alpine Ski Racing team, she competed in the World Alpine Skiing Championships in 1991. In her free time she enjoys engaging in 12 step recovery, conferences, & retreats; spiritual growth; inspiring & leading others; Qigong; Hiking; and family activities.

James Conway

One of Los Angeles’s most respected names in the field of chemical dependency, Jim has worked in the public and private sectors since 1972.  He has formulated and directed hospital programs, both inpatient and out patient, as well as free standing day treatment centers.

For more than thirty years, he served as the Program Coordinator and Senior Lecturer for the UCLA Extension Alcohol and Drug Counselor Certificate program.  Jim has been passionately involved with various state diversion and Health Professionals programs since 1990, when he was asked to serve the Dental Board of the State of California as a member of the Diversion Evaluation Committee. In 1996, he was approached by the Physician’s Diversion Program of the Medical Board of California and asked to facilitate its first Health Support Group for Physicians with Mental Health problems.  He continued to work with this group, in addition to the Health Support Groups for physicians with chemical dependency problems in the greater Los Angeles area. In 2002, he was asked to serve the Lawyers Assistance Program (LAP) as a facilitator, and he established the first groups in Los Angeles. After expanding to four groups weekly, he resigned LAP in February, 2007. He is the founder of Pacific Assistance Group, started in 2006, to serve the needs of health professionals with addiction and/or mental health concerns, who require or choose more individualized attention and focus than is currently being offered in other monitoring programs.

After re-locating to the Northwest in 2013, he continued to work with early intervention programs in Oregon and California for Health Professionals . In addition, he focuses on new and creative programs in Secondary Prevention for Young Adults and for underserved populations in the world of addiction. He continues his educational work as a member of the the Faculty of Portland Community College in the Addiction Counseling Program.