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Dr. Christina Basedow

Vice President Western Canada | EHN Canada

Qualifications | RCC CSAT, CMAT

, Our Team (live), Recovery Ranch Addiction Treatment and Rehabilitation Centre

Dr. Christina Basedow leads EHN Western Canada, responsible for overseeing operations, clinical program development, and the building/expansion of new facilities in this region.  

She continues to also serve as Executive Director at Edgewood Treatment Center, the largest in-patient facility within EHN. 

In her previous roles with EHN, she served as Clinical Director, Manager of Outpatient Programming, and Supervisor of Extended Care. Her initial work within Edgewood Treatment Center was as a Clinical Counselor. 

Prior to returning to EHN in August 2016, Christina worked as a senior research associate on an international grant. She also worked within Corrections, Eating Disorders for adults and youth, and Sexual Abuse Intervention Services for children and youth. Christina has worked as an Instructor at Vancouver Island University, and runs a small private practice.  

Christina holds a PhD in Psychology, a Masters in Psychology, and a BHSc in Addictions Counseling. She is also a Registered Clinical Counselor (RCC) in BC, a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT) and a Certified Multiple Addictions Therapist (CMAT).

Dr. Christina Basedow leads EHN Western Canada, responsible for overseeing operations, clinical program development, and the building/expansion of new facilities in this region.  

She continues to also serve as Executive Director at Edgewood Treatment Center, the largest in-patient facility within EHN. 

In her previous roles with EHN, she served as Clinical Director, Manager of Outpatient Programming, and Supervisor of Extended Care. Her initial work within Edgewood Treatment Center was as a Clinical Counselor. 

Prior to returning to EHN in August 2016, Christina worked as a senior research associate on an international grant. She also worked within Corrections, Eating Disorders for adults and youth, and Sexual Abuse Intervention Services for children and youth. Christina has worked as an Instructor at Vancouver Island University, and runs a small private practice.  

Christina holds a PhD in Psychology, a Masters in Psychology, and a BHSc in Addictions Counseling. She is also a Registered Clinical Counselor (RCC) in BC, a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT) and a Certified Multiple Addictions Therapist (CMAT).

Andre' Duguay BSC, M.D., CCFP

Ranch Physician

Qualifications | Medical Degree, Traditional Chinese Medicine

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Andre is the medical practitioner at Top of The World Ranch. He was raised in Creston, British Columbia, which is not too far from Top of The World Ranch. He is married and has children. Andre studied Traditional Chinese Medicine in Nelson, British Columbia. 

After practicing for several years, wanting to expand his medical knowledge, he obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biological Sciences, followed by a Medical Degree through the University of Alberta. Andre conducted his residency training through the University of Calgary, in the Rural Family Medicine Program.

Since arriving in Cranbrook, he has developed an interest in addictions medicine. He obtained his methadone prescribing license and is a member of the Canadian Society of Addiction Medicine. In addition to conventional medicine, Andre is pleased to offer Traditional Chinese Medicine treatments at the Ranch as well. He is very passionate and excited about being part of the life-changing program at Top of The World Ranch, and assisting in the recovery of the clients.

Counsellors

Continuing Care

Steve Norton

Continuing Care

Qualifications | Recovery Coach Certification
Qualifications | Recovery Coach Certification

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After graduating from the Ranch’s program Steve was able to clearly see a way forward and into recovery. By taking a Recovery Coach certification Steve was able to leverage over 25 years of teaching and coaching skiing into his new found life of recovery. Steve brings a genuine passion for helping people make positive life changes to his work in our Aftercare/Recovery planning department.

Celeste Goodhope

Continuing Care

Qualifications | Human Service Work & Addiction Studies Diploma

, Our Team (live), Recovery Ranch Addiction Treatment and Rehabilitation Centre

I moved to the East Kootenays from Calgary in 2017 and instantly fell in love with the slower pace of life and the beautiful natural surroundings. After finding recovery here, I wanted to share what I had with others because I felt like I couldn’t have done it without the amazing support of dedicated people. I started working at The Ranch in 2019 as a Program Facilitator and recently moved into Aftercare.

I have a diploma in Human Service Work and Addiction Studies and am working on a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. I love working at The Ranch because, for me, it’s an opportunity to pay forward, what was so freely given to me. The staff here is so passionate about the work they do and in their service to the clientele. And, of course, I get to work in the beautiful surroundings of the Ranch. After work, I spend most of my time either studying or being active with my Service Dog Trainee, Miley, a 2-year-old Blue Tick Coonhound.

Not only is Celeste a pivotal part of our Aftercare Team, our clients recovery process and their continued Alumni connection, she is now facilitating our weekly Alumni and SMART Recovery Meetings!

Additional Staff

Kelly Hughston Bulmer

Operations and Human Resource Manager

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Melany Thomae & Peyton Littman

Nurses

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Cheldon Schwartz

Executive Chef

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Ryan Gosselin

Sous Chef

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