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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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Matt Cloutier



As Advisor and Managing Partner at Golden Wealth Solutions for more than 15 years, Matt is a builder of investment portfolios, client experience and relationships – guiding clients with his listening ear, insights, strategy, and experience. His mission is to simplify often complex financial matters, and bring confidence and clarity to families where money intersects life.

Matt is passionate about helping families and business owners work through their financial concerns and focus on the things they care about most – to live a life of significance without financial burdens. He loves the challenge each new client brings and thrives on constantly learning and applying that knowledge to change lives every day.

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Clayton Cole 'Coach'

Board Member

Clayton is a Nationally Certified Peer Recovery Support Specialist NCPRSS, a Certified Wellness Recovery Action Plan W R A.P. facilitator, and Acudetox trained professional. Clayton has lived experience with Alcohol and Substance use disorder. With over 16 years clean from drugs and over 10 years sober from alcohol. Clayton has been a peer coach with Hornbuckle Foundation since Nov 2020. He is currently the Recovery Coaching Program Director, as well as the high acquity peer navigation program director for Boulder County with Hornbuckle Foundation and Peer Coach Supervisor. Clayton provides outreach support and interviews with potential applicants in conjuction with referral partners, as well as Partner relations/relationship building/ support/ coaching/ outreach/ jail in reach. Including working with Boulder County Public Defenders and pre-trial officers, DA's, Judges. Incorporating Solutions based skills and networking. Clayton is also the national ambassador of the Sober Souls M.C. 

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Dr. Halim Ali

CommunityAdvisory Board Director

Executive Director and Founder  of From the Heart Enterprises  - Dr. Ali is an activist, mentor, master facilitator, motivational speaker, mental health professional and soon to be author aiming to transform traumatic experiences and lifestyles by restoring the mind, creating strong personal foundations, restoring personal life balance and implementing wellness tools to apply for a lifetime. He works directly with the Denver Metro community and its suburbs. Advocating for the empowerment of the people always and creating a profound mental health awareness throughout Colorado to establish healthy American families.

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Sarah Hornbuckle

Associate Executive Director

Sarah Hornbuckle is a recovery enthusiast. After having a decade long experience of domestic violence, addiction and trauma, she was welcomed into the recovery community and never left. She joined the Foundation in August 2019,  bringing her business experience to build programs and help grow the Foundation  into a powerhouse of recovery support. As a Nationally Certified Peer Support Specialist, she is passionate about  connection and to see a life recover lights a fire in her soul. 

Sarah is the wife of Michael Hornbuckle,  mother to their 3 children, plays music professionally in Denver for the Rick Lewis Project, and on the weekends, you’ll find her walking up and down the side lines of a sports field cheering on her kids, riding her Harley, or performing on stage.  

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Michael Hornbuckle

Executive Director 

Michael Hornbuckle, the founder of the Hornbuckle Foundation in 2015, is a figure of resilience and hope, embodying the journey from a challenging past of active addiction to a present of long-term recovery. His personal experiences with addiction have profoundly shaped both his life and the mission of the Foundation, which aims to provide support and resources to those struggling with similar issues. As a member in good standing with NAADAC (the Association for Addiction Professionals) and a Nationally Certified Peer, Michael brings not only personal insight but also a professional approach to addiction recovery. His work through the Hornbuckle Foundation is deeply informed by both his own journey and his commitment to aiding others on their paths to recovery. Music has played a pivotal role in Michael's life, serving as both a reflection of his struggles and a beacon of his recovery. His history in music, particularly blues, mirrors the ups and downs of his life, offering a raw and authentic expression of his experiences. This connection between his music and his work in addiction recovery is integral to the Hornbuckle Foundation's approach, using the power of music to heal, connect, and inspire those on the journey to recovery. In sum, Michael Hornbuckle's story is one of transformation, marked by his dedication to helping others through the Foundation and his use of music as a tool for healing and connection. His life and work stand as a testament to the power of resilience and the impact of turning personal challenges into opportunities to support and uplift others.

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