Meet The Pack

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Blake Wollenberg - Founder & President

Blake works full time in an Emergency Department as an Emergency Medical Technician. He has previous experience in Fire Fighting, Pre-hospital EMS and EMS Education. He was tired of seeing too many friends constantly affected by the horrible things we see on a daily basis working in EMS. With the loss of one of his friends and Fire/EMS Brothers, due to suicide, he decided to turn Wolf Pack Support Services into a nonprofit to actively prevent future loss of friends and family. His goal is to never lose another Pack Member. He currently serves as the President and sits on the Board of Directors.

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Courtney Strong - Vice President

Courtney works full time in an Emergency Department as a Paramedic. She has previous experience of high call volume critical care Pre-Hospital EMS in Denver, CO and has worked in EMS Education for over five years.  Courtney has a strong passion for destigmatizing Mental Health, especially within the first responder community. She serves as the Vice President and sits on the Board Of Directors.

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Katy Wollenberg - Treasurer

Katy comes to us with a vast knowledge of management and customer service. She worked in veterinary medicine for over 20 years and has since retired caring for our furry friends. She now works as the Customer Service Manager for Mission Critical. She brings the knowledge of what it is like for a spouse/significant other of someone who works as a first responder, which is a vital addition to our team, as we hope to also provide support for family members of our first responders. She currently serves as our Treasurer and sits on the Board of Directors.

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Secretary

Our President, Blake Wollenberg, also currently serves as our Secretary.

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Kathi DiBattisto - Therapist & LCSW

Kathi been a Social Worker for her entire career. She received both her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Social Work from San Diego State University. She has worked in psychiatric hospitals with adults and adolescents, hospitals, hospice and public schools. Much of her work has been to provide social, emotional and psychiatric support to clients and their families, end of life decision making, death and dying support and behavior and family counseling for families and students. Kathi currently works at Longs Peak Hospital administering psychosocial assessments, patient and family support and discharge planning for patients and their families. Her role also includes providing psychiatric assessment for patients with mental health needs or addictions. She is a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). Kathi helps Wolf Pack Support Services as our resident Social Worker and sits on our Board of Directors.

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Volunteer Coordinator

Bio coming soon...

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Conscious Space LLC (Counseling and EMDR Therapy)

Etienne Janco

Etienne is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). Her early career was spent as a chef. As a chef, she focussed on nurturing others with food. In her early 30’s, she decided to change her focus to social work. Etienne attended graduate school at Bryn Mawr College, achieving her Graduate degree in Social Work and Social Research in 2005. At this point she finished her transition of nurturing other with food to nurturing others as a therapist. She focusses on empowering and mindfully supporting others through substance abuse, behavioral addictions, traumatic events, life experiences and adjusting to the struggles of daily life.

Etienne works in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. She has been blessed to have amazing co-workers and clients over the years and feels they helped shape her approach and therapeutic interventions used with her clientele. She feels that she learns more with each individual she works with and they continue to help her with compassion, empathy and being present for others human experiences.

Etienne believes that trauma shapes a persons world view, can cause chaos within relationships, coping, and the ability to manage daily stress. She feels humans cope with trauma in various ways and traditional talk therapy is not always an appropriate or effective method to process trauma. She utilizes EMDR as it is an evidenced based treatment for trauma, anxiety and many other behavioral health experience.

She uses multiple modalities in therapy: Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Dialectic Behavioral Therapy and she is EMDR trained & certified with EMDRIA (EMDR International Association). She has also recently been training in BrainSpotting, another approach to resolving trauma.

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Energy Empath Medicine (Healing Touch Therapy)

Maria Mazzaferro

Maria offers Healing Touch to her clients who wish to address the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual aspects of healing.  

Maria is an intuitive healer and offers her clients empathy and understanding through active therapeutic empathic listening and abilities.  Maria is also trained in additional energy healing modalities. 

Maria believes in the Healing Touch concepts of consciousness, compassion/caring, energy medicine, authentic presence, intentionality, and self-empowerment. The triad of Mind, Body, and Spirit and a belief in the body’s innate tendency toward healing is part of Healing Touch.  Healing Touch therapists follow the Healing Touch Code of Ethics, and as an RN, she follows the Nurses Code of Ethics in all that she does. 

Maria, BSN, RN-BC, HTP-A is also a Bachelor Educated Registered Nurse, Board Certified in Medical Surgical Nursing and Wound Care, along with many professional certifications, including Advanced Cardiac Life Saving adult and pediatric, and NIHSS Stroke Certification. Maria has years of experience in rehabilitation, medical, surgical, cardiac, and oncology nursing.  Maria continues to work as an RN at a local hospital.

Maria is a member of the American Nurses Association, American Holistic Nurses Association, and the Healing Touch Professional Association plus other RN organizations.

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PSYCH-K®

Natalie Hayes

Natalie has been a Registered Nurse for 7 years, is a certified holistic health coach and PSYCH-K® facilitator and has received training in tarot, astrology, and shamanism. She's a firm believer that physical and mental health is spiritually based and has seen it play out in her client's lives over and over again. She works with individuals who are ready to identify and transform traumatic experiences, physical conditions, mental health issues, unhealthy behaviors, toxic relationships, and/or addictive tendencies in order to lead happier and healthier lives, free from the subconscious weight that tends to lead to issues such as depression, anxiety, and PTSD. Natalie believe we all have the innate power to heal ourselves, we might just need to be shown how!

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Clint Malarchuk - Ambassador

Clint is an author, professional speaker, former NHL goalie, former NHL and IHL coach, suicide survivor, mental health advocate and Wolf Pack Support Services (WPSS) Professional Ambassador. He speaks around North America on mental health, PTSD, OCD, suicide prevention, substance abuse, depression and his personal struggles with mental health. He is helping #EndTheStigma around mental health, educate people about his philosophies on developing leadership skills and overcoming life struggles.

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Arielle Gold - Ambassador

Arielle is a professional snowboarder, olympian and mental health advocate. She has experienced many ups and downs during her snowboarding career. She suffered an accident during her first Winter Olympics, that led to long lasting mental affects. She has spent time working a sports psychologist to help conquer the fear instilled from her crash. Through this journey she has fallen in love with snowboarding again, but also learned quite a bit about mental health and mental health awareness. She has joined Wolf Pack Support Services as a Professional Ambassador to help end the negativity around discussing mental health and give back to the community.

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Future Professional Ambassador

Our Professional Ambassadors help the Wolf Pack Support Services extend their message of Mental Health Awareness. Stay tuned for our next Professional Ambassador, who will it be?