Meet The Coaches
I am a Colorado native who was raised in the Washington Park neighborhood. I have been in Recovery for 20 years and working in the Recovery Field for 10 years. I spent the five years working in Detox with Arapahoe House and then with the Community Reach Center. I have worked with people coming from the Department Of Corrections with a
Re-entry Program. As a Recovery Coach I am fortunate enough to be able to share my experience with the people I work with and offer them hope for a better future through a mutually beneficial relationship in recovery. I am currently living in Windsor Co with my wife of 5 years and an 11 year daughter. Everyday is A New Chance For A Better Life.
I was born and raised in a small town in Southwestern Michigan. I relocated to Colorado with my family in October of 2013. In late 2016 my addiction became really prevalent and I started to go down in a downward spiral. Within six months I had lost my job, my son, and my place of living and became homeless. I was homeless from 2017 to April of 2019 when I finally made the decision to get clean and check myself into the New Beginnings Recovery Center. After I graduated from the program I went into sober living and began working at New Beginnings. I worked there for 2 years before starting work at Golden Peak Recovery. I worked there for 6 months as the Lead Recovery Coach until they closed down due to the Covid-19 pandemic. I began working for The Hornbuckle Foundation in March of 2022 as a Recovery Coach. I completed all my CCAR classes and began working on getting my NCPRSS. I love being able to work in Recovery and be able to give to other addicts something I never had when I was in my early Recovery.
Lexi Snow is a National Certified Recovery Support Specialist and has a passion for what she does. Growing up with mental health issues and learning disabilities she has always wanted to help others who struggle. Lexi struggled with drugs and alcohol on and off for 24 years. She participated in many forms of recovery along her journey including but not limited to, Therapy, in patient treatment, outpatient treatment and a twelve step program.
She has her Bachelors of Science and Human Services and her Masters in Psychology and Crisis Management. She is a highly dependable and self-motivated team player, with solid leadership skills. Lexi has experience in treatment and detention working effectively in high-pressure situations. She has a solid record of success with crisis management and de-escalation techniques within diverse environments. Lexi demonstrated strength in: developing action plans for short and long term goal setting, crisis intervention techniques to use in conflict resolution and has experience and training in cultural diversity. She has excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Lexi believes recovery works best if she is willing to share her experience and journey with others. In the process of working an honest program she has seen miracles in her life and the lives of the people around her. She wants to share her experience of that to give hope to those still suffering in Alcoholism, Addiction or mental health issues.
She enjoys spending time with her family and her dogs. She loves music and loves to sing and dance like none is watching. She loves to be outside in any weather. She learned how to ride a bike and roller skate in recovery and loves it. She also enjoys camping and long hikes.
Clayton "Coach" Cole
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 15 years clean from drugs and over 9 years sober from alcohol. Clayton has been a peer coach with Hornbuckle Foundation since Nov 2020 and has been partnered with SAFER/Mental Health Colorado since January 2021. He is currently the Transititional Programs Director with Hornbuckle Foundation and Peer Coach Supervisor with HF/SAFER/MHC. Clayton provides outreach support and interviews with potential applicants in conjuction with SAFER referral partners, as well as Partner relations/relationship building/ support/ coaching/ outreach/ jail in reach. Including working with Arapahoe County Public Defenders and pre-trial officers. Incorporating Solutions based skills and networking.
Donna Norton is a National Certified Peer Support Specialist, Certified Moral Reconation Facilitator,NAADAC member
Donna is a woman in long term recovery, she brings extensive lived experience and understanding to helping those in active addiction,navigating the judicial system and recovery.
Donna believes there are many pathways to recovery and wellness, and is proud to be a part of the Hornbuckle Foundation Team. Donna often states and believes " The opposite if addiction is connection", and works to form that connection with clients, feeling that when one hand reaches out for help, Donna's purpose in life is to be the hand that reaches back. " I believe with my life experience, I have gained expertise in empowering others by reducing stigmas and providing support through advocacy; HOPE is my greatest message.'
Donna's true love is her Harley, English bulldog "Stella,' and has been riding motorcycles since the age of 10.she also is a proud advocate of blasting Johnny Cash and wearing converse
Greg is a badass!
CCAR/Peer & Family Support Specialist
Colorado Native, Lari has called Larimer County home for over 30 years. Lari discovered her passion for supporting others in recovery while she was in residential treatment for alcohol. It was there that she set her goals to become an advocate and resource to her peer’s seeking recovery and wellness. She has been pursuing that goal ever since. Before coming to Hornbuckle Foundation, Lari honed her skills primarily serving marginalized populations, and those involved in the criminal justice system. Lari is a compassionate and dedicated Recovery Coach who has a reputation of genuinely caring about people and treating them with the dignity and respect they deserve.
Lari’s passions for being a Recovery Coach are evidenced by her natural ability to connect with people and help them find their freedom from substances. Some of Lari’s strengths include advocating for access, fair treatment and services with detox/treatment providers, the judicial system, emergency departments, and by thinking out of the box to find resources to support those she serves.
Lari is a CCAR Certified Recovery Coach, and Peer and Family Support Specialist. She has been pursuing a life of wellness and recovery since 2017.
Favorite Quote: “If you want something you’ve never had, you MUST do something you’ve never done”.
CCAR/Peer & Support Specialist
I am originally from Detroit, MI. I moved to Bloomington, Indiana for college where I received my Bachelor’s in Psychology. After college I moved to Crested Butte, CO and fell in love with the mountains. I spent 6 years in the mountains, snowboarding and teaching preschool. I moved to Denver and finished my teaching license in early childhood education.
Life happened and I began struggling with substance use disorder and I ended up back in Detroit, Michigan in 2017 where I found recovery. I began working as a Peer Recovery Coach and program coordinator for Families Against Narcotics. I worked closely in Harm Reduction and prevention. I believe all people deserve to be safe, healthy, relatively comfortable, and most importantly, alive. I also worked with our Comeback Quick Response Team. This program offers services within a day of a person experiencing a non-fatal drug overdose, a Quick Response Team, comprised of a police officer, a peer recovery coach and family recovery coach will perform a post-overdose wellness check to offer the individual the help and resources they deserve. I believe recovery is possible and I enjoy sharing my experience, strength and hope with others so they can find recovery too.
My true love is my 9-year-old daughter, Olivia. We enjoy traveling, spending time outdoors, cooking and listening to music.