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Michael Hornbuckle, NCPRSS

Executive Director 

Since his 2-decade-long journey through active addiction led him to recovery, Michael's passion to serve the community has grown into bridging the gap in the continuum of care for individuals transitioning from inpatient treatment, and are seeking affordable, safe and sober housing. Michael has worked in the Sober Living community since 2012 in Los Angeles and Denver and served as Program Director from 2016 - 2019 of Mile High Sober Living. He is an NCRPSS, nationally certified recovery coach and an active participant in a 12-step program. He co-founded The Hornbuckle Foundation in 2015 to provide more Sober Living options in the Denver metro area and the Hornbuckle Foundation's SoulRepo house opened in 2016. In 2019 the mission of HF was simplified to focus on providing assistance where support was limited. Raising funds for individuals to recover in safe and structured environments allows HF to be a unique contributor to a part of the recovery process believed to drastically improve an individual's chances of obtaining sustainable recovery. Michael is a member of good standing with NAADAC (National Association of Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors) Michael's supervisor is Allison Harden at Beyond Betty.

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Sarah Hornbuckle

Director of Operations

Sarah had no idea how deep her recovery roots ran until she met her birth-family in 2018. She found out that she comes from a long line of recovery enthusiasts and found her dream job in the same field. She became Director of Operations in August 2019 helping grow the foundation into a powerhouse of recovery support. As a certified Recovery Coach, she's helped hundreds of women and their families through the recovery journey.

Her favorite part of running this foundation is connecting with people. She hears stories of trauma and triumph from both donors and clients. Addiction does not discriminate. It wreaks havoc on our country and to see a life recover lights a fire in her soul. 

Sarah is a mother of 3, sold and managed Real Estate for 14 years, plays music professionally in Denver, and on the weekends, you’ll find her walking up and down the side lines of a sports field, cheering on her boys or helping her daughter live her best life.

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Kathryn Matlock

Chairwoman of the Board

Kathryn has always found that “giving back” was what has inspired her to do work for different foundations. Starting in 1992, she worked with the Denver Victims Assistance,  Children’s Diabetes Foundation, the Samaritan Institute, the American Heart Association, and the Fine Arts Foundation. In 2015 when the Hornbuckle Foundation was established, she found her passion and compassion for those with addiction. “If not you yourself, then you will probably have a friend or family member who struggles with addiction.” Having experienced two members of her immediate family with addiction issues, she saw the difference between having the proper environment following 30 days of detoxing treatment and not. Without the environment to continue the support needed for a path of sobriety, one family member succumbed to the disease. The other family member had the support needed to keep himself addiction free and be able to experience happiness in his life through the eyes of sobriety.

Kathryn welcomed the opportunity to help those struggling receive a helping hand to attain their life of sobriety with dignity. She believes everyone has to have a sense of purpose and share it.

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Scott Mounce

Secretary 

After a relapse ending his 23 year sobriety streak, Scott has been joyously sober since 11/15/2015 creating a life that revolves around recovery and helping others. As the proud managing partner of Transitions Sober Living, LLC Scott has embedded himself in the recovery community as an upstanding member who mentors those around him. Out of the 5 sober living houses run by Transitions, and the 4 run by his fiancée Erin’s company, Zen Mountain Sober Living, there are countless people being helped as they enter their own journey into sobriety. We are ecstatic to have the benefit of his wisdom and experience as he serves on the Board of Directors

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Scott Fitzke

Financial Advisory Board Member

Scott is a partner with Shortridge & Fitzke, an Englewood law firm.  He practices in the area of commercial law, with an emphasis on real estate, real estate litigation, counsel to real estate brokers and brokerages, entity organization, and business disputes.  He also represents many non-profit, charitable, and educational organizations, as well as private and religious foundations.  He also dabbles in entertainment law.  

Scott has a long history of involvement with Denver’s recovery community.  He is a recovering person with 35 years of sobriety and has served in various capacities with Denver area 12-Step groups, as well as State and National recovery organizations.  He is legal counsel for several local recovery-related non-profits. Scott also has a long history of working with non-profit organizations, especially in music and music education.  He is currently the Vice Chair and General Counsel for The Blues Foundation in Memphis, TN and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Colorado Blues Society, where he has served since 1998.  Scott was previously also on the Board of Directors of Swallow Hill Music Association.  Scott is also actively involved in the community and volunteers for many organizations including his church, Urban Peak, Ronald McDonald House, Jeffco Action Center, Food Bank of the Rockies, and other homeless and hunger projects. He has been married for over 30 years and is the father of two active young adults.  

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Clayton Cole "Coach"

Transitional Director

Clayton is a CCAR Certified Peer Recovery Coach since May, 2019 and is currently perusing National credentials in peer recovery coaching. Clayton has been living a recovery lifestyle since January 2013. As a convicted felon, with a couple of DUI’s he knows the struggles that come with making steps forward to repair the wreckage of one’s past.

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