Meet The Wolf Pack

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Blake Wollenberg - Founder & President

Blake Wollenberg is the Founder of Wolf Pack Support Services. He works full time in the Emergency Department as an Emergency Medical Technician. He spent countless hours preparing the hospital prior to its opening and had the pleasure of helping take care of the first patient the hospital ever saw! He is a primary precepter for new EMT employees, one of the ED’s unofficial EMS liaisons, and is working to develop the hospitals mental health crisis program for the employees. He has previous experience in Fire Fighting, Pre-hospital EMS and EMS Education. He also works for the local community college as an adjunct professor in the Emergency Medicine Program. Blake was tired of seeing too many friends and First Responder brothers/sisters constantly affected by the horrible things we see on a daily basis. With the suicide of one of his friends and Fire/EMS Brothers, in January 2018, he decided to develop Wolf Pack Support Services into a nonprofit organization to actively prevent the future loss of any fellow first responders and promote mental health awareness. 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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Rachel Glantz - Secretary

Rachel has spent the last twenty years as a nationally-certified Emergency Medical Technician, sixteen of those as a Firefighter and Paramedic. Her work as a Paramedic Firefighter, answering the complex breath of 911 calls, has deepened her commitment to caring for her fellow humans. She has learned how to combine skill, compassion, and professionalism. She understands the importance of knowledge, decision-making skills, and accountability. She eventually had an on-duty injury that forced herinto medical retirement from the fire service. While she was devastated by the injury and subsequent retirement, she was fortunate enough to be offered a full-time faculty position at the college.Rachel is a primary instructor at a local Community College, where she teaches EMT, EMT Refresher, CPR, Basic EKG, IV and Paramedic Refresher Courses. For Rachel, the need to serve others in both a rescuer position and an educational position has been a lifelong commitment. Rachel is excited to join Wolf Pack Support Services to not only help the current first responder community, but also train the new EMTs about mental health and mental health awareness.

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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 is an RN and intuitive healer, empath, Reiki Master and clairvoyant. She offers Healing Touch and Reiki Energy Medicine to those who would like to address the mental, physical, emotional and spiritual bodies. Energy Medicine can help to aid relaxation, assist in the body's natural healing processes, and develop emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being.

Energy healing also helps with deep relaxation, assist in creating healthy boundaries and the ability to cope with difficulties, in addition to relieving emotional stress, and improving overall well-being. Her mission and philosophy is to spread h ealing and light in the

community through the heart-centered compassionate practice of Healing Touch and Reiki. Maria believes everyone deserves to be heard, valued, and to have loving space held for them in order to express their true purpose, gifts and ability to self-heal.

Learn more at www.EnergyEmpathMedicine.com

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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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Wild Blue Sports Acupuncture

Erin is a licensed acupuncturist and a member of the Colorado Acupuncture Medical Reserve Corps. The CAMRC is an organization of acupuncturists who volunteer their time and skills during disaster response, critical incidents, and community events. Acupuncture can help to “reset” the sympathetic nervous system, improve sleep, reduce pain, stress, anxiety, and depression and improve a person’s ability to cope. Erin has training in orthopedic/sports acupuncture, neuropuncture, trigger point therapy, cupping, electroacupuncture, auriculotherapy, and other adjunctive therapies. She believes that our bodies and brains have an amazing ability to heal themselves, but sometimes they need a little help!

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More Pack Members Coming Soon

Stay tuned as we are constantly adding new services for our Pack Members. If you have a service that you believe would be beneficial, please feel free to email our president Blake Wollenberg at Blake@wolfpacksupportservices.com

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More Pack Members Coming Soon

Stay tuned as we are constantly adding new services for our Pack Members. If you have a service that you believe would be beneficial, please feel free to email our president Blake Wollenberg at Blake@wolfpacksupportservices.com

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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?